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PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 20:  Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles crosses for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field on December 20, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Kelly W. PattersonContributor IJanuary 1, 2017

For the most part, I got back on track with a positive record last week . There were still a few teams that threw me off a bit, though.

While I did pick Cleveland to cover the spread against Pittsburgh, I figured the Steelers could manage a victory over the Browns, even as bad as they've been playing lately.

I probably should have known better after their games against the Chiefs and Raiders.

And don't even get me started on the Monday night game against Arizona and San Francisco. Seems that every time I start to believe in the Cardinals they go out and lay an egg (no pun intended) against a team they should beat.

Similarly, every time I start to write the 49ers off they go out and beat someone they have no business beating.

Of course, the undisputed kings of false promise are the Houston Texans. As has become the tradition in Houston, they are well on their way to an 8-8 season again this year.

But the bigger tradition for the Texans has been looking like a contender one week and looking horrible the next. which makes it practically impossible to pick their games with any sort of accuracy.

In fact, I don't know if there is a game this year that I have picked Houston to win that they haven't lost or a game they haven't won when I picked them to lose.

In other news, the Cowboys are in full meltdown mode, Desean Jackson is fast becoming the biggest offensive weapon in the NFL, and concussions don't have to be a part of the football.

Last Week , my record was 11-5 straight up and 9-7 against the spread. That brings my season record up to 128-78 straight up and 106-99-2 against the spread.

My Picks for the 2009 Week Fifteen NFL Games

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Thu, Dec 17
5:20 PM (PST)
6:20 PM (MST)
7:20 PM (CST)
8:20 PM (EST)
Favorite
Underdog
Point Spread
Straight Up
Against the Spread
3.0
Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Sat, Dec 19
5:20 PM (PST)
6:20 PM (MST)
7:20 PM (CST)
8:20 PM (EST)
7.0
New Orleans
New Orleans
Sun, Dec 20
10:00 AM (PST)
11:00 AM (MST)
12:00 PM (CST)
1:00 PM (EST)
7.0
New England
Buffalo
Arizona
11.0
Arizona
Arizona
4.0
@Tennessee
Miami
Cleveland
1.5
Cleveland
Cleveland
Houston
@St. Louis
12.0
Houston
St. Louis
6.0
New York Jets
Atlanta
San Francisco
9.0
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
10.5
Baltimore
Chicago
Sun, Dec 20
1:00 PM (PST)
2:00 PM (MST)
3:00 PM (CST)
4:00 PM (EST)
14.0
Denver
Denver
6.5
San Diego
San Diego
@Pittsburgh
1.5
Green Bay
Green Bay
7.0
Seattle
Seattle
Sun, Dec 20
5:20 PM (PST)
6:20 PM (MST)
7:20 PM (CST)
8:20 PM (EST)
9.0
Minnesota
Minnesota
Mon, Dec 21
5:30 PM (PST)
6:30 PM (MST)
7:30 PM (CST)
8:30 PM (EST)
3.0
New York Giants
New York Giants

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