NFL Week 15 Picks: The Chosen

Chris FarmerCorrespondent IDecember 17, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 13:  David Garrard #9 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for yardage during the game against the Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on December 13, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Week 14: 10-6; Season prediction tally: 138-70

I am dubbing this Upset Week.

Below I have picked the most upsets for any week yet so far, for me personally that is—five in all.

I figure if they pan out, I'm a genius, and if they don't, hey at least I had fun trying.


Indianapolis at Jacksonville —I realize Jacksonville is average at best, but so is San Francisco and they just dominated Arizona. Crazy things happen in these divisional games.

Especially since Indy needs to lose and Jax is still in the playoff hunt.

Pick: Jacksonville


Dallas at New Orleans —I'm taking Tony Romo and the Cowboys to break their December curse, and the Saints' defeat-less string.

Pick: Cowboys


Arizona at Detroit —If the Cardinals don't show up for this one, I'm parachuting from the rafters onto Ford Field and leading them to victory.

With a win and a San Francisco loss to Philadelphia, Arizona will be NFC West champs for the second year in a row.

Pick: Cardinals

Cleveland at Kansas City —Did Cleveland actually look halfway decent, or did the Steelers just play an awful game? I really don't know.

What I do know is Josh Cribbs needs to touch the ball more, and if the Browns knew what was good for them they would let Cribbs pass too.

Can Cleveland win two in a row though? No.

Pick: Chiefs

San Francisco at Philadelphia —Well congratulations 49ers, you scored touchdowns on drives of eight and 16 yards versus the suddenly hapless Cardinals and you won your Super Bowl.

Now that is over and the teams that are really in playoff contention are getting prepared for the real Super Bowl.

Pick: Eagles

Chicago at Baltimore —Chicago stinks. Ray Rice is going to tear them to shreds.

Pick: Ravens

New England at Buffalo - Now it is Buffalo's turn to have their Super Bowl. The Bills should have won in that Week One matchup, and look to break a 12-game losing streak to the Patriots.

Pick: Bills

Miami at Tennessee —A 7-6 Dolphins and 6-7 Titans clash. Two teams clinging to playoff aspirations, should be a great game.

Both squads are capable of being much better than their records. I am going to go with the home team.

Pick: Titans

Houston at St. Louis —Unless last game was an aberration, the Texans have finally found their groove.

Pick: Texans

Atlanta at N.Y. Jets —The Jets need this one more than the Falcons, since their playoff hopes are more realistic.

Pick: Jets

Oakland at Denver —It is really hard to believe Charlie Frye is deemed a better choice to start at QB this week over Jamarcus Russell, given that they are both horrible options.

Pick: Broncos

Cincinnati at San Diego —The Bengals have had a good run, but the Chargers are one of the hottest teams right now.

Pick: Chargers

Green Bay at Pittsburgh —The Steelers are reeling, losing to Cleveland, Oakland and Kansas City during their five-game losing streak. That is pretty ugly.

Green Bay still seems vulnerable to me though, and Pittsburgh will at some point get embarrassed enough to play harder. I think.

Pick: Steelers

Tampa Bay at Seattle —Tough choice here, but since coach Jim Mora has been calling out some of his 'Hawks for being well, wusses, I think they will come out fired up.

Pick: Seahawks

Minnesota at Carolina —The Vikings looked to be back on track by beating a good Cincinnati team last game 30-10. Have to side with them here based on that.

Pick: Vikings


N.Y. Giants at Washington —Washington hates New York, and the Giants are beatable right about now.

Pick: Redskins

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