NFL Picks Week 15: Preview of Week 15's Biggest NFL Games

James Evens@JamesEvensCorrespondent IDecember 17, 2010

NFL Picks Week 15: Preview of Week 15's Biggest NFL Games

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    Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings watches the action during the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field on December 13, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Giants defeated the Vikings 21-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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    The NFL is coming to crunch time and a lot of teams are looking to get into the playoffs.  There are some big games on the slot this weekend, and it's do or die for a lot of teams.

    As we inch towards the playoffs this season we won't have to worry about the distraction of anyone going undefeated or anyone resting players this season.

    The only team that almost has their fate determined in the playoffs this season is the Patriots who are looking as great as ever.

    Here are some games you don't want to miss this weekend.

Chicago Vs Minnesota

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    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 15: Heavy machinery moves snow on the field as TCF Bank Stadium prepares for a potential monday night football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears on December 15, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Preparations are
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    This game may not seem too interesting on paper, but it will be fun to watch.  With the recent failure of the domed roof of the Metrodome this one will be played outside.

    With the freezing temps and the great old school football matchup, this one should be great.

    The Vikings come in with a record of 5-8, while the Bears come in with a division leading 9-4 record.  


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    CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 12: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears tries to avoid Eric Moore #98 and Gerard Warren #92 of the New England Patriots at Soldier Field on December 12, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.  The Patriots defeated the Bears 36-7.  (Photo by Jon
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    Chicago will win this one because they just outmatch the Vikings this season. It's hard to see the Vikings winning this game with all of the injury problems they are having at the moment.

NY Jets Vs Steelers

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    PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 12:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers hands the ball off to teammate Rashard Mendenhall #34 during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 12, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Ja
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    This should be another classic football game.  The Jets come in fighting for their playoff lives with a record of 9-4 as they have a shot at the wildcard.  

    Meanwhile the Steelers have a record of 10-3 and are sitting in first in the AFC North.  This should be a great game to watch and should be very physical given these two teams.


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    FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 06:  Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets looks on against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    The Jets are going to win this one because they have to.  They need to continue winning to make the playoffs, and they have what it takes to get back on track against Pittsburgh.

Philadelphia Vs The NY Giants

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    DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 13:  Kevin Boss #89 of the New York Giants catches a second quarter touchdown behind Jamarca Sanford #33 of the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 13, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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    This is yet another hard-nosed, old school matchup.  

    The Eagles come in with a record of 9-4 and are sitting atop the NFC East along with the Giants, who also come in with a record of 9-4.

    Although this one is close on paper, I don't think it will be close on the field.

Michael Vick (Philadelphia Eagles)

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    ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 12:  Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles drops back to pass against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    Michael Vick will win this game.  He has been explosive all season, and he has a shot at leading this team to a Super Bowl appearance if he stays healthy.  He will take control of this game and show how good the Eagles really are.

Colts Vs Jaguars

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 12:  A Jacksonville Jaguar cheerleader performs during the game against the Oakland Raiders at EverBank Field on December 12, 2010 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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    This should be the best matchup of the week.  This game will determine who makes the playoffs from the AFC South.

    The Colts come in with a disappointing record of 7-6 and have been struggling all around, yet they are starting to figure it out once again.

    The Jaguars, meanwhile, come in with control of their division and a record of 8-5.  If they win this game they will make the playoffs.


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    NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 09:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass during the NFL game against the Tennessee Titans  at LP Field on December 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Colts won 30-28.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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    I'm siding with the Colts in this one.  The Colts have one of the best quarterbacks in the game in Peyton Manning.  Manning will lead the Colts to victory in this one to get another playoff berth.

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