December 14, 2011
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Sometimes it can be fun watching a favored team fall apart and for the underdog to rise, but Week 15 of the NFL schedule features some favorites that will easily dominate.
Either their opponent isn't very good or the line is too good to pass up, this week's favorites will not disappoint.
With that said, here are three teams that will have no problem covering the spread.
Dallas Cowboys (-7)
It's been a rough few weeks for the Dallas Cowboys, but this Saturday night, they'll get a much-needed pick me up from the slumping Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Knowing they're in danger of missing the playoffs, Tony Romo and company will play much better this weekend.
The Buccaneers have lost seven games in a row, and since their confidence is deteriorating, the Cowboys will capitalize on that to avoid extending their losing streak to three games.
Expect a great performance from the Cowboys offense because the Buccaneers rank 27th in the league against the pass and 28th against the run.
Prediction: Cowboys 34, Buccaneers 20
Green Bay Packers (-14)
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The Packers are on a mission to go undefeated this season, and the Chiefs have no chance of taking them down.
This may seem like a lot of points, but given the fact that in the last six games Green Bay is averaging 39 points and Kansas City is only averaging 7.5, the Packers will cruise through Sunday's game.
The only weakness Green Bay has right now is its pass defense, but the Chiefs lack a talented quarterback to help them exploit the Packers, which means Kansas City stands no chance.
Prediction: Packers 42, Chiefs 13
New Orleans Saints (-6.5)
Drew Brees is on quite a roll this season, throwing for over 300 yards in his last four games. The Saints have won five games in a row now, and it's a wonder if they'll even lose again this season.
On Sunday, the Saints hit the road to take on the Minnesota Vikings, a team that hasn't won a game since Week 8.
Adrian Peterson is expected to be back, but he won't be enough for the Vikings to win this game. Minnesota doesn't have enough fire power to compete against the Saints.
The Vikings will put up a good fight playing at home, but since their pass defense is so bad, Brees will have no trouble whatsoever on Sunday.
Prediction: Saints 38, Vikings 24
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