N.F.L. Week 15 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Titans at Giants, 1 p.m., CBS

Ultimate week’s offensive outburst by way of Derrick Henry of the Titans (7-6) used to be sudden best to those that didn’t see him run in highschool (the place he had greater than 12,000 yards) or school (the place he received the Heisman and rushed for 200 or extra yards in a recreation 4 instances in a single season). That being mentioned, the inevitable regression to the imply is coming, and while you imagine that his 238 yards have been greater than he had in his earlier six video games blended (234), and the truth that Tennessee might be with out its beginning proper take on, Jack Conklin, the drop may well be dramatic.

The Titans, although, are nonetheless within the playoff hunt, and Henry’s efforts have been probably the most thrilling factor the crew’s offense has mustered all season. So this recreation in opposition to the resurgent Giants (Five-Eight) may turn out to be a captivating fight between Henry and the Giants’ celebrity rookie, Saquon Barkley. Pick out: Titans +Three

Cardinals at Falcons, 1 p.m., Fox

The Falcons (Four-Nine) have 3 terrific huge receivers in Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu. They have got a flexible working again in Tevin Coleman. And they’ve a quarterback striking up All-Professional numbers in Matt Ryan. None of that issues when your protection provides up 28.2 issues a recreation. A win over the Cardinals (Three-10) must be simple sufficient, however for a crew that got here into the 12 months with (admittedly far-fetched) goals of taking part in a Tremendous Bowl at house, this season can’t finish rapid sufficient. Pick out: Falcons (off)

Lions at Expenses, 1 p.m., Fox

Matthew Stafford has steadily been unfairly maligned in his productive profession, however his Lions (Five-Eight) are in a stretch of video games by which they’ve long past 2-Five whilst averaging 16 issues a recreation, so in spite of his crew having bother maintaining huge receivers wholesome, and in spite of his personal again problems, the weight of this season’s unhappiness must apparently fall on his shoulders. Worse information for some of the very best paid gamers within the N.F.L. is that it’s prone to worsen with a loss to the Expenses (Four-Nine) this week. Pick out: Expenses -2.Five

Raiders at Bengals, 1 p.m., CBS

A lot of the season’s struggles for the Raiders (Three-10) have been defined away because the crew clearly tanking for draft place. They traded away two in their maximum distinguished gamers, they misplaced video games to lowly warring parties they usually were given extra headlines for his or her squabbles with town of Oakland than they did for his or her play at the box. They even fired their normal supervisor, Reggie McKenzie, all the way through the week, finishing an influence fight between him and Trainer Jon Gruden.

All of it is sensible till you imagine them having performed onerous all over a stunning comeback win over Pittsburgh ultimate week.

So what can moderately be anticipated of them this week? Their offense should not have any bother transferring the ball in opposition to the hapless Bengals (Five-Eight), however Jeff Driskel and the Cincinnati offense have proven they may be able to put issues at the board as smartly. A motivated Raiders crew, if the sort of factor can exist two weeks in a row, is able to an disillusioned in a recreation that are supposed to have a large number of issues and reasonably few audience. Pick out: Raiders +Three

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