Blue Star
The center of the Dallas Cowboys universe

Place Your Bets: Week 15

Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    AP
    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski warms up before an AFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    If you live in Nevada, Oregon, Montana or Delaware, you're in luck. Otherwise, go to Canada or Europe, or those rogues in New Jersey and get your bet on for the NFL weekend! All games are Sunday unless otherwise noted.

    1. San Francisco (-5.5) at Tampa Bay — The 49ers are coming off a big-time win against their rivals from Seattle and now move on to face one of the worst teams in the NFL. Now, don't be fooled, Tampa Bay keeps games relatively close before eventually losing. The Bucs aren't just awful, but the 49ers are rolling and they'll roll to a road victory here.

    2. New York Jets at Carolina (-11.5) — The Jets aren't a good team. The Panthers are, and Carolina is still smarting from the beating it took in New Orleans last night in front of a national primetime audience. You try to stay away from double-digit point spreads in the NFL, generally, but this is one you should be able to take confidently.

    3. New England at Miami (+2.5) — This is an interesting one. The Patriots offense was much better after the return of stud tight end Rob Gronkowski. Now, Gronkowski is out again after a severe knee injury suffered last week. This will hurt Tom Brady and make the Patriots a team reliant on running the ball behind Shane Vereen. Miami's run defense is decent, and the Dolphins' offense has had its moments, too. Give me the home dogs.

    4. Baltimore at Detroit (-6.5), Monday night — This game seems like a pretty easy one to predict. The Lions are at home in front of a primetime audience, and the Lions are a great team at home. Baltimore's defense is not your dad's (or older brother's) Ravens defense, and the Lions' offense is really potent. Reggie Bush looks to be a gametime decision for the Lions, but expect him to play.

    5. Green Bay (+7.5) at Dallas — The Cowboys should win this game, but how often do they blow the doors off a team? Not very often, and in the NFL, anything over a touchdown spread is considered blowing the doors off someone. There's also still a possibility Aaron Rodgers takes the field for the Packers, which completely changes the Packers' offense.

    Last week: 2-32013 season: 31-34*

    *Didn't make Week 5 picks