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© Charles LeClaire | 2017 Dec 17
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The PFW staff shares its Week 15 predictions — Overall, ATS and best bets

HOUSTON (-6 ½) at N.Y. JETS

Bob LeGere: HOU

Eric Edholm: NYJ*

Arthur Arkush: HOU

Hub Arkush: HOU

CLEVELAND at DENVER (-2 ½)

BL: DEN

EE: CLE

AA: DEN

HA: DEN

MIAMI at MINNESOTA (-7 ½)

BL: MIA*

EE: MIN

AA: MIN

HA: MIN

OAKLAND at CINCINNATI (-3)

BL: OAK

EE: OAK

AA: OAK

HA: OAK

TAMPA BAY at BALTIMORE (-7 ½)

BL: TB*

EE: BAL

AA: BAL

HA: BAL

DALLAS at INDIANAPOLIS (-3)

BL: DAL

EE: DAL

AA: DAL

HA: IND

DETROIT at BUFFALO (-2)

BL: BUF

EE: BUF

AA: BUF

HA: BUF

GREEN BAY at CHICAGO (-5½)

BL: CHI

EE: CHI

AA: CHI

HA: CHI

TENNESSEE at N.Y. GIANTS (-1 ½)

BL: TEN

EE: NYG

AA: TEN

HA: TEN

WASHINGTON at JACKSONVILLE (-7 ½)

BL: WAS*

EE: WAS*

AA: WAS*

HA: JAX

ARIZONA at ATLANTA (-9 ½)

BL: ARI*

EE: ATL

AA: ARI*

HA: ATL

SEATTLE (-3 ½) at SAN FRANCISCO

BL: SEA

EE: SEA

AA: SEA

HA: SEA

NEW ENGLAND (-2 ½) at PITTSBURGH

BL: NE

EE: NE

AA: NE

HA: NE

PHILADELPHIA at L.A. RAMS (-12 ½)

BL: PHI*

EE: LAR

AA: LAR

HA: PHI*

NEW ORLEANS (-6) at CAROLINA

BL: NO

EE: CAR*

AA: CAR*

HA: CAR*

BEST BETS

BL: PHI (+12 ½)

With or without QB Carson Wentz, and it certainly appeared the Eagles would be without him as this piece went live, the Eagles will make this a close game. Certainly everyone remembers how his backup, Nick Foles, led the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory last season. More importantly, the Bears last week exposed flaws in the Rams’ seemingly unstoppable offense by alternately pressuring QB Jared Goff and dropping additional defenders into coverage. Goff did not handle it well, although the Eagles are no longer the pass-rush terrors they were last year. But, despite a horrible start, the 6-7 Eagles are still very much alive in the parity-laden NFC East. They’re also in the thick of the wild-card race, one of three teams just a half-game back of the Vikings for the final playoff spot. The Rams have already clinched the NFC West and hold a two-game lead in the battle for a first-round bye.

EE: DAL (+3)

If there’s a team this season that reminds me of the 2017 Jaguars, it’s the Cowboys with their length, athleticism and tenacity on defense and their limitations on offense. Well, this year’s Jaguars just pitched a shutout against the Colts two weeks ago with virtually the same personnel and needed only 221 yards of offense and 11 first downs to win by six points with their backup QB on the field. I could see Andrew Luck having similar struggles with Dallas’ defense in this setting, even at home and on a short week. Give me the Cowboys, who muster just enough offense to win outright. I've liked the Colts all season, but this is a tough spot here.

AA: SEA (-3 ½)

Russell Wilson was awful Monday night ... and Seattle beat a tough Vikings club at home by two touchdowns. The Seahawks are playing outstanding defense and running the football relentlessly, and I expect the efficient Wilson (4 TDs on just 17 pass attempts vs. the Niners two weeks ago) to reappear following his career-low 37.9 rating and 72 passing yards his last time out. The Seahawks are 8-3-2 ATS this season, compared to the Niners' 4-9 mark. It's too tough to envision an upset with Seattle on the cusp of clinching and San Francisco perhaps already showing its last true signs of life in beating Denver last week.

HA: SEA (-3 ½)

Bears are my lock 1B, but how do you not go with the Seahawks as lock of the year? Seattle is playing as well as anyone in NFC right now and they’re only giving the Niners 3 ½?

* — indicates team will cover point spread but lose game

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS (Overall / ATS / Best Bets)

BL: 7-8 / 6-9 / 1-0

EE: 9-6 / 8-7 / 1-0

AA: 10-5 / 10-5 / 1-0

HA: 8-7 / 6-9 / 0-1

SEASON RESULTS (Overall / ATS / Best Bets)

BL: 113-76-2 / 82-102-7 / 5-9

EE: 121-69-2 / 87-95-9 / 9-4-1

AA: 127-62-2 / 106-77-8 / 10-4

HA: 120-69-2 / 99-84-8 / 8-6