week 15 preview

Posted: December 17, 2015 by djplaymaker in NFL, zuncategorized

Love it or hate it, the only way you can stop the Dab: Keep him out the end zone. Cam & the Panthers have a good reason to dab


How’s it going out there my football fans!! We have 3 more weeks left in the season & we’re already separating the contenders & pretenders. We’re already seen some teams getting eliminated from playoff competition. Last week, we saw the Panthers continue their mark to run the table, the Jags putting boots to asses on the Colts , the Bengals losing to the Steelers & Andy Dalton for the rest of the regular season, the Raiders going into Denver & getting an upset win , & the NFC East & AFC South having teams w/ under .500 records tied for 1st place. It’s going be a dog fight for those divisions as well as both wild card spots in the NFC & AFC. Let’s break down these week games.


Tampa Bay vs St Louis- The Bucs are looking to get back to .500 w/ a win after the home loss vs New Orleans. They have surpassed me so far this yr with their record & like i said last week, Jameis Winston has made this organization proud of his performance & not regretting drafting him number 1 overall. For the Rams, they just snapped a 5 game losing streak with a home win vs the Lions thanks to a big game by Todd Gurley. The Rams are eliminated from postseason contention, but they have a goal to finish at .500 w/ 3 straight wins & end their tenure in St. Louis w/ a positive bang. The Bucs are 2.5 road faves. I like the Bucs in a close contest.


Randy: St. Louis


NY Jets vs Dallas- The Jets are in the race for the wild card in the AFC & clicked on all cylinders last week w/ their win one the Titans at home. The return of Revis was nice & Ryan Fitzpatrick feels like a pro bowl qb when he has weapons like Brandon Marshall & Eric Decker. For the Cowboys, they got smacked around in Gteen Bay. The defense played tough, but the offense couldn’t get things moving, except for Darren McFadden. I think the Cowboys can kiss the postseason goodbye, but then again they play in the NFC East. The Jets are fighting off the Steelers for that last wild card spot. The Jets better not have a meltdown thus week.The y are a fg road fave. I like the Jets to win & cover the spread.


Randy: NYJ


Carolina vs NY Giants- Both teams are coming off wins. The Panthers just shut out the Falcons & Cam Newton’s still making his case for the league MVP. He’s deserving it in my opinion. For the Giants, they are keeping their hopes alive for the NFC East title w/ the win in South Beach over the Dolphins. Pretty much, Eli Manning & Odell Beckham was pointing on a show. Speaking of Beckham, he will have his hands full w/ Josh Norman on him. The Panthers pretty much have home field advantage clinched, but they can play for history as they try to run the table. The Giants always plays teams who are undefeated tough. Just ask the Pats earlier this season. It’s gonna be a good game in my opinion. The Panthers are 5.5 road faves. I like the Panthers to win, but take the under.


Randy: Carolina

Chicago vs Minnesota- Round 2 of this divisional match-up this yr w/ the Vikings winning the 1st match-up this yr in Chi-town. The Vikings are coming off a tough loss in Arizona & Adrian Peterson still didn’t over 100 yards rushing game, yet he scored a td. They are still in the hunt for the wild card as they can kiss the division goodbye since they are 2 back of the Packers. For the Bears, another tough home loss, this time to the Redskins & all of a sudden, Robie Gould has lost his clutch touch to make big kicks. It’s been a rough yr for the Bears & they want to finish strong. The Vikings are 5.5 home faves. Peterson always plays his best games vs the Bears. I like the Vikings to win this match-up


Randy: Minn

Atlanta vs Jacksonville- What the hell has happened to the Falcons? After starting the season 5-0, there world has collapsed going 1-6 down the stretch. Last week, they were shutout in Carolina & I bet Julio Jones is getting frustrated at each & every minute of this season. It’s also bad that they have the same record as Tampa Bay, but the Bucs own the tiebreaker because they swept the head to head match-ups. For the Jags, they smacked the hell out of Indy at home & believe it or not, they are a game back of both Houston & Indianapolis in the AFC South. Who wants that division as well? Jacksonville’s a fg home have. I like the Falons to win to end their funk.


Randy: Jacksonville

Houston vs Indianapolis – Big game for the AFC South as both teams are tied for 1st, but the Colts won the 1st match-up in Houston. Both teams are coming off losses, the Colts was smacked by the Jags while the Texans were smacked by the Pats. Both teams will have back-up abs under center this week as T.J. Yates will fill in for Brian Hoyer while the Colts will have Hasselback under center. They thought Andrew Luck, who’s back on the practice field would be ready for this match-up, but he hasn’t been cleared for 11 on 11 drills yet. Funny part is Hasselback is struggling & has bruised ribs. Tough game to choose. It’s an even pick. I like the Texans to get the win on the road.


Randy: Houston

Tennessee vs New England- The Pats are happy they got Gronk back last week & he was a key contributer in their win in Houston. However, they lost more bodies  w/ the injury of Legarrette Blount, who’s season is done. They decided to work out Steven Jackson, who last played in Atlanta last yr since they are thin at the running back position. That’ll probably will hurt them down the stretch. For the Titans, they were smacked around by the Jets & if the season ended today, they would have the 1st pick in the draft. The Pats are playing for that no.1 spot in the AFC while the Titans are playing for pride. The Pats are 14 pt home faves. I like the Pats to win & take the over.


Randy: New England

Kansas City vs Baltimore- Other than the Panthers, the Chiefs have been the hottest team in the AFC, winning 7 straight games. Last week, they had to struggle in the rain to defeat the Chargers in a defensive battle at home. For the Ravens, they ran into a hot buzz saw in the Seattle Seahawks & was smacked around at home. It was bad enough that Jimmy Clausen got hurt & they had to sign Ryan Mallet to finish out the season. It’s been a tough yr for the Ravens w/ injuries and all. The Chiefs are 7.5 road faves. I like the Chiefs to win & cover the spread.


Randy: KC

Buffalo vs Washington- The Bills get to face another NFC East team this week. They lost to the Eagles in Shady’s return to Philly last week. It was a close battle, but Tyron Taylor made a costly error when he threw an int, his 1st in 222 pass attempts, in a crucial situation. For the Redskins, they had to survive a late Bears drive to win a close game in Chicago, thus keeping their division titles hopes alive. Kurt Cousins is balling out of control & has been a spark for them. It’s funny that it’s also his contract yr. This game may come down to quarterback play & who makes the less mistakes. The Bills are a pt road fave. I like the Redskins to win this match-up.


Randy: Washington

Clevelanad vs Seattle- Don’t look now, but the Seahawks have gotten their swagger back. Last week, Russell Wilson & Doug Baldwin made themselves look like Joe Montana & Jerry Rice as they smacked around the Ravens in Baltimore. However, their win (their 6th in their last 7th games) came at a cost when they lost Thomas Rawls, who was filling in nicely for Marshawn Lynch, for the yr when he suffered a broken ankle. They hope Lynch can return in the final week before the postseason. For my Browns, they are coming a win vs the 49ers, their 1st win since week 5. Of all the 3 wins they have, Johnny Manziel is responsible for 2 of them. The defense, which is ranked 30th, played their best game last week, recording 9 sacks as a team. Once again, my team is playing for pride down the stretch & Petitine gave the Seahawks bulletin board material when he said Wilson’s not a top tier qb. Prepare to eat those words. The Seahawks are 14.5 home faves. I always pick my Browns, but even I know they won’t win this game & especially in Seattle. I like the Seahawks to win & take the over.


Randy: Seattle

Green Bay vs Oakland- The Raiders are hoping that they can carry that momentum from that win in Denver to this game. Even though they struggled in the 1st half, they never gave up & Khalil Mack kept them in the game w/ his 5 sacks (all of them in the 1st half). For the Packers, they grounded & pounded their way to a home win over the Cowboys. The best thing about their win was that they got their running game together w/ Eddie Lacy finding his mojo & James Starks playing his back-up. If the running game can hold their own, it’ll make Aaron Rodgers life much better. Emotional ties for this game as Charles Woodson gets to face his former teammates as vice versa for James Jones. Must win for both teams. The Raiders are still in the playoff hunt while the Packers are looking to lock down the NFC North. The Packers are a fg road fave. I like the Packers to win this contest


Randy: Oakland

Denver vs Pittsburgh- The Broncos are coming off their 1st loss w/ Ostweiler under center last week. It was rumors that Petyon Manning would made his return this week, He practiced today, but Kubiak & the staff felt they didn’t want to rush him back. For the Steelers, not only they did defeated the Bengals in their house, but they knocked out Dalton as well. They are in a dog fight w/ the Chiefs & Jets for one of the wild card spots. They are an offensive juggernaut & one team that nobody wants to see in the postseason.. Can that Broncos defense slow down that offense? We’ll have to see & find out. The Steelers are 6.5 home faves. I like the Steelers to win at home.


Randy: Pitts

Miami vs San Diego- It’s going be an emotional affair in the 619 this week. It may be the final game for the Chargers in Qualcolm. They are coming off a tough loss in Kansas City & this has been a tough yr for them. The lease is up & their impending move has been the only thing we can talk about whenever we mention them. For the Dolphins, a tough home loss to the Giants despite a balls out performance from Jarvis Landry. They’re still in the playoff hunt, but will need a miracle to get there. The Chargers are 2 pt home faves. I like the Dolphins to spoil the farewell party for the Chargers in San Diego.


Randy: San Diego

Cincinnati vs San Francisco- The AJ McCarron era starts this week as he fills in for an injured Andy Dalton. He feels the confidence that he could lead the Bengals down the stretch & even compared his situation to Tom Brady when he took over for Drew Bledsoe when he got hurt. Good news for Bengals fans as they said Dalton won’t need surgery for his broken thumb & they say he’s week to week, but I doubt it. For the 49ers, they are coming off a road loss in Cleveland, thus eliminating themselves from postseason contention. Right now they are playing for pride while the Bengals are hoping that they can ride the ship til the postseaon & they hope Dalton will be back then. The Bengals are 4.5 road faves. I like the Bengals to win this one as McCarron has confidence in himself


Randy: Cincy

Arizona vs Philadelphia- Both teams are coming off wins. The Eagles spoiled Shady’s return to Philly w/ a win & they also keep their division title hopes alive since they play in the NFC East. Funny part about the Eagles on this 2 game winning streak is that DeMarco Murrary hasn’t been a major factor in their wins. Rumors of him wanting to go back to Dallas are popping up. For the Cards, they had to hold off a last minute Vikings drive to defeat them at home. It looks like they have the no. 2 spot locked up in the NFC while the Eagles are just trying to win the division. The Cards are 3.5 road faves. The Cards are too much for them. I like the Cards to win & take the over.


Randy: Arizona


Detroit vd New Orleans- What a dismal way to end the week. I wish this game was flexed. The Lions are coming off a road loss in St Louis while the Saints are coming off a road win in Tampa. This game has no playoff implications, so it’s not that much to talk about. The Saints are fg home faves. I like the Saints to win this contest.


Randy: New Orleans

Last week, Noez was the man w/ the master plan as he finished w/ a 12-4 showing while I had a 11-4 record to finsih in 2nd while Randy closed out at 9-7. In the overall standings, randy is still that guy with the big lead at 126-81 while I’m way behind at 118-89 & Noez rounds out at 108-89. Happy birthday shootout to one of the coolest women in the SCDCfC Barbs Martinez. Happy b-day shoutouts for the rest of the week to my girl Yolanda Hermosillo, Elidio Avila, Lydia Avila, Amanda Ramirez, Jeff Dowell, Nitanna Villasenor, Robbie Uyeno, Stacey Ciesa, Jade Monge, Monica Cruz,, Jen Denise, my dawn Shane Mooney, Johnny Eggen, Rosemary Prieto, Vanessa Alva, Moises Hurtado, & last but not least, my girl Tina Juarez. I’ll catch everyone on the next blog. Peace!!



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