Av's "Looking Wild" - Week 15
As the Niners have the NFC West well in hand, and the Cardinals are entirely irrelevant, I’m going to be “Looking Wild” rather than “Looking West” from here on out.
Hopefully, my picks this week will be more on target!
I think the offense will wake up a bit this week with some home cooking. The key to the game will be containing Adrian Peterson and forcing Christian Ponder to make plays. Without Percy Harvin on the field, that is the Vikings’ weakness.
This could be a real trap game for the Hawks, who have beenon a roll. They are not a great road team to start, and the Bills defense should match up well to Seattle’s offense.
With RGIII likely out, or at least limited, the Browns will keep this one close. In the end, though,I don’t think they have enough offense to win, even against the Skins’ suspect defense.
The Bears are desperate to get out of their current slump, but I don’t think they can protect Jay Cutler against the Packers’ pass rush. Also, their defense just isn’t playing at the level it did in September and October.
The Steelers were embarrassed last week, and they need a win as much as the Cowboys do. This will be an example of the bad Tony Romo.
New Orleans is nearly out of the playoff hunt, but I thinkthey will still be motivated to make a good showing at home against a division foe.
Atlanta does not want to coast into the playoffs, and I expect they’ll win this home game. In doing so, the Giants will be back in the Wild Card picture as the fight the Redskins for the NFC East title.
New York 8-6*
St. Louis 7-6-1 (0.5)
Dallas 7-7 (1.0)
Tampa Bay 6-8 (2.0)
New Orleans 6-8 (2.0)
*Tied for NFC East Division lead