Welcome back NFL Fans! Week 15 of the 2022 season is behind us, and it’s time to calculate the NFL Predictions for Week 16. @TheBrysh Power Rankings (PR’s) are calculated using a proprietary algorithm, @TheBrysh Power Rankings are also used to calculate weekly predictions. Week 15 predictions for @TheBrysh were 9/16, for a season total of 132/222 or 59% on straight up wins. As the weeks progress, the numbers get dialed in and the predictions become even more accurate. Point spreads are courtesy of wannamakeabet.com and are accurate at the time of writing.
NFL WEEK 15: RECAP
THURSDAY NIGHT GAME
Jacksonville Jaguars @ NY Jets(-1) The Jets have lost their last three games in a row, while the Jaguars have won their last three, does the trend continue? Jag’s QB Trevor Lawrence got lucky last week and will not repeat his performance. I’m going with the Jets 42-38.
EARLY SATURDAY GAMES
Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans(-5) Houston has looked a little livelier than usual the last two weeks, but I am sure they have their eye on the Number 1 Overall Pick! The Titans run defense will force the Texans to pass, which will end in a 25-21 win for Tennessee.
New Orleans Saints @ Cleveland Browns(-3) This looks to be a battle of the running games, led by RB’s Nick Chubb and Alvin Kamara for New Orleans and Cleveland respectively. The Saints may keep the game close but look for the Browns to win it 23-18.
Seattle Seahawks @ Kansas City Chiefs(-9.5) The Seahawks are desperate for a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, but the Chiefs have too much roster depth. Kansas City has not played well against the spread but look for them to cover in this one with a 32-19 victory.
Detroit Lions(-2.5) @ Carolina Panthers The Lions are looking like a solid pick for a playoff appearance, and should be able to limit the Panthers offense. Cold temperatures are predicted, which could lead to unforeseen ball control issues, for both teams. I’ll play it safe and say Lions 33-31.
Buffalo Bills(-9.5) @ Chicago Bears Although the Chiefs and Bengals may argue, the Buffalo Bills are still the best team in the AFC. The Chicago Bears are a one-trick pony, and with QB Justin Fields teetering on injury I take the Bills in an easy win 28-17.
NY Giants @ Minnesota Vikings(-3.5) The Giants are in a tail-spin, with only one win in their last 5 games, while the Vike’s are carrying momentum after a come-from-behind win. The Vikings will cover the spread easily this week with a 32-23 win.
Atlanta Falcons @ Baltimore Ravens(-7.5) These teams have not been “lighting up” the scoreboard recently, but @TheBrysh believes this will be 50+ points game. The big question will be the performance of QB Lamar Jackson, play it safe and take the Ravens 35-24.
Cincinnati Bengals(-3) @ New England Patriots Although Eagles vs Cowboys will steal the thunder this week, @TheBrysh says this is the game to watch. QB’s Joe Burrow will battle this one out to see if the “grasshopper” can snatch the pebble from Belichick. I’ll take the Bengals 25-24 in a nail-biter.
CHRISTMAS EVE GAMES
Washington Commanders @ San Francisco 49ers(-7) The 49ers have already cliched their division, so some may believe that they will coast from here out. San Fran’s defense is too much for the Commanders to deal with and the 49ers will cover the spread easily, 40-24.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys(-5) This is the game that everyone was waiting for, and @TheBrysh confirms it will be an epic display. The Eagles won the last battle 26-17 in Week 6, but the Cowboys will squeak out a 32-30 win in front of a home crowd.
Las Vegas Raiders @ Pittsburgh Steelers(-3) Although the Las Vegas Raiders have been the most OVERRATED team in the NFL all season, they should keep this one close. Regardless if Steelers RB Najee Harris plays or not, I still take the Steelers 31-30.
CHRISTMAS DAY GAMES
Tampa Bay Buccaneers(-6.5) @ Arizona Cardinals Tamp Bay has a very generous point spread of 6.5 in this one, probably due to the question mark at QB for the Card’s. Bucc’s QB Tom Brady has not been performing, so @TheBrysh is calling for an UPSET, Cardinals 20-19.
Denver Broncos(-1.5) @ LA Rams If you ABSOLUTELY have to miss one game this week, this would be my first pick. A couple of 4-10 teams that have been eliminated is not high on my priority list, but I will go with the Broncos 17-16.
Green Bay Packers @ Miami Dolphins(-4.5) This will be an interesting QB battle with the Pack’s Aaron Rodgers against the Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa. Green Bay has won their last two games, but Miami held their won against the Bills last week. Go with the Dolphins 27-22 .
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
LA Chargers(-3) @ Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis gets a very generous point spread of 3, maybe due to a homefield advantage.LA is on the brink of securing a spot in the playoffs, and will take an easy victory 28-21 over the hapless Colts.
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Written by: Jack Cameron @TheBrysh