NFL picks for week 15 have many CBS experts picking the Pittsburgh Steelers to win again. The week 15 NFL picks for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos heavily favors the Steelers to beat the AFC West leaders. The analysts at CBS Sports have picked the Steelers to win this important game and improve to 9-5 and possibly take over an AFC wild card spot. If the prediction does turn out to be correct, the Broncos would fall to 10-4 in the NFL standings and move further from a first-round playoff bye. That’s bad news as the 2016 NFL Playoffs approach.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 8-5 with a big win over the Cincinnati Bengals in week 14. The Steelers are now just two games behind the Bengals for first place in the AFC North. With only three games left in the regular season, the Steelers even have a chance the No. 2 seed by winning the division and catching the Denver Broncos. Beating the Broncos on Sunday, December 20, would be a big step toward that goal.
Another game from the week 15 NFL picks that directly affects this race is the Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Francisco 49ers. The CBS Sports analysts have predicted the Bengals will win, but two experts (Jason La Confora and Will Brinson) are siding with the 49ers. With the game taking place in Santa Clara and the Bengals playing without starting quarterback Andy Dalton. AJ McCarron will take the field instead, trying to become the first quarterback from Alabama to win an NFL start since 1987.
Some of the other important game predictions from the week 15 NFL picks could also affect the NFL playoff standings. They include the Arizona Cardinals beating the Philadelphia Eagles, the Seattle Seahawks beating the Cleveland Browns, the Carolina Panthers beating the New York Giants, the New England Patriots beating the Tennessee Titans, and the New York Jets beating the Dallas Cowboys. The Minnesota Vikings, a team battling for an NFC wild card spot, are also predicted to easily beat the Chicago Bears at home.
Other games of lesser consequence include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beating the St. Louis Rams, the Jacksonville Jaguars beating the Atlanta Falcons, the Washington Redskins beating the Buffalo Bills, the Kansas City Chiefs beating the Baltimore Ravens, the Green Bay Packers beating the Oakland Raiders, and the San Diego Chargers beating the Miami Dolphins. The Monday night game on December 21 is the Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints, with the Saints predicted to win that game.
The AFC South has a great game within the week 15 NFL picks, as the Indianapolis Colts host the Houston Texans. Both teams are at 6-7 and the winner of this game will hold sole possession of first place heading into week 16. Winning this head-to-head game would also give the victor a big advantage over the final two weeks of the regular season. The Texans are picked by a majority of the CBS Sports experts to win this road game and take control of the division. Winning the South would guarantee that the team also hosts a first-round playoff game.
A lot could happen in the NFL during the week 15 games. The Carolina Panthers could clinch the top seed and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, the Arizona Cardinals could clinch the NFC West, the Denver Broncos could clinch the AFC West, and the Cincinnati Bengals could clinch the AFC North. The battle between the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5), Kansas City Chiefs (8-5), and New York Jets (8-5) for the two AFC wild card spots will also become even more exciting for fans. The week 15 NFL picks from CBS has all three teams winning to improve to 9-5 on the season.
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