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A look back at Week 15

Best Games
Colts over Jaguars: Hands down, a thriller. The Colts have won games this year with timely defense, then some like this one, in a shootout. Aren't they glad (we sure are) they decided to forget about resting people and play to win? They're the No. 1 story next week for sure, and will be until they lose, which might not be at all. Peyton Manning moved ahead of everyone else in the race for MVP with that performance.

Titans over Dolphins: Its a shame both of these teams, now 7-7, are going to be out of the playoffs since they're two of the most exciting teams in the league. Miamis drive-to-score and two-point conversion to tie the game and force overtime was the scream-out-loud moment of the weekend, one that we thought the Saints-Cowboys might produce, but didn't.

Chargers over Bengals: I picked San Diego and thought they'd win comfortably, but found myself rooting for the Bengals, who had to play a football game while dealing with the emotions of losing teammate Chris Henry just a few days earlier. It really was a shame when the Bengals lost on a Chargers game-ending field goal. The moment that's most memorable for me has to be Chad Ochocinco going to his knees and looking to the sky when he caught that dramatic touchdown late.

Told You So
Ravens over Bears: I cant gloat over the games I picked correctly. It's not difficult in the least to figure out that the Ravens would beat the Bears. Chicago's Jay Cutler , who was supposed to lead the Bears to the Super Bowl if you believe some folks, is the NFL's LVP (Least Valuable Player). Hes an interception machine and wont get any better unless he has the benefit of one of the leagues great quarterback tutors, and as if now he doesn't.
Titans over Dolphins: Okay, I got Tennessee beating Miami, but the Titans should win that game at home, right? Put it this way, in the Sunday NFL pool I've played every week for four years I've never finished in last of the 40 or so peeps who play. You know where I stand going into Monday night for games picked this week? Next-to-last. Sad.

Pardon These Picks
Saints over Cowboys: I didn't have guts enough to pick the Cowboys over the Saints, even though I'm always suspect of Civic Crusades, which is what that game amounted to. Too much pressure on the home team most of the team. By the way, the Saints look done. It's entirely possible the Saints crested three weeks ago in that game against the Patriots.

Jets over Falcons: The Jets are the least-dependable team in football in the league. With chance to stay alive in the wild card race the Jets choked at home and lost to Atlanta, another result I didn't see coming. The Chiefs, at home, couldn't hold off Cleveland? And the Broncos can't beat the Raiders?


Michael Wilbon

 |  December 20, 2009; 9:12 PM ET  |  Category:  NFL , Post Pro Picks Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Where's this mornings post talking about stupid Redskin's fans are for something you made up in your head? I can't get my day started without it.

Posted by: themantoyou | December 23, 2009 7:12 AM
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Hey Wilbon,

What about the Packers-Steelers game being one of the best games of Week 15?!? I know you put three in there, but you could have easily made it FOUR instead of THREE good games seeing as how that final possession Pittsburgh had essentially MIRRORED the final possession and drive they did to win the Super Bowl!

Posted by: ecummins82 | December 22, 2009 12:22 PM
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Don't get too high on the Saints....they have looked pretty mortal past several weeks. Defense is suspect and O-Line is nothing special. The Dallas game was never close and the sorry Redskins should have won but for a missed chip shot field goal.

Posted by: dbunkr | December 21, 2009 10:07 AM
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I usually respect your comments, but I have to say your remarks regarding the Saints are a bit disparaging. No, we didn't win, and yes, we looked bad, but one game does not a season make. Dallas needed this game to keep their playoff hopes alive and they came out and played like it. As far as the Saints go, this loss may be a blessing in disguise. The pressure of going for the perfect season is off and they can concentrate on beating Tampa and clinching home field throughout the playoffs. I hope they prove you wrong. Geaux Saints!!

Posted by: vicknair | December 21, 2009 9:47 AM
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