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Pick Against Mike: Week 15

Colts at Jaguars
If the Colts are going to slip up, it would seem this is the place. The Jags are a division rival and not awed by the Colts after playing them so much. Biggest problem for JAX: they've got the second-worst pass defense in the AFC and the other team has Peyton Manning. Colts by a field goal.

Dolphins at Titans
As difficult a game to pick as Colts-Jags. The Dolphins have come on late again, just like they did last season when the bolted into the playoffs. But the Titans still have an outside chance of making it themselves, but only if they win. These look like equal teams, so I'm taking the Titans at home, by the narrowest of margins.

Cowboys at Saints
This would be a trap game for the Saints if it was any other opponent...but the Cowboys bring out the determination in anybody, and ESPECIALLY a team still looking for acceptance like the Saints. New Orleans pulls away late.

Bears at Ravens
After forcing Jay Cutler into four or five turnovers the Ravens will romp at home.

Cardinals at Lions
Lions give up more passing yards per game than any team in the league, and even if Larry Fitzgerald cannot play the Cardinals have Anquan Boldin, Steve Breston, Early Doucet...Arizona had better win this game or could be in trouble...Cardinals comfortably.

Falcons at Jets
Atlanta's done for the season but the Jets are still in the running for a division title. We're at the point of the year where incentive and determination, especially when the game is played at home, ought to make the difference. I don't like the Jets much, but I like 'em this week at home over ATL.

Texans at Rams
Houston's offense is too good to be slowed, with a playoff berth still possible, by a Rams defense which is which allows massive yards...Houston wins on the road.

Patriots at Bills
Buffalo nearly (should have) knocked off the Patriots in the season opener in New England...The Bills aren't nearly as good a team, but why am I feeling UPSET in Buffalo!!!

Browns at Chiefs
Why? Why? I've been picking the Chiefs lately and have no idea why. One more time, Chiefs win at home.

49ers at Eagles
Philly tends to roll late in the year and the Niners aren't that good a road team. Eagles win at home comfortably.

Raiders at Broncos
If Bruce Gradkowski was playing I might debate this...He's not. Broncos defense smothers whoever is at QB for Raiders.

Bengals at Chargers
Cannot see on any level the Bengals, grief-stricken in the wake of Chris Henry's death, going out to San Diego and slowing down the Chargers...San Diego big.

Buccaneers at Seahawks
Seahawks and it won't be close.

Packers at Steelers
Are the Steelers so bad now that Green Bay can go on the road and win a 6th straight? No. Steelers summon the will for one week.

Vikings at Panthers
Another creampuff the Vikings should beat, even on the road....Minnesota.

Giants at Redskins
Washington defense will keep this one close and Jason Campbell will make himself some money by winning it late...Redskins in an upset.

Editor's note: Play the pick 'em game and compare your results to Mike's here.

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Michael Wilbon

 |  December 17, 2009; 7:24 PM ET  |  Category:  NFL , Post Pro Picks Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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