NFL Week 15 – Tad Pole’s Picks
I believe it’s a first in our Pro Football Pick’em contest, a tie. Both contestants, ‘poordave’ and ‘MaxV,’ went 15 and 1 on the week and both had 51 total points in the Monday Night games. MaxV takes home the gift card in a coin flip. In the season long standings, ‘Big Blue’ increased their lead to 3 games, but just 2 games separate the other top 4 players. Make your week 15 picks now for a shot at 10 grand, gift cards to Swifty’s Restaurant and Pub and overnight stays at Wingate by Wyndham of Rome.
As they say ‘too little, too late.’ I had my best pick weeks of the season going 13 and 3. And as usual it was the New York teams causing me problems. After muscling up 2 field goals in 2 games, the Jets finally find offense in beating Oakland. Big Blue went west and put up a less than stellar effort against San Diego. Those were 2 of the losses, the other came when the Dallas defense couldn’t tackle me in a phone booth and got blasted in Chicago. However I do have Matt Forte on my fantasy team and his effort pulled me into a crucial 1 point win that sent me to the playoffs.
For it being week 15 there doesn’t seem to be a lot of playoff previews. The most interesting match ups may be the ‘we always find a way to win’ New England at Miami and Monday night’s Baltimore at Detroit game. In the locler room is bigger news, Washington has benched RG III, while Chicago’s Jay Cutler will be back under center. Aaron Rodgers has not been medically cleared to play but reports say he’s taking 1st team snaps in practice. Remember when Green Bay – Dallas would have been ‘must see’ TV? Here’s my picks for the week, make your picks to win a weekly $50 gift card from Swifty’s Restaurant and Pub. The season long winner gets a shot at $10 grand and more.