San Francisco 49ers vs Atlanta Falcons - 19/12, 4:05PM ET
You don't need to blink or rub your eyes when looking at the NFC table, the Falcons are indeed in playoff contention this season.
A win for the Falcons in San Francisco this weekend will actually see them move into the sixth seed spot ahead of the 49ers, making this an incredibly important game for both teams. Despite a win for the Falcons against Carolina in Week 14, the 49ers look like they will probably be too much for them though.
George Kittle is playing some of the best football of his career for the home side this weekend and it's turned his side into dark horses for the Super Bowl as a whole.
Back the 49ers spread!
|NFL Week 15 Spread|
|San Francisco 49ers||-110||-110||-115|
Ultimately, this should just come down to the 49ers being the better football team.
With Kittle and Deebo Samuel's running ability in the passing game, it's tough to see how the Falcons can really stop them or even slow them down enough to keep it close.
This game has all the makings of a comfortable win by the better side, in a game where both sides will trust in themselves to play their way and that should lead to a relatively comfortable victory for the home side to further solidify their place in the playoffs.
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New England Patriots vs Indianapolis Colts - 12/19, 1:00 PM ET
As we enter Week 15 it's no surprise to many that the Patriots are once again leading the way in the AFC and currently occupy the number one seed spot.
This week though they'll come up against the best running team in the NFL, meaning the Patriots will need to load up their defense in order to stop Jonathan Taylor from continuing his excellent season.
The Colts will need to beat New England via their throwing game instead most likely, and with Hall of Fame coach Bill Belichick having plenty of time to prepare for this I expect he will know that also.
I expect that the Patriots will look to completely nullify the attacking game of the Colts, before using their own strengths in a variety of ways to secure the dub.
Back the Patriots!
With a 9-4 record coming into this game, it's pretty crazy that the Patriots are underdogs for this game.
They have got the best defense in the entire NFL while their offense is able to cut teams' opens in a number of ways, whether it be rushes or passes.
Their record throughout history is good for this game and unfortunately for the Colts, Carson Wentz's skill set isn't one that will cause a coach as legendary as Belichick many problems when drawing up a strategy for the game. I expect the Patriots to not only win the game but relatively comfortably cover the spread.
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Tennessee Titans vs Pittsburgh Steelers - 12/19, 1:00 PM ET
A huge game in the AFC 6-6 Steelers take on the 9-4 Titans looking to find a way back into the playoff race before the end of the regular season.
The Steelers will be coming off 10 days' rest following a defeat to the Minnesota Vikings last time out. The Titans on the other hand have essentially wrapped up their playoff spot for the new year already and have seen their offense fall flat recently with just 46 points scored combined in their last three outings.
Pittsburgh are desperate for a win to stay in contention and the Titans could potentially come out a little less intense than usual, which would allow Mike Tomlin to do what he does best and help the Steelers to a much-needed win.
Steelers on the spread!
The Titans are two-point favorites despite being the away side in this game, which is surprising considering just how different a team they are without Derrick Henry and A.J. Brown in their offense.
With Chris Boswell among the best kickers in the NFL, the Steelers have an easy way of scoring points throughout the game and keeping the difference between the sides close. Expect it to come down to a late play, but the need for victory for the home side should see them claim it.
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