It's Week 15 of the NFL regular season and the playoff picture is starting to come into focus. Three teams (Baltimore, Kansas City, New Orleans) have already clinched a postseason berth and five other teams could potentially do the same this week.
The Ravens can take it a step further and secure a second straight AFC North title with a win over the Jets in the final installment of "Thursday Night Football" this season. Baltimore also can clinch home-field advantage with a victory and some help from a few other teams. New England can punch its postseason ticket with a win over Cincinnati while Buffalo can get in with a victory over Pittsburgh. The Steelers can knock the Bills from the top wild-card spot in the AFC with a win at home when the two meet for "Sunday Night Football."
In the NFC, San Francisco secures a playoff spot with a win at home over Atlanta. Both Green Bay (vs. Chicago) and Seattle (at Carolina) can get in with a victory and some help. The Packers-Bears matchup is crucial for Chicago's playoff hopes, as a loss would really put the defending NFC North champions in a hole with just two games remaining after this week.
Other big matchups in Week 15 find Houston and Tennessee facing off for first place in the AFC South and the Rams in Dallas to play the Cowboys. Los Angeles (8-5) has won two in a row to work its way back into the wild-card race while Dallas (6-7) has dropped three in a row and is now tied with Philadelphia for first in a watered-down NFC East. The Eagles will play the Redskins hoping to build off of Monday night's come-from-behind victory in overtime against the Giants.
The Week 15 action concludes with New Orleans hosting Indianapolis for "Monday Night Football." The Saints (10-3) are looking to rebound after last week's close loss to San Francisco that put them behind in the race for the top seed in the NFC. The Colts (6-7) have lost three in a row and are in danger of falling out of wild-card contention.
So which teams will come out on top in every NFL game in Week 15? Athlon's own Rob Doster (@AthlonDoster) and Mark Ross (@AthlonMark), along with AthlonSports.com contributor Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer), predict the winners for every game this week:
NFL Week 15 Predictions
New England at Cincinnati
Tampa Bay at Detroit
Miami at New York Giants
Philadelphia at Washington
Minnesota at Los Angeles Chargers
Cleveland at Arizona
*Detroit vs. Arizona in Week 1 ended in a tie.