Front 4: NFL Week 15

Week 14:                                                                                 Overall:

Daisy: 5                                                                                    Ryan: 37 Points

Ryan: 4                                                                                     Carlos: 36 Points

Kyle: 4                                                                                      Kyle: 33 Points

Carlos: 2                                                                                  Daisy: 33 Points

Daisy was able to sneak by and come out with a 5-point victory in Week 14 as the rest of the panel only managed four points. The Front 4 team will now shift their focus to Week 15 of the NFL season where they’ll take a look at the Lions/Giants match up, whether or not the Browns can win in Buffalo and if the Panthers can go into Washington and win on Monday night.

Lions@Giants

Daisy: Giants

With only three weeks of regular-season football left, the Giants and Lions both need a win this week to keep a strong hold on their playoff positions. The Giants and Lions are both coming off pretty big wins, however, if you look at the overall schedules of both teams, the Lions have had it a bit easier and their real test will be these next couple of weeks. This is going to be an extremely close game and I am going to go with the Giants because I feel that their defense is the real deal at the moment.

Matthew Stafford
Lions at Redskins 8/20/15

Kyle: Lions

The Giants are coming off an emotional win against the Cowboys and have been on a tear of late. This could be a preview of a first-round match up in the playoffs which should be enough motivation for both teams. The Giants’ defense was fantastic last week, but besides one amazing catch and run from Odell, their offense was non-existent. I expect a close game and the Lions have proven time and again that they can close out games especially this season. Give me Detroit by a field goal.

Carlos: Lions

Both teams are riding high and are having great seasons. The Giants are coming off a big win against the Cowboys and the Lions have won 5 straight. The Lions have had a slightly better offense as they score 22 points per game compared to New York’s 19 points per game. Winning becomes a habit and the Lions are trying to clinch the NFC North. This will be a close and fun game, but Detroit will come out on top.

Ryan: Giants

This is a battle of two teams that just find ways to win. The Lions have been losing at the start of every 4th quarter except one and yet still lead the NFC North, while the Giants look abysmal on offense but have a record of 9-4. I expect this game to be decided late and by only a few points.

How Many Florida Teams Will Win?

Dolphins@NYJ, Jaguars@HOU, Buccaneers@Cowboys

Daisy: Two

Despite Ryan Tannehill’s injury, I think the Dolphins have a chance to take advantage of a very weak Jets team that doesn’t have a proven Quarterback. I also expect an upset from either the Jags or Bucs.

Kyle: One

I could potentially see all 3 teams win and I could also see all 3 teams lose. The Bucs/Cowboys game is an extremely intriguing match up, but I think Dallas needs a bounce-back win and will be ready to go. As for the Jags/Texans, I still don’t know what to think of Houston. They win games, but get nothing from DeAndre Hopkins and Brock. Then again the Jags wish they had Houston’s problems. As for the Dolphins, it’s their first game without Tannehill and its on a Saturday so Moore didn’t have as much time to prepare. I think the Dolphins have the best shot to win so I’ll go with 1.

Carlos: Zero

The Dolphins may have the better record, but they aren’t that much better than the Jets. They both allow around 24 points per game. The Dolphins do have an advantage in points scored per game with 21 compared to 17 for the Jets. The Texans will win because of a better defense. The Jags allow almost 10 more points per game then the Texans do. The Bucs will not beat the Cowboys. That O-line is not losing two in a row. Plus, Dallas’s record is 11 and Giants, I mean 2. Get it? They only lose to the Giants. Am I funny yet, Kyle?

Ryan: One

With the overrated Ryan Tannehill out, this game should be close but the Dolphins are definitely still favored. The Jags don’t have much of a chance against the Texans, but I like the Bucs against the Cowboys since their defense has been on fire recently. One of the Bucs or Fins will win.

Who Will Have More Passing Yards in the Steelers/Bengals Game?

Daisy: Ben Roethlisberger

Despite Big Ben struggling on the road and the Bengals having a pretty solid defense, I feel Ben will have more passing yards in this game.

Kyle: Andy Dalton

I think the Steelers have realized they can rely on Bell which means less passing yards for Big Ben.

Carlos: Ben Roethlisberger

It is hard to go against a Quarterback like Big Ben as he has been one of the best for many seasons. I know Andy Dalton is averaging more yards per game and the Bengals do have a slightly better defense against the pass allowing only 238 yards per game compared to the Steelers’ 251 yards per game. But my gut says Big Ben because of his history of showing up in December.

Ryan: Andy Dalton

Big Ben away from home has not been the best this season and the Bengals will certainly be in “I’m-going-to-kill-you” mode on defense because they are the Bengals.

Which Top Rusher Gains the Most Yards?

Ezekiel Elliott, Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson

Daisy: Ezekiel Elliott

People of America, I would like for you to place your hand on your heart and let me introduce you to America’s hero and potential MVP…Ezekiel Elliot.

However, his true test, against perhaps the hottest defense in the league right now which is the Buccaneers, will show whether he is worthy of such a distinction. 

Kyle: Le’Veon Bell

Give me Bell. He’s coming off the best performance of his career in snowy Buffalo. He looked better in snow than Frosty.

leveon_bell_26_practicing_2013Carlos: Le’Veon Bell

Le’Veon Bell will rush for the most yards because of the 3 defenses the Bengals have the worst defense against the run.

Ryan: Le’Veon Bell

The Bucs have been stellar on defense recently and Dak is getting cold. David Johnson could get a lot of touches against a terrible Saints team, but Le’Veon Bell can’t be stopped right now.

Will T.Y. Hilton or Stefon Diggs Have More Receptions in the Colts/Vikings Game?

Daisy: Stefon Diggs

Luck’s lack of protection will be a big reason why many Colts receivers including T.Y Hilton won’t get the ball as often and that’s why I am going with Stefon Diggs to get more receptions. However, I won’t be mad if I get this wrong.

Kyle: T.Y. Hilton

Both teams are solid against the pass as they’re both in the top half of the league in receptions allowed. That being said, I think this could come down to time of possession and its very interesting because the Vikings rank second in the league in time of possession in home games with an average of 33:06 per game. However, the Colts rank 1st in the league in time of possession on the road with an average of 32:39. I’ll take Hilton in a toss up, but this one could just come down to which team has the ball longer and creates more opportunities.

Carlos: Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs will have more receptions in the Colts/Vikings game because Indy’s defense against the pass is one of the worst in the league. The Colts are ranked 26th in yards allowed per game with 262 yards per game. If teams are getting yards on them they are getting receptions as well. The Vikings on the other hand have one of the best defenses against the pass, ranked 3rd with 202 passing yard allowed per game.

Ryan: T.Y. Hilton

TY had 13 targets last week with Donte Moncreif out and with the Colts’ #2 receiver out again this week, look for Luck to lean on his favorite target even more than usual.

Panthers@Redskins

Daisy: Redskins

With the looks of how this season has gone, the struggling Panthers will fall short against Washington. Despite the Panthers’ secondary looking great last week, I don’t think it’s enough to defeat Washington.

Kyle: Panthers

Both teams are coming off wins in Week 14. The Redskins desperately need this game to stay in contention for a wild-card spot. The Panthers aren’t playing for much, but with the spotlight on them on MNF, everyone will be talking about their poor season. I think this motivates them to take down Kirk Cousins and give a glimpse of hope for their team heading into next season.

Kirk Cousins
Eagles at Redskins 10/04/15

Carlos: Redskins

The Redskins seem to be overlooked by many teams and many members of the media. That could change after a solid performance on MNF. I think the Redskins will win this game rather easily actually. They have the advantage on offense and even though it seems to be more even on the defensive side, the Panthers still allow more points per game.

Ryan: Redskins

I think the Redskins can make the playoffs and I think they think they can make the playoffs. I also think the Panthers have given up.

How Many Points Will the Falcons Beat the 49ers By?

0-10, 11-20, 21-30, 30+, 49ers Win

Daisy: 21-30 Points

According to NFL.com, the 49ers are giving up on average 413.5 yards per game which could land them a spot on a very bad list of the  top 5 WORST defensive seasons since the merger. A game against the Falcons isn’t gonna help their cause.

Kyle: 21-30 Points

The Falcons have scored 40+ points 4 times this season and are coming off a 28 point win against the Rams. I think we should expect more of the same here especially since they’re at home. I’ll take the Falcons by 21-30 points.

Carlos: 21-30 Points

The worst defense in the league is taking on the best offense in the league. The 49ers are so bad they couldn’t hold on to beat the Jets. At times, the Jets’ offense made the 49ers’ defense look like a high school team. The Falcons are a much better offense than the Jets so this could get ugly.  Just to give you a little sample of how good the offense has been, the Falcons score 32 points per game and the next best is Oakland with 27 points per game.

Ryan: 11-20 Points

Hope y’all have a lot of Falcons in your fantasy football lineups this week.

Will the Browns Win in Buffalo?

Daisy: No

No, the only way for this to happen is if Isaiah Crowell goes off. Even then, I still don’t see the Browns picking up their first win. 

Kyle: No

I trusted Cleveland last week and they threw a flea flicker from the endzone that led to an interception. Give me the Bills.

Carlos: No

I said it last week and I’ll say it again. The Browns are not winning a game this season. The Bills score more points than the Browns and also allow less points. The Browns need to continue to fight for the first pick in the draft so they can get that player that will take them to the glory days. For the Browns, that means 5 wins.

Ryan: No

Hahahahaha. Oh wait this is a serious question?

Upset of the Week?

NFL: Preseason-Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans

Daisy: Titans over Chiefs

Marcus Mariota and DeMarco Murray will have to step up and if they do they could be able to take down the Chiefs.

Kyle: Titans over Chiefs

The Titans might have my favorite offense in the league besides the Cowboys. Mariota is coming into form and after taking down the Broncos last week they’ll get another tough task, but a win could not only help their division-title hopes, but also strengthen their wild card hopes.

Carlos: Jets over Dolphins

I believe that spark that Petty gave us at the end of the game last week was anything but a fluke. There is more where that came from and he will show it against Miami. The Jets need to take advantage of these useless games and find out what they have on this roster.

Ryan: Jets over Dolphins

SCREW IT! I’M PICKING THE JETS! LET’S GO PETTY!

In Dallas on Sunday, Who Will Have More?

Mavericks’ Points Against Kings or Ezekiel Elliott Rushing Yards Against Bucs

Daisy: Ezekiel Elliott

The Mavs are not the same team they’ve been in the past so I am going to go with Zeke.

Kyle: Ezekiel Elliott

The Mavericks only scored 89 points against the Kings at home on December 7th. Zeke is in store for a big game so I’ll take the Cowboys’ rookie back.

Carlos: Ezekiel Elliott

That O-line, Dak, and Zeke want to prove they have what it takes to not only make it to the playoffs, but also be a Super Bowl contender. Also, the Mavs score the least amount of points per game so it does make my prediction a little easier.

Ryan: Mavericks

Zeke isn’t a sure bet to hit triple digits, but I think the Mavs are.

Tiebreaker: Who Will Have the Most Receptions?

Daisy: Antonio Brown

Kyle: Larry Fitzgerald

Carlos: Jarvis Landry

Ryan: T.Y. Hilton

Well there you have it! Those are our predictions for Week 15 of the NFL season. Let us know in the comments if you agree or disagree!

Author: Kyle Boris

Writing my future

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