NFL Week 15 proved to be a good one for my tips, with a sizeable number of last week’s 16 tips coming in on the money.

Does that mean we had no shocks? Well no. Carolina stunned Atlanta as the Panthers ousted the Falcons 9-7 in a low-scoring affair.

Speaking of low scoring, the Raiders went from the ridiculous, scoring 0 points last week against the Vikings, to the sublime, racking up 63 points against the Chargers in NFL Week 15.

Things are looking incredibly tight when it comes to the playoffs now, especially for those Wild Card spots, with a huge number of teams around the 8-6, 7-7, 6-8 mark still in with a shout over the final three weeks of the season.

However, for a number of teams, these final three weeks of the regular season will be their last as they are now officially eliminated from playoff contention, while we also now have our first teams confirmed as qualified for the playoffs too!

We’ve also given our Power Rankings an update after this week’s results, so take a look at those at the bottom of this post.

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Let’s now continue with a look at how Week 15 panned out across the NFL.

NFL Week 15 Results

  • Los Angeles Chargers (5-9) 21-63 Las Vegas Raiders (6-8)
  • Minnesota Vikings (7-7) 24-27 Cincinnati Bengals (8-6)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7) 13-30 Indianapolis Colts (8-6)
  • Denver Broncos (7-7) 17-42 Detroit Lions (10-4)
  • Atlanta Falcons (6-8) 7-9 Carolina Panthers (2-12)
  • Chicago Bears (5-9) 17-20 Cleveland Browns (9-5)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-7) 34-20 Green Bay Packers (6-8)
  • New York Jets (5-9) 0-30 Miami Dolphins (10-4)
  • New York Giants (5-9) 6-24 New Orleans Saints (7-7)
  • Houston Texans (8-6) 19-16 Tennessee Titans (5-9) OT
  • Kansas City Chiefs (9-5) 27-17 New England Patriots (3-11)
  • San Francisco 49ers (11-3) 45-29 Arizona Cardinals (3-11)
  • Washington Commanders (4-10) 20-28 Los Angeles Rams (7-7)
  • Dallas Cowboys (10-4) 10-31 Buffalo Bills (8-6)
  • Baltimore Ravens (11-3) 23-7 Jacksonville Jaguars (8-6)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (10-4) 17-20 Seattle Seahawks (7-7)

NFL Week 14 Betting Performance From Last Week’s Tips

  • Winners (Season Total Winners) – 13 (138)
  • Losers (Season Total Losers)– 3 (70)

Now that is much better this week and in truth, it took a couple of shock results to stop me going 15-0 in the first 15 games of the week. Even so, I’m not being greedy, especially after the shock results we have had go against us in recent weeks, but this was much more pleasing.

NFL Week 15 – Playoff Standings

Here’s the updated Playoff scenarios in both the AFC and NFC after Week 15 of the season (The NFL has an 18 Week Season).

AFC – After NFL Week 15

Clinched A Playoff Spot? – Baltimore Ravens (11-3)

  1. Baltimore Ravens – 11-3 (Won AFC North)
  2. Miami Dolphins – 10-4
  3. Kansas City Chiefs – 9-5
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars – 8-6
  5. Cleveland Browns – 9-5
  6. Cincinnati Bengals – 8-6
  7. Indianapolis Colts – 8-6

In The Hunt

  • Houston Texans – 8-6
  • Buffalo Bills – 8-6
  • Pittsburgh Steelers – 7-7
  • Denver Broncos – 7-7
  • Las Vegas Raiders – 6-8
  • Los Angeles Chargers – 5-9

Eliminated

  1. Tennessee Titans – 5-9
  2. New York Jets – 5-9
  3. New England Patriots – 3-11

NFC – After NFL Week 15

Clinched A Playoff Spot? – San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys

  1. San Francisco 49ers – 11-3 (Won NFC West)
  2. Dallas Cowboys – 10-4
  3. Detroit Lions – 10-4
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 7-7
  5. Philadelphia Eagles – 10-4
  6. Minnesota Vikings – 7-7
  7. Los Angeles Rams – 7-7

In The Hunt

  • Seattle Seahawks – 7-7
  • New Orleans Saints – 7-7
  • Atlanta Falcons – 6-8
  • Green Bay Packers – 6-8
  • New York Giants – 5-9
  • Chicago Bears – 5-9

Eliminated

  1. Washington Commanders – 4-10
  2. Arizona Cardinals – 3-11
  3. Carolina Panthers – 2-12

NFL Week 15 Three Notable Performances – Team

NFL Week 15
Raiders decimated the Chargers
  • Raiders Smash Records In Crushing Victory Over The Chargers

Last week, the Raiders lost to a Vikings team that scored just three points and recorded a duck egg score. This week, they made amends by racking up an incredible 63 points with almost all of the fourth quarter remaining as they decimated the Chargers. They scored six touchdowns in the first half without allowing the Chargers to trouble the scoreboard and when the Chargers did eventually wake up, it was in garbage time in the fourth quarter. The result cost the Chargers head coach Brandon Staley his job, and their GM also went too.

  • Bills Continue Their Revival With Statement Win Over Cowboys

A couple of weeks ago, the Bills were at 6-6 and looking at an extremely tough schedule.  Two weeks later after NFL Week 15, they are 8-6, moving closer to the wildcard spots in the AFC and are in such good form that any of the teams that come across them in the playoffs will not want to do so. Jared Allen has come through his poor form of earlier in the season and the Bills now look like the team that many people had as potential Super Bowl contender. They beat the Cowboys easily here and if they can win out, they should make the playoffs where they will be a threat to any team.

  • Tampa Beat The Freeze To Win The Battle of the Bays in Green Bay

There are very few certain things in the NFL, but one of them is that when a Floridian team ventures North in the middle of winter, they are not going to win. Well, scrub that as in the NFL Week 15 Battle of the Bays, it was Tampa that came out on top as they defeated Green Bay in Wisconsin. Fantastic play from QB Gardner Minshew and WR Chris Godwin laid the foundation for the win and it leaves the Packers now once again struggling to make the playoffs.

NFL Week 15 Worst Three Performances – Team

  • Chargers Humiliation At Raiders Sees HC Staley And GM Fired

Brandon Staley’s tenure at the Chargers was on rocky ground already. Many fans felt the Chargers were under-achieving. Then the debacle in Las Vegas occurred and his position became untenable. It is worth noting that the Raiders racked up 63 points with the Chargers mustering just 7 and then Las Vegas basically shut down for the majority of the fourth quarter when the Chargers at least mustered some points. Staley lasted until NFL Week 15 as Head Coach of the Chargers.

  • Jets Offense Plummets To New Lows In 0 Point Defeat to Dolphins

Robert Saleh must wonder what he has done to endure such bad luck to his offense this season. Aaron Rodgers was brought in using up a big chunk of the salary cap and lasted four snaps before his achilles did likewise. Since then, Zach Wilson has struggled and then was out of this game early on which meant the ineffective Jets offense was even worse than usual. The Dolphins ran in 30 points and it probably could have been more.

  • Falcons Slip Two Behind Saints and Bucs After Dismal Panthers Loss

It has been a frustrating season for the Falcons. In an eminently winnable NFC South, they have led the way for most of the season. However, a number of poor defeats have seen them now overtaken by both the Saints and the Buccaneers meaning their playoff hopes are in jeopardy. Inconsistent play on offense has been a major issue for the Falcons, despite having some stellar players. Arthur Smith faces a make or break few weeks with his team. NFL Week 15 could be the one that defines the Falcons season and not for the better.

NFL Week 15 Three Notable Performances – Individual

  • QB Jared Goff (Lions) – 24/34 for 278 yards and 5 TDs.
  • RB Christian McCaffrey (49ers) – 18 rushes for 115 yards and a TD. 5 receptions for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • QB Baker Mayfield (Buccaneers) – 22/28 for 381 yards and 4 touchdowns

Performers of the Week – NFL Week 15

  • Team – Las Vegas Raiders
  • Offensive Player – TE – Sam Laporta (Lions) – 5 receptions for 56 yards and 3 touchdowns
  • Defensive Player – CB – Brandon Jones (Dolphins) 5 Tackles, 2 Interceptions, 2 Passes Defensed
  • Special Teams Player – K – Ka’imi Fairbairn (Texans) 4/4 FG, 1XP (Including game tying and game winning field goals)
  • Rookie – QB – Aidan O’Connell (Raiders) 20/34 for 248 yards, 4 TD
NFL Week 15
Bucs win Battle of the Bays

NFL Week 16 Preview & Betting Tips

With NFL Week 15 now in the history books, it’s time to take a look ahead to our predictions for NFL Week 16.

  • New Orleans Saints (7-7) @ Los Angeles Rams (7-7)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – Los Angeles Rams – 10/21

  • Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – Cincinnati Bengals – 5/7

  • Buffalo Bills (8-6) @ Los Angeles Chargers (5-9)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – Buffalo Bills – 1/10

  • Indianapolis Colts (8-6) @ Atlanta Falcons (6-8)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – Indianapolis Colts – 10/13

  • Green Bay Packers (6-8) @ Carolina Panthers (2-12)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – Green Bay Packers – 4/9

  • Cleveland Browns (9-5) @ Houston Texans (8-6)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – Cleveland Browns – 23/20

  • Detroit Lions (10-4) @ Minnesota Vikings (7-7)

 NFL Week 16 Money Line TipDetroit Lions – 20/37

  • Washington Commanders (4-10) @ New York Jets (5-9)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – New York Jets – 5/8

  • Seattle Seahawks (6-7) @ Tennessee Titans (5-9)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – Seattle Seahawks – 5/7

  • Jacksonville Jaguars (8-6) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-7)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – Tampa Bay Buccaneers –

  • Arizona Cardinals (3-11) @ Chicago Bears (5-9)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – Chicago Bears – 5/11

  • Dallas Cowboys (10-4) @ Miami Dolphins (10-4)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – Miami Dolphins – 4/5

  • New England Patriots (3-11) @ Denver Broncos (7-7)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – Los Angeles Rams – 20/61

  • Las Vegas Raiders (6-8) @ Kansas City Chiefs (9-5)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – Kansas City Chiefs – 1/5

  • New York Giants (5-9) @ Philadelphia Eagles (10-3)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – Philadelphia Eagles – 2/11

  • Baltimore Ravens (11-3) @ San Francisco 49ers (11-3)

NFL Week 16 Money Line Tip – San Francisco 49ers – 5/11

Power Rankings – After NFL Week 15

  1. San Francisco 49ers (1) – 11-3
  2. Baltimore Ravens (3) – 11-3
  3. Miami Dolphins (4) – 10-4
  4. Detroit Lions (6) – 10-4
  5. Dallas Cowboys (2) – 10-4
  6. Philadelphia Eagles (5) – 10-4
  7. Buffalo Bills (7) – 8-6
  8. Kansas City Chiefs (8) – 9-5
  9. Cleveland Browns (9) – 9-5
  10. Cincinnati Bengals (11) – 8-6
  11. Houston Texans (13) – 8-6
  12. Denver Broncos (10) – 7-7
  13. Jacksonville Jaguars (12) – 8-6
  14. Indianapolis Colts (16) – 8-6
  15. Seattle Seahawks (14) – 7-7
  16. Los Angeles Rams (17) – 7-7
  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19) – 7-7
  18. Minnesota Vikings (20) – 7-7
  19. Green Bay Packers (15) – 6-8
  20. Pittsburgh Steelers (18) – 7-7
  21. New Orleans Saints (22) – 7-7
  22. Las Vegas Raiders (23) – 6-8
  23. Atlanta Falcons (21) – 6-8
  24. Chicago Bears (26) – 5-9
  25. New York Jets (25) – 5-9
  26. Los Angeles Chargers (24) – 5-9
  27. New York Giants (29) – 5-9
  28. Tennessee Titans (28) – 5-9
  29. Washington Commanders (27) – 4-10
  30. Arizona Cardinals (30) – 3-11
  31. New England Patriots (31) – 3-11
  32. Carolina Panthers (32) – 2-12