Tom Sorensen

Week 15 NFL picks: The horror and the shame ...

I’ve had success by picking the league’s elite teams to cover. I’d been on a great streak. I promise. But the Patriots neither covered nor won.
I’ve had success by picking the league’s elite teams to cover. I’d been on a great streak. I promise. But the Patriots neither covered nor won. AP

My dog would have made better NFL picks than I did last week. Greyhounds are accustomed to finding an edge. I went a horrendous 5-11.

For the season, I’m 121-87.

My Lock of the Week was New England. I’ve had success by picking the league’s elite teams to cover. I’d been on a great streak. I promise. But the Patriots neither covered nor won.

Season Locks: 6-8.

This week’s picks, with the home team in CAPS:

Denver 2 over INDIANAPOLIS

DETROIT 7 over Chicago

Los Angeles Chargers 2 over KANSAS CITY

Philadelphia 6 over NEW YORK GIANTS

Baltimore 4 over CLEVELAND

WASHINGTON 6 over Arizona

NEW ORLEANS 11 over New York Jets

CAROLINA 4 over Green Bay

BUFFALO 3 over Miami

JACKSONVILLE 8 over Houston

SEATTLE 1 over Los Angeles Rams

New England 2 over PITTSBURGH

OAKLAND 3 over Dallas

ATLANTA 4 over TAMPA BAY

SAN FRANCISCO 3 over Tennessee

Lock of the Week: MINNESOTA (-10 ½) 16 over Cincinnati

Tom Sorensen is a retired Charlotte Observer columnist. Sign up for his newsletter, and follow him on Twitter: @tomsorensen

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