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Flamin’ Four – Week 15

Another week of my picks going 2-2. This season I haven’t been doing great, but also haven’t doing bad. The best way to describe that is being average and I don’t like being average. I constantly strive to become the best, so here’s a few things I learned last week that can help lead me to the top.

Dallas is in a very interesting position right now. They are coming off a personal loss to the Giants and haven’t played great the past couple weeks. How will Dallas respond in this of adversity? Can Dak play well in cold weather games? Will the defense be able to step up in key moments? Will Tony Romo’s role change? Also, the race for the NFC South playoff spot will be a good one between Tampa Bay and Atlanta, be sure to set your calendar to watch that game next week. But let’s focus on this week and some picks

If this is your first time reading the Flamin’ Four and have no idea what this about or what I just talked about, it’s okay I explained everything in Flamin’ Four – Week 10 Blog. Let’s get to some picks.

Los Angeles Rams (+15) at Seattle Seahawks

I don’t normally pick Thursday night games, but 15 points is too much to pass up. Yes, the Rams just fired their coach, they have the NFL’s worst offense, and are the tied with the 49ers for 2nd worst team in the NFL, but this game will tight. The Rams have won the last three matchups against the Seahawks, which shows that their coaching staff has found Seattle’s weaknesses and utilities them perfectly in their game plan. Also, Seattle hasn’t been very impressive lately.

Seattle (24-10)

Tennessee Titans (+5.5) at Kansas City Chiefs

Tennessee had their biggest victory in the past five years last week against the Broncos. That game showed that Tennessee is ready to be out of rebuilding mode and ready to be taken as true playoff team. However, they have a tough draw this week with the Chiefs, whose coach Andy Reid is the master at getting his teams ready to play after extended periods of rest (they played Thursday night). On the other hand, the Titans are physically worn out from the defensive battle with Denver. Kansas City wins a close one.

Kansas City (28-26)

San Francisco 49ers at Atlanta Falcons (-13.5)

This will make the second week in a row that I pick Atlanta to cover a huge number and I’m more confident about this week’s pick. San Francisco is tied for the worst record ATS (against the spread) in the NFL. Atlanta will hold nothing back this week and will roll through Chip Kelly’s 49ers even without Julio Jones.

Oakland Raiders (-3) at San Diego Chargers

Oakland is coming off a heartbreaking loss against the Chiefs and will seek vengeance to assert their dominance once again. San Diego has lost another key component of their offense in Melvin Gordon and will struggle to fill that void with undrafted rookie, Kenneth Farrow. Also, the Raiders are tied for third in the NFL with a 5-1 record on the road this season. The Raiders will roll.

Oakland (35-24)

All my betting lines are from VegasInsider.com under the VI Consensus column, which is the most frequent betting line among Las Vegas and Online sportsbooks.

Also, I want my blog to stay connected with my readers, therefore I encourage you to comment below and share your thoughts and feelings on this topic, whether you agree or disagree. To me, it’s not about being right it’s about understanding and analyzing all perspectives. Provide a comment below or email me (hartshornthomas@gmail.com) about any sports topics you would like for me write about in the future.

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