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NFL Week 15 schedule: 5 teams on upset alert

Taking a glance at the NFL Week 15 schedule, these five teams should be keeping on upset alert this weekend.

5. Minnesota Vikings (-5.5) at Chicago Bears

The Vikings are 6-7 and trying to make the playoffs. They should pound the Bears, but this is Minnesota, and that means anything is possible. After all, the Vikings have lost to the Detroit Lions this year and were almost swept. Additionally, Kirk Cousins against a good defense in primetime is always a concern if you want to lay money on the Vikes. Tough game to handicap.

4. Los Angeles Rams (-4.5) vs. Seattle Seahawks

The Rams looked like a great bet earlier in the week but COVID has taken hold of the team. Los Angeles is dealing  with an outbreak, putting this game in serious doubt. Additionally, the Seahawks are trying to stay alive in the wide-open NFC playoff picture, sitting at 5-8 but only one game out of a spot. If the Rams are going to be without a litany of stars, this could be a very competitive game.

3. Denver Broncos (-2.5) vs. Cincinnati Bengals

This is a case of wondering which team is actually better. The Bengals and Broncos are both 7-6 and tied for the final wild card spot in the AFC. Cincinnati has to go on the road and play in a tough environment at Mile High, but it has a more talented group. Joe Burrow is the superior player to Teddy Bridgewater, who is efficient in his own right but also struggles to hit the big plays. The difference could be … the difference.

2. Indianapolis Colts (-2.5) vs. New England Patriots

The Patriots have won seven straight games, tied for the longest current win streak in the NFL along with the Kansas City Chiefs. New England is on the road, but is coming off a bye week (so are the Colts) and gets an Indy team that is somewhat one-dimensional in its offensive plan. If the Patriots can limit Jonathan Taylor and force Carson Wentz into some long down and distances, it could be a nice game for Bill Belichick and Co.

1. Tennessee Titans (-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers

While the line has continually come down after the Titans opened as two-point favorites, the Steelers are still a tremendous value. Pittsburgh has flaws, but Tennessee is without a slew of guys including running back Derrick Henry and receiver A.J. Brown. That’s tough sledding against the Steelers, who have the ability to get after Ryan Tannehill.

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