The Green Bay Packers were 4.5-point road favorites for their game against the Buffalo Bills in Week 15, but Aaron Rodgers and company got upset 21-13 to cost their supporters money and fall into a tie for first place in the NFC North with the Detroit Lions.
The Lions, meanwhile, won but didn’t cover against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15, pulling out a 16-14 victory as an 8.5-point favorite. Detroit and Green Bay are now both 10-4 SU on the season, but the Lions own the tiebreaker over the Packers in the NFC North standings.
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Over in the AFC three teams clinched division titles in Week 15, as the New England Patriots blasted the Miami Dolphins 41-13 as a 9-point favorite, the Denver Broncos got past the San Diego Chargers 22-10 as a 4-point favorite, and the Indianapolis knocked off the Houston Texans 17-10 but didn’t cover for anyone who got them as a 7.5-point favorite.
The Arizona Cardinals have clinched a playoff berth thanks to their 12-6 win over the St. Louis Rams as a 3-point underdog last Thursday night, while the Seattle Seahawks kept pace in the NFC West division race by beating the San Francisco 49ers 17-7 in a game in which they were set as 10.5-point favorites at some sportsbooks.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys grabbed the lead in the NFC East standings with a 38-27 win over the Philadelphia Eagles as 3-point road underdogs. As well, the Cincinnati Bengals have a slim lead in the AFC North after blanking the Cleveland Browns 30-0 in a pick’em matchup in Johnny Manziel’s debut as the Browns’ starting quarterback.
Here are all the SU and ATS results for the Week 15 NFL schedule . . .
Arizona 12, St. Louis 6 (St. Louis -3)
Pittsburgh 27, Atlanta 20 (Pittsburgh -1)
NY Giants 24, Washington 13 (NY Giants -7.5)
New England 41, Miami 13 (New England -9)
Kansas City 31, Oakland 13 (Kansas City -11.5)
Indianapolis 17, Houston 10 (Indianapolis -7.5)
Baltimore 20, Jacksonville 12 (Baltimore -15.5)
Buffalo 21, Green Bay 13 (Green Bay -4.5)
Carolina 19, Tampa Bay 17 (Carolina -3)
Cincinnati 30, Cleveland 0 (pick’em)
NY Jets 16, Tennessee 11 (NY Jets -2.5)
Denver 22, San Diego 10 (Denver -4)
Detroit 16, Minnesota 14 (Detroit -8.5)
Seattle 17, San Francisco 7 (Seattle -10.5)
Dallas 38, Philadelphia 27 (Philadelphia -3)
New Orleans 31, Chicago 15 (New Orleans -3)