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Full list of Week 15 straight-up picks with confidence levels

The NFL returns for Week 15 and we’ve got a look at who we think will win each game taking place this week, and at what level of confidence.

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs in action against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

The NFL is back for Week 15, and the playoff race is coming down the home stretch. The week opens with Chargers-Raiders on Thursday Night Football, but then we get a schedule adjustment. This weekend marks the first of two straight weekends of Saturday football. That’s followed by 12 games on Sunday and then Monday Night Football to wrap things up.

It’s time once again to start picking winners. Each Thursday, I put together a list of straight up picks for the weekly schedule. I’ll have picks against the spread over the weekend, but this is a chance to just pick winners and losers. This year though, I’ve changed up the approach. Instead of simply picking winners and losers, I’m also grouping the picks by confidence — high confidence, medium confidence, low confidence, no confidence.

I had a solid performance last week, going 11-5. Below I’ve posted all my picks, with my record in that confidence level in parenthesis.

High confidence (43-10)

Bills over Broncos
Packers over Panthers
Titans over Lions
Ravens over Jaguars
Steelers over Bengals
Rams over Jets

Medium confidence (49-22)

Colts over Texans
Seahawks over Washington
Chiefs over Saints
Browns over Giants
Cardinals over Eagles

Low confidence (22-27)

Vikings over Bears
Dolphins over Patriots
49ers over Cowboys

No confidence (16-13)

Raiders over Chargers
Falcons over Buccaneers

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