Dawg Pound Daily staff picks: Week 15


Dec 13, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Charles Gaines (43) celebrates breaking up a pass during the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns defeated the 49ers 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Week 15 of the NFL season brings playoff implications, a tough road game for the Cleveland Browns and the weekly picks from the staff at Dawg Pound Daily.

As we come down the home stretch of the 2015 regular season, the Dawg Pound Daily staff is looking at Week 15 with their selections and bold prediction for this week’s game at CenturyLink Field between the Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks.

Last week the Dawg Pound Daily staff combined for an overall record of 76-44 for the week and 579-437 for the year to date.

Not too shabby for a bunch of novice handicappers!

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Let’s not forget to mention the Browns coming up with a big win to break their seven-game losing streak against the woeful San Francisco 49ers.

There are several games this weekend that have major playoff implications, including the Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles.

So without further ado, on to the Week 15 picks!

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36. You could make a strong argument that right now the Seahawks are the best team in the NFL. After a relatively wobbly start to the year, they are now back to their best and Russell Wilson has gone up a level. If Johnny Manziel can get anything going against this team it will be a bonus. I expect an extremely hard bump back down to Earth after beating a miserable San Francisco team. <strong>Seahawks 38, Browns 10</strong>. (82-45). Previous: 1st. Murray Alexander. 1. team

Previous: 4th. Thomas Moore. 2. team. 36. The Seahawks have won four consecutive games, outscored their opponents in those four games by an average of 21 points, and can take a big step toward securing a playoff spot with a win on Sunday. The bad news for the Browns? They don’t get to play the 49ers each week. <strong>Seahawks 28, Browns 7</strong>. (76-51)

36. I think Johnny Manziel and the Browns do better in this game than anyone expects. It will be competitive until the fourth quarter and then Seattle will run away with it. This is the game that Manziel cements his status as the quarterback of the future, or begins his downward spiral. Either way this game is going to be much more interesting than it deserves to be. <strong>Seahawks 31, Browns 21</strong>. (74-53). Previous: 3rd. Brandon Lambert. 3. team

36. Last week’s win was nice, but beating Seattle in Seattle does not sound realistic for this 3-10 Browns team. Fans should hope for continued improvement over the last three games of the season, with wins being an added bonus. <strong>Seahawks 31, Browns 17</strong>. (71-56). Previous: 4th. Steven Kubitza. 4. team

(70-57). Previous: t-5th. Giovanni Castelli. t-5. team. 53. After the big win last week against the 49ers it motivated me to play with the Browns online in Madden ’16. Each time the opponent picked Seattle. Johnny Manziel beat them both times in electrifying fashion. <strong>Browns 27, Seahawks 20</strong>

Seattle just might be the hottest team entering Week 15 and their defense will smother Cleveland’s offense, although Johnny Manziel will play alright. Despite running back injuries for the Seahawks, the pick is Seattle. <strong>Seahawks 34, Browns 17</strong>. (70-57). Previous: t-5th. Matthew Stevenson. t-5. team. 36

53. Not one person in the football world is going to believe the three-win Browns can defeat the mighty Seahawks in Seattle. But with a win over the 49ers last <span class=. (68-59). Previous: 7th. Eric Szczepinski. t-7. team

Roger Cohen. t-7. team. 36. These are stipulated, incontrovertible facts: Seattle is on an incredible roll and one of the toughest venues in NFL. Either by blocked kicks or big returns, the Browns’ special teams is certain to give up 10 points per game. Johnny Manziel can’t improve on his San Francisco performance – and is still inches away from a costly fumble or “oh no” pick six. Without Brian Hartline, the Browns may have to play Dwayne Bowe or bring back 73-year-old Paul Warfield, who looked pretty healthy on TV on <span class=. (68-59). Previous: 8th