Cleveland Browns: DPD pick ’em pool Week 15 recap and predictions

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The Cleveland Browns haven’t given fans much to cheer about, but there is always our pick ’em pool to raise spirits around the holidays.

Another week, another Cleveland Browns loss and another week’s worth of picks.

Everyone was pretty close this week, and Tom would seem to be the one most likely to win barring an Atlanta Falcons-esque collapse.

Here’s the updated standings:

  1. Tom Moore 149 points (14)
  2. Joel Cade 145 points (14)
  3. Steven Kubitza 144 points (11)
  4. Andrew Seibt 143 points (11)
  5. Brandon Onda 142 points (12)
  6. Roger Cohen 141 points (13)
  7. Matt Stevenson 128 points (13)
  8. Joshua Dentler 121 points (11)

A mere four points separate No. 2 from No. 6, but it will be an uphill climb to catch No. 1. Keep in mind the winner of the pick ’em pool receives an autographed Jimmy Garoppolo jersey shirt, so good luck to everyone in Week 16 and 17!

My Picks

Indianapolis @ Baltimore Pick: Baltimore 30-17

Minnesota @ Green Bay Pick: Minnesota 27-10

Detroit @ Cincinnati Pick: Detroit 37-17

LA Rams @ Tennessee Pick: LA Rams 24-13

Denver @ Washington Pick: Washington 20-10

Atlanta @ New Orleans Pick: New Orleans 31-24

Cleveland @ Chicago Pick: Chicago 20-13

Buffalo @ New England Pick: New England 28-14

Miami @ Kansas City Pick: Kansas City 34-20

LA Chargers @ New York Jets Pick: Chargers 27-13

Tampa Bay @ Carolina Pick: Carolina 38-14

Jacksonville @ San Francisco Pick: Jacksonville 20-17

New York Giants @ Arizona Pick: Giants 17-13

Seattle @ Dallas Pick: Seattle 31-28

Pittsburgh @ Houston Pick: Pittsburgh 30-6

Oakland @ Philadelphia Pick: Philadelphia 27-20

Upset of the Week

Seattle over Dallas. Despite the narrative that the Seahawks are done and change is coming, Russell Wilson is still an MVP candidate that won’t let his team quit. The Cowboys gave up 350+ to Philip Rivers on Thanksgiving in Dallas, and I expect similar numbers for Wilson. Seahawks 31-28

Lock of the Week

Typically this is whoever is playing the Browns. But this is their last winnable game if you want to call it that, so I’ll have to go with Carolina over Tampa Bay. Tampa looked decent on Monday night against the Falcons, but Carolina is simply too good offensively, and Tampa is just that bad defensively. Panthers 38-14

Next: Watching the local quarterback on Christmas Eve

Browns Prediction

The Christmas Eve game against hometown hero Mitchell Trubisky. Sad news for the Browns as I anticipate a loss for the team in their last winnable game. They need to stop Jordan Howard/Tarik Cohen and defend the middle of the field, which they can’t do, so I think Mitch does just enough to get the Bears a victory in Soldier Field. Bears 20-13