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Thursday, December 01, 2022

The Loop NFL Picks: Week 15

Every Sunday Kevin Cusick makes his predictions based on the latest data in Las Vegas, just as God intended …

Texans in Jaguars (-2 ½)
It was a historically ugly final for Urban Meyer, as Jacksonville’s coach was fired early Thursday morning after reports that he kicked Jaguars kicker Josh Lambo ahead of an exhibition game. Meyer was unable to immediately respond to his dismissal after midnight, because first he had to pull a classmate from his knees.
Pick: Texans – 3

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Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer attends a press conference following the NFL football match between the Miami Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on Sunday 17 October 2021. The Jaguars won the match 23-20. (AP Photo / Ian Walton) #

Vikings at bears (+ 3½)
The Vikings last Thursday night were inches away from becoming the first team in NFL history to pull ahead 29-0 before holding out to beat the Steelers. Many Purple fans have had to be treated for mild shock, a natural reaction to their team being 29 points ahead of anyone.
Selection: Vikings by 7

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Minnesota Vikings defender Chris Boyd (29) rejoices on the field after playing the second half of an NFL soccer game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, December 9, 2021 in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 36-28. (AP Photo / Stacy Bengs)

Titans in Steelers (+ 1½)
Chase Claypool was accused of selfishness for celebrating the victory first and costing the Steelers valuable time at the end of their loss to Minnesota. Most of the Viking fans did not notice Claypool’s moves as they drank heavily for most of the fourth quarter.
Choice: Titans 3

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Fugitive Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Chase Claypool (left) escapes Minnesota Vikings defender Basho Briland (21) during the first half of an NFL football game on Thursday, December 9, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo / Bruce Kluckhohn) #

Packers in Ravens (+ 4½)
NBC’s Chris Collinsworth raised his eyebrows last Sunday night, praising Aaron Rogers’ QB Green Bay for his honesty. We look forward to this week’s broadcast in which he praises Antonio Brown for his COVID testing and Urban Meyer’s skill.
Selection: Packers for 7

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NBC announcer Chris Collinsworth (left) works on the pitch at Nissan Stadium ahead of the NFL football match between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, December 30, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Photo / Mark Zaleski)

Washington to Eagles (-4½)
WFT owner Daniel Snyder was charged with obstructing investigations into his alleged sexual misconduct and intimidating witnesses. When asked to comment, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league would not tolerate violations and then asked his aides who this Daniel Snyder was.
Choice: Eagles by 7

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Washington football team owner Daniel Snyder walks across the field ahead of an NFL playoff soccer game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday, January 9, 2021 in Landover, Maryland. Tampa Bay won 31-23. (AP Photo / Julio Cortez) #

Seahawks to Rams (-6½)
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson is reportedly willing to drop his trade ban clause on three teams: the Giants, Broncos and Saints. In a related note, Ciara is reportedly willing to give up her marriage clause for Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, and Tom Brady.
Choice: Sheep for 7

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Seattle Seahawks defender Russell Wilson (3) talks to his wife, pop singer Ciara, after NFL football practice on Saturday, July 31, 2021 in Renton, WA. (AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)

Pirate Saints (-10½)
New Orleans fans were surprised to learn that the upcoming Sean Payton film features King of Queens, depicting the trainer of the Saints, Kevin James. James decided to take on the role when he could not find financial support for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 6.
Pick: Buccaneers by 7

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FILE. In this archived photo on April 11, 2015, Kevin James arrives in a segway for the premiere of Paul Blart: Cop at the Mall 2 at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York. Pixels, Jupiter Rising, Paul Blart Trade Cop 2 and Fifty Shades of Gray are all nominated for this year’s Golden Raspberry Awards. Each of the films topped the Razzies lineup on Wednesday January 13, 2016, with six nods, including Worst Film and Worst Actor for Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Gray, James in Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, Channing Tatum in Jupiter Rising ”and Adam Sandler in“ Pixels ”and ?? Shoemaker. ?? (Photo by Charles Sykes / Invision / AP, file)

Dolphin aircraft (-8½)
Miami’s COVID roster is overflowing with the team’s top three runbacks expected to skip Sunday’s game. It doesn’t really matter as most fans can’t identify any of the Dolphin runners anyway.
Choice: Dolphins for 10

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Miami Dolphins defender Tua Tagovailoa (1) passes the ball to running Miami Dolphins Miles Gaskin (37) during an NFL football match against the New York Giants on Sunday, December 5, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Florida. (AP Photo / Doug Murray)

Cowboys at the Giants (+ 10½)
Dallas could advance to the playoffs to win at the Meadowlands. While this is great news for Mike McCarthy’s team, they won’t know who they will lose in the first round for several weeks.
Choice: Cowboys from 14

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Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy responds to a goal scored during the second half of an NFL soccer game against the Washington DC soccer team on Sunday, December 12, 2021, in Landover, Maryland. (AP Photo / Terrance Williams)

Panthers in the accounts (-10½)
Former Buffalo icon O. Jay Simpson officially became a free man again after completing his parole for armed robbery in Nevada in 2007. It is now believed that Juice is slightly more likely to get a coaching job in the NFL next season than Urban Meyer.
Choice: Notes of 14

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FILE – Former NFL football star O. Jay Simpson reacts to this after learning that he was released on parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nevada on July 20, 2017. 74-year-old former soccer hero acquitted California murder accused and convicted Las Vegas On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Nevada State Police spokeswoman Kim Yoko Smith, spokeswoman for the Nevada State Police, said the armed robber received a confession for good behavior and released from parole effective December 1, the day following the Nevada Parole Board hearing (Jason Bean / The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, Pool, File)

OTHER GAMES
Cardinals in Lions (+ 13½):
To choose: Cardinals 10

Bengals in the Broncos (-1½):
To choose: Bengals for 3

Falcons in 49ers class (-8½):
To choose: 49ers by 3

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) leaves the field after a 26-23 win over the Cincinnati Bengals during an NFL football game on Sunday, December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati. (AP Photo / Emily Chinn) #

WRITE DOWN
14 week
10-4 straight up
9-5 against the spread

Season
130-77-1 straight up (0.628)
113-93-2 versus spread (0.549)

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San Francisco 49ers receiver Brandon Ayuk (11) dives into the end zone for a winning touchdown after extra time during an NFL football match against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 12, 2021 in Cincinnati. (AP Photo / Emily Chinn) #

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