The first game in Week 15 features one of the largest point spreads on the schedule. The Denver Broncos are 10.5-point favorites at home over the San Diego Chargers. In the first meeting between the two teams this season, Peyton Manning and company won on the road by eight points. It’s the sixth time this season that Denver has given their opponent at least 10 points.
The Carolina Panthers are the only other double-digit favorite of the week. They’re giving the New York Jets 11 points, who are still alive in the AFC playoff hunt. The Panthers are expected to win a blowout, even coming off their worst loss of the 2013 season. It was their first defeat since Week Five.
Despite winning four of their last five, the Jacksonville Jaguars continue to get little respect from the odds-makers. They’re involved in the contest with the smallest betting line, as they have been made two-point underdogs against the Buffalo Bills, who have just one win since Week Seven.
Aaron Rodgers’s uncertain status means there are no current betting odds for the Green Bay Packers’ game with the Dallas Cowboys. A loss for either team could effectively end either one of their chances of making the postseason. The Packers are a half-game behind both the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears. The Cowboys trail the Philadelphia Eagles by one game in the NFC East. Neither club has much hope of winning a wild card spot.
The matchup with the biggest playoff implications might be on "Monday Night Football." The Baltimore Ravens visit Detroit, as both teams try to keep a hold onto their postseason spots. Three teams are still a legitimate challenge to Baltimore for the No.6 seed in the AFC. The Lions are in first place, but a loss could drop them to third in the NFC North.
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Below are the complete betting lines for all the Week 15 games, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas.
San Diego Chargers (+10.5) at Denver Broncos, 55.5
Washington Redskins (+6) at Atlanta Falcons, 51
San Francisco 49ers (-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 41
Arizona Cardinals (-3) at Tennessee Titans, 41.5
New Orleans Saints (-5.5) at St. Louis Rams, 46.5
Seattle Seahawks (-7) at New York Giants, 41
Chicago Bears (+2.5) at Cleveland Browns, 43
Houston Texans (+6) at Indianapolis Colts, 45.5
Buffalo Bills (-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 43
New England Patriots (-2.5) at Miami Dolphins, 45.5
Philadelphia Eagles (-4.5) at Minnesota Vikings, 51.5
New York Jets (+11) at Carolina Panthers, 40.5
Kansas City Chiefs (-4) at Oakland Raiders, 41
Green Bay Packers (N/A) at Dallas Cowboys
Cincinnati Bengals (-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers, 40.5
Baltimore Ravens (+6) at Detroit Lions, 48