NFL Picks: Week 15 Thursday Night

Broncos -10.5 over Chargers

The Broncos are a tough team to pick against. Even when they are losing in the first half they also seem to find a way to win and cover a double-digit spread. I’m going to pick the Broncos this week to cover in a one-star pick but I think they will start sluggish on a short week. I can see Denver losing at halftime and coming back to win and cover with a strong second half.

Season record

Three-star: 21-28-1

Two-star: 48-36-4

One-star: 33-31-5

The Positives from the U.S. World Cup Draw

Going into the World Cup draw on Friday, the U.S. knew they would need some luck to get a favorable group in June. Assigned in a pot with the rest of CONCACAF and teams from Asia, there was a greater chance the Americas would be drawn into a “Group of Death” than the group they played against in the 2010 World Cup (England, Slovenia, Algeria). 

The U.S. were drawn into Group G. They will play Ghana, Portugal and Germany in order next June. These are three great teams and to make matters worse, the U.S. has to travel about 9,000 miles between their group games.

There aren’t many good things to come out of this draw. However, with over six months until the tournament begins, we might as well look for some positives.

The schedule for the U.S. doesn’t help them with travel but the order of fixtures could be a positive. Continue reading