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APC NFL Picks, Week 15: Can Packers’ playoff dreams stay alive another week?

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A majority of APC writers say no to that question.

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Winning out and making the playoffs was never going to be an easy task for the Green Bay Packers. Not before their loss in Minnesota three weeks ago, and not now. Sunday is the team’s toughest remaining task on that road, and if a few things go wrong the Green and Gold could be eliminated from playoff contention by day’s end.

Then again, the Packers’ rivalry with the Chicago Bears has been hilariously lopsided this decade, really ever since week 17 of the 2010 season. Since then, the Packers have lost just twice compared to 15 victories, including a win in the 2010 NFC Championship Game.

But this year, the tables have turned. After Green Bay’s improbable comeback victory in week one, the two teams have trended in opposite directions. Chicago comes in with a chance to clinch the NFC North with a win, which would be their first division title since — you guessed it — that 2010 season. Officially knocking their bitter rivals out of the postseason race once and for all would just be the cherry on top.

The writers of Acme Packing Company see reasons for both hope and dismay leading up to Sunday’s game, depending on who you talk to. But when it boiled down to our picks this week, a majority picked Chicago to earn a victory on Sunday, going that direction with an 8-5 margin.

Here are the full picks for this week’s games.

Week 15 Picks

Game Tex Jason Peter Kris Bob Jon M Jordan Matub Mike Paul Shawn Wendi Zach APC Pick
Game Tex Jason Peter Kris Bob Jon M Jordan Matub Mike Paul Shawn Wendi Zach APC Pick
LAC @ KC KC KC KC KC KC KC LAC KC LAC LAC KC KC KC KC
HOU @ NYJ HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU*
CLE @ DEN CLE DEN DEN CLE DEN CLE CLE CLE DEN CLE DEN CLE DEN CLE
ARI @ ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL*
TB @ BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL TB BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL
DET @ BUF DET BUF DET BUF DET DET BUF DET BUF BUF DET DET BUF DET
GB @ CHI CHI CHI CHI GB CHI CHI GB GB GB CHI CHI CHI GB CHI
OAK @ CIN OAK CIN OAK CIN CIN OAK CIN CIN OAK OAK CIN OAK CIN CIN
DAL @ IND IND IND IND IND DAL DAL DAL IND IND IND IND IND IND IND
WAS @ JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX*
MIA @ MIN MIN MIN MIN MIA MIN MIN MIN MIA MIA MIA MIN MIA MIN MIN
TEN @ NYG TEN NYG NYG TEN NYG NYG NYG NYG TEN NYG NYG NYG TEN NYG
SEA @ SF SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA*
NE @ PIT NE NE PIT NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
PHI @ LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR*
NO @ CAR NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO*