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NFL Survivor Week 15 Rankings

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2023

As the NFL season nears its end, staying alive in Survivor pools is growing increasingly challenging.

Last week, one of the biggest favorites of the year, the Miami Dolphins, lost to the Tennessee Titans despite leading by double digits late on. Oh, and the Dolphins were a double-digit favorite.

Here’s a breakdown of the NFL Week 15 odds with an eye on staying alive. As always, survive and advance.

Survivor Week 15 Best Picks

San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals

The three-game losing streak from earlier in the season is a distant memory for the San Francisco 49ers.

Since those slip-ups, they have won five straight, including three games on the road. Quarterback Brock Purdy looks like a legit MVP, and the offense is the most explosive in the NFL.

On the road once again, this time against the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco is likely to win comfortably.

Arizona is coming off a bye after beating the Steelers by two touchdowns, although a few weeks rest probably won’t be much help.

We’ve seen enormous favorites lose over the last month, but a defeat here would be truly shocking.

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Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots

The Kansas City Chiefs are not the team many thought they would be. At this point, that much is clear.

Kansas City has now lost three of its last four games, and not all of these stumbles could be blamed on the officials. Patrick Mahomes hasn’t been great, and the Chiefs’ offense has rarely looked quite right.

But the New England Patriots, even after a win against the Steelers, are a broken football team. As reports of Bill Belichick’s departure start to gain steam, it feels likely that the Pats will still struggle in the near term.

Despite KC’s issues, Bailey Zappe vs. Mahomes is a tremendous mismatch. Maybe this is the next massive favorite to lose, although the oddsmakers’ stance feels noteworthy.

Survivor Week 15 Rankings Grid

RkTeamGrade
1Dallas Cowboys@ Washington CommandersA+
2Tampa Bay Buccaneers@ Carolina PanthersA
3Jacksonville Jaguars@ Tennessee TitansA
4Cincinnati BengalsCleveland BrownsA-
5Philadelphia Eagles@ New York GiantsA-
6Pittsburgh Steelers@ Baltimore RavensB+
7New Orleans SaintsAtlanta FalconsB+
8Detroit LionsMinnesota VikingsB+
9Los Angeles ChargersKansas City ChiefsB
10Buffalo Bills@ Miami DolphinsB
11Green Bay PackersChicago BearsB
12Seattle Seahawks@ Arizona CardinalsB
13San Francisco 49ersLos Angeles RamsB
14Denver Broncos@ Las Vegas RaidersB_
15Indianapolis ColtsHouston TexansB-
16New England PatriotsNew York JetsB-
17New York Jets@ New England PatriotsB-
18Houston Texans@ Indianapolis ColtsB-
19Las Vegas RaidersDenver Broncos
20Los Angeles Rams@ San Francisco 49ersC+
21Arizona CardinalsSeattle SeahawksC+
22Chicago Bears@ Green Bay PackersC+
23Miami DolphinsBuffalo BillsC+
24Kansas City Chiefs@ Los Angeles ChargersC
25Minnesota Vikings@ Detroit LionsC
26Atlanta Falcons@ New Orleans SaintsC-
27Baltimore RavensPittsburgh SteelersD+
28New York GiantsPhiladelphia EaglesD
29Cleveland Browns@ Cincinnati BengalsD
30Tennessee TitansJacksonville JaguarsD-
31Carolina PanthersTampa Bay BuccaneersD-
32Washington CommandersDallas CowboysF

Survivor Week 15 Sleeper

Cincinnati Bengals vs Minnesota Vikings

It’s becoming more and more obvious that Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jake Browning is no fluke.

No one will confuse him with Joe Burrow just yet, although his performances have given Cincinnati some reignited optimism. The Bengals have won back-to-back games, and another spot at home against a team making a quarterback change feels like an ideal spot.

Nick Mullens will get the start for the Minnesota Vikings, and he does have experience. With that acknowledged, this isn’t an ideal place to debut. Cincinnati has some juice, even when the season felt lost not long ago.

There haven’t been many spots to play the Bengals in recent weeks. This is certainly one.

Survivor Week 15 Team to Save for the Future

Philadelphia Eagles @ Seattle Seahawks

The Philadelphia Eagles have lost two straight, and they have allowed 75 points along the way.

These are facts, although some context is required. Philadelphia played the 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys in those games, and that was after matchups against the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City and a first game against Dallas.

Jalen Hurts looks banged up, and the Eagles’ offense has looked off. As such, a long road trip to Seattle comes at an inopportune time.

The matchup isn’t ideal, and the next two games will present much better options. After this week, Philadelphia plays the New York Giants and then the Cardinals at home.

After a long, grueling stretch, relief is coming. It’s just not coming this week.

Survivor Week 15 Chalk Team That Could Lose

Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers

Could the team with one win finally win another? Vegas certainly thinks so.

Despite the Carolina Panthers’ woeful record, a home game against a team that has lost four of the last six games might be what they need.

For the Atlanta Falcons, this feels like a dangerous road trip. The Falcons have struggled against the New York Jets, Cardinals and Titans in their last three road trips, and those struggles could come full circle.

While the Panthers have major issues, they have also played their last three games on the road. Outside of a blowout loss against Dallas, Carolina has largely played well in its own building.

Expect an ugly, defense-heavy matchup between two teams in need of plenty. This won’t be Bryce Young’s breakout game, but don’t be shocked if Carolina (finally) wins outright.

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Adam Kramer

Adam Kramer is an NFL, college football, and gambling analyst for The Game Day. While college football has long been his calling, he’s also covered sports such as boxing, horse racing, and baseball at The Game Day and in other places. He’s also written for Bleacher Report, VSiN, and various other outlets over the past decade-plus.

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