CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 12: Jerick McKinnon #21 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the football upfield against Marcus Hardison #21 of the Cincinnati Bengals during their game at Paul Brown Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Vikings defeated the Bengals 17-16. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Predicting Bengals-Vikings and all Week 15 games

Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison offers his predictions for Week 15 of NFL games.

Chicago Bears (4-9) at Detroit Lions (7-6)

The Lions don’t play in the AFC North.

Pick: Lions 31, Bears 17

Los Angeles Chargers (7-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (7-6)

The Chargers get a glimpse of what a real home-field advantage looks like.

Pick: Chiefs 28, Chargers 24

›› Dec. 17 in Bengals history

Houston Texans (4-9) at Jacksonville Jaguars (9-4)

The Jaguars are better at every position, even quarterback

Pick: Jaguars 27, Texans 7

Baltimore Ravens (7-6) at Cleveland Browns (0-13)

This is it. It’s happening. Cancel the parade.

Pick: Browns 16, Ravens 13

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Green Bay Packers (7-6) at Carolina Panthers (9-4)

Aaron Rodgers can’t play defense, too.

Pick: Panthers 31, Packers 27

Miami Dolphins (6-7) at Buffalo Bills (7-6)

Nathan Peterman to the playoffs!

Pick: Bills 20, Dolphins 17

›› Former Bengals player still going strong at 39 with Vikings

Arizona Cardinals (6-7) at Washington Redskins (5-8)

The more interesting battle will be to see coach is fired first on Jan. 1.

Pick: Redskins 21, Cardinals 17

Philadelphia Eagles (11-2) at New York Giants (2-11)

Are the Eagles still legit or is it Foles gold?

Pick: Eagles 31, Giants 21

›› Bengals are double-digit underdogs for first time in nearly a decade

New York Jets (5-8) at New Orleans Saints (9-4)

Lock of the year.

Pick: Saints 41, Jets 3

Los Angeles Rams (9-4) at Seattle Seahawks (8-5)

If only the Seahawks were as good at putting up a fight as they are picking them

Pick: Rams 24, Seahawks 20

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Tennessee Titans (8-5) at San Francisco 49ers (3-10)

The 49ers continue to ruin their draft spot

Pick: 49ers 24, Titans 23

New England Patriots (10-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2)

What the Bengals are to the Steelers, the Steelers are to the Patriots

Pick: Patriots 34, Steelers 31

›› Bengals sign former Falcons safety

Dallas Cowboys (7-6) at Oakland Raiders (6-7)

One playoff dream is about to die.

Pick: Cowboys 24, Raiders 17

Atlanta Falcons (8-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-9)

Falcons looking for their first 3-game win streak vs. Bucs since 2010

Pick: Falcons 35, Buccaneers 16

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Cincinnati Bengals (5-8) at Minnesota Vikings (10-3)

Bengals drop their third in a row and fall to 0-6 in Minnesota

Pick: Vikings 27, Bengals 20

Last week: 10-5

This season: 128-68

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