When the New England Patriots win, I do too ... most of the time.
It seemed like a typical Patriots game in Pittsburgh, even while it was going on. The Steelers lead, but blow the game. Or the Patriots take it; however you want to look at it.
Usually, when I pick very few underdogs, like I did in Week 15, I'm usually near the top.
Well, I was near the top this week, despite selecting only nine of 15 winners. What happened? Home teams dominated the Sunday games, taking of the 12 games.
While nine correct picks doesn't sound like a lot, only 23 of the 213 entries picked 10 or more winners.
The first tiebreaker — the Patriots point total — came into play as it usually does and nobody was within nine points of the Patriots 10 points.
Each week a maximum of 10 winners are awarded "I Beat Burt" sports tech T-shirts.
As for Week 16, the Thursday night schedule is over and there will be two more games on Saturday and 14 games on Sunday.
With five home underdogs, expect another "upset-filled" weekend of NFL games.
Week 15 winners
Colleen Ricker of Peabody
Jim Brown of Merrimac
Alexander Carter of Topsfield
Lenny Small of Beverly
David MacDonald of Peabody
Charlie Sforza of Byfield
Rick Lowe of Gloucester
Wayne Heckman of Peabody
Michael Thistle of Peabody
Paul Lawson of Gloucester