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Silver and Black Pride’s Week 15 Pick’em competition: Raiders gear up for primetime AFC West battle

With a month to go, it’s crunch time in our pick’em competition

Las Vegas Raiders v Los Angeles Chargers
Davante Adams
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Thursday Night Football brings a battle to stay out of last place in the AFC West as the Las Vegas Raiders host the Los Angeles Chargers. Meanwhile, we only have four weeks left in our Silver and Black Pride Pick’em competition as we’re officially in crunch time.

As always, our competition is brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook where you can find gambling lines and prop bets for the entire slate of Week 15 games. DraftKings has the Raiders as a field goal favorite, while the Indianapolis Colts are slight favorites in a battle for a wild card spot with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, and the Jacksonville Jaguars are home dogs in a huge matchup with the Baltimore Ravens.

As for the Pick’em competition, below is a look at where our writers stand after Week 14.

  1. Bill Williamson 136-72 (65%)
  2. Ray Aspuria 119-75 (61%)
  3. Matt Holder 125-83 (60%)

With several upsets this past weekend, it was a rough performance from our writers. I was the only one to be above .500 and barely crossed that threshold at 8-7. That allowed me to gain some ground on Ray and Bill as I’m now just one percentage point behind Ray for second place, and I picked up four games on Bill as he went 4-11, ouch! As for Ray, he went 6-9 which doesn’t seem too bad as Week 14 was more about survival.

Community Standings

t1. Alaskan Raida 135-73

t1. Chrome&Onyx 135-73

t3. 21Lefty21 134-74

t3. Edgaredm08 134-74

t5. Sci-Town MA Raiders 133-75

t5. Duckman82 133-75

t7. Bleed 132-76

t7. Dirty Harry 132-76

9. RaiderFan 131-77

t10. SacBomber03 130-78

t10. Bull City Raider 130-78

t10. GOAT 130-78

Week 14 Top Pickers

1. Rudick298 10-5

t2. Alaskan Raida 9-6

t2. Bleed 9-6

t4. GreatPotato 8-7

t4. Brewcity34 8-7

t4. Autumn Wind 8-7

t4. 21Lefty21 8-7

t4.Raider Nation 8-7

t4. Running With the Night 8-7

t4. SacBomber03 8-7

We have another new name to keep an eye on at the top of the community standings. After tying for the second-best performance of the week with nine winners, Alaskan Raida has tied Chrome&Onyx for first place! Eight people are now within three games of the lead so this is going to come down to the wire.

The upsets got to the community this week as well with just one person cracking double-digits, Rudick298. In the entire competition, including the writers, only 11 pickers had more winners than losers so just about all of us will be looking for some big bouncebacks this weekend.

As a reminder, there are three games on Saturday this week so don’t procrastinate on your picks or it could cost you a chance to win it all.

Best of luck to everyone! Don’t forget to make your picks and may your picks be good!