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NFL Week 15 picks for Dolphins-Jets and the rest; plus Fins' Mack Hollins delights on latest Greg Cote Show podcast out now!; also, my new Dolphins Christmas song debuts on Le Batard Show, Week 14 results for picks/Lobos/ QB rankings & more

GREG COTE'S RANDOM EVIDENCE BLOG: MIAMI. SPORTS. AND BEYOND

1) It's SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18. Had fun on the Le Batard Show this week, and debuted a new Dolphins Christmas song. Check out Tuesday's show's podcasts to hear it! 2) Join me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Follow the Greg Cote Show podcast separately on TwitterInstagram and now TikTok, too! 3) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Hot Button Top 10, NFL Week 14 picks, new Greg Cote Show podcast.

Note to readers: I'm burning a bunch of unused vacation days throughout December so am having fewer columns out lately. But am still producing occasional columns and regular staples such as the weekly NFL picks, the podcast and this blog.

CoteshowGREG COTE SHOW PODCAST: DOLPHIN MACK HOLLINS ON NEW EPISODE OUT NOW!: Our 48th episode of 2021 and landmark 90th overall is out now! New pod drops every Monday at 7 ET on Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon, Stitcher, Megaphone, iHeart -- wherever you pod, and of course at MiamiHerald.com. Find all 90 we've done HERE, free. In our latest episode: Mack Daddy! Mack the Knife! Miami Dolphins receiver Mack Hollins joins us and delights with his splendid unusualness. Quick hints: Sings Sinatra. Owns an 11-foot boa. Owns no car. Fun dude. Also in the new episode: Important discussion about ear wax; Greg apologizes to a dearly departed Monkee; Friday afternoon driving songs; Goodbye Manny Diaz; an ominous Lobos update and more! Thanks as always for the support, pod family. Most podcasts were off this past week for the holiday. NOT US!!! Please listen, rate, review and follow. (Our pod simulcasts on Sirius XM every Monday 5-6 p.m. ET).

Our most recent columns:

Canes Land Grand Prize In Cristobal, So No Excuses Left. New Glory Days A Must

UM Legend Frank Gore Talks NFL Future, Cristobal, Boxing As He Prepes For Ring Debut

Tua Keeps Showing Dolphins How Silly They Were To Doubt Him So Soon

50 Years At the Herald For Me -- And a Lifetime Of Gratitude

PicksNFL WEEK 15 PICKS: DOLPHINS-JETS; GOING FOR 7TH STRAIGHT (!) UPSET OF WEEK; GOOD START THURSDAY: Our hot streak contnues! We're on a real heater lately to turn around what has been a tough season. The big upswing continued last week with a solid 10-4 mark overall and 9-5 against the spread -- including a sixth straight (!) Upset of the Week bull's-eye with Rams winning at Arizona Monday night. This week we call three more outright upsets. Will the featured one be our seventh in a row? Our week got off to a double-win start Thursday night. We had Chiefs winning and covering three at the Chargers and, with a rally (luck counts), they did. For all of our latest picks including Dolphins-Jets, visit NFL Week 15 Gems.

NFL WEEK 14 RESULTS:

(*) OUR PICKS: YESSS! OUR SECOND-HALF SURGE GOES ON!: Tough season but we're turning it around the past several weeks. That continued in Week 14 with a solid 10-4 mark overall and a stout 9-5 against the point spread -- including a sixth straight (!) Upset of the Week bull's-eye with Rams winning in Arizona Monday night. Also had Ravens with points at Cleveland.

(*) GREG'S LOBOS: EVEN WITH LATE SLUMP, A 1ST-ROUND PLAYOFF BYE!: Lost a third straight close game (this one to younger son Michael) to end the PFPI Fantasy regular season 9-5. But that's still enough for a first round bye in the playoffs now upon us. The bye gives my guy Lamar Jackson time to heal. And he'd better for me to keep title hopes alive in our 10-team friends 'n family league.

(*) HERALD NFL QB RANKINGS: PACK'S RODGERS WIN WEEK: Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers wins Week 14 but Tampa's Tom Brady maintains a sizable overall lead in the Miami Herald's updated rankings. Details and the latest Top 25: NFL Week 14 QB Rankings.

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Revisit this blog often because it updates regularly. The Associated Press Sports Editors writing awards ranked the blog's author a Top 10 national sports columnist in the major-outlet category. Greg is also a regular on the Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz.

Finding Greg: TwitterInstagramFacebookColumnsPodcastPodcast on TwitterPodcast on InstagramLeBatard Show. Book: Fins At 50. Songs: Letting Go (audio only) and The Ballad Of 1440 (with video).

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