This is the 15th week of the 2017-18 National Football League regular season. Courier Publications/VillageSoup's "Pigskin Pundits" will match wits with a guest each week to pick the winners of the games.

The weekly pundits who will participate in the 19th consecutive year of the pro football selections will be Courier Publications/VillageSoup owner Reade Brower, Sports Director Ken Waltz and Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell.

Games are picked for “winners,” not on a points spread, but simply the final score.

Those interested in being a weekly guest picker should email Haskell at mhaskell@courierpublicationsllc.com.

The Week 15 guest is Wes Drinkwater of South Thomaston.

Thus far, the guests have been Kyle Durkee of Waldoboro in Week 1 (12-3), Laurie Cole of Rockland in Week 2 (11-5), Cameron Watson of Searsport in Week 3 (7-9), Ryan Snell of Waldoboro in Week 4 (10-6), Tom Peaco of Rockland in Week 5 (6-8), Collin Landry of Rockland in Week 6 (7-7), Anthony Raye of Rockland in Week 7 (10-5), Zack Miller of Rockland in Week 8 (13-0), Scott Case of Belfast in Week 9 (8-5), Rachel Coor of Union and New York, N.Y. in Week 10 (10-4), Ryan Verrill of Warren in Week 11 (9-5), Sandy Cameron of Belfast in Week 12 (13-3), Bev Sherwin of Thomaston in Week 13 (10-6) and Jeff Hart of Rockport in Week 14 (12-4).

Miller holds the distinction as the best weekly guest at 13-0 in Week 8, while Cameron is second at 13-3 in Week 12 and Durkee third at 12-3 in Week 1.

In Week 14, Brower finished 11-5, Waltz 8-8 and Haskell 6-10.

Thus, after 14 weeks, Brower leads the pack at 139-69 (.668 winning percentage), while the guests are second at 138-70 (.663), Haskell third at 122-86 (.587) and Waltz fourth at 117-91 (.563).

So, at this point, Brower holds a one-game lead over the guests, 17-game advantage over Haskell and a whopping 22-game cushion over the fading and, ultimately, cooked Waltz.

The Week 15 schedule includes:

Thursday, Dec. 14

Denver at Indianapolis

Saturday, Dec. 16

Chicago at Detroit

Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City

Sunday, Dec. 17

Miami at Buffalo

Baltimore at Cleveland

Cincinnati at Minnesota

N.Y. Jets at New Orleans

Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants

Arizona at Washington

Green Bay at Carolina

Houston at Jacksonville

Los Angeles Rams at Seattle

New England at Pittsburgh

Tennessee at San Francisco

Dallas at Oakland

Monday, Dec. 18

Atlanta at Tampa Bay

You picked who?

Drinkwater: Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Miami, Baltimore, Minnesota, N.Y. Jets, Philadelphia, Arizona, Carolina, Jacksonville, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Dallas and Atlanta.

Brower: Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Buffalo, Baltimore, Minnesota, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington, Carolina, Jacksonville, Seattle, New England, San Francisco, Oakland and Atlanta.

Haskell: Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles Chargers, Buffalo, Baltimore, Minnesota, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Seattle, New England, San Francisco, Oakland and Atlanta.

Waltz: Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Buffalo, Baltimore, Minnesota, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Washington, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Seattle, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Dallas and Atlanta.

Last year's results

Haskell finished 173-92-2 overall (.653 winning percentage), including 8-3 in the playoffs. Waltz finished 171-94-2 (.645), including 7-4 in the postseason. Brower finished 169-96-2 (.638), including a perfect 11-0 in the playoffs. Chris Donlin, at 13-3 in Week 17, was the guest who earned the right to participate in the playoffs, and he finished 8-3 in the postseason and helped guests finish 170-95-2 (.642).

Each prognosticator selected New England to beat Atlanta in the Super Bowl, and the Patriots rallied to prevail 34-28. Waltz predicted 38-28, Haskell 34-24, Brower 34-23 and Donlin 27-17.

During the regular season, Haskell finished with the best individual week at 15-1 in Week 15. In regular-season play, Haskell finished 165-89-2, Waltz 164-90-2 and Brower 158-96-2.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.