December 16, 2014
Hello sports fans! Welcome to Week 16 of the NFL Season.
Congratulations to the Arizona Cardinals. They are the first team to clinch a playoff spot. The bad news is they might have to get more quarterbacks. Carson Palmer is already done for the year with a torn ACL. Drew Stanton suffered a knee injury in the Cardinals’ victory over the Rams. Ryan Lindley will get the start against the Seattle Seahawks with a huge prize on the line: the NFC West Division.
The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots became the next teams to clinch. They won the AFC West and East, respectively. The Patriots have the tiebreaker over Denver, which means they have the edge in clinching home field advantage in the playoffs. Both are tied at 11-3 before Week 16. This week, the Patriots will face the Jets while the Broncos take on the Bengals.
I went 13-3 last week, bringing my total to 147-76. This is how I did for Week 15.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT ST. LOUIS RAMS — 8:25 p.m. X
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS — 1:00 p.m.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00 p.m. s.o.
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT BUFFALO BILLS — 1:00 p.m. X
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS — 1:00 p.m.
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS — 1:00 p.m.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT DETROIT LIONS — 1:00 p.m.
HOUSTON TEXANS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — 1:00 p.m.
OAKLAND RAIDERS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — 1:00 p.m.
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — 1:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS AT N.Y. GIANTS — 1:00 p.m.
DENVER BRONCOS AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. JETS AT TENNESSEE TITANS — 4:05 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — 4:25 p.m.
DALLAS COWBOYS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES * — 8:30 p.m. X
MONDAY, DECEMBER 15
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT CHICAGO BEARS — 8:30 p.m.
Here are my picks for this week. Remember, the s.o. initials stand for my shutout pick.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18
TENNESSEE TITANS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — 8:25 p.m.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — TBD
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS — TBD
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21
CLEVELAND BROWNS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS — 1:00 p.m.
DETROIT LIONS AT CHICAGO BEARS — 1:00 p.m.
BALTIMORE RAVENS AT HOUSTON TEXANS — 1:00 p.m.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS — 1:00 p.m.
ATLANTA FALCONS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — 1:00 p.m.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT N.Y. JETS — 1:00 p.m.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS — 1:00 p.m.
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — 1:00 p.m.
N.Y. GIANTS AT ST. LOUIS RAMS — 3:05 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT DALLAS COWBOYS — 4:25 p.m.
BUFFALO BILLS AT OAKLAND RAIDERS — 4:25 p.m. s.o.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS * — 8:30 p.m.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 22
DENVER BRONCOS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS — 8:30 p.m.
Good luck to all teams this year. If you’re making picks this year, good luck to as well. Also to check local listings, as times are subject to change.
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