NFL 2016 Week 16 Picks

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Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints shut down the remaining hopes of the Arizona Cardinals’ playoff chances las Sunday. Photo Credit: Sebastian Maldonado

Hello football fans! Happy Holidays and welcome to Week 16 of the NFL season!

We are in quite the turmoil for the NFL playoffs. The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks clinched their divisions. However, so much more is up for grabs.

Thanks to the Oakland Raiders’ victory in San Diego and Kansas City’s loss to Tennessee, the Raiders have the No. 2 spot in the AFC Playoffs. The Chiefs hold the tiebreaker over the Raiders but are one loss behind Oakland. Can the Raiders hold on, or will Kansas City rise up once again?

In the NFC, the Dallas Cowboys got back to their winning ways against Tampa Bay. Their rivals in the Washington Redskins failed to get the win column. The Carolina Panthers pulled off the upset on Monday Night. This allowed the Green Bay Packers to get in the sixth seed for the NFC.

With so much on the line, the battle for the AFC North focuses on the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. All Baltimore has to do is win and they’re in the playoffs, holding their division tightly. However, Pittsburgh can seal the deal if they stand their ground against their rival Ravens on Christmas Day.

It’s now time for the picks! I went 11-5 for Week 15, bringing my total to 138-86 for this year. In the event of a tied game, ties count as losses when you make picks. It’s simple: if your team doesn’t win, you still get the big L. Here’s a recap of what I got right and wrong:

 Thu Dec 15 8:25 pm  Los Angeles Rams  Seattle Seahawks (s.o.)
 Sat Dec 17 8:25 pm  Miami Dolphins  New York Jets X
 Sun Dec 18 1:00 pm  Cleveland Browns  Buffalo Bills X
1:00 pm  Detroit Lions  New York Giants
1:00 pm  Green Bay Packers  Chicago Bears
1:00 pm  Indianapolis Colts  Minnesota Vikings
1:00 pm  Jacksonville Jaguars  Houston Texans
1:00 pm  Philadelphia Eagles  Baltimore Ravens
1:00 pm  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Dallas Cowboys
1:00 pm  Tennessee Titans  Kansas City Chiefs X
4:05 pm  New Orleans Saints  Arizona Cardinals X
4:05 pm  San Francisco 49ers  Atlanta Falcons
4:25 pm  New England Patriots  Denver Broncos
4:25 pm  Oakland Raiders  San Diego Chargers
8:30 pm  Pittsburgh Steelers  Cincinnati Bengals
 Mon Dec 19 8:30 pm  Carolina Panthers  Washington Redskins X

Here are my picks for this week. Remember, the s.o. stands for the shutout pick:

 Thu Dec 22 8:25 pm  New York Giants  Philadelphia Eagles
 Sat Dec 24 1:00 pm  Atlanta Falcons  Carolina Panthers
1:00 pm  Miami Dolphins  Buffalo Bills
1:00 pm  Minnesota Vikings  Green Bay Packers
1:00 pm  New York Jets  New England Patriots
1:00 pm  San Diego Chargers  Cleveland Browns
1:00 pm  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  New Orleans Saints
1:00 pm  Tennessee Titans  Jacksonville Jaguars (s.o.)
1:00 pm  Washington Redskins  Chicago Bears
4:05 pm  Indianapolis Colts  Oakland Raiders
4:25 pm  Arizona Cardinals  Seattle Seahawks
4:25 pm  San Francisco 49ers  Los Angeles Rams
8:25 pm  Cincinnati Bengals  Houston Texans
 Sun Dec 25 4:30 pm  Baltimore Ravens  Pittsburgh Steelers
8:30 pm  Denver Broncos  Kansas City Chiefs
 Mon Dec 26 8:30 pm  Detroit Lions  Dallas Cowboys

Keep in mind all times and games are subject to change. Good luck to all teams and those who are also making picks as well.

Remember to check out the Facebook page for the Update. You can also check out my professional website for my other works and accomplishments. Don’t forget to like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and keep on reading. Until then, watch sports you knuckleheads!

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

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