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.
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