NFL Predictions: Week 16


Last week I went 13-3 SU and 9-5-2 ATS to bring the yearly records to 151-72-1 and 124-94-2.  I had a rough start to this week with Thursdays games but hopefully I can bounce back on the weekend games.

Eagles (-7.5) over REDSKINS– This is a must win game for the Eagles and while I expect the Redskins to give an effort I don’t think they have the talent to keep up with  a potential playoff team. Eagles 35 Redskins 30

Chargers (+1.5) over 49ERS– San Francisco is playing out the string and with a veteran team and what seems to be an outgoing coach most likely means even less effort than usual. San Diego doesn’t have the greatest firepower but they should have enough to win. Chargers 20 49ers 16

Vikings (+6) over DOLPHINS– Miami can never seem to get over the hump but should beat the Vikings this week. I’d expect the Vikings defense to keep this closer than 6 though. Dolphins 23 Vikings 19

Packers (-11.5) over BUCCANEERS– Packers had a poor game last week and that should be the wakeup call for this one. Packers 37 Buccaneers 17

Lions (-8) over BEARS– The Bears may be at the point of no effort as they bench Cutler for Jimmy Clausen. The Bears have a ton of problems outside of the QB position making this an easy win. Lions 27 Bears 14

Falcons (+6) over SAINTS– Expect a shootout between these two defensively challenged teams who both have a chance at the playoffs. Take the points in a game like this. Saints 33 Falcons 30

Patriots (-10.5) over JETS– This is not going to be a pretty end for Rex Ryan if this is indeed is last home game. New England always take great pleasure in rubbing it in against the Jets and often do that in their second meeting. Patriots 37 Jets 14

Chiefs (+3.5) over STEELERS–  One of these teams will likely be disappointed with missing the postseason because they lost to some of the worst teams in the NFL. I like the Chiefs defense in this one and believe the offense will be a bit more open from desperation. Chiefs 27 Steelers 23

Browns (+4) over PANTHERS– Im amazed at how so many people have ripped apart Johnny Manziel after just one game.  This is a much better matchup for the team and there will be no expectations either.  Close game and Ill lean towards Cleveland. Browns 21 Panthers 19

Ravens (-4.5) over TEXANS– Baltimore didn’t give the best of efforts last week, but they have to be the more desperate team and Houston is way down on the QB chain. Ravens 23 Texans 17

Giants (+6.5) over RAMS– Could be an interesting game. Giants haven’t looked very good against decent teams so this will be a test to see if they can keep winning. Rams also want to keep playing strong and this is a much easier defense to play than the Cardinals one.  Rams 23 Giants 21

Bills (-7) over RAIDERS– Buffalos best season in years will likely result in no playoffs but Id expect them to pour it on the Raiders as they did this year playing the Jets. Bills 26 Raiders 13

Colts (+3.5) over COWBOYS– Colts are certainly banged up but I still like Andrew Luck matching up against the Dallas defense. Colts need to start playing better and I think they do that this week. Colts 30 Cowboys 27

CARDINALS (+7.5) over Seahawks– I think almost everyone believes Seattle will win this one big but I think the Cardinals will put up a strong fight even if they don’t have the offense to win. Seahawks take the lead late in the game. Seahawks 17 Cardinals 10

Broncos (-3) over BENGALS– All eyes will be on Cincy to see if they can actually put together a strong game in a primetime matchup. I think they can but it wont be enough to beat Denver. Broncos 27 Bengals 20