Week sixteen of the NFL football season is upon us and dare I say it? Are you ready for some football!! The playoffs are beginning to become clear, and the teams are jockeying for position as they wrap up a 2008 season for the record books. This season has been one of the best in recent memory.
Without further ado, let us jump into our week sixteen NFL picks and predictions!
Indianapolis at Jacksonville – The Colts are on fire having won seven games in a row, and the Jaguars are out of the running for the playoffs. Still, the Jaguars looked pretty darn good last week, and they perpetually give the Colts fits. This game smells like a trap game for the Colts. I still think that they will pull out the victory, however.
Result – Colts win
Baltimore at Dallas – The Ravens lost a heartbreaker against the Steelers last week, and some say that the game was handed to the Steelers. Like it or not, it made this game a must win for Ray Lewis and the Ravens. Unfortunately, they are facing a Cowboy team that is also in dire need of a win. The Cowboys are going to take this one going away.
Result – Cowboys Win
Cincinnati at Cleveland – The Bengals are Playing the Browns and nobody seems to care.
Result – Browns win
San Francisco at St. Louis – The Rams actually showed some signs of life last week, but still lost the game. Expect a similar fate this week against Singletary and the Niners.
Result – Niners win
New Orleans at Detroit – The Saints have to be considered one of the biggest disappointments of the season. So much talent and yet they are out of the playoffs already. The Lions are… well… the Lions.
Result – Saints win
Pittsburgh at Tennessee – Now this is a match up that will be fun to watch. That is, if you like defense. The Titans are a bit banged up with several key players out. That will be the difference against a very tough Steeler squad.
Result – Steelers win
Miami at Kansas City – The Dolphins and the Chiefs is sure to be a great match up. The Chiefs literally blew up and self destructed against the Chargers last week, while the Dolphins just keep on winning. No reason to think that will change.
Result – Dolphins Win
Arizona at New England – What in the world happened to the Cards last week. The Vikings literally handed them their tails, and did it with ease. Are the Vikings really that good? The Patriots are in the fight of their playoff lives. I would not bet against the Pats.
Result – Patriots win
San Diego at Tampa Bay – Tampa is having a bit of a freefall, and the slide continues this week against a fired up Charger squad.
Result – Chargers win
Houston at Oakland – The Raiders are truly having the season from hell. The Houston Texans are actually beginning to show why they were expected to be vastly improved this year.
Result – Texans win
Buffalo at Denver – Denver simply has to win this game. If not, and the Chargers win, then they will face one another for the division in the final week of the season. The Broncos do not want that scenario. To the Chargers dismay, the Broncos will pull it out at home.
Result – Broncos win
NY Jets at Seattle – The Jets won last week, but only due to some serious divine intervention. Favre must improve his play this week. While Seattle is not very good this year, they always play tough at home. This is an upset waiting to happen.
Result – Seahawks win
Atlanta at Minnesota – The Vikings looked fantastic last week and the Falcons won by the skin of their teeth against a tough Buc squad. The Falcons have been doing a lot of winning lately, however.
Result – Falcons Win
Philadelphia at Washington – Who thinks that the Eagles will actually pull off the miracle and make the playoffs. I do.
Result – Eagles Win
Carolina at NY Giants – Tell the truth. Did you expect that Carolina could be in position to win the number one seed in the NFC? If they win this week they will do just that. Homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. I called it long ago, and the Panthers will bring it home on Sunday night in prime time.
Result – Panthers win
Green Bay at Chicago – Regardless of the fact that Green Bay is no longer in the playoff hunt, this game still shines like a new penny. Chicago and the Packers is always a fun game. This one will be one to remember.
Result – Packers win
Score – Packers 28 Bears 21
Week Fifteen Record – 12-4
Season Record – 141-83