Saturday, December 24, 2011

Week 16 NFL Game Predictions

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season and is ready for some football! Like a lot of people I'm 0-1 this week and I'm coming off a pretty lame 9-7 performance in Week 15, but I'm feeling good this week and expect great things, Tim Tebow willing.

Last week's record: 9-7
2011 season record: 149-76 (66.2%)

Bills over Broncos — The Bills are underdogs on their home turf to the Tebows, but I think Denver's offense sputters in the cold and Buffalo secures the "upset."

Bengals over Cardinals — Arizona is winners of four straight including victories over good times like the Cowboys and Niners, but there's something about them I just can't buy into yet. I think they finally drop one here in the Ohio cold.

Titans over Jaguars — Maurice Jones-Drew is carrying this team when no one else is, but it's so hard to pick them with as bad as Blaine Gabbert looks. I have to go with the Titans and their veteran quarterback.

Chiefs over Raiders — It's possible the Chiefs could drop this one while riding the high of upsetting the Packers, but this team really seems to like playing for Romeo Crennel and the Raiders are playing really poorly right now.

Patriots over Dolphins — These defense are really heading in opposite directions with Miami's playing great football and the Patriots' maybe the worst in the league, but I still think New England wins this one on the back of Tom Brady.

Jets over Giants — I think you have to give this one to the Jets because of the home field advantage. In all seriousness, this is an extremely tough game to pick between two very up-and-down squads, but I'll take the Jets for some reason.

Steelers over Rams — Even if Charlie Batch is starting this game, the Steelers have no excuse for losing to a helpless and beat-up Rams team right now.

Redskins over Vikings — Washington is coming off a nice upset over the Giants in Week 15 and their passing game should have no problems against the Vikings' secondary. I'll take the Redskins to lose draft pick ground and win this one.

Panthers over Buccaneers — Josh Freeman is having quite a down year, while the Panthers had a really nice showing last week. I think Cam Newton leads Carolina to a divisional win here.

Ravens over Browns — Baltimore has been one of the most two-faced teams this season, but there is no reason they should lose to the Seneca Wallace-led Browns here.

Lions over Chargers — This one has all the makings of a shootout, but I'll take Calvin Johnson and the Lions at home over the Chargers, who could be without Vincent Jackson.

Cowboys over Eagles — This is a great NFC East battle and the Eagles won their first meeting of the season big in October, but I think the blazing Cowboys pull this one out at home.

49ers over Seahawks — This will be a great meeting between the Niners' elite run defense and the Seahawks' powerful ground game, but I'll take San Francisco on the road.

Packers over Bears — Chicago is an absolute mess with Josh McCown starting at quarterback. I don't see any way they upset the Packers here.

Saints over Falcons — This NFC South rivalry always produces a great game, but you can't bet against the Saints at home with as hot as their offense is right now.

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