The Giants have let many down this season, as they fell to the Redskins at home, which was their third loss at home to a team with a losing record. The Bengals were able to pull away from the Rams while the Cardinals squeaked one out against the Browns. Just two weeks remain in the regular season. Keep an eye on teams that may rest their players in Week 17. Check out the Week 16 game-by-game breakdown.
THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Texans @ Colts – I would imagine that the Colts will not win two games in a row and Houston will look to pick up a win after their loss last week. If you have the Texans, they will be an option.
Raiders @ Chiefs – Virtually a pick’em, so avoid.
Broncos @ Bills – The Bills are one of only two home underdogs this weekend. Denver will look to rebound and stay atop the AFC West. I would pass on the road team, though.
Jaguars @ Titans – The Jaguars are awful, but this is a divisional game and these AFC South matchups tend to be tricky. I would avoid this game if you can. If you are in a jam, the Titans are an okay choice.
Cardinals @ Bengals – I would feel more comfortable taking a team like Cincinnati at home against an NFC team than picking a divisional game like the Titans-Jaguars one. The Bengals need to keep pace in the AFC wildcard hunt and I look for them to handle Arizona coming from the West coast for an early 1pm kickoff.
Dolphins @ Patriots – You likely do not have the Patriots at this point, but I would avoid the divisional game.
Browns @ Ravens – Baltimore is an option if you have them. I do not like to pick these AFC North battles since there could be upsets in low scoring games, but Baltimore will be hungry after a loss.
Giants @ Jets – Battle of the two teams that share a stadium. You should expect tempers to be flying in this one as both teams’ seasons are on the line.
Vikings @ Redskins – The Redskins have played hard and knocked off the Giants, but I would not feel comfortable putting my trust in them. Minnesota was playing decent before last weekend’s loss to the Saints, who are one of the hottest teams in the league right now.
Bucs @ Panthers – This is a divisional game, but Tampa Bay is awful. Cam Newton has the Panthers playing competitively in most of their games and I like them to handle Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Rams @ Steelers – If you have ‘em, use ‘em.
Chargers @ Lions – Interesting matchup in this game where you would expect to see some points. Pass.
49ers @ Seahawks – Look elsewhere.
Eagles @ Cowboys – See above.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Falcons @ Saints – Drew Brees is playing at an ultimately high level right now and will likely break the single-season passing yards record on Monday night. Never bet against Brees at home in the Superdome. However, if anyone can pull the upset, it’s a divisional rival.
Other than the obvious selections, I like the Panthers, Texans, Bengals, & Titans (in that order this weekend).
Redskins – They came off a nice win against the Giants, but they got up for that game to knock off their NFC East rival. Now they come back home to face Minnesota, who ran into a tough Saints team last week. I expect this one to be close.
Good luck in Week 16!