Week 16 Picks

22 Dec, 2012 by Shaun Lowrie


Hello hello hello. No pre-amble banter today, just good old fashioned, salt-of-the-earth picks for week 16.

Falcons

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Lions

Bills

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Dolphins

Bengals

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Steelers

Titans

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Packers

Redskins

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Eagles

Rams

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Buccaneers

Raiders

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Panthers

Saints

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Cowboys

Jaguars

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Patriots

Vikings

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Texans

Colts

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Chiefs

Chargers

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Jets

Browns

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Broncos

Giants

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Ravens

Bears

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Cardinals

49ers

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Seahawks

The main bones of contention will be Philadelphia and Arizona, especially as I hated the Cards over the last few weeks. I don't think the Bears are built to take on the Arizona defence, while their own defence and special teams have been lacklustre - by their standards - over the last 4-5 weeks.

As for Philly, I can't put my finger on it, but it feels like they are a different team with LeSean McCoy in the mix, plus I feel like this is the exact point where a lot of teams develop QB controversies because they expect the returning starter to come in and work 'magic', whereas last week the Skins may have felt like they needed to do everything possible to make up for Kirk Cousins starting. It's just a hunch, but yeah. Go Eagles. Never thought I'd say that...

I also quite like the Jets with their strong running game and aggressive defence against a Chargers team that was more inept last week than a castle made entirely out of blancmange. Yes, I brought dessert into it.

Shaun Lowrie is the founder and editor of Pickwatch, a site designed to give you a new perspective on experts in the NFL media by tracking their performance when picking games or predicting draft picks, team performance, or player potential. You can contact him at [email protected] or on twitter at @pickwatch