NFL Week 16: Our official predictions for who wins this weekend

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To the picks!


SEASON: 114-110-6

New York Giants (-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET)

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I’m still not convinced that the defense can continue to play this well or that the Giants can keep on winning with such a nonexistent run game, but hey, I’ll take it!

The pick: Giants -3

Washington Redskins (-4) at Chicago Bears (Saturday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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Matt Barkley is the best former USC quarterback currently in the NFL, but the Bears lose this one.

The pick: Washington -4

Miami Dolphins (+4) at Buffalo Bills (Saturday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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Matt Moore went from backup to AFC Offensive Player of the Week (against the Jets), but I like Miami with or without Ryan Tannehill.

The pick: Dolphins +4

Atlanta Falcons (-3) at Carolina Panthers (Saturday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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Sneaky fun game! The Panthers may not be in the playoff picture, but they’ll do everything in their power to shake it up. That means a win here.

The pick: Panthers -3

Minnesota Vikings (+7) at Green Bay Packers (Saturday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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The Packers haven’t lost since Aaron Rodgers said they were going to run the table.

The pick: Packers -7

New York Jets (+16.5) at New England Patriots (Saturday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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This is a ridiculously high line and the Patriots will cover it easily.

The pick: Pats -16.5

Tennessee Titans (-5) at Jacksonville Jaguars (Saturday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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Gus Bradley had to fly back on the team plane after learning he’d been fired, which is cruel even for a coach that went 14-48. Blake Bortles, meanwhile, won’t be benched but should.

The pick: Titans -5

San Diego Chargers (-6) at Cleveland Browns (Saturday, 1:00 p.m. ET)

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The Browns will not win this game.

The pick: Chargers -6

Indianapolis Colts (+3.5) at Oakland Raiders (Saturday, 4:05 p.m. ET)

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Upset of the week: Colts win outright!

The pick: Colts +3.5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3) at New Orleans Saints (Saturday, 4:25 p.m. ET)

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I’m rooting for Tampa to win the NFC South, just because they never do, but I’m worried about their run game. Luckily, the Saints have a terrible defense.

The pick: Bucs +3

San Francisco 49ers (+4) at Los Angeles Rams (Saturday, 4:25 p.m. ET)

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The 49ers winning their second game of the season will be a true Christmas Eve miracle.

The pick: 49ers +4

Arizona Cardinals (+8.5) at Seattle Seahawks (Saturday, 4:25 p.m. ET)

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The Seahawks win but the Cards keep it close.

The pick: Cardinals +8.5

Cincinnati Bengals (+1) at Houston Texans (Saturday, 8:25 p.m. ET)

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All aboard the Tom Savage bandwagon!

The Pick: Bengals +1

Baltimore Ravens (+5.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers (Sunday, 4:30 p.m. ET)

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Game of the Week!

The pick: Ravens +5.5

Denver Broncos (+3.5) at Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET)

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Trevor Siemian is not the problem! He actually has better numbers than Peyton Manning did last season, so it’s unfair to blame him for the team’s offensive woes. A better place to look would be the run game. CJ Anderson’s injury has been just brutal.

The pick: Chiefs -3.5

Detroit Lions (+7.5) at Dallas Cowboys (Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET)

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The Lions are going to miss the playoffs.

The pick: Cowboys -7.5

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