NFL: Week Sixteen Predictions

Posted: December 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
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The City of Brotherly Love is anything but loving this week.

lashawn-mccoy-eagles1After the Philadelphia Eagles were dispatched by the Dallas Cowboys 38-27 on Sunday night, the good faith that held the town’s football faithful together began to erode. Following a 9-3 start, the Eagles have lost back-to-back at home, putting their once solid playoff hopes in dire jeopardy. In order to qualify for the postseason, Philadelphia would need to win out and hope that Dallas loses one of their remaining two games.

Now, that remains possible, as the Eagles face two winnable games against Washington and New York down the stretch. Meanwhile, Dallas has to host the very talented Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. However, the Eagles’ defensive failures, coupled with the lack of consistency from QB Mark Sanchez, has put even the most optimistic of Philadelphians on the edge of their seats.

This week, the Eagles take on the Redskins on Saturday afternoon. It’s a game that, despite being a rivalry, shouldn’t be much of a contest. After all, Washington hasn’t won since an October 27th victory over Dallas. The Redskins’ only other two victories in 2014 came against the likes of Jacksonville and Tennessee, two teams tied for the worst record in the NFL. Robert Griffin will be under center for Washington. The former #2 pick hasn’t won a game all season. If Philadelphia can’t take this one, then their season isn’t only over. But, it may be time to reevaluate the Chip Kelly experience, alltogether.

Line: Eagles by 8
Prediction: Eagles, 34-14

And now to the rest of the picks, abbreviated this week:

Last Week: 6-10
2014 Season: 101-102

San Diego Chargers (8-6) AT San Francisco 49ers (7-7) – 49ers by 1

Prediction: Chargers, 21-16

Minnesota Vikings (6-8) AT Miami Dolphins (7-7) – Dolphins by 6.5

Prediction: Dolphins, 27-17

Baltimore Ravens (9-5) AT Houston Texans (7-7) – Ravens by 6

Prediction: Ravens, 29-10

Detroit Lions (10-4) AT Chicago Bears (5-9) – Lions by 9.5

Prediction: Lions, 30-16

Cleveland Browns (7-7) AT Carolina Panthers (5-8-1) – Panthers by 4

Prediction: Browns, 17-14

Atlanta Falcons (5-9) AT New Orleans Saints (6-8) – Saints by 6.5

Prediction: Falcons, 25-22

Green Bay Packers (10-4) AT Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-12) – Packers by 11.5

Prediction: Packers, 31-20

Kansas City Chiefs (8-6) AT Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5) – Steelers by 3

Prediction: Steelers, 26-24

New England Patriots (11-3) AT New York Jets (3-11) – Patriots by 10.5

Prediction: Patriots, 27-9

New York Giants (5-9) AT St. Louis Rams (6-8) – Rams by 6.5

Prediction: Rams, 26-11

Buffalo Bills (8-6) AT Oakland Raiders (2-12) – Bills by 6.5

Prediction: Bills, 20-17

Indianapolis Colts (10-4) AT Dallas Cowboys (10-4) – Cowboys by 3

Prediction: Colts, 38-24

Seattle Seahawks (10-4) AT Arizona Cardinals (11-3) – Seahawks by 9

Prediction: Seahawks, 17-13

Denver Broncos (11-3) AT Cincinnati Bengals (9-4-1) – Broncos by 3.5

Prediction: Broncos, 29-20

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