Never in a thousand years would we have guessed we’d be at the mark we are heading in to the holidays and Week 16. But, here we are, concluding an 8-7-1 week with an easy win on Monday night backing the Saints against the helpless Chicago Bears.
Sitting at a healthy 115-104-4 on the year, we look to put our foot on the gas and dust the field (Vegas).
On to Week 16!
Tennessee at Jacksonville (-3.5)
Lord help us all with this prime time game. What a disaster. We can get better odds on Phil Simms and Jim Nantz falling asleep during this telecast than picking the right side between two teams that, frankly, don’t want to win this game. Loser of this matchup has the upperhand to the first overall pick. Tennessee is helpless at this point so might as well back the home team.There are no stats we can give you at this point to persuade to pick one side.
THE PICK: Jaguars (-3.5)
San Diego at San Francisco (-1)
We are so done with the 49ers. Just like they are with their head coach. Reports are leaking out that Harbaugh is being courted by the University of Michigan already and the writing appears to be on the wall that he is on the way out of San Francisco. The Chargers still have something to play for as they are in the hunt for the wildcard despite the loss to Denver last week. Chris Borland, maybe the 49ers best defensive player the last few weeks, will be sidelined for the season. Even with Keenan Allen out and Phillip Rivers banged up, it’s tough to see San Francisco putting together a full 60 minutes.
THE PICK: Chargers (+1)
Philadelphia (-7.5) at Washington
If the Eagles want to make the playoffs they must win this football game. Then who better to play against than the dumpster fire that is the Washington Redskins? The ‘Skins will be starting Robert Griffin III against their will as Colt McCoy is out for the season with a neck injury. However, this has the feeling of a rallying cry for the ‘Skins. DeSean Jackson will be playing against his old team and Robert Griffin will have something to prove, whether he likes his coach or not. The public will be all over Philadelphia. We’ll fade ’em here.
THE PICK: Redskins (+7.5)
Minnesota at Miami (-6.5)
The Vikings are playing pretty inspired football the last few weeks with their blowout win over Carolina and near victory in Detroit last week. A blocked field goal did them in as they tried to upset their division rivals. We love the Vikings in this spot. The Dolphins were eliminated from playoff contention last week with their blowout loss to New England and the rumor mill has begun to spin with Joe Philbin’s firing being heavily talked about. Teddy Bridgewater is a Miami boy and will have a big gathering of family and friends on hand to watch him pick apart a Miami defense who has not played well the last few weeks.