Sunday, December 23, 2012

NFL Week 16 Pigskin Predictions

LIONS 31, falcons 27
Megatron pounds out 110 yards and a touchdown to lead Detroit to a Saturday night win in its den.
Vikings K Blair Walsh
vikes 23, TEXANS 20
It’s more Adrian Peterson and more Blair Walsh for the Vikings in Houston today. Much like last week in St. Louis, the sensational running back and strong-booted rookie kicker lead their team to upset its opponent on their home floors. The Vikes wrangle up the Texans for a big-time win.

saints 34, BOYS 30
The Cowboys have played some solid football of late. But, on the whole, this team is the definition of hot and cold. Dallas is due to lose and although the Saints are out of the playoff hunt, Drew Brees is always a tough competitor. Saints win by four.

PACK 27, titans 16
The Titans and Jake Locker hang tough in Packerland, but the better team still wins in the end.

colts 24, CHIEFS 10
Andrew Luck continues leading the Colts ascent into the playoffs. Amazing, just one year after 2-14.

Bills 17, FINS 13
(Snore) There’s basically one reason to watch this game: C.J. Spiller. The talented Bills back is bound to gain 100 yards on the ground. Okay, there might be two reasons; Fins RB Reggie Bush can be entertaining too. But the team from upstate New York gets the win in South Beach.

Jets QB Greg McElroy
JETS 14, chargers 13
Greg McElroy exposes the many flaws off Mark Sanchez. Don’t get me wrong. The Jets are still not a very good team. But the ex-‘Bama helmsman gives them a better chance to win. On the other side of this matchup, San Diego is in shambles. The Big Apple tops the Bolts.

Skins 24, EAGLES 20
RG III continues to lead the Redskins ascent into the playoffs. DC wins in Philly.

STEEL 23, bengals 17
Big Ben is armed to throw some bombs over the Bengals. Cincinnati is playing for its playoff life on its home turf, but Pittsburgh shows it still has a wicked defense and is still has a better squad than it’s AFC North rival.

Rams 24, BUCS 21
Tampa is hitting the skids. St. Louis, despite dashing its playoff chances last week against the Vikes, still has more pluck than the Bucs. The Rams have the edge is this one.

PANTHERS 27, raiders 16
Cam Newton is coming back to life. The Raiders? Well, they woke up for a 15-nil shutout of the Chiefs last week. Unfortunately beating the Chiefs is like beating a dead fish this year. Oakland goes into Carolina and leaves as loses of seven of its last eight. 

Pats 34, JAGS 24
New England picks up right where it left off in the second half of its game last Sunday night against the Niner – lighting up NFL scoreboards. The Pats drop the Jags by 10.

BRONCOS 17, browns 10
Bears DE Julius Peppers (Right)
The Browns are boring, but they know how to hang tough – against the good teams and bad. Peyton’s Magical Mystery Comeback Tour keeps trucking along, as Denver marches on to its tenth win in a row.
Bears 20, CARDS 16
Ryan Lindley, meet Julius Peppers. After making ridicule of its 7-1 start, Chicago salvages its playoff hopes by defeating Arizona.

RAVENS 27, giants 24
Rambling Ray Rice pummels past the mighty G-Men’s front four, as his Ravens upend New York in Baltimore.

HAWKS 20, niners 17
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
Ah, the game of the week … Two of the league’s most exciting young quarterbacks square off in primetime tomorrow night. Russell Wilson, especially. The stealth Seahawks rookie has led his team to back-to-back 50-point-plus performances these past two weeks. This week, Wilson and the Hawks come down from its cloud, but not so far that it can’t beat the Niners. In a nip-and-tuck, bruising battle in Seattle, Wilson keeps on rolling. The Seahawks win by a field goal.

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