NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 16, 2014

Peyton Manning

My NFL Pick Against the Spread in Week 15, were among my best yet. I went 4-0-1 and was a blown call against the 49ers from going 5-0. Despite a less than ideal season, a strong finish is definitely in my sights.

Week 16 in my NFL Picks against the spread are jam packed with games with playoff seeding implications. The Saints and Falcons meet up with the NFC South yet to be decided. The Broncos and Patriots both need to win to keep their hopes at the #1 overall seed alive. The Chiefs and Steelers are both trying to grab on to a playoff spot as they meet up. All these tasty match ups, create a compelling slate for Sunday. Dont forget Saturdays two game appetizer as well.

>Season Total 27-40-1
>Upset Alert 4-9

Denver Broncos -3 at Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals are a team that beats bad teams and lose to good ones. While they embarrassed Johnny Football a week ago in his debut, they collapsed against the Steelers the week prior, losing by three scores. Bad Andy Dalton is ready to show his face and its great news for the Broncos, whose offense hasn’t been a juggernaut of late. They have been winning games by a slim margin and not the way many people think they should. I think Peyton Manning and company make a statement on Monday Night Football. Remind everyone the team they can be. Broncos win big in this one.

Minnesota Vikings +6.5 at Miami Dolphins

The Minnesota Vikings may not be the most talented team in the NFL, but they play hard as of late. They continue to find ways to cover including seven of their last eight games. The Dolphins on the other hand have faltered down the stretch losing two of three and failing to cover in any of those games. It is looking more likely going to be on the outside looking in come playoff time. I think the Dolphins will get a close win this week, yet again failing to cover the number.

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Matt Ryan looks to leave the Super Dome with a victory and the NFC South (via CBSSports.com)

Atlanta Falcons +6 at New Orleans Saints

This game is a battle for the NFC South crown. The Saints come into this game after beating the hapless Bears. The Saints have only covered two of their previous seven home games this season. The Falcons, like the Saints have not played great this season, but gave both Pittsburgh and Green Bay a competitive game in the last two weeks. I have no clue who will win this game, but it will be a close one, decided by around a field goal like their first match up early this season.

New York Jets +10.5 vs New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have been on fire this season, heading into New York to take on Jets team that is down right awful. So, of course you take the Jets here. The home team getting more than 10 points is too hard to pass on. The Jets find a way to get up for their games against the Patriots. The Patriots won their first matchup this season in New England but only by two points. I think we see a similar result here. Jets will run the ball and control the clock and the Patriots will squeak out a win as they aim for the AFC’s best record.

**Upset Alert**

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Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis look to carry the Chiefs into the playoffs (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs +3 at Pittsburgh Steelers

This game is set up for a let down performance for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They won their last two games, both on the road. The travel catches up with the Steelers as they look like a tired team. The Chiefs will come in and perform well on defense slowing Le’Veon Bell, who has been a monster as of late. Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis will provide a ground attack and do enough for the Chiefs to not only cover but win. Im also calling for Alex Smith to throw his first touchdown of the season to a wide receiver.

Enjoy Week 16!

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