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NFL PICKS: Week 16

Posted: December 23, 2012 in NFL FOOTBALL

One of my favorite animated movies, even to this day, is “The Swan Princess”.

While there are many other movies that are funnier, or have better story lines, this movie won me over with one scene.

When Prince Derek and Princess Odette were younger, and already betrothed to be married, they were forced to be friends and spend summers together. Being about 9 years of age, Derek was into frogs, mud, and shooting arrows. Odette, like most girls at that age, was into pretty dresses, bows, and flowers.

In this moment, came my favorite part. As they were singing their customary song to go along with the sing, as all Princess cartoons do, they sang the words, “THIS IS NOT MY….THIS ISN’T MY IDEA OF FUN!”

Often, when I am doing yard work, heavy cleaning, or anything stressful, I break the solemn mood by singing, “This is not my….this isn’t my idea of FUN!”

Well right now, the way my NFL picks are going from week to week, are not my idea of fun. I went 10-6 last week, but it was another one of those weeks that felt like I went 6-10. I am now 157-68-1 on the season, and in good shape overall. But many of these games have been a coin toss as to who will be the winner each week. And it seems like I am on the losing end each time. I say it every week and will say it again this week, I HOPE TO TURN IT AROUND THIS WEEK.

Here are my Week 16 Picks:

ATLANTA FALCONS vs. DETROIT LIONS
Winner: FALCONS, 31-18 (My Pick)

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS vs. DALLAS COWBOYS
My Pick: COWBOYS
This game can go either way. Both offenses are clicking right now. The defenses will make the difference. And I think Dallas’ will be the difference maker.

TENNESSEE TITANS vs. GREEN BAY PACKERS
My Pick: PACKERS
Winter in Green Bay, against a team from the South. Not to mention, the Titans have not been very good this season.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS vs. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
My Pick: COLTS
Expect Andrew Luck to take his team to 10 wins and a playoff birth this week.

BUFFALO BILLS vs. MIAMI DOLPHINS
My Pick: DOLPHINS
I don’t know who steps up in this game. I just made a choice.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS vs. NEW YORK JETS
My Pick: CHARGERS
The Jets are a train wreck. Injuries have plagued their season, booted out the playoffs by a sub-.500 team, and they have now given up on their top two QB’s.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
My Pick: REDSKINS
How many teams can still look this impressive, with their starting QB on the sideline? Washington still has issues on defense, but most of today’s teams do.

CINCINNATI BENGALS vs. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
My Pick: STEELERS
The Steelers and Ravens are still the “big brothers” in this division. Cincy is headed in the right direction, but until they can get big wins on the road in Pittsburgh or Baltimore….they can’t be considered a real contender.

ST. LOUIS RAMS vs. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
My Pick: BUCCANEERS
I’m picking my team, but I honestly think St. Louis will win. I don’t know what went wrong in Tampa 4 weeks ago.

OAKLAND RAIDERS vs. CAROLINA PANTHERS
My Pick: PANTHERS
Everyone thinks Carolina has done something to get their act together at the end of the season. Not the case. They have been in several games this season, and lost it at the end. Now, they are just finding ways to hold on at the end.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS vs. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
My Pick: PATRIOTS
New England may find some records to break in this game against this pitiful Jacksonville team.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS vs. HOUSTON TEXANS
My Pick: TEXANS
How will these defenses hold up against these strong running attacks?

CLEVELAND BROWNS vs. DENVER BRONCOS
My Pick: BRONCOS
Denver has been playing like the most complete team in the league over the last 9 weeks. And they still have the opportunity to lock up a first round bye.

CHICAGO BEARS vs. ARIZONA CARDINALS
My Pick: BEARS
This one could be good. Arizona got their act together last week, and Chicago seems to be falling apart.

NEW YORK GIANTS vs. BALTIMORE RAVENS
My Pick: RAVENS
This game will be interesting. Which version of each team will show up today?

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS vs. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
My Pick: SEAHAWKS
This one will also be interesting. But I think one of these teams is a little stronger on both sides of the ball right now.

Send me your picks below. Also, check back Tuesday to see WHAT I THINK I LEARNED FROM THE NFL THIS WEEK.