Week 16 NFL Picks December 22, 2012  |  Neil Parker


Week 16 boasts a number of lop sided contests.  Among the large favorites are the Broncos, Bears, Packers, Texans, Patriots, Panthers, and Colts, while there is a lot of fan fare for the Steelers, Saints, Falcons and Dolphins as well. While the Falcons have dogged me in back to back weeks they’re going to win tonight in Detroit. Check out this game and the rest of my NFL picks…

Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions

The Falcons responded to their loss against the Panthers in a big way last week, and now they head into Detroit to face a Lions team fresh off an embarrassing loss to the Cards.  Calvin Johnson is amazing and has a real nice record in his sights, but that just isn’t going to be enough, as the Lions defense is a far cry from the unit we saw a year ago.  Matty Ryan and the Falcons have a lot of weapons and they could have home field locked up by Monday.

Falcons cover the spread and win by at least 4 points.

Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs

What isn’t to like about the Colts taking care of business and winning by a touchdown?  The Chiefs are rolling out a young quarterback, have only won twice all season, and have a number of injury issues.  The Colts haven’t been pretty this season, but they have won a lot of football games and are on the inside of the playoff picture looking out.  A win clinches, and they’re riding a nice 7-2 run on the back of a great rookie season from Andrew Luck.

Mr. Luck and the Colts by a touchdown.

Minnesota Vikings at Houston Texans

The Vikings are another team who are on the inside looking out, in terms of the playoff picture, but with the Bears, Giants and Cowboys all knocking on the door it is hard to imagine them there after next week.  Especially considering their tough task at hand in Houston.  Adrian Peterson is awesome, and is the league MVP to this point, but the Vikings are overachieving and that’ll end tomorrow in Houston.

The Texans are going to take this home by 2 scores, covering the 7.5 spread.

New York Giants at Baltimore Ravens

The Giants head into Baltimore after an embarrassing loss in Atlanta with the chance of defending their title hanging in the balance.  If ever there was a must win game for New York, it is tomorrow.  Meanwhile, the Ravens look worse by the week, have already clinched and continue to be the victim of injuries.  The Ravens have dropped 3 straight, and now have the difficult task of facing a motivated and desperate Giants team.

Rolling with the New York Football Giants by at least 4.

3 Responses

  1. Neil Parker says:

    I noticed that too Al,

    I just don’t think Fitz is trustable in a championship game. Nicks is long overdue – I hope.

    I think the Mayans got the end of the world mixed up with Larry Fitzgerald’s fantasy meaningfulness.

    I’ll keep you posted on our progress this afternoon.

    N

  2. Big Al says:

    Hey Neil,

    Do you consider getting Fitzgerald and inserting him into the lineup over Nicks?

    Just an observation,

    Al

  3. Big Al says:

    Hey Mr. Parker,

    I was inches away from dropping Hanson this week for our championship game… thank god I didn’t pull the trigger. Prater against Cleveland was very tempting. Feel free to change anything if you see fit. I can’t believe the “gurus” are projecting Marshall to get just over 9 points this week. I’d take a piece of that action.

    I hope you are going to the staff party tonight, Mar and the gang are looking forward to seeing you.

    Jets over Bolts 3-2.

    Al

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