Monday, December 22, 2008

NFL Week 16 Pick Results

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Line picks counted correct when the favored team wins; they do not have to beat the spread to count as a win.

Pick results for week 16.

Unanimous picks (6-6)

Correctly picked:

Colts @ Jaguars
Saints @ Lions
49ers @ Rams
Dolphins @ Chiefs
Cardinals @ Patriots
Panthers @ Giants

Not so much:

Chargers @ Buccaneers
The Buccaneers were in this one through 3 quarters, but gave up 3 touchdowns in the 4th, including a pick-6.

Bengals @ Browns
The Browns turned it over 4 times. Even the Bengals can get a win if you give them 4 extra chances at the ball.

Jets @ Seahawks
The Jets didn't look anything like a playoff team. After their opening drive, they only had one longer than 32 yards.

Texans @ Raiders
It would be easier to make the case that the Texans are under-rated if they didn't do this.

Eagles @ Redskins
The Eagles' offense goes back into hibernation. Only 2 drives more than 17 yards. One ended in a field goal, one ended just shy of a game-tying touchdown.

Falcons @ Vikings
The Vikings turn out to be overated at the #5 spot. Seven fumbles; four lost. The only surprise here is that the Falcons let them back into the game as much as they did.

Split Picks (APR 2-2) (SRS 3-1) (Line 1-3)

Ravens (APR, SRS) @ Cowboys (Line)
Have the Ravens have been playing a little under the radar this year? All their losses been to high-ranked teams, and only 2 by more than 4 points. Not bad for a rookie QB and a 1st year head coach.

Bills (SRS) @ Broncos (APR, Line)
Steelers (APR, Line) @ Titans (SRS)
SRS makes up some ground! SRS is also 5-0 so far on Bowl picks...

Packers (SRS) @ Bears (APR, Line)
Packers have had a 4th-quarter lead in 6 of their 10 losses, and were tied in two others. Somebody on this team needs to figure out how to seal the deal.


This weekOverall

New power rankings, and next weeks picks to come.