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Dec. 20, 2015

NFL Week 16 Predictions

by Robert Pfefferle, Online Sports Editor, Lauren Frost, Online Entertainment Editor, Sandeep David, Online Opinions Editor and Charles Lott, Online Features Editor
Standings:
1. Bobby: 119-76
2. Lauren: 118-77
3. Sandeep: 114-81
4. Charlie: 112-83

Buccaneers at Rams
Bobby: Buccaneers
Sandeep: Buccaneers
Lauren: Buccaneers
Charlie: Buccaneers

Bobby says: Mike Evans will destroy the Rams defense that seems to get worse every week.
Sandeep says: Hopefully Doug Martin fantasy owners won't be disappointed this week.
Lauren says: The Rams defense isn't as strong as it needs to be to counter the Bucs offense which has been, somewhat, looking up.
Charlie says: I really want to pick the Rams this week but something is keeping me from doing it.

Jets at Cowboys
Bobby: Jets
Sandeep: Cowboys
Lauren: Jets
Charlie: Jets

Bobby says: The Jets have a chance at sneaking in the wild card, and theyíre certainly not going to let it pass.
Sandeep says: It could happen.
Lauren says: The season has been looking up for the Jets and with a chance at the wild card slot, they're going to come out and play well against the Cowboys.
Charlie says: Ryan Fitzpatrick has been playing the best football of his career.

Bills at Redskins
Bobby: Redskins
Sandeep: Redskins
Lauren: Redskins
Charlie: Redskins

Bobby says: The ĎSkins are hot. Kirk Cousins can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Sandeep says: Can the Redskins win back to back games?
Lauren says: Kirk Cousins has found a rhythm with his team and has settled into his role as starting QB, which is a very good sign for the Redskins.
Charlie says: The Redskins are on their way to the first playoff appearance in a long, long time.

Bears at Vikings
Bobby: Vikings
Sandeep: Vikings
Lauren: Vikings
Charlie: Vikings

Bobby says: Look for Adrian Peterson to have a big day against the Bears defense.
Sandeep says: The Vikings look to be the surprising dominant force in the NFC North.
Lauren says: The Bears defense has very little chance against the Vikings running game.
Charlie says: Adrian Peterson vs Bears run defense, no contest.

Falcons at Jaguars
Bobby: Jaguars
Sandeep: Jaguars
Lauren: Falcons
Charlie: Jaguars

Bobby says: The AFC South is still up for grabs. Atlanta has only been tanking since the beginning of the season, so Iíd expect Blake Bortles to take advantage. They will be fine without T.J. Yeldon
Sandeep says: After the thrashing Bortles and the Jaguars gave the Colts, I think they can easily take the Falcons.
Lauren says: It's time for the Falcons to stop their skid and get a win. If they can contain Bortles they should have a good chance at a win.
Charlie says: The Falcons are getting progressively worse, and the Jaguars put up 50 pts last week.

Texans at Colts
Bobby: Texans
Sandeep: Colts
Lauren: Texans
Charlie: Texans

Bobby says: If Hasselback plays, the Colts have a decent chance. But Iím going to take the powerful Texans defensive line against the forty year old quarterback.
Sandeep says: The Texans defense likes to give up touchdowns to Hasselbeck, who is starting.
Lauren says: The Colts could be down to their third string quarterback and going against J.J Watt and the Texans defense is tough for even a starter.
Charlie says: JJ Watt should injure Hasselbeck on the opening drive, meaning we get to see Clipboard Jesus again.

Panthers at Giants
Bobby: Giants
Sandeep: Panthers
Lauren: Panthers
Charlie: Panthers

Bobby says: I really donít want Carolina to go undefeated. This game might be the best chance they have of getting upset.
Sandeep says: The Giants defense has too many problems to stop the Panthers offense.
Lauren says: The Panthers are about to go 16-0!! CAM NEWTON FOR MVP!
Charlie says: No way is Cam going to let this Giants team take away his undefeated season.

Titans at Patriots
Bobby: Patriots
Sandeep: Patriots
Lauren: Patriots
Charlie: Patriots

Bobby says: No questions here.
Sandeep says: Even an injured Patriots team can't lose to the Titans.
Lauren says: Brady for the win.
Charlie says: At this point it's clear that Brady doesn't need an o-line, defense, or wide receivers to win games.

Chiefs at Ravens
Bobby: Chiefs
Sandeep: Chiefs
Lauren: Chiefs
Charlie: Chiefs

Bobby says: The Chiefs have won seven in a row. KC rolls through Baltimore no problem.
Sandeep says: The Ravens need a quarterback for any hope of winning again. Sadly, they don't have one.
Lauren says: The Ravens have slid so far this season, the Chiefs with the easy win.
Charlie says: I still have faith in the Ravens, just not in Jimmy Clausen.

Browns at Seahawks
Bobby: Seahawks
Sandeep: Seahawks
Lauren: Seahawks
Charlie: Seahawks

Bobby says: Russell Wilson for MVP?
Sandeep says: Russell Wilson is clutch.
Lauren says: Wilson has really picked it up in these last few games and will easily overpower the Browns defense.
Charlie says: Wilson is on a tear, but it should be interesting to see Johnny Football to play this elite defense.

Packers at Raiders
Bobby: Packers
Sandeep: Packers
Lauren: Packers
Charlie: Raiders

Bobby says: I expect Oakland to give them a run for their money, but Green Bay will pull out a close victory.
Sandeep says: The Raiders are 2-4 at home. As long as Aaron Rodgers does a good job taking care of the ball, the Packers will pull out a win.
Lauren says: The Raiders are going to give the Packers a scare but in the end the Packers will pull out the win.
Charlie says: Khalil Mack gets two more sacks in this game, and Eddie Lacy rushes for less than 100 yards.

Broncos at Steelers
Bobby: Broncos
Sandeep: Broncos
Lauren: Steelers
Charlie: Steelers

Bobby says: Brock Osweiler played like a true second-string quarterback last week. Sorry, that was harsh. Iíll give him the win this week.
Sandeep says: If the Broncos bring back the run game and don't put everything on Osweiler, they could take the Steelers.
Lauren says: The Steelers have found a nice rhythm and that is going to be hard for the Broncos to keep up with.
Charlie says: This Broncos team doesn't have the weapons to keep up with the Steelers.

Dolphins at Chargers
Bobby: Chargers
Sandeep: Chargers
Lauren: Dolphins
Charlie: Dolphins

Bobby says: You better believe Antonio Gates will make a win happen at his last game in San Diego.
Sandeep says: After 55 seasons in San Diego, the Chargers are not going to go out with a loss.
Lauren says: The Chargers have barely been able to score in their last few games this season so if the Dolphins can continue to contain them it will be a good win for the Dolphins.
Charlie says: The Chargers are so bad that even the Dolphins can beat them in San Diego.

Bengals at 49ers
Bobby: Bengals
Sandeep: Bengals
Lauren: Bengals
Charlie: 49ers

Bobby says: Even a Dalton-less Bengals can get by San Francisco.
Sandeep says: As long as AJ McCarron doesn't turn the ball over and can actually run Hue Jackson's offense, the Bengals should be able to take the '9ers.
Lauren says: The 49ers are becoming an embarrassment, even without Dalton the Bengals will be able to beat the 49ers.
Charlie says: The 49ers had a hiccup last week, but Gabbert gets back on track against the Andy Dalton-less Bengals.

Cardinals at Eagles
Bobby: Cardinals
Sandeep: Cardinals
Lauren: Cardinals
Charlie: Cardinals

Bobby says: The Eagles have been playing quite well as of late, but the defense wonít have answers for Carson Palmer and co.
Sandeep says: Carson Palmer is just what the Cardinals have been missing since Kurt Warner retired.
Lauren says: Carson Palmer and the rest of the Cardinals have been flying, the Eagles won't be able to bring them down.
Charlie says: The Eagles defense isn't enough to slow down Carson Palmer and his high-flying wide receivers.

Lions at Saints
Bobby: Lions
Sandeep: Saints
Lauren: Lions
Charlie: Saints

Bobby says: Matthew Stafford is going to have a fun day against the Saints defense.
Sandeep says: If the Saints can find a way to contain Golden Tate and Calvin Johnson, this game may not turn out to be a shootout.
Lauren says: Though the Saints have the worst defense in the league the Lions will still find a way to lose.
Charlie says: The Saints are different when they play at home, and Megatron is just plain old.



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  • Alex on December 28, 2015 at 8:31 AM
    This is still week 15's games?
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