It’s New Year’s Eve and there are bowl games to be watched so I’m jumping right into the picks. Unless I go 0-16 this week, I’ll finish the regular season above .500. Feel free to congratulate me on Twitter.
Anyway, I’ll be picking the playoff games, too, so be sure to check back in in the coming weeks. Thanks for reading, and happy New Year’s!
[Last week: 9-7]
New York Jets (-3) @ Buffalo Bills
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Rex Ryan spoiling the Jets’ playoff hopes should make for an especially fun game. Still, I like FitzMagic here.
The pick: Jets -3
New England Patriots (-10.5) @ Miami Dolphins
Here’s the more pressing question from the OT coin flip debacle: how on earth do the Pats win the toss so often?
The pick: Dolphins +10.5
New Orleans Saints (+4) @ Atlanta Falcons
Nothing to see here!
The pick: Falcons -4
Baltimore Ravens (+9) @ Cincinnati Bengals
AJ McCarron vs. Ryan Mallett: Happy Holidays, everyone.
The pick: Ravens +9
Pittsburgh Steelers (-10) @ Cleveland Browns
What a collapse by the Steelers last week.
The pick: Steelers -10
Jacksonville Jaguars (+6) @ Houston Texans
We’re just a few weeks away from Brandon Weeden hosting a playoff game, folks!
The pick: Texans -6
Tennessee Titans (+6) @ Indianapolis Colts
Chip Kelly to the Colts!
The pick: Colts -6
Washington Redskins (+3.5) @ Dallas Cowboys
The Redskins are the best and least dysfunctional team in the NFC East. I feel sick.
The pick: Redskins -3.5
Philadelphia Eagles (+3) @ New York Giants
What a sad, sad game this will be.
The pick: Giants -3
Detroit Lions (+1) @ Chicago Bears
Absolutely nothing on the line here!
The pick: Lions -1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+10.5) @ Carolina Panthers
Here’s a bold prediction: the Panthers don’t make the NFC Championship Game.
The pick: Bucs +10.5
Oakland Raiders (+6.5) @ Kansas City Chiefs
I think Oakland can keep it close, but the Chiefs aren’t losing at home this week.
The pick: Raiders +6.5
San Diego Chargers (+9) @ Denver Broncos
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I think San Diego can keep it close, but the Broncos aren’t losing at home this week. Actually, I don’t think the Chargers can keep it close at all!
The pick: Broncos -9
Seattle Seahawks (+6.5) @ Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals are going to the Super Bowl.
The pick: Seahawks +6.5
St. Louis Rams (-3.5) @ San Francisco 49ers
Nothing to see here!
The pick: Rams -3.5
Minnesota Vikings (+3) @ Green Bay Packers
The Packers are the most unpredictable team in the NFL and looked legitimately terrible last week. I’m guessing they win by three scores here.
The pick: Packers -3