We are down to the final two weeks of the 2016 NFL regular season. Here’s a full schedule for Week 16 action and it’s a little out of the ordinary.
With Christmas Day falling on Sunday, the NFL has moved the majority of the games to Saturday. Only two games will be played on Christmas. The good news is both are great matchups. First we have 1st place in the NFC North on the line when the Steelers host the Ravens. That’s followed by a huge AFC West clash with the Chiefs hosting the Broncos.
Week 16 will get started with the final Thursday Night game of the year (all 32 teams play on Sunday in week 17). It’s a NFC East showdown that has the Eagles hosting the Giants.
Unfortunately Saturday’s card doesn’t feature a ton of great games. There’s only 3 games that feature games with two teams with legit playoff hopes . Those being the Dolphins at Bills, Vikings at Packers and Colts at Raiders.
On the bright side, we get NFL action on Christmas Eve, which is a big bonus. Typically the only football on the day before Christmas is the meaningless Hawaii Bowl.
The final game on the slate for Week 16 is the Cowboys hosting the Lions on Monday Night Football. Just how big a game this is, won’t be decided until Saturday. If the Eagles upset the Giants on Thursday, Dallas will have already locked up the No. 1 seed. Making this a meaningless came for the Cowboys. If the Packers lose to the Vikings, Detroit could secure the NFC North title with a win. If Green Bay wins, the Lions will need to beat the Packers at home in Week 17 to take the division title, regardless of the outcome here.
I’ve provided the TV Listings and start times for all the games. I’ll also include the betting odds (spreads & totals) as the become available. Be sure to check back throughout the week. I’ll also be including links to my game previews, which include my early lean on the side or total.
You can also click on the following link for a full list of the free NFL picks posted by our expert handicappers.
Week 16 NFL Odds (From 5Dimes)
Thursday, December 22th, 2016
|8:25pm||New York Giants|
Saturday, December 24th, 2016
|1:00pm||New York Jets|
New England Patriots
Green Bay Packers
|1:00pm||San Diego Chargers|
|4:25pm||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
New Orleans Saints
|4:25pm||San Francisco 49ers|
Los Angeles Rams
Sunday, December 25th, 2016
Kansas City Chiefs
Monday, December 26th, 2016