The NFL playoff race has three weeks remaining and we’re slowly sorting out the wheat from the chaff. In Week 15, the 49ers became the first team to clinch their division and four teams total have clinched a playoff berth. Four more teams can punch their postseason ticket in Week 16.
The week opens with a critical matchup of NFC playoff contenders as the 7-7 Rams host the 7-7 Saints. Saturday features an NBC/Peacock doubleaheader with three of the four teams in contention for an AFC wild card berth. The biggest games on Sunday see the Lions travel to face the Vikings with a chance to clinch the NFC North title and the Dolphins hosting the Cowboys in a potential Super Bowl preview. The holiday weekend wraps with a Christmas tripleheader.
I’m back once again with straight-up picks for Week 16 of the regular season. I pick each game’s winner, and then slot the picks based on confidence levels — high, medium, low, and no. A game with three asterisks (***) after it indicates a game where I’m picking the betting underdog to get the win.
Last week, I was 9-7 overall with my picks. I nailed both my high confidence picks and missed on both of my no confidence picks. I finished 3-2 on medium confidence picks and 4-3 on low confidence picks.