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2009 NFL Football Week Sixteen Preview and Picks

Updated on May 26, 2011
2009 NFL Football Week Sixteen Preview and Picks
2009 NFL Football Week Sixteen Preview and Picks

Who Will Win Each Game, and More Importantly, Who Will Cover the Spread

Last week, I got off to a pretty hot start with my straight up picks winning eight out of the first ten games. Then the wheels came off a bit in the late games when I lost four out of the final six games.

For the week, it wasn't a bad record at 10-6, but nothing really to write home about.

It was not quite so good against the spread. All the double digit lines combined with a week of more than the average upsets led to a 7-8-1 record for the week against the casinos.

Speaking of upsets, the Cowboys shocked the world by beating the previously undefeated Saints Saturday night. Which, of course, means they are in a great position to decide their own playoff fate.All they need to do is win out and they are the NFC champs

It also means they are due for a bad loss in a game they should win, as is the Cowboy's recent tradition. Admittedly, the Redskins are a mess right now and that could cancel it out, Dallas never does things the easy way.

In the other big upset, the Carolina Panthers exposed the Vikings suddenly leaky offensive line. Then Brett Favre exposed to the world who really runs the show in Minnesota by refusing Brad Childress' attempt to bench him in the third quarter.

Things could just be starting to unravel for the Vikings after it was revealed that there has been a behind the scenes feud brewing between Childress and Favre. Plus Minnesota is suddenly in danger of losing the No. 2 seed to the Eagles.

I doubt Jay Cutler will avoid his customary three turnover game to pin another loss on the Vikings. However, with the Giants coming to town in week 17 and likely needing a win to get in the playoffs, it's a very real possibility that Coach Favre and co. will be playing in the wildcard round.

So, for the season my record now stands at 138-83 straight up and 113-107-3 against the spread.

I hope you are having a Merry Christmas and I'll see ya next year!

In the meantime, please check out my recent articles on my blog (Anarchy in the Endzone) which is syndicated through Bleacher Report. My most recent article, "DeSean Jackson is for the Eagles Everything Terrell Owens Could Have Been and More," was picked as one of the lead stories and featured on the main page.

DeSean Jackson Highlights

My Picks for the 2009 Week Sixteen NFL Games

Fri, Dec 25
4:30 PM (PST)
5:30 PM (MST)
6:30 PM (CST)
7:30 PM (EST)
Favorite
Underdog
Point Spread
Straight Up
Against the Spread
@Tennessee
San Diego
3.0
Tennessee
Tennessee
Sun, Dec 27
10:00 AM (PST)
11:00 AM (MST)
12:00 PM (CST)
1:00 PM (EST)
@Atlanta
Buffalo
9.0
Buffalo
Buffalo
@Cincinnati
Kansas City
13.5
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
@Cleveland
Oakland
3.5
Cleveland
Oakland
@Green Bay
Seattle
14.0
Green Bay
Green Bay
@Miami
Houston
3.0
Houston
Houston
@New England
Jacksonville
8.0
New England
New England
@New Orleans
Tampa Bay
14.0
New Orleans
New Orleans
@New York Giants
Carolina
7.0
New York Giants
New York Giants
@Pittsburgh
Baltimore
2.5
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Sun, Dec 27
1:00 PM (PST)
2:00 PM (MST)
3:00 PM (CST)
4:00 PM (EST)
@Arizona
St. Louis
14.0
Arizona
Arizona
@San Francisco
Detroit
12.5
San Francisco
Detroit
@Indianapolis
New York Jets
5.5
Indianapolis
New York Jets
@Philadelphia
Denver
7.0
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Sun, Dec 27
5:20 PM (PST)
6:20 PM (MST)
7:20 PM (CST)
8:20 PM (EST)
Dallas
@Washington
6.5
Washington
Washington
Mon, Dec 28
5:30 PM (PST)
6:30 PM (MST)
7:30 PM (CST)
8:30 PM (EST)
Minnesota
Chicago
7.0
Minnesota
Minnesota

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    • EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image
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      Kelly W. Patterson 8 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

      Thanks wavegirl,

      I was backing your Giants so they would have an incentive to give the Eagles the 2 seed next week. Where did Blue go this week? All of Philly is going to be on their sidelines next week.

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      Shari 8 years ago from New York, NY

      that was one great article on LeSean. I am a big bleacher reader and to see one of your articles there is way kewl!! Its no wonder I am one of your biggest fans (um I mean followers) around the Hub. . even if you wont ever give me any Giant &hearts

      Meet you in the forums later after we can see some more of the playoff picture!!!

      Go Blue ;)

    • richbrown80 profile image

      richbrown80 8 years ago

      I like New England myself, in a rout....but I think the Bills get blowout on the road...good luck this week

    • jobister profile image

      jobister 8 years ago from Anaheim, California

      Interesting picks. The Titans flukes out in the end. I got that pick wrong as well.

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