Teams Look to Clinch Playoff Spot in NFL Week 16
The National Football League is down to it’s final two weeks of the regular season. Three teams out of the AFC and 2 out of the NFC have already sealed their spot into the postseason. Many other teams are looking to clinch their spot in Week 16. There are other teams that need to win to stay alive for the postseason. Let’s take a look at some of the best games in the National Football League for Week 16:
Carolina Panthers -10 over Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not a very good team, and now they are coming into this game on a short week. The Buccaneers lost in a tough game on Monday Night Football. They do not have a ton to play for, and Cam Newton and the Panthers need a win to seal their spot. Look for Newton to have a monster game against the poor passing defense of Tampa Bay. Carolina wins this game with a ton of Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey on Sunday afternoon, and the 2015 NFC Champions are back in the postseason.
Buffalo Bills +12 over New England Patriots
There is no doubt who the better team is in this AFC East battle, but their is one team that is more desperate than the other. LeSean McCoy and the Buffalo Bills are in a three way tie for the final wildcard spot in the AFC. Buffalo is at New England – the team that is the top seed in the AFC right now. Look for McCoy to have a pretty solid game, and keep the Bills into the game. In the end, Tom Brady takes care of business, but not before the Bills cover this spread on Sunday.
New Orleans Saints -5 over Atlanta Falcons
Two teams out of the NFC South that are looking to get into the postseason will get together. Both teams need just one win to get into the playoffs. New Orleans holds a game lead, along with Carolina over the Falcons. Drew Brees and company lost on Thursday Night Football in Atlanta in Week 14. There is no doubt they are thinking revenge in this game. The Saints put a bunch of points on the board against a tired Atlanta defense and win this game going away, leaving the Falcons and Panthers in Week 17 as a huge game.
New York Jets +7 over Los Angeles Chargers
Sure – it’s tough to think that Bryce Petty can actually win a National Football League game – but if they are going to do it – it will be over the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers look deflated following their loss to Kansas City in Week 15. Look for the Jets to control the tempo of this game with their ground game. The Jets come away with a massive home upset over the Chargers eliminating them from postseason play. Take the Jets to cover the spread and win this game on Sunday.
Los Angeles Rams -6 over Tennessee Titans
Both teams could use a win, but with a Rams win, they are in the postseason as the winners of the NFC South. For the Titans – they need a win as they are in the mix for the wildcard. The Bills and Ravens are the other two teams in the mix. The Rams ground game has been fantastic, and Jared Goff is doing what he can to take care of the football for Los Angeles. The Rams are looking forward to the postseason after a long drought. Look for Sean McVay and the Rams to go to Nashville and beat the Titans on Sunday.
Dallas Cowboys -5 over Seattle Seahawks
The Sunday afternoon game of the Week features two teams that are on life support. Both teams have to win their final two games, and get help from other teams in the league. The Cowboys have Ezekiel Elliott back, and they are going against a brutal Seattle defense right now. The Seahawks are banged up, and the run defense is just brutally bad right now. The Cowboys stay alive with a home win over the Seahawks sending Pete Carroll’s crew home.
Oakland Raiders +10 over Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have the #1 seed in the NFC, but are vulnerable to a loss before the postseason starts. Oakland lost in a crushing game last week. Look for Christmas Night to give Derek Carr and the Raiders an opportunity to come away with a win. Unfortunately, it’s probably going to be too little for the Raiders, as the best they can do is finish 8-8 on the season. But, on Christmas Night the Raiders +10 is a great bet over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Best of luck with all your National Football League betting and Merry Christmas!