The NFL will have a game on Friday for the first time since 2009 as the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings kick off on Christmas afternoon to welcome in Week 16, the penultimate week of regular season games for 2020.
For many, this will be one of the last chances to play the game they love until 2021. For others, this is just the ramp-up period before the games that really count: the postseasons. There’s a lot that hangs in the balance this week as seeding and playoff spots are on the line.
However, the games themselves are actually pretty straightforward this week. Half of the 16 games on the schedule have a Vegas line of six points or higher, and our staff has a lot of picks in common this week.
Here’s a look at the consensus picks this week:
- Saints over Vikings
- Bucs over Lions
- Cardinals over 49ers
- Ravens over Giants
- Chiefs over Falcons
- Browns over Jets
- Texans over Bengals
- Bills over Patriots
And here’s a look at the rest of our picks for Week 16.
Let’s hear your picks for the week.