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NFL Week 16 Picks: Trying To Get It Right Once Before The Season Ends

At 132-78 after 15 weeks, I am looking for 18 more wins over the final two weeks to hit my goal of 150 wins this season.

There are just two weeks left in the 2010 NFL regular season and I still am trying to figure out just what is going to happen in the NFL on the weekly basis. I thought I had it figured out, I really did, after four straight weeks of double-digit wins. DOH! 9-7 this past Sunday brought me back to reality, and fast! Now, with games on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, not to mention playoff implications all over the place, I try may hand as I near my goal of 150 wins for the season. heading into Week 16 action, I'm 132-78.  Without further ado, my NFL Week 16 Picks:

THURSDAY:

Carolina @ Pittsburgh - The Steelers are still trying to nail down a division championship and #2 seed. The Panthers are trying to get the #1 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. As close to a lock as there is this week.

SATURDAY:
Dallas @ Arizona - A game that probably sounded a lot better before the season started. Tony Romo is done for the year, but the Cowboys have played well under Jason Garrett.


SUNDAY:

Tennessee @ Kansas City: All the Chiefs have to do is keep winning. Tennessee won't make it easy.

Baltimore @ Cleveland: You get the sense that the Browns' players know their head coach is a dead-man walking.

San Francisco @ St. Louis: The Rams might be the feel-good story of the season, showing just how quickly a team can turn it around. The Niners? They are just trying to get to the end of the season.

Washington @ Jacksonville: The Jags missed a golden opportunity to knock out the Colts. Now they need help. The Redskins will be happy to oblige.

New England @ Buffalo: The Patriots need a win to clinch home-field. they looked flat against the Packers and the Bills always play Tom Brady tough. Expect the best from Belichick's bunch.

New York Jets @ Chicago: The Jets got a much needed win against the Steelers last week and appear to have some of their mojo back. In a battle of two teams I have little faith in, I believe in the Jets' defense more than Jay Cutler.

Detroit @ Miami: Tony Sporano might be in trouble. Chad Henne may not be the answer. The Dolphins kicking game is a mess. No matter, they'll still beat the Bills.

Houston @ Denver:  Tim Tebow is starting on the day after Christmas?  Gotta take Denver.

Indianapolis @ Oakland: Never, ever give Peyton Manning new life.  You will pay.  Oakland will pay this weekend for Jacksonville's lack of execution.

San Diego @ Cincinnati:  I'd make a buch of sarcastic comments about the Bengals, but they beat the Browns.  

New York Giants @ Green Bay:  The Packers could just be the best team ever NOT to make the playoffs.  OK, that's a stretch, but the Pack will have Aaron Rodgers back.  I like their chances.

Seattle @ Tampa Bay:  A crushing home loss to the Lions last week nearly killed Tampa's playoff hopes.  They'll rebound, but too little, too late.

SUNDAY NIGHT:
Minnesota @ Philadelphia:  Has there been a worse team in history that has gotten so much prime-time action?  The Vikings are awful.

MONDAY NIGHT:

New Orleans @ Atlanta:  Something tells me that Drew Brees isn't going to make it easy on the Falcons.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.