WEEK 16 Picks: Eve of Annihilation

Posted: December 24, 2011 by Keith Stone in 2011 NFL Picks, football, Happy Holidays, NFL

I hope nobody made any bets last week, especially using our picks. When Phanatic goes 12-4, you know it’s a weird week. The Giants, Jets, and Ravens games were especially vexing. All three teams are in prime position for a playoff spot and nobody came to play. At least the Jets and Ravens were playing contenders. The Deadskins earned their nickname for a reason. As much as you feel confident about a pick, like I did with the Giants over the Skins, you never know when you’re going to get a lump of coal in your stocking. You can only be so lucky. Let’s hope this isn’t a sign of things to come. Piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicks!

RAIDERS AT CHIEFS (-2.5)
Stone: Chiefs
It’d only be right.

Slumdeezy: Raiders

Rory: Raiders
Who can figure out this division anymore?  I’ll just take the points.

DP Animal: Raiders

Phanatic: Raiders

BRONCOS (-2.5) AT BILLS
Stone: Broncos
Remember when the Bills were good all those many, many days ago?

Slumdeezy: Broncos

Rory: Broncos
TEBOW!

DP Animal: Broncos

Phanatic: Broncos

JAGUARS AT TITANS (-6.5)
Stone: Jaguars
Points.

Slumdeezy: Titans

Rory: Titans
Speaking of things that are terrible, Otis Smith has stated that he wants to keep Dwight for the remainder of the season.  If they fail to resign Dwight, they can always sign Brook Lopez, who is a restricted free agent.  I’ll give you a second to digest this and come back to it later.

DP Animal: Titans

Phanatic: Jaguars
Titans still embarrassed after being the first team to lose to the Colts.

CARDINALS AT BENGALS (-3.5)
Stone: Cardinals
The Cards aren’t half bad. Let’s see if they can play in the cold.

Slumdeezy: Bengals

Rory: Bengals
SKELTON!

DP Animal: Bengals

Phanatic: Bengals

DOLPHINS AT PATRIOTS (-9.5)
Stone: Dolphins
I’d take the Pats if the weather weren’t so mild.

Slumdeezy: Patriots

Rory: Patriots

DP Animal: Patriots

Phanatic: Patriots

BROWNS AT RAVENS (-12.5)
Stone: Browns
The Ravens might be the most mysterious team of the year.

Slumdeezy: Ravens

Rory: Ravens

DP Animal: Browns

Phanatic: Browns
This is when the Browns always decide to play well.

GIANTS AT JETS (-2.5)
Stone: Giants
This is a Giants town.

Slumdeezy: Giants

Rory: Giants
This game is tough.  On the one hand, the Jets play well at home.  On the other hand, the Giants play well on the road.  My lock of the week: New York money line.

DP Animal: Jets

Phanatic: Jets
UGHHH I HATE THIS GAME. [Editor’s note: WAHHHHHHHHHHH!]

VIKINGS AT REDSKINS (-2.5)
Stone: Vikings
Rex is due for a stinkbomb.

Slumdeezy: Redskins

Rory: Redskins

DP Animal: Redskins

Phanatic: Redskins

BUCCANEERS AT PANTHERS (-7.5)
Stone: Panthers
The Bucs look like they don’t want to play anymore.

Slumdeezy: Buccaneers

Rory: Panthers
Buccaneers?  More like SUCKANEERS.  Happy holidays.

DP Animal: Buccaneers

Phanatic: Panthers

RAMS AT STEELERS (-14.5)
Stone: Rams
Hmmmmmmm, Kellen Clemens or Charlie Batch?

Slumdeezy: Steelers

Rory: Steelers

DP Animal: Steelers

Phanatic: Steelers

CHARGERS AT LIONS (-2.5)
Stone: Chargers
AFC West craziness!

Slumdeezy: Chargers

Rory: Chargers
Just to make it interesting!

DP Animal: Chargers

Phanatic: Lions

49ERS (-1.5) AT SEAHAWKS
Stone: Seahawks
Just because the Niners pushed around an injured Big Ben doesn’t mean they could fool me.

Slumdeezy: 49ers

Rory: 49ers
49ers still have something to play for (possibly #2 seed), so I’m going against my rule of not going against Seattle at home.

DP Animal: Seahawks

Phanatic: 49ers
I guess they are for real…

DREAM TEAM AT COWBOYS (-1.5)
Stone: Dream Team
They blew the Boys out once already.

Slumdeezy: Cowboys

Rory: Cowboys
The dream is dead.

DP Animal: Dream Team

Phanatic: Dream Team
They do this every year!

BEARS AT PACKERS (-12.5)
Stone: Packers

Slumdeezy: Packers

Rory: Packers
BASKETBALL BASKETBALL BASKETBALL BASKETBALL BASKETBALL BASKETBALL

DP Animal: Packers

Phanatic: Packers
Time for a stomping post-loss and against a decrepit Bears team.

FALCONS AT SAINTS (-6.5)
Stone: Falcons
Should be another close one.

Slumdeezy: Saints

Rory: Saints
Nets first game of the season!  Woo!

DP Animal: Falcons

Phanatic: Saints

CURRENT RECORDS
Stone: 125-94 (Last week: 8-8)
Rory: 121-98 (7-9)
Slumdeezy: 113-106 (5-11)
DP Animal: 106-113 (7-9)
Phanatic: 106-11
3 (12-4)

Last week’s picks


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