Week 16 NFL Picks: No Country For Old Men

Featured, Sports and Bets — December 21, 2014 at 11:28 am by

Week 16 and the stakes are high for NFL organizations and gamblers alike.  Maybe not as high as in the coin toss scene in No Country For Old Men, but high nonetheless.  What’s the most you ever lost on a coin toss?

Has there ever been a scene written that felt more tense than that?  No, babes.  And tension will be high for every NFL gambler here at the Wire.  Make or break for a successful Christmas.  Take these for what you will and here we go….

The Chode (Season: 11-16-1)

(Editor’s note: Chode and Babes got their picks in on time. I’m late because I’ve been sick as shit.  Both are already up 1-0 with the ‘Skins.)

Game 1: Philly @ Washington     Sat 4:30

Line: Philly -8

Chode’s Pick: REDSKINS

The Eagles have lost two home games in a row to quality teams. They now go on the road, and while they should win, I don’t think they cover the spread. This is a division game, and the Skins have nothing else to play for other than trying to ruin the Eagles season. Skins cover at home….that hard to even say, but have a little faith.

Game 2: Buffalo @ Oakland   Sun 4:25

Line: Buffalo -6.5

Chode’s Pick: The RAIDERS

I had the Bills last week at home with the upset, but this week when they travel to Oakland they won’t look as impressive. Buffalo may gut out a 3 point field goal win, but they don’t cover this line. That’s the way the NFL works- just when you start believing in Buffalo they will go and looks like crap against a 2 win Raiders team .

Babes (Season: 21-18-1)

Splitsville last week but still kicking. I’m going out on a limb here but I’m taking the Skins Saturday. If they’re ever gonna show this season it’s here at home against a divisional rival. Philly has had a hard road of late, and I feel like their ship has sailed. Add in the fact that since 2010, Philly is 0-8 ATS the week before they play the Giants. Guess who they play next week? I’ll take the seven with the hook.

I’m also laying the five with the Ravens taking on Case Keenum and the Texans. Keenum was just signed this week, and although he started almost half a season last year with the Texans, it wasn’t under Bill O’Brien. Subtract DeAndre Hopkins who probably won’t play, and there is no way the Ravens can blow this like so many bubbles.  Right?


Seabass (Season: 17- 26-1)

Another horror show last week.  At some point I’ve gotta quit being gambling’s version of the Walking Dead and step up.  This is the week.  Right? Right?


Browns at Panthers (-4) –  Johnny Football is Johnny Doo-Doo.  I’ll take a broken back Cam over the money counting Manziel.  Scraping the toilet bowl for a win here.

Vikings at Dolphins (-5.5)-  The Dolphins have given up as evidenced by their back to back pathetic performances with the stakes high.  Why would they give a shit now?  Plus, Teddy Bridgewater and company are playing sneaky good ball.

Giants at Rams (-6.5)-  The Rams have been playing well too, especially on defense. Smother city as Eli gets sacked 8 times and throws 5 picks.

Colts at Dallas (-3.5)-  The hook is key here.  This has the feel of a close one.  If it goes below three it’s a no play.  If goes to three it’s a play for the Colts and if it stays at 3.5 it’s a hammer for the Colts.  Like the 3.5 in offensive show-case for both clubs.


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