By The Numbers: Week 15, 2016


For once this season, the Packers had a game I didn’t think they were going to win, and ended up winning very convincingly. It’s like opposites day around here… usually I pick them to win what I would consider and easy victory, and then they lose by a point or a handful of them. Annoying as that can be, having little faith that the team would pull out a victory against the Seahawks and then seeing them trounce the opposition was a great boost of morale — for me, and I’m sure for the team.

This week it’s us against the ailing Bears. They’ve managed more wins than the Browns and 49ers this year, but they are still a lousy 3-10 squad. However, division games are always important, and we can’t afford to lose another game, period. The Bears have nothing to play for but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t love to play spoiler and keep the Packers out of the post season. In this case, I feel like Aaron’s “run the table” commentary a few weeks ago is coming true, and if everything aligns just right, we might be looking at our what, 9th season in the playoffs in a row? I think that’s right. Anyway, here’s my picks for the week:

Rams 27, Seahawks 13
Dolphins 24, Jets 14
Ravens 28, Eagles 21
Bills 30, Browns 7
Packers 26, Bears 10
Steelers 23, Bengals 21
Texans 20, Jags 10
Chiefs 21, Titans 13
Colts 27, Vikings 20
Giants 26, Lions 24
Saints 30, Cardinals 20
Falcons 35, 49ers 3
Patriots 27, Broncos 24
Raiders 24, Chargers 20
Cowboys 21, Buccs 20
Redskins 23, Panthers 16