Friday, December 19, 2008

Six Picks for Sunday - Week 16

Here we are, with two weeks remaining in our Six Picks for Sunday contest. The Rooster and I have been neck-and-neck all season but with 12 games left to choose and a six game deficit, The Rooster has his work cut out for him.

Here are the six toughest games from this Sunday, according to the Vegas odds:

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tennessee Titans - Steelers
Miami Dolphins @ Kansas City Chiefs - Dolphins
Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns - Bengals
Atlanta Falcons @ Minnesota Vikings - Vikings
Carolina Panthers @ New York Giants - Giants
San Diego Chargers @ Tampa Bay Bucs - Bucs

The Steelers (#1 in my latest power rankings) are the team to beat in the AFC right now. Pittsburgh's 'D' should be able to contain the Tennessee offense and even when the Steelers can't score, they find a way to win... The MIA-KC matchup is a tougher choice than you might think. Tyler Thigpen has been playing great for the Chiefs but this is a must win for the Dolphins, who should get the job done at Arrowhead... How far have the Browns fallen? Far enough to be picked to lose at home to the Bungles... Another good matchup and a must-win for both teams, but I'll take Minny at home... The Giants HAVE to win against Carolina after two tough divisional losses and should take this one with a healthy Brandon Jacobs... Give me Tampa at home against a 6-8 San Diego team that has had its share of struggles, but still has a shot at the playoffs if things fall the Chargers' way.

The Rooster will have his picks posted soon in the comments section and, although you can't compete for the full-season championship, feel free to submit your picks as well and we'll see how you match up with the "experts."

1 comment:

The Rooster said...

Titans
Chiefs
Browns
Falcons
Panthers
Chargers