Week 16 NFL Matchup Predictions

Week 16 Matchup Predictions

12/20/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Dec 19, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy (14) reacts during practice at the Jets training facility.  Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY SportsChargers (5-9) @ Jets (6-8): Mark Sanchez is finally benched! No more butt fumbles! We finally get to see Tim Te... Greg McElroy? The Jets may have taken a step forward by admitting that Mark Sanchez is not the answer, but a 7th round draft pick who has seen action in only one game during his two years in the league is not the answer either. The Chargers' defense can bottle up the run, which will force McElroy to win this one with his arm, and I don't think he's ready to outgun Philip Rivers.

Chargers win 20-13.

Redskins (8-6) @ Eagles (4-10): Robert Griffin III will almost definitely be returning to action this week, which is bad news for any Eagles fans hoping to squeeze out a pride-boosting win against a divisional opponent. The Eagles give up big chunks of yards at a time in the passing game, so I expect RG3 to have one of his "15 passes for 200 yard" type games. Despite Michael Vick being benched, the Eagles still turn over the ball too much, and they've forced only two turnovers over their past six games.

Redskins win 31-20.

Bengals (8-6) @ Steelers (7-7): The Steelers playoff hopes come down to this game, and you better bet that head coach Mike Tomlin has his boys absolutely fired up for this divisional matchup. Ben Roethlisberger has been playing well since returning from injury, but has yet to get a win since getting back on the field. I think the time is now for the former Super Bowl champion to step up and get his team this big win at home. The Steelers' defense suffocated the Bengals earlier this season, holding them to only 185 yards of total offense.

Steelers win 27-20.

Rams (6-7-1) @ Buccaneers (6-8): The Bucs were just demoralized by the Saints in New Orleans last week, while the Rams were demoralized by Adrian Peterson on their home turf. The Bucs' boast the top ranked run defense in the NFL, so Sam Bradford will likely have to chuck the ball around to win this game for the Rams. Unfortunately, the Rams are 3-5-1 when Bradford throws the ball more than 30 times. The Rams are 2-4 when they run for less than 100 yards (4-3-1 when they top 100), and they'll have a tough time reaching the century mark this week.

Buccaneers win 30-20.

Patriots (10-4) @ Jaguars (2-12): This shouldn't take much explanation. The Patriots have the top ranked offense in both total and scoring, and are top three in both giveaways and takeaways. The Jaguars are ranked 31st in both total and scoring offense, and are ranked dead last in defending the run. In addition, it's Tom Brady vs. Chad Henne.

Patriots win 35-13.
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12/21/12   |   justenhammer

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