NFL picks for Week 16 from the ESPN experts have finally been completed. Leading up to Week 16, the ESPN NFL expert picks have been rolling out very slowly, presumably because there was no Thursday night game this week. On Friday (Dec. 20), though, the 13th analyst finally submitted his game predictions and a full outlook can be given for some important match-ups.
There are two game predictions that have shifted with the latest analysts submitting their lists. As a group, they now have the Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Green Bay Packers and the Cleveland Browns beating the New York Jets. The first analysts submitting their predictions had those games reversed, showing just how split this particular panel is going into Sunday (Dec. 22). On paper, the games look pretty close as well, especially with Aaron Rodgers getting ruled out.
The teams that the analysts all agree will win are the Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Rams, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, San Diego Chargers, and San Francisco 49ers. That's seven games where the Week 16 ESPN expert picks come in as unanimous. Two games that were very close to being that way were the Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals, where 12 analysts picked Seattle, and the Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills game, where 11 of the 13 analysts picked Miami.
There are some very interesting games later on Sunday as nearly all of them have a direct impact on how the NFL standings will turn out. the Most important one is the NBC game of the Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles. Both teams can hold on to first place in their respective divisions with a win. The analysts predicted by a vote of 10-3 that the Eagles will take this game.
ESPN Week 16 NFL Expert Picks:
*Miami Dolphins beat Buffalo Bills
*Cincinnati Bengals beat Minnesota Vikings
*Kansas City Chiefs beat Indianapolis Colts
*St. Louis Rams beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers
*Dallas Cowboys beat Washington Redskins
*Carolina Panthers beat New Orleans Saints
*Cleveland Browns beat New York Jets
*Tennessee Titans beat Jacksonville Jaguars
*Denver Broncos beat Houston Texans
*Detroit Lions beat New York Giants
*Seattle Seahawks beat Arizona Cardinals
*Pittsburgh Steelers beat Green Bay Packers
*San Diego Chargers beat Oakland Raiders
*Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots
*Philadelphia Eagles beat Chicago Bears
*San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons (Monday night)
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