Office Pool Picks: Week 16

December 22, 2017

The season is winding down and the chance to make up ground in office pools is running thin in some cases. Meanwhile, other contests are just reaching the climax. Don’t make your picks alone! I have you covered with my picks for Confidence Pool, Survivor and Against the Spread and all of your Week 16 Office Pool Picks.

Here are my picks for this week ahead in the various polls:

CONFIDENCE POOL
16 Chiefs vs. MIA
15 Patriots vs. BUF
14 Ravens vs. IND
13 Eagles vs. OAK
12 Panthers vs. TB
11 Vikings at GB
10 Steelers at HOU
09 Rams at TEN
08 Lions at CIN
07 Bears vs. CLE
06 Chargers at NYJ
05 Redskins vs. DEN
04 Saints vs. ATL
03 Cowboys vs. SEA
02 Jaguars at SF
01 Giants at ARI

SURVIVOR PICK
Each week I’ll offer up my “playing it safe” and my “out on the limb” pick for your elimination pool:

Playing it safe – Chiefs
Kansas City needs this one badly and the Dolphins have been hit hard by injuries. Cutler and company will find the confines of Arrowhead Stadium problematic. Look for Kareem Hunt to shred the Dolphins’ D for chunks of yardage at a time. Chiefs win by double digits.

Out on a limb – Lions
I try to shy away from road teams when possible, especially the Lions, who have traditionally struggled as visitors. However, the Bengals’ defense has been decimated by injury and the result had them getting lit up like a Christmas tree. Detroit is fighting for a playoff berth and Cincinnati is counting down the minutes until season’s end.

AGAINST THE SPREAD (35-37-3 on season)

Pick of the Week
Chiefs -10

Other Plays to Consider
Lions -5
Indianapolis +13
N.Y. Jets +6.5
Over 43 DET/CIN

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