A look at every NFL game for Week 16, with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports' editors.
A quick preview of every game on the NFL schedule for Week 16, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan:
Texans (10-4) at Colts (1-13)
In Week 1, Houston handed Indianapolis its first of 13 consecutive losses, with a 34â7 blowout. But the Colts ride into this Thursday nighter fresh off their first victory, while the Texans had their seven-game win streak snapped.
Texans by 6
Broncos (8-6) at Bills (5-9)
Tim Tebow goes on the road again, where the frequent-flying Superman is a perfect 5â0 â with eight passing TDs and zero INTs.
Broncos by 4
Dolphins (5-9) at Patriots (11-3)
Miami lost to New England, 38â24, in Week 1; this may be dÃ©ja vu all over again for the Fins.
Patriots by 10
Browns (4-10) at Ravens (10-4)
Baltimore must bounce back after a 34â14 loss at San Diego on Sunday night. A visit from the Browns â a rival the Ravens beat 24â10 in Week 13 â will cure what ails Ray Lewis.
Ravens by 9
Raiders (7-7) at Chiefs (6-8)
Kansas City interim coach Romeo Crennel is 1â0 after knocking off the Packers. But the likeable defensive guru needs to win out if he hopes to remain the head Chief at Arrowhead.
Chiefs by 1
Vikings (2-12) at Redskins (5-9)
Adrian Peterson is toughing it out for his fantasy team owners; but he might want to rest his left ankle for his real team owner Zygi Wilf.
Redskins by 4
Cardinals (7-7) at Bengals (8-6)
Two top rookies â Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson and Cincy wideout A.J. Green â go toe-to-toe in a matchup of future Pro Bowlers.
Bengals by 3
Rams (2-12) at Steelers (10-4)
St. Loser aims to match its season-opening, season-long six-game losing streak this week.
Steelers by 11
Buccaneers (4-10) at Panthers (5-9)
Three weeks ago, Cam Newton marched to Tampa Bay and handed the Bucs a 38â19 loss. Get ready for the rookieâs first season sweep.
Panthers by 9
Giants (7-7) at Jets (8-6)
The battle of the Big Apple is technically an âawayâ game for the Giants, even though it will be played in the same stadium Big Blue plays their home games in. This is a must-win for both of East Rutherford, New Jerseyâs teams.
Giants by 2
Jaguars (4-10) at Titans (7-7)
Tennessee gave Indianapolis its first win of the season; the Titans need to avenge that defeat plus their 16â14 Week 1 loss at Jacksonville.
Titans by 8
Chargers (7-7) at Lions (9-5)
The Bolts are surging in December once again, shocking the league with a three-game win streak after a six-game slide earlier this year.
Lions by 2
Eagles (6-8) at Cowboys (8-6)
Big D can win and get in (with a Giants loss). A Boys loss (and G-Men win) would result in a playoff play-in next week in the season finale.
Cowboys by 1
49ers (11-3) at Seahawks (7-7)
Before Niners boss Jim Harbaugh had his postgame handshake issues with the Lionsâ Jim Schwartz, the former Stanford coach was asked âWhatâs your deal?â at midfield after upsetting then-USC coach Pete Carroll. These two bring a collegiate energy to an NFC West rivalry.
49ers by 5
Bears (7-7) at Packers (13-1)
The only Christmas Sunday game on the NFL schedule is the leagueâs oldest rivalry â but not necessarily this seasonâs best matchup. The 184th meeting of the Bears and Packers is a rematch of a Week 3 contest Green Bay won 27â17 against a Chicago club that had a healthy Jay Cutler. Following their first loss of the year, the Packers will be eager to Lambeau Leap as many times as possible on Xmas.
Packers by 11
Falcons (9-5) at Saints (11-3)
Atlanta coach Mike Smith was widely criticized by Monday morning, armchair quarterbacks after going for it, and subsequently failing to convert, on 4th-and-1 in overtime of a 26â23 loss to New Orleans in Week 10. Since then, the Falcons are 4â1; but the Saints are 4â0.
Saints by 7
Last week: 9-7 // Season: 151-73