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NFL Week 16 preview and predictions

The Chiefs play the Falcons on Sunday, but we’re picking all of this weekend’s games.

Wild Card Round - Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Week 16 of the NFL season kicks off with a Christmas Day game between the Minnesota Vikings (6-8) against the New Orleans Saints (10-4) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time.

There’s an NFL tripleheader scheduled for Saturday of the holiday weekend. It begins at Noon (Arrowhead Time) with the Detroit Lions (5-9) hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-5). Then there’s an NFC West matchup in Phoenix between the San Francisco 49ers (5-9) and the Arizona Cardinals (8-6) at 3:30. The day concludes with the Miami Dolphins (9-5) on the road to face the Las Vegas Raiders (7-7) at 7:15 p.m.

The Kansas City Chiefs (13-1) will be at home on Sunday, attempting to lock up the AFC’s first seed against the Atlanta Falcons (4-10). Kickoff will be at Noon Arrowhead Time.

The rest of the Christmas weekend AFC West schedule is in one game between two 5-9 teams: the Denver Broncos traveling to California to play the Los Angeles Chargers during Sunday’s early games.

Sunday’s biggest matchups include the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-3) hosting the Indianapolis Colts (10-4) in the early slate, followed in the late games by an NFC West showdown with the Los Angeles Rams (9-5) on the road against the Seattle Seahawks (10-4).

Sunday Night Football will feature the Tennessee Titans (10-4) traveling to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers (11-3). Week 16’s Monday Night Football matchup has an AFC East contest in which the New England Patriots (6-8) will host the Buffalo Bills (11-3).

Here are our picks for this weekend’s games. Be sure to cast your vote, too!


Arrowhead Pride readers pick

READER RECORD: 148-74-2

Poll

Which team wins Vikings (6-8) at Saints (10-4)?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Vikings
    (83 votes)
  • 87%
    Saints
    (559 votes)
642 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Buccaneers (9-5) at Lions (5-9)?

This poll is closed

  • 88%
    Buccaneers
    (558 votes)
  • 11%
    Lions
    (76 votes)
634 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins 49ers (5-9) at Cardinals (8-6)?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    49ers
    (73 votes)
  • 88%
    Cardinals
    (574 votes)
647 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Dolphins (9-5) at Raiders (7-7)?

This poll is closed

  • 79%
    Dolphins
    (533 votes)
  • 20%
    Raiders
    (139 votes)
672 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Bengals (3-10-1) at Texans (4-10)?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Bengals
    (192 votes)
  • 71%
    Texans
    (472 votes)
664 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Colts (10-4) at Steelers (11-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Colts
    (544 votes)
  • 24%
    Steelers
    (181 votes)
725 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Giants (5-9) at Ravens (9-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Giants
    (73 votes)
  • 89%
    Ravens
    (592 votes)
665 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Panthers (4-10) at Washington (6-8)?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Panthers
    (80 votes)
  • 87%
    Washington
    (579 votes)
659 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Browns (10-4) at Jets (1-13)?

This poll is closed

  • 94%
    Browns
    (626 votes)
  • 5%
    Jets
    (37 votes)
663 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Bears (7-7) at Jaguars (1-13)?

This poll is closed

  • 92%
    Bears
    (594 votes)
  • 7%
    Jaguars
    (51 votes)
645 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Broncos (5-9) at Chargers (5-9)?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Broncos
    (114 votes)
  • 82%
    Chargers
    (531 votes)
645 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Rams (9-5) at Seahawks (10-4)?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Rams
    (251 votes)
  • 63%
    Seahawks
    (436 votes)
687 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Eagles (4-9-1) at Cowboys (5-9)?

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    Eagles
    (396 votes)
  • 40%
    Cowboys
    (265 votes)
661 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Titans (10-4) at Packers (11-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 38%
    Titans
    (283 votes)
  • 61%
    Packers
    (451 votes)
734 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Bills (11-3) at Patriots (6-8)?

This poll is closed

  • 87%
    Bills
    (596 votes)
  • 12%
    Patriots
    (83 votes)
679 votes total Vote Now

Reader Record by Week

Predictions W-L-T
Week 1 picks 10-6-0
Week 2 picks 14-2-0
Week 3 picks 11-4-1
Week 4 picks 10-5-0
Week 5 picks 9-5-0
Week 6 picks 9-5-0
Week 7 picks 11-3-0
Week 8 picks 7-7-0
Week 9 picks 10-4-0
Week 10 picks 8-5-1
Week 11 picks 8-6-0
Week 12 picks 11-5-0
Week 13 picks 9-6-0
Week 14 picks 11-5-0
Week 15 picks 10-6-0
Total 148-74-2