POORE'S PICKS: Week Sixteen

The Game of the week has the Saints travel to Carolina in a battle between NFC South rivals as Jim Poore is back with his weekly picks column against the spread.

There are still some playoff spots up for grabs, which means some important games this weekend. Let's get right to the picks.

Miami 2 1/2 @Buffalo

The Dolphins continue with their playoff push.

Dolphins 26-20

Dallas 3 @Washington

One team has to win. Might as well be the Cowboys.

Cowboys 30-21

@St. Louis 5 Tampa Bay

The Rams have been the perfect spoilers.

Rams 24-16

@Philadelphia 3 Chicago

Both teams badly need this win.

Eagles 27-23

@Kansas City 6 1/2 Indianapolis

Both teams are already in the playoffs.

Chiefs 31-24

@Cincinnati 7 1/2 Minnesota

The Bengals are pretenders, but win against a weak Vikings team.

Bengals 29-20

Denver 10 1/2 @Houston

The Texans have already started their search for a new head coach.

Broncos 41-24

Tennessee 5 @Jacksonville

Not sure why the Jags decided to start winning games.

Titans 28-21

@Seattle 10 Arizona

The Cardinals really need to win here, but it won't happen in Seattle.

Seahawks 27-17

@Detroit 9 1/2 New York Giants

If anyone knows what is going on with the Lions please speak up.

Lions 34-24

@San Diego 10 Oakland

The Chargers need to win and get some help.

Chargers 31-20

@Green Bay 2 1/2 Pittsburgh

Miraculously the Packers are still alive in the NFC.

Packers 24-21

@Baltimore 1 1/2 New England

The Patriots are catching the Ravens at the wrong time.

Ravens 20-17

@San Francisco 12 1/2 Atlanta

Back in September this looked like a big game.

49ers 36-23

Game of the Week

@Carolina 3 New Orleans

The division title is on the line. Saints 30-27

Stinker of the Week

@New York Jets 2 Cleveland

Watch some reruns on television.

Jets 20-16

Record For Week 15: 6 -10 (8 - 8 without the spread)

Record Through Week 15: 101 - 116-7 (140 - 84 without the spread)

Game of Week Record: 7- 8

Stinker of Week Record: 5-10

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