NFL Game Picks and Survivor Pool Lock: Week 16

Russ Bliss Predicts the Winners of each NFL Game this week

And the disappointment continues…
 
10-6 in week 14 brings the overall record for the 2013 season to 140-83-1. An efficiency rating of 62.7% correct is hugely disappointing to me personally. No excuse other than that's just the way it's gone this season. There are two weeks left and so I'll do my best to at least bring it up 65%, but in order to do that I'm going to need to hit on 26 of the remaining 32 games. So I need to go 13-3 on average the last 2 weeks.
 
Week 16 NFL Game Predictions:
 
NY Jets 20, Cleveland 17
Dallas 31, Washington 28
Denver 41, Houston 14
Kansas City 27, Indianapolis 16
Buffalo 19, Miami 16
Cincinnati 30, Minnesota 20
New Orleans 24, Carolina 23
St. Louis 23, Tampa Bay 21
Tennessee 23, Jacksonville 13
Seattle 29, Arizona 20
Detroit 31, NY Giants 10
New England 26, Baltimore 23
San Diego 27, Oakland 20
Green Bay 23, Pittsburgh 20
Philadelphia 31, Chicago 29
San Francisco 35, Atlanta 17
 
There you have them, my week 16 NFL game picks.
 
Carolina came through over the Jets last week in the Survivor Pool Lock. While I've blown 5 weeks, it's nice to be at 10-5 as opposed to 9-6. Here are the weekly picks and results:
 
Week 1 (W; 21-17) Indianapolis over Oakland
Week 2 (L; 30-33) Philadelphia over San Diego
Week 3 (W; 45-17) Seattle over Jacksonville
Week 4 (W; 52-20) Denver over Philadelphia
Week 5 (W; 34-20) St. Louis over Jacksonville
Week 6 (W; 24-7) Kansas City over Oakland
Week 7 (L; 27-30) New England over NY Jets
Week 8 (W; 42-10) San Francisco over Jacksonville
Week 9 (W; 27-23) Dallas over Minnesota
Week 10 (L; 27-29) Tennessee over Jacksonville
Week 11 (L; 23-28) Houston over Oakland
Week 12 (W; 17-13) New Orleans over Atlanta
Week 13 (L; 31-34) Buffalo over Atlanta
Week 14 (W; 29-26) Baltimore over Minnesota
Week 15 (W; 30-20) Carolina over NY Jets
 
This week there are a few games that shouldn't even be close, and luckily I still have a team to pick from that group. Keeping in true Survivor Pool form, I won't select the same team twice despite my having blown it a few times over this season. The only thing that concerns me about my pick this week is that it's a team that historically is a weekly "Jekyll and Hyde" act. Luckily they're at home though against what has been the NFL equivalent of the keystone cops this season. The Lions have no excuse for not swatting the Giants this week in what is essentially a must win for them.
 
My Survivor Pool Lock for Week 16 is: the Detroit Lions over the New York Giants.
 
Best of luck to all in your picks and Happy Holidays!