NFL Week 16 Matchups: Last Push for the Playoffs
Two more games left to go in the NFL regular season, and for a change, not a lot of playoff drama. The only division up for grabs is the AFC North, where the Steelers and Browns each have a shot. Cleveland goes into Cincinnati Sunday afternoon laying three points; the Bengals are bad at 5-9 SU and ATS, but they have a stellar offense that can blow the doors off just about anyone.
Wild Cards have yet to be determined in either conference. The most intriguing Week 16 matchup with playoff implications features 7-7 Washington at 8-6 Minnesota. The Redskins are 6.5-point underdogs, but QB Todd Collins has saved their bacon with two straight winning performances. A Washington victory would make things very interesting indeed heading into the season finale.
Otherwise, this is the time of year when teams that already know their playoff seeds take it easy – except, perhaps, the 14-0 New England Patriots. Handicap accordingly.