NFL Games of the Week Feature Bills at Patriots and Seahawks at Cowboys

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

By Tom Wilkinson
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NFL Games of the Week feature the Buffalo Bills at the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks at the Dallas Cowboys. These Week 16 matchups can be seen on CBS and FOX on Sunday, December 24. The game between the Bills and Patriots is critical to the Bills who are fighting for a playoff spot, while the Seahawks vs. the Cowboys is pretty much an elimination game in terms of an NFC Wild Card spot. Let’s look at both games and Week 16 NFL picks.

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Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots

Date and Time: Sunday, December 24, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA

Week 16 Opening NFL Odds at BetCris: Patriots -12.5, O/U 47

Bills vs. Patriots TV Coverage: CBS

The Bills are 8-6 and tied with Tennessee and Baltimore for fifth place in the AFC. The Bills will make the playoffs if they win their last two games but they could still make the playoffs even if they lose this game at New England on Sunday. Next week’s game against Miami will be a must-win for Buffalo and they may also need some help depending upon this week’s results. Buffalo is 3-3 ATS on the road, with four of the six going under the total. The Bills are scoring about 19 points per game and giving up 22 points per contest.

The New England Patriots can clinch the top seed in the AFC if they win their last two games against the Bills and the Jets. New England got a huge win over Pittsburgh last week and now home field throughout the AFC playoffs is looking likely for the Patriots. New England is 3-3 ATS at home this season, with four games going over and two going under. The Patriots are scoring just over 28 points per game and giving up just over 19 per contest.

Key Stat

The Patriots have dominated this series through the years and they have won 8 of the last 10 outright and they are 5-4-1 ATS with three of the last four going under. The teams have actually split their last four at New England and the Bills are 2-1-1 ATS. The last three at Foxboro have gone under the total.

Bills vs. Patriots Free Picks

I despise laying double-digits in the NFL, but I can’t take Buffalo in this game. I will just take the game under the total.

Bills vs. Patriots Week 16 ATS Pick: Under 47 at BetCris

Bills vs. Patriots Score Prediction: Patriots 27, Bills 13

Seattle Seahawks vs. Dallas Cowboys

Date and Time: Sunday, December 24, 2017, 4:25 p.m. ET

Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

Week 16 Opening NFL Odds at BetCris: Cowboys -4.5, O/U 47

Seahawks vs. Cowboys TV Coverage: FOX

It is pretty much an elimination game on Sunday, as the Seattle Seahawks visit the Dallas Cowboys. The Seahawks had their chance last week but were humiliated at home in a 42-7 loss to the Rams. The Seahawks don’t look anything like a playoff team. Seattle would have to win their last two games and have the Rams lose their last two to win the NFC West. Considering the Rams host the 49ers next week that scenario is extremely unlikely. Seattle could still get a Wild Card but they need help. They lose tiebreakers against Detroit and Atlanta so they need both of those teams to lose. Seattle is 3-3-1 ATS on the road, with five of the seven going under. The Seahawks are scoring about 23 points per game and giving up 21 per contest.

The Cowboys are in a better spot to make the playoffs, but they still need Atlanta to falter and they also need Detroit to lose at least once. Dallas gets Ezekiel Elliott back this week and he should have monster game against a Seattle defense that is a total mess. The Cowboys are 3-4 ATS at home with four of the seven going under the total. They are scoring about 24 points per game and giving up just over 22 per contest.

Key Stat

Dallas has won four of the last six in this series with three of the last four going under. The last meeting came in 2015 when Seattle won 13-12 in Dallas.

Seahawks vs. Cowboys Free Picks

The Seahawks are done, as their defense has been decimated by injuries. They have no chance to stop Elliott on Sunday, just as they had no chance to stop Gurley last week. I will lay the points and take Dallas in this game and also play the game over the total.

Seahawks vs. Cowboys Week 16 ATS Pick: Cowboys -4.5 and Over 47 at BetCris

Seahawks vs. Cowboys Score Prediction: Cowboys 34, Seahawks 20

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