Printed: Dec 22, 2022 at 02: 18 PM

Gregg Rosenthal went 12-4 straight up on his Week 15 picks, bringing his season whole to 142-80-2. How will he fare in Week 16? His picks are below.

The traces supplied by Caesars Sportsbook are most contemporary as of 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 22 unless otherwise significant below.

Jacksonville Jaguars
  • WHERE:  MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.)
  • WHEN:  8: 15 p.m. ET | High Video, NFL+
  • MONEYLINE:  Jaguars: +115 | Jets: -135
  • SPREAD:  Jets -2.5 | O/U:  36.5

This became the hardest recreation to retract of the week and a perfect showcase between two of the most improved, entertaining squads of this season. The quarterback mismatch is stark, with Trevor Lawrence balling out and Zach Wilson attempting to invent on a performance in opposition to the Lions where he no longer no longer as a lot as flashed his skills between queer misfires. The climate looks rainy, windy and tough, which must still prefer the greater protection. These Jets aren’t done.

Atlanta Falcons
  • WHERE:  M&T Financial institution Stadium (Baltimore)
  • WHEN:  1 p.m. ET | FOX
  • MONEYLINE:  Falcons: +235 | Ravens: -292
  • SPREAD:  Falcons +6.5 | O/U:  35.5

Lamar Jackson (knee) hasn’t but returned to maintain a look at, and the crew is now coping with the absence of its finest defensive participant, Calais Campbell (knee), and but every other wideout, Devin Duvernay (foot). With Tyler Huntley below center, the improved Ravens working recreation desires to be ample to manipulate the clock in opposition to a Falcons protection that doesn’t maintain many answers. Desmond Ridder must still toughen over the stretch bustle, but Baltimore’s protection is huge and sound. Atlanta’s receivers are no longer going to be delivery, and Ridder’s accuracy issues popped up big time in his first open.

Carolina Panthers
  • WHERE:  Financial institution of America Stadium (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • WHEN:  1 p.m. ET | FOX
  • MONEYLINE:  Lions: -135 | Panthers: +115
  • SPREAD:  Lions -2.5 | O/U:  43.5

These groups aren’t precisely what they’re portrayed to be. Sam Darnold has supplied stability to Carolina’s offense, but the pass protection and bustle recreation maintain proven erratic the remainder six video games. Detroit’s protection is having fun with with terrific vitality of uninteresting, is gentle at tackling and all with out prolong functions a deep pass bustle. The Panthers play so discontinuance to the vest, while the Lions maintain aggressive in all eventualities. It’s loopy to claim in regards to the Detroit Lions, but they’ll remove video games in a kind of ideas because they’re above realistic at the entirety.

Chicago Bears
  • WHERE:  Soldier Self-discipline (Chicago)
  • WHEN:  1 p.m. ET | CBS
  • MONEYLINE:  Funds: -400 | Bears: +310
  • SPREAD:  Bears +8 | O/U:  40.5

The Funds being liked by bigger than a touchdown looks indulge in too indispensable, fascinating by how the Bears’ protection — more healthy after the crew’s uninteresting bye week — played with greater aim in opposition to the Eagles remaining Sunday. The expected brutal-chilly temperatures shall be an equalizer here. Buffalo’s defensive line desires to indicate it must uninteresting a bodily working recreation, which Chicago possesses, in particular with the return of Khalil Herbert.

New Orleans Saints
  • WHERE:  FirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland)
  • WHEN:  1 p.m. ET | CBS
  • MONEYLINE:  Saints: +130 | Browns: -155
  • SPREAD:  Browns -3 | O/U:  32

Elegant when the Saints were within the ruin getting more healthy, they lost guard Cesar Ruiz, who became having a breakout year, for the remainder of the season for that reason of a foot ruin. The Saints tried to alternate for Deshaun Watson remaining offseason and are fortunate a deal did no longer materialize, as he’s been a extensive jog on the Browns’ passing recreation since returning. Cleveland’s offense ranked fifth in passing DVOA with Jacoby Brissett and has been 22nd with Watson. Silent, the frigid climate must still prefer the Browns. They are greater coached and maintain a rather more cohesive working recreation. Cleveland is eliminated from postseason play with a loss, while the Saints are eliminated with a loss and a Bucs remove, so protect in ideas this the earliest round of the playoffs that it is most likely you’ll also factor in.

Seattle Seahawks
  • WHERE:  GEHA Self-discipline at Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City, Mo.)
  • WHEN:  1 p.m. ET | FOX
  • MONEYLINE:  Seahawks: +360 | Chiefs: -480
  • SPREAD:  Seahawks +10 | O/U:  49.5

I terror for the Seahawks’ protection. The unit, with its lackluster pass bustle and suspect secondary, is decided to rep cooked by Patrick Mahomes at the height of his powers, along with his 2d MVP in maintain about. Fortunately for Seattle, Geno Smith’s dream season can rep abet heading within the correct direction in opposition to a Chiefs protection that’s had its have issues persistently dashing the passer and is showing its inexperience on the abet cease. Aspects!

New York Giants
  • WHERE:  U.S. Financial institution Stadium (Minneapolis)
  • WHEN:  1 p.m. ET | FOX
  • MONEYLINE:  Giants: +180 | Vikings: -220
  • SPREAD:  Giants +4 | O/U:  48

It’s the “Worse Than Our File” Bowl! Two of the most resourceful groups in football with a penchant for discontinuance finishes must still terminate in a suitable recreation, but the Vikings’ offense is still the most legitimate community here. Minnesota’s kind out combo of Christian Darrisaw and Brian O’Neill must still neutralize the Giants’ peaking edge-bustle duo of Azeez Ojulari and Kayvon Thibodeaux, permitting the skills on the Vikings’ offense to shine thru. Nevertheless, Kirk Cousins is graded 36th out of 39 qualifiers in opposition to the blitz this year, in line with PFF. Call this a excessive-variance recreation where nearly the relaxation feels that it is most likely you’ll also factor in. 

New England Patriots
  • WHERE:  Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
  • WHEN:  1 p.m. ET | CBS
  • MONEYLINE:  Bengals: -160 | Patriots: +135
  • SPREAD:  Bengals -3 | O/U:  41.5

I maintain for Contemporary England’s protection. If Invoice Belichick paired this community of playmakers with remaining year’s Josh McDaniels-led offense, the Patriots would most likely be 9-5 correct now. As an more than a few, Belichick hired his pals to bustle the offense, and the unit is one of many many most poorly coached in football. Cincinnati is too sound to provide up fixed drives to this crew, and the mismatches on the outside for the Bengals’ receivers shall be too indispensable for the Patriots to beat. With the remove, Cincy clinches its 2d straight postseason berth.

Tennessee Titans
  • WHERE: Nissan Stadium (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. ET | CBS
  • MONEYLINE:  Texans: +143 | Titans: -170
  • SPREAD:  Texans +3 | O/U:  35.5

Ryan Tannehill is out with an ankle ruin. Even supposing the Titans’ QB1 were vigorous, although, this could perhaps’ve been a deadly recreation for Tennessee, fascinating by how Houston has competed the remainder two weeks. Not to level out, the 2021 Titans, who wound up nabbing the AFC’s No. 1 seed, suffered a residence loss to the Texans. Malik Willis seemed greater in a little sample size remaining week and he did open Tennessee’s protection-dominated remove over Houston in Week 8, but I will’t shake the feeling the Texans are having fun with greater football over the remainder month.

Washington Commanders
  • WHERE: Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, Calif.)
  • WHEN: 4: 05 p.m. ET | CBS
  • MONEYLINE:  Commanders: +260 | 49ers: -335
  • SPREAD:  49ers -7 | O/U:  37.5

Ideal matchup for San Francisco. The Commanders’ defensive front shall be a stern take a look at for Brock Purdy and a San Francisco offensive line that will also spend challenges sooner than the playoffs. Nevertheless the Commanders shouldn’t threaten the 49ers’ quest for the No. 2 seed largely because Taylor Heinicke is more likely to force the misfortune and turn the ball over in opposition to this protection. A Carson Wentz sighting wouldn’t shock me. Issue him indulge in Jeff Driskel!

Philadelphia Eagles
  • WHERE: AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
  • WHEN: 4: 25 p.m. ET | FOX
  • MONEYLINE:  Eagles: +192 | Cowboys: -235
  • SPREAD:  Eagles +5 | O/U:  46.5

Gardner Minshew is a perfect backup, but his presence hurts the ideal recreation left on the NFC schedule. The Eagles maintain so many ideas to remove that they’ll also still pull this off, making the five-level spread too indispensable. Dallas’ protection is giving up big performs no longer too long within the past — biting exhausting on misdirection — and can honest be pushed around by Philadelphia’s offensive line. The Eagles’ pass bustle will fabricate existence very though-provoking on a reshuffled Cowboys line. Or no longer it is a coin flip, with the ‘Boys getting the slightest of edges because they’re residence and wish the recreation more.

Green Bay Packers
  • WHERE:  Laborious Rock Stadium (Miami Gardens, Fla.)
  • WHEN:  1 p.m. ET | FOX
  • MONEYLINE:  Packers: +170 | Dolphins: -205
  • SPREAD:  Packers +4 | O/U:  50

Stare to the floor video games. The Packers’ protection hasn’t proven it must rep off the sphere all season, and Raheem Mostert can stability out a Dolphins passing assault that must feast on Inexperienced Bay’s peaceable zone pass protection. Nevertheless, the Packers’ offense has grew to alter into moderately efficient of uninteresting. Inexperienced Bay ranks sixth in offensive DVOA, led by the floor recreation, over the remainder six weeks. That is one among the correct video games of the week, and the Packers can also honest no longer leave the playoff flee with out narrate.

Arizona Cardinals
  • WHERE: Teach Farm Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.)
  • WHEN: 8: 20 p.m. ET | NBC, Universo
  • MONEYLINE:  Bucs: -385 | Cardinals: +300
  • SPREAD:  Bucs -7.5 | O/U:  40.5

Pity Mike Tirico and Cris Collinsworth, calling a recreation on Christmas evening between the Imprint McSorley Cardinals and the most depressing Tom Brady crew ever. Arizona will get my vote for worst crew within the meanwhile, unable to beat all of its injuries thru schematic encourage. The Bucs played their finest half of football all season remaining week sooner than Brady’s turnover parade, they assuredly can also still discontinuance obtain for that reason of a peaceable schedule. Todd Bowles’ protection can take care of this one.