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Flamin’ Four – Week 16

Christmas season is finally here and it is truly the most wonderful time over year with family coming into town, cookies being made, presents being given, football every day of the week, and the thing you are looking forward to the most my picks of the week.

My overall record this season is 12-9-3 after going 2-1-1 this past week. The Rams and Jared Goff were very disappointing, while Atlanta didn’t disappoint with a huge win over the 49ers. The Titans have become my favorite team to watch besides the Steelers. Oakland wins another close game versus a subpar team leaving their potential in the playoffs unknown. Let’s get to some picks.

If this is your first time reading the Flamin’ Four and have no idea what this about or what I just talked about, it’s okay I explained everything in Flamin’ Four – Week 10 Blog. Let’s get to some picks.

New York Giants (+1.5) at Philadelphia Eagles

This spread is absolutely crazy, at 10:20am Thursday morning the Giants were a 2.5 point favorite and at 4:25pm the Giants became a 1.5 point underdog. I was ready to take the Giants as a 2.5 point favorite, so this is my easiest pick of the week. Philly has lost their 5 games, while New York has won 8 of their last 9 games. I highly doubt Janoris Jenkins will play tonight for the Giants, but it won’t matter the Giants will roll.

Giants (21-17)

Miami Dolphins (+3.5) at Buffalo Bills

The Dolphins are clearly the better team in this game even with their starting quarterback for the second straight week. Miami has won 8 of last 9 games and Bills can’t even agree on their offense strategy with offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn wanting to limit throws by Tyrod Taylor below 30 attempts and Sammy Watkins wants more passing included in the game plan. Miami will win a close one in cold with an extra day of rest.

Dolphins (28-21)

San Diego Chargers (-6) at Cleveland Browns

Cleveland is only two weeks away from being in the records book as the 2nd team to finish the season with 0-16 record (2008 Detroit Lions). Also, Cleveland has lost 8 straight games ATS, which is remarkable. I believe San Diego is better than there record shows, competing in the toughest division in the NFL. San Diego will have a little trouble traveling to the east coast, but will win by a touchdown.

Chargers (20-13)

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (-6.5)

The second half of the season has been a travesty for Vikings losing 7 of their last 9 games. The Packers and Aaron Rodgers, on the other hand, have been on fire during the second half of the season. The Vikings will put up a fight, but it won’t be enough in the end, Green Bay will roll convincingly this week by a touchdown in the 4th quarter.

Packers (24-17)

All my betting lines are from VegasInsider.com under the VI Consensus column, which is the most frequent betting line among Las Vegas and Online sportsbooks.

Also, I want my blog to stay connected with my readers, therefore I encourage you to comment below and share your thoughts and feelings on this topic, whether you agree or disagree. To me, it’s not about being right it’s about understanding and analyzing all perspectives. Provide a comment below or email me (hartshornthomas@gmail.com) about any sports topics you would like for me write about in the future.

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