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Week 16 NFL Picks: Packers will pull even with Lions to set up Week 17 showdown

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APC expects a Packers win and a Lions loss to set up a division title game on the final Sunday of the season.

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This week, the Green Bay Packers host the Minnesota Vikings in the penultimate game of the 2016 season. Although the Packers have a chance to clinch a playoff spot this week if they win and a whole bunch of other games go their way, the important item is for the Packers to pull out a victory at home against Minnesota.

Last year, that was no simple task; the Packers lost to the Vikings at Lambeau on the final night of the regular season, giving Minnesota the division title. Green Bay will hope to reverse that result on Saturday and keep them on track to win the NFC North.

APC’s contributors expect just that - a Packers win. In the meantime, we expect the Lions to drop another game, this time to the Dallas Cowboys. If both results hold as we predict, the Packers will indeed draw even with Detroit at 9-6 on the season.

However, we do not think the Packers will be clinching a postseason berth this weekend - we have Tampa Bay and Washington both winning.

Here are our picks for week 16.

Week 16 Picks

2016 Week 16 NFL Picks

Game Tex Jason VCF Mike V Zach Alex Paul Jon M Bob Consensus
Game Tex Jason VCF Mike V Zach Alex Paul Jon M Bob Consensus
NYG @ PHI NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG
MIN @ GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB
TEN @ JAX TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN TEN
NYJ @ NE NE NYJ NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
SD @ CLE SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD CLE SD
WAS @ CHI CHI WAS WAS CHI WAS CHI WAS CHI WAS WAS
ATL @ CAR ATL ATL ATL CAR ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL
MIA @ BUF MIA MIA MIA BUF MIA BUF BUF MIA BUF MIA
IND @ OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK
SF @ LA SF LA LA SF LA SF LA LA SF LA
ARI @ SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA
TB @ NO NO TB TB NO TB NO NO TB TB TB
CIN @ HOU CIN HOU HOU CIN HOU HOU HOU CIN CIN HOU
BAL @ PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT BAL BAL PIT PIT
DEN @ KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC
DET @ DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL

Overall Standings

  1. Tex 0.661 (Last week: 13-3)
  2. Bob 0.659 (12-4)
  3. Vermont Cubs Fan 0.656 (13-3)
  4. Kris 0.643 (12-4)
  5. Jason 0.638 (12-4)
  6. Gary 0.635 (11-5)
  7. Ben 0.620 (No picks)
  8. Jon B 0.620 (No picks)
  9. Zach 0.612 (13-3)
  10. Jon M 0.611 (13-3)
  11. Paul 0.596 (10-6)
  12. Alex 0.589 (13-3)
  13. Mike 0.580 (14-2)

Consensus picks: 0.641