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Thursday Night Football, Week 16: Picks and game details for Saints vs. Rams

A pair of Wild Card hopefuls square off tonight to begin a holiday weekend of football.

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Los Angeles Rams v New Orleans Saints Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The NFL’s week 16 schedule features a host of holiday games, with Christmas Eve taking place on Sunday and Christmas Day on Monday. There is a full slate of NFL action on Christmas Eve, two games on Saturday beforehand, and a tripleheader on Christmas Day itself.

But two teams play tonight on Thursday Night Football to get the weekend underway, and both squads are looking to get a huge edge in the race for a playoff spot in the NFC. The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams both come into tonight’s game at 7-7, with the Rams owning a tiebreaker for the 7th and final spot.

The Green Bay Packers are chasing both of these teams now, and although Green Bay has a head-to-head win over each of them, a win by either one is problematic. The best-case scenario for the Packers tonight would be a tie.

Here are APC’s picks for tonight’s game, along with the game details, including broadcast information.


New Orleans Saints (7-7) vs. Los Angeles Rams (7-7)


SoFi Stadium
Inglewood, California


Thursday, December 21, 2023
5:15 PM Pacific Time (7:15 PM Central)


TV/Online Streaming: Amazon Prime
Commentators: Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit

ODDS (via DraftKings sportsbook)

Point spread: Rams -4
Over/under total: 45

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