Finally, a winning week last week at 2-1, bringing my season record to 22-18-2. Let's get right to my week 16 picks, and let's hope I can clinch an above .500 season this week.
Redskins +7 over Jaguars
Washington is a mess, but I am not a believer in Jacksonville. The Jaguars will miss Maurice Jones-Drew their best offensive playmaker. Rashad Jennings is an adequate fill-in at runningback, but really, I think that without those two players, the spread should be closer to 4. Both teams have negative point differentials on the season. Players on Washington are playing for their jobs last year, and they showed some fight coming back last week. Look for them to give the Jaguars a real test this week. Santana Moss, Anthony Armstrong, and Chris Cooley should be able to get open against the Jacksonville secondary, and Ryan Torain has brought back the running game. Look for one of the more entertaining games of the day, but one that will definitely fall within the number.
Jaguars 31, Redskins 28
Bengals +8.5 over Chargers
San Diego is coming off back-to-back blowout wins. That's a perfect recipe to fade them the next week. Cincinnati finally got back to winning last week. No surprise, it was the same week where Terrell Owens was hurt, and the Bengals got back to a run-first offense. This team completely revamped their offensive philosophy when they brought in Owens. Now, they will get back to basics. This could be a letdown spot for Norv Turner and the Chargers in freezing Cincinnati. Getting over a touchdown, I'm feeling pretty confident.
Chargers 20, Bengals 17
Chiefs -4.5 over Titans
Kansas City is a better team than everyone expected. Tennessee looked good last week, but their season is all but over. The Chiefs are undefeated at home and have all the motivation to win this game. The Titans' defense is mediocre at best, and Kerry Collins is not a good quarterback. The Titans have a few weapons offensively, but the Chiefs have enough on defense to slow Chris Johnson and Kenny Britt. With Matt Cassel playing, the Chiefs have the edge at almost every position. Giving less than a touchdown at home, I'll take the Chiefs.
Chiefs 27, Titans 17