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Week 16 NFL Picks: Gearing Up For The Final Stretch Run

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It's hard to believe that with two weeks left to go, 21 teams are still in contention for a trip to the Super Bowl. But that will change this week.

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Just two games remain in the 2014 regular season, and the suspense continues to build as teams prepare to make their final stretch runs.

NFL-Forecast.com has a tool that allows you to calculate playoff probabilities by simulating different game outcomes. The tool calculates the change in playoff probabilities for each team based on the expected outcome of Sunday's games. Here's what those probabilities look like for the five NFC teams still in contention for a playoff spot.

Playoff odds based on Week 16 outcomes
Team Seahawks Packers Lions Cowboys Eagles
Current odds 98%
95%
94%
81%
31%
Team wins
99% 98% In 93%
52%
Team loses 96% 86% 87% 66%
11%

The Cowboys can clinch the NFC East with

1) a win plus an Eagles loss or tie
2) a tie plus an Eagles loss.

The Cowboys clinch a playoff berth with a win plus a Packers loss or tie plus a Lions loss or tie as long as both results don't tie.

And without further ado, here are our picks for Week 16, 2014.

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Dave Dawn Gary Jamie Neithan OCC rabble Tom BTB Users Consensus
2014 Record
147-77 145-79 146-78 33-15 144-79 151-73 145-79 148-76 154-70 153-71
2014 Percentage .656 .647 .652 .688 .647 .674 .647 .661 .687 .683
Record Week 15
10-6 12-4 11-5 11-5 14-2 11-5 12-4 14-2 13-3 11-5

TEN @ JAC (-3.5) Jac_medium Jac_medium Jac_medium Jac_medium Jac_medium Jac_medium Jac_medium Jac_medium JAC: 84% Jac_medium
PHI (-7.5) @ WAS Phi_medium Was_medium Phi_medium Was_medium Was_medium Phi_medium Phi_medium Phi_medium PHI: 68% Phi_medium
SD @ SF (-1) Sd_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Sd_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium Sf_medium SD: 70% Sf_medium
MIN @ MIA (-6.5) Mia_medium Mia_medium Mia_medium Mia_medium Mia_medium Mia_medium Mia_medium Mia_medium MIA: 91% Mia_medium
GB (-10.5) @ TB
Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium Gb_medium GB: 96% Gb_medium
DET (-8) @ CHI Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium Det_medium DET: 88% Det_medium
ATL @ NO (-6) No_medium No_medium No_medium No_medium No_medium No_medium No_medium No_medium NO: 80% No_medium
NE (-10) @ NYJ Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium Ne_medium NE: 96% Ne_medium
KC @ PIT (-3) Pit_medium Pit_medium Pit_medium Kc_medium Kc_medium Pit_medium Kc_medium Pit_medium PIT: 75% Pit_medium
CLE @ CAR (-3.5) Car_medium Car_medium Car_medium Car_medium Car_medium Car_medium Car_medium Car_medium CAR: 71% Car_medium
NYG @ STL (-5) Stl_medium Nyg_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium Nyg_medium Stl_medium Stl_medium STL: 75% Stl_medium
BAL (-5.5) @ HOU Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium Bal_medium BAL: 87% Bal_medium
BUF (-6) @ OAK Buf_medium Buf_medium Buf_medium Buf_medium Buf_medium Buf_medium Buf_medium Buf_medium BUF: 94% Buf_medium
IND @ DAL (-3) Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium Dal_medium DAL: 94% Dal_medium
SEA (-8) @ ARI
Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium Sea_medium SEA: 91% Sea_medium
DEN (-3.5) @ CIN Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium Den_medium DEN: 82% Den_medium

Get your picks in for the BTB Pick 256 Challenge!

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Pick 256 is a season-long contest in which BTB members and readers get to pick the straight-up winners for all games each week.

You have until kickoff tonight at 8:30 pm ET to submit your picks. That leaves you with just a few hours, maybe even less, to submit your picks. But why wait until the last minute? If you haven't yet submitted your picks, now would be a good time. If you don't know which teams to pick, you can always use the consensus picks above as orientation. Here's the link to the entry form.

If the link above doesn't work for whatever reason, use the following alternative, which does not autopopulate your BTB user name into the entry form.

Alternative Pick 256 Entry Form

Good luck.