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
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.
|Record Week 15
|TEN @ JAC (-3.5)||JAC: 84%|
|PHI (-7.5) @ WAS||PHI: 68%|
|SD @ SF (-1)||SD: 70%|
|MIN @ MIA (-6.5)||MIA: 91%|
|GB (-10.5) @ TB
|DET (-8) @ CHI||DET: 88%|
|ATL @ NO (-6)||NO: 80%|
|NE (-10) @ NYJ||NE: 96%|
|KC @ PIT (-3)||PIT: 75%|
|CLE @ CAR (-3.5)||CAR: 71%|
|NYG @ STL (-5)||STL: 75%|
|BAL (-5.5) @ HOU||BAL: 87%|
|BUF (-6) @ OAK||BUF: 94%|
|IND @ DAL (-3)||DAL: 94%|
|SEA (-8) @ ARI
|DEN (-3.5) @ CIN||DEN: 82%|
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.