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Picking winners for Week 16 NFL games

  • By Lyle, the Around The League intern
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Each week, the Around The League writer with the worst record in picks has to write our introduction. This week, that man is Marc Sessler.

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Here I am again, writing the intro.

Why?

Because forest animals are picking games better than I am.

Toddlers, factory men and the housewives of Hackensack know who will win on Sundays -- I, apparently, do not.

Now to this week's picks:


DOLPHINS AT BILLS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


Team ATL probably is aware that Bills QB Thad Lewis -- who will start Sunday -- beat the Dolphins in Week 7.



SAINTS AT PANTHERS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

   Dan Hanzus


Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



VIKINGS AT BENGALS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

    Vikings' form in the previous five games: W-L-W-T-L.


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



BRONCOS AT TEXANS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


Could fans be witnessing the end of the Matt Schaub era in Houston?



TITANS AT JAGUARS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling


Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler



COLTS AT CHIEFS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

 This is a potential wild-card game preview.


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



BROWNS AT JETS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Marc Sessler


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling



BUCCANEERS AT RAMS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Only drama remaining for Bucs is the job status of Greg Schiano.


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



COWBOYS AT REDSKINS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


 Sad to say, but currently the Redskins are a bigger dumpster fire than the Cowboys.



GIANTS AT LIONS (Sun., 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX)

Speaking of dumpster fires ...


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



CARDINALS AT SEAHAWKS (Sun., 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX)

Cardinals' mad dash toward the playoffs likely will bonk in Seattle.


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



PATRIOTS AT RAVENS (Sun., 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)

Gregg Rosenthal


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



STEELERS AT PACKERS (Sun., 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal


Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



RAIDERS AT CHARGERS (Sun., 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)

Raiders now have 11 consecutive seasons without a winning record. That seems like a lot.


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



BEARS AT EAGLES (Sun., 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC)

Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling


Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler



FALCONS AT 49ERS (Mon., 8:40 p.m. ET, ESPN)

True or false: This is a rematch of last year's NFC Championship Game.


Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling



Week 15 record

Chris Wesseling: 10-6
Gregg Rosenthal: 9-7
Dan Hanzus: 8-8
Kevin Patra: 8-8
Marc Sessler: 6-10

Season record

Gregg Rosenthal: 151-72
Chris Wesseling: 146-77
Kevin Patra: 142-81
Dan Hanzus: 136-87
Marc Sessler: 131-92

First-place finishes

Chris Wesseling: 6
Kevin Patra: 5
Gregg Rosenthal: 5
Marc Sessler: 3
Dan Hanzus: 1

Last-place finishes

Marc Sessler: 6
Dan Hanzus: 3
Kevin Patra: 4
Gregg Rosenthal: 2
Chris Wesseling: 2

Hero picks*

Gregg Rosenthal: 10
Dan Hanzus: 5
Marc Sessler: 5
Kevin Patra: 3
Chris Wesseling: 3

* Only person to pick a game right.

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