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Full list of Week 16 straight-up picks with confidence levels

We make picks for each NFL game with levels of confidence ahead of Week 16.

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots shakes hands with head coach Sean McDermott of the Buffalo Bills after the Patriots defeated the Bills 24-17 in the game at Gillette Stadium on December 21, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images

Welcome to Week 16! The Christmas holiday is here and it’s a busy weekend of football. The NFL will have 49ers-Titans on Thursday, a doubleheader on Saturday’s Christmas Day, 12 games on Sunday and then Saints-Dolphins to wrap up Monday. We get some great matchups like Bills-Patriots, and then we get some real stinkers like Jaguars-Jets.

We’re back with straight-up picks for Week 16 of the regular season. We pick each game’s winner, and then slot the picks based on confidence levels — high, medium, low, and no. A game with three asterisks (***) after it indicates a game where I’m picking the betting underdog to get the win.

Last week wasn’t pretty, but I did well with my no confidence picks! I was 2-0 with those, 3-3 on low confidence, 3-1 on medium, and 2-2 on high. Here are my Week 16 picks pending who knows how many COVID-19 adjustments.

High confidence

Buccaneers over Panthers
Chargers over Texans

Medium confidence

49ers over Titans
Packers over Browns
Patriots over Bills
Chiefs over Steelers
Cowboys over Washington

Low confidence

Cardinals over Colts
Eagles over Giants
Vikings over Rams***
Bengals over Ravens
Seahawks over Bears
Raiders over Broncos

No confidence

Jets over Jaguars
Lions over Falcons***
Dolphins over Saints***

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