Another good week for the Cincy Jungle staff in Week 16, and here we are, entering the final week of the 2016 NFL season. And in typical Cincy Jungle fashion, we’re favoring the Bengals over their opponent, which happens to be the Ravens this week. Congratulations to Anthony for winning this year’s pick’em contest — he’s at a point now where even if he managed to pick every game this week incorrectly, he’d still win. Scott will likely finish in second, with Jason a likely third place candidate.
With the Browns’ first win of the season, I’m finally done picking Cleveland to win every week. Despite that, however, there are still two staff members who chose the Browns to beat the Steelers this week. Figures as much, as every staff member has shown some level of aggressiveness, picking underdogs each week and making the pick’em contest more interesting.
Week 17 game picks
|Last Week's Record||9-7||8-8||10-6||9-7||8-8||9-7||9-7||7-9||10-6||10-6|
|First Place Finishes||1.33||2||2.91||1.25||3||0.33||0.25||0||2.58||2.33|
|Weekly Hero Picks||0||0||0||2||1||0||1||1||0||0|
|Season Hero Picks||2-1||0-3||4-5||2-9||1-1||3-7||2-1||3-8||2-4||1-1|
This week, the staff really seems to like the Bills over the Jets, even with a change in head coaching. And for what it’s worth, teams with an interim head coach are now 1-0 this season after the Jaguars beat the Titans last week. The staff predictably favored every team that has something to play for this week, such as the Buccaneers, Patriots and Chiefs. But when it comes to playoff teams without their starting quarterbacks, things change — the Raiders are underdogs against the Broncos this week.
I landed two hero picks this week, with the Bears (who are hoping to win their first road game of the season) and Chargers (who could potentially be playing in their last game at Qualcomm Stadium, though I’m not buying it). Scott (Eagles), Patrick (Jaguars) and Alberto (Dolphins) also made hero picks this week.
With an exciting slate of games, headlined by the matchup between the Lions and Packers that will decide the NFC North, this should be a fun week of football — maybe not too exciting for Bengals fans, but there are still a lot of exciting matchups nonetheless. Which hero picks do you like the best this week? Who are you rooting for in the upcoming NFL Playoffs? Let us know in the comments below!