NFL picks Week 16: Falcons-Panthers and every other game

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Dec 28, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) gets involved in a scuffle against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter at the Georgia Dome. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 34-3. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL season is heating up late on. Here’s all of the Week 16 picks.

The season is heating up, and as ever it’s tough to predict. Last week, I went 11-5 with my picks, so here’s to another strong showing in an intriguing Week 16.

This week features a number of interesting games, including the AFC East showdown between the Jets and Patriots. The Jets are right in the playoff race and can move closer to a wild-card berth with a win. The Cardinals and Packers take part in a potential playoff preview in the desert. All lines are provided by OddsShark.

Carolina Panthers (-7.5) at Atlanta Falcons

Carolina (14-0) has been flawless all season. They have blown teams out, as they did against Atlanta (7-7) two weeks ago, and they have won tight games such as last week’s win over New York. They are a class above the Falcons, and will continue the undefeated streak.

Pick: Carolina 30, Atlanta 14

San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders (-5)

Despite winning in impressive fashion last week, San Diego (4-10) are a struggling football team, and Oakland (6-8) is considerably better than them. Expect the Raiders to get it done at home.

Pick: Oakland 24, San Diego 14

Next: Saturday and early Sunday games