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December 22, 2012

Bill Burt's Pro Football Picks -- Week 16


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---- — Today’s game

Atlanta 37, DETROIT 30 ... Lions need to clean house

Sunday’s games

New England 37, JACKSONVILLE 13 ... This probably locks third seed

HOUSTON 31, Minnesota 27 ... Big day for Peterson, but not enough

DALLAS 27, New Orleans 23 ... Hard to pick against Cowboys right now

TAMPA BAY 31, St. Louis 20 ... Bucs have more pride

WASHINGTON 38, Philadelphia 20 ... ’Skins blow it open in second half

San Diego 16, N.Y. JETS 13 ... It will get ugly at Meadowlands

CAROLINA 27, Oakland 20 ... Panthers closing stronger than I thought

Cincinnati 27, PITTSBURGH 23 ... Biggest game for Bengals in a long time

MIAMI 27, Buffalo 17 ... Another housecleaning in Buffalo perhaps

INDIANAPOLIS 24, Kansas City 17 ... Chiefs have pride, but need first overall pick more

GREEN BAY 34, Tennessee 13 ... Titans were horrible in win over Jets

DENVER 31, Cleveland 20 ... Pats need loss here, but don’t count on it

N.Y. Giants 34, Baltimore 24 ... Put a fork in Ravens

Chicago 27, ARIZONA 26 ... Jobs at stake for Bears

SEATTLE 23, San Francisco 20 ... Just a hunch in a great game

Home teams in CAPS

@text1:Last week: 8-7

@text1:Note: No Monday night game because it’s Christmas Eve