With just two weeks left in the 2013 NFL regular season, many teams find themselves out of playoff contention. A few of the teams that have no chance of reaching the postseason have been listed as very big underdogs for Week 16.
Four different games feature a point spread in the double-digits. The Seattle Seahawks, San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos are all favored by at least 10 points. On "Monday Night Football," the San Francisco 49ers are the biggest favorites of the week, giving 12 points to the Atlanta Falcons.
While the Monday night game has the largest point spread, the other primetime game is expected to be the closest one on the schedule. The New England Patriots are getting one point in Baltimore against the Ravens, who lead the final wild card spot in the AFC. The Sunday night game marks the third time in four weeks that the defending Super Bowl champs will play in front of a national audience. It’s the first time this year that no games will be played on Thursday night.
Four first place teams are underdogs, including the New Orleans Saints. They are set to visit the Carolina Panthers, as both teams are tied atop the NFC South. Since the Saints won the first meeting between the two teams, a win for New Orleans would guarantee them a division title.
Once again, the week begins without any betting odds for the Green Bay Packers’ game. Aaron Rodgers’s playing status remains up in the air.
Below are the complete betting lines for all the Week 16 games, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas.
Miami Dolphins (-2.5) at Buffalo Bills, 43
New Orleans Saints (+3) at Carolina Panthers, 46.5
Dallas Cowboys (-3) at Washington Redskins, 53.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+5.5) at St. Louis Rams, 42.5
Chicago Bears (+3) at Philadelphia Eagles, 56
Cleveland Browns (+2.5) at New York Jets, 40.5
Indianapolis Colts (+6.5) at Kansas City Chiefs, 44
Minnesota Vikings (+7) at Cincinnati Bengals, 48
Denver Broncos (-10.5) at Houston Texans, 51.5
Tennessee Titans (-5.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 44
Arizona Cardinals (+10) at Seattle Seahawks, 45
New York Giants (+9.5) at Detroit Lions, 50.5
Oakland Raiders (+10) at San Diego Chargers, 50.5
Pittsburgh Steelers (N/A) at Green Bay Packers
New England Patriots (+1) at Baltimore Ravens, 44.5
Atlanta Falcons (+12) at San Francisco 49ers, 44.5