The Week 16 schedule is like no other in the 2014 NFL season. It marks the only time this year that games are scheduled on four different days during the week.
The Titans will visit the Jaguars in the final “Thursday Night Football” game of the season. Both teams might be better off losing, since they are tied for the league’s worst record and competing for the No.1 overall pick in the 2015 draft. Because Tennessee has been so bad, losing eight games in a row, Jacksonville is favored for the first time all season.
For the first time this season, two games are scheduled for Saturday, and they both have playoff implications. The Eagles are road favorites in their visit to Washington, and they trail the Cowboys by one game in the NFC East. The Chargers are out of the AFC West race, but they are one game out of the final wild-card spot, as they visit San Francisco.
Half of the road teams are favored, and four home underdogs are getting at least eight points. Green Bay is the biggest favorite of Week 16, giving 10.5 points to the Buccaneers in their visit to Tampa Bay. New England is right behind them, as 10-point favorites over the Jets.
San Diego vs. San Francisco is the only contest that features a point spread of less than a field goal. Jacksonville, Pittsburgh and Dallas are all favored by exactly three points.
Denver will visit Cincinnati on “Monday Night Football,” marking their fifth and final primetime game of the regular season. It’s the first time this year that the Bengals are home underdogs.
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.
Tennessee Titans (+3) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 41
San Diego Chargers (+2.5) at San Francisco 49ers, 41.5
Philadelphia Eagles (-9) at Washington Redskins, 50.5
Minnesota Vikings (+6.5) at Miami Dolphins, 42.5
Green Bay Packers (-10.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 48.5
Detroit Lions (-4.5) at Chicago Bears, 47.5
Atlanta Falcons (+6.5) at New Orleans Saints, 56
New England Patriots (-10) at New York Jets, 47.5
Kansas City Chiefs (+3) at Pittsburgh Steelers, 46.5
Cleveland Browns (+4) at Carolina Panthers, 39.5
Baltimore Ravens (-4.5) at Houston Texans, 42
New York Giants (+5) at St. Louis Rams, 43.5
Buffalo Bills (-6) at Oakland Raiders, 39
Indianapolis Colts (+3) at Dallas Cowboys, 55.5
Seattle Seahawks (-8) at Arizona Cardinals, 37
Denver Broncos (-3.5) at Cincinnati Bengals, 48