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The Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Alex Smith try to extend their eight-game winning streak in Week 16. Getty Images

The NFL’s Week 16 is all about playoff position, division battles, and winning streaks as the regular season winds down. The Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs hope to extend their eight-game runs, the Seattle Seahawks have claimed their last five, the Carolina Panthers try to push to 15-0, and the New York Jets are riding a four-game streak before a huge matchup with defending champion and AFC East Rival New England.

The Cardinals just lost their best defensive back in Tyrann Mathieu to a torn ACL for the rest of the season, and now they sit as 4.5-point favorites over the visiting Green Bay Packers.

The Chiefs stand as one of three double-digit point favorites this week, owning a 12.5-point spread over the 3-11 Cleveland Browns, while the Seahawks are the biggest favorite with a 13.5-point line over the visiting St. Louis Rams. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won their last three games and try to sew up a playoff spot against the 4-10 Baltimore Ravens, who are 10-point underdogs to their AFC North rival.

Keep all the betting lines and each team’s current streaks in mind before playing our office pool game for Week 16. The pool rules are simple, just circle the team you believe will win and then tally the total number of correct choices. The player with the most correct picks wins Week 16.

In the event of a tiebreaker, use “Monday Night Football’s” combined score to determine a winner. The final primetime matchup of the season features the Denver Broncos hosting the Cincinnati Bengals in a major AFC clash that could decide postseason seeds, and however much each team scores those numbers will be added together. The player whose guess is closest to the tally wins.

Below is the full schedule for Week 16’s games, and you can click here to download a printable version of the document.

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Week 16's full schedule and betting lines. Greg Price/IB Times