NFL Week 16 Picks: Picks on FOX Compared to 3 of My Picks

Jonathan MaurerCorrespondent IIDecember 24, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 18:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants passes against the Washington Redskins during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 18, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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For those of you who want to play against Frank Caliendo, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson, just go to the Fox Sports website and play Frank's picks. Also, make sure to tune in and watch the Fox NFL Sunday pregame show that starts at 12 p.m. ET.     

I was 2-2 last week.  

My picks were the Bears over the Seahawks, Lions over the Raiders, Saints over the Vikings and the Jets over the Eagles. 

I hope my picks for this week turn out a little better than the picks for last week. 


New York Giants vs. New York Jets

Well, this is the game that everybody is paying attention to, or at least the New York fans and media. Since there are playoff implications, it's not hard to see why. 

People always look at the quarterback matchups and, honestly, I like to see how good the team is overall, because a great quarterback doesn't mean anything when the rest of the team plays like crap.

Both defenses are two very good defenses that can help their teams win in spite of the quarterback play. 

I believe this game will be won by the team that runs the ball the most effectively. 



My Pick: Jets


Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys 

It's funny how we all thought the Eagles were done, and now they can actually win the division.

I am interested to see what defense steps up to the occasion—I believe a defensive play will decide the outcome of the game.

 My Pick: Eagles


Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers 

This is like asking me whether I would like to walk into a burning building or go to Wal-Mart. If you understand what I am saying, then you know who I am picking.

My Pick: Panthers


My upset pick of the week: Dolphins over the Patriots