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NFL Week 16 Odds: Cowboys vs. Eagles, Packers vs. Vikings and More Betting Lines

Megan ArmstrongAnalyst IIIDecember 16, 2019

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 15: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after the Dallas Cowboys score a touchdown  against the Los Angeles Rams in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Eight of 12 NFL playoff spots have been secured, five during Week 15's Sunday slate, which makes the stakes even higher moving into next week.

Caesars Sportsbook's Alan Berg has released early odds for Week 16:

Alan Berg @PercentBerg

#NFL @CaesarsPalace @CaesarsEnt LAR-SF -6* 46 HOU -1.5 TB 53 DET-DEN -6* 37.5 OAK-LAC -5 47.5 JAC-ATL -7.5 45.5 NO -1.5 TEN 50 NYG-WAS -2.5 43 CIN-MIA -1.5 46.5 CAR-IND -7 (EV) 45.5 BAL -10 CLE 49.5 DAL -2.5 PHI 47.5 ARZ-SEA -9.5 49.5 KC -4.5 CHI 45 GB-MIN -4 45.5 *now -6.5

The 7-7 Dallas Cowboys' 44-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams and 7-7 Philadelphia Eagles' 37-27 victory over Washington made it so the Cowboys-Eagles matchup next Sunday will decide who claims the NFC East.

The 11-3 Green Bay Packers clinched a postseason berth with their 21-13 win over Chicago paired with Dallas' win earlier Sunday, but the NFC North is still up for grabs. That makes Green Bay's trip to Minnesota Dec. 23 crucial.

Below is more information about both matchups.

     

Dallas Cowboys (-2.5) at Philadelphia Eagles

The Cowboys were much more convincing in victory than the Eagles in Week 15.

Dallas snapped a three-game losing streak by running for 263 yards on the Rams. The Cowboys led 31-7 entering the fourth quarter and led by as many as 30 points in the final frame. Quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns without an interception.

Next Gen Stats @NextGenStats

Ezekiel Elliott has yet to be tackled at OR behind the line of scrimmage on 22 attempts through the 3rd quarter. Elliott's downhill running style (2.53 seconds behind the LOS) has led to a season-high 82% rush success rate. #LARvsDAL | Powered by @awscloud https://t.co/nG7ZFaR1l5

Next Gen Stats @NextGenStats

Dak Prescott & Tavon Austin took advantage of traffic in the deep middle of the field on this 59-yard TD. Austin had 16.8 yards of separation from CB Darious Williams when the pass arrived, the most "open" deep completion in the NFL this season. #LARvsDAL | #DallasCowboys https://t.co/m1s6VVU8Om

Contrastingly, the Eagles pulled it out with 26 seconds left against 3-11 Washington:

Philadelphia Eagles @Eagles

Greg Ward climbs the ladder for his first career touchdown! #PHIvsWAS | #FlyEaglesFly https://t.co/VWPiilmgz2

Philly was even tougher to gauge still with a last-second backdoor cover:

B/R Betting @br_betting

PHILLY (-6.5) WITH AN ALL-TIME BACKDOOR COVER 🤯 (via @NFL) https://t.co/qICe33Kmy2

The Cowboys have already demolished the Eagles once this season, winning 37-10 at Philadelphia in Week 7. Dallas (8-6) has also been much better this season against the spread than Philadelphia (5-9), according to TeamRankings.com.

     

Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings (-4)

This is a similar story to the Cowboys and Eagles in that one of these teams won by 29 while the other squeaked out a one-possession win in Week 15.

The Vikings beat the 5-9 Los Angeles Chargers 39-10, shutting out L.A. in the second half.

The Packers topped the 7-7 Chicago Bears 21-13 and were nearly forced into overtime.

Green Bay last played the Vikings in Week 2, winning 21-16. Both offenses have improved significantly since then, which makes the 45.5 over/under an interesting play by itself. Minnesota has outscored its last two opponents 59-17.

Overall, the Vikings own the fifth-ranked scoring offense (27.0 points per game) with the Packers at No. 14 (23.6).

Green Bay has been the better team against the spread at 9-5, according to TeamRankings.com, but the Vikings are right behind them at 8-6.

Minnesota has had the Packers' number for the most part over the last three seasons, going 4-2-1.