NFL PREDICTIONS WITH ACKERLY & MERTZ: WEEK SIXTEEN

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Robbie Ackerly and James Mertz

Feliz Navidad Eagles Cry Readers. Christmas is nearly upon us, and with Christmas comes another week of fun filled NFL action. We don’t have many weeks left so we gotta enjoy em’. Week 16 here we come, but first here is your recap.

 

Last Week’s Locks

2-0 we finished, but it looked a little shaky. The Bengals were down 17-0 to the Buccaneers at a point, before Joe Burrow displayed his heroic ways. The Bengals proceeded to whoop the Bucs out of the half and won the game 34-23. The Chiefs as well were on upset alert. Davis Mills looked like a franchise quarterback before fumbling the game away in overtime and giving the Chiefs the overtime victory. A win is a win, even if it is ugly. 

 

Last Week’s Upsets 

Man was I confident in the Jaguars. This Trevor Lawrence kid has been absolutely electric, and this Jaguars defense stepped up when it was needed most. The Jaguars took down the mighty Cowboys in walk-off fashion 40-34. Mertz however decided his upset would come from the ugliest game of the year. The Cardinals faced off against the Broncos in a game at most 12 people watched on TV. Arizona fell to the Broncos by a score of 24-15. 

 

Total Results 

IT IS OFFICIALLY A FOOTRACE TO THE FINISH! But hold on, I think Vegas just called me up, they want me to be an oddsmaker. I decided that I would take losing the whole year lightly, and had the Ackerly vs Mertz all-time record of 13-3. Mertz has been coasting along down the stretch and had THE mid record of 8-8. With the largest record gap for a single week, the comeback is complete…but the Job is not finished. I have finally taken the lead, as the scores are as follows.

104-57 to 103-58, respectively. 

 

Week 16

 

The epic fight for braggin’ rights continues in week 16.

 

I’ll start things off.

 

Ackerly’s Lock Of The Week

The Chicago Bears are the first NFL team in history to be playing a quarterback at running-back. Just kidding, Justin Fields is listed as a “quarterback” but from what I have seen…he is no such thing. Pair “bustin” Fields with a talentless roster, then match them up with the Buffalo Bills and you will find yourself a good ol’ Saturday afternoon slaughtering. The Buffalo Bills are gonna whoop the Bears and continue to prepare for their deep playoff run. 

 

Buffalo Bills def. Chicago Bears  

 

Ackerly’s Upset Alert!

This is a biased pick, make no mistake about it. But hey, I will ride with the Green Bay Packers until I am no longer. Matched up with the Dolphins in their backyard it will be one of the toughest games for the Packers to date. But with their backs against the wall, facing elimination, do or die…I trust that the bad man himself Aaron Rodgers is going to step-up, just in time. If not, stay tuned for a whole heap of mock drafts ;). 

 

Green Bay Packers def. Miami Dolphins

 

The Rest Of Ackerly’s Pick 

Jacksonville Jaguars def. New York Jets 

Atlanta Falcons def. Baltimore Ravens

Detroit Lions def. Carolina Panthers 

Cleveland Browns def. New Orleans Saints

Kansas City Chiefs def. Seattle Seahawks

Minnesota Vikings def. New York Giants

Cincinnati Bengals def. New England Patriots 

Tennessee Titans def. Houston Texans 

San Francisco 49ers def. Washington Commanders 

Dallas Cowboys def. Philadelphia Eagles

Las Vegas Raiders def. Pittsburgh Steelers 

Denver Broncos def. Los Angeles Rams

Tampa Bay Buccaneers def. Arizona Cardinals 

Los Angeles Chargers def. Indianapolis Colts

 

Your welcome…let us hear it Mertzy 

 

Mertz’s Lock Of The Week

Philadelphia Eagles fans thought their season may be over once the news broke that MVP candidate Jalen Hurts is battling an injury and can’t play this week. Well in steps maybe the greatest backup QB of all time named Gardner Minshew. Watch out Jalen Hurts because once Minshew Mania runs wild into Jerry World and takes down the Cowboys you may never see the field as an Eagle again. 

 

Philadelphia Eagles def. Dallas Cowboys 

 

Mertz’s Upset Alert!

Last week Kirk Cousins led the largest comeback in NFL history. So you know what I’m feeling? A complete letdown as they play a Giants team fighting tooth and nail to clinch a playoff spot. New York will expose the Vikings as complete frauds in the NFC and punch their ticket to the yoffs. 

 

New York Giants def. Minnesota Vikings 

 

The Rest Of Mertz’s Picks

Jacksonville Jaguars def. New York Jets

Atlanta Falcons def. Baltimore Ravens

Buffalo Bills def. Chicago Bears

Detroit Lions def. Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns def. New Orleans Saints 

Kansas City Chiefs def. Seattle Seahawks

Cincinnati Bengals def. New England Patriots 

Tennessee Titans def. Houston Texans

San Francisco 49ers def. Houston Texans

Pittsburgh Steelers def. Las Vegas Raiders 

Los Angeles Rams def. Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers def. Miami Dolphins 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers def. Arizona Cardinals

Los Angeles Chargers def. Indianapolis Colts

 

And with that, Week 16 has been predicted. Correctly? We will surely find out. I hope you all have a merry little Christmas. Deuces.