NFL Picks Week 16: Ranking Sunday’s Best Games with Playoff Implications

December 19, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Only two weeks left and the NFL schedule has begun to fill up with playoff intrigue.
The Week 16 slate presents several matchups that have severe bearings on the playoff picture. Some will even be de-facto playoff games with win-or-go-home stipulations.
As the NFL drama piles up, the quality of football increases as well. Let’s look at the most playoff-driven games of Week 16.
5. Minnesota Vikings at Houston Texans
Even though Minnesota is outmatched on paper, that same paper says Adrian Peterson and Adrian Foster will be head to head in this contest. That automatically makes it must-see viewing.
As Peterson makes his run for 2,000 yards and beyond, Foster isn’t ready to give up the title of “NFL’s Best Back” from last season.
These are the two best runners squarely in their primes, and hopefully fans will get some electrifying runs as they go up against each other.
Oh, and Minnesota is fighting for a playoff spot in the ...

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