Predicting every NFL game: Here's how the season plays out

The Eagles will go 5-1 in their division and win the NFC East, Prisco says. (USATSI)
The Eagles will go 5-1 in their division and win the NFC East, Prisco says. (USATSI)

This is the third consecutive year I've played out the season picking every single game -- with scores.

It is a laborious job, but it's one I truly enjoy doing to get a better gauge on how I think the NFL season will play out.

This year, I did something different. In picking every game, every week, I used the scores from the corresponding week a year ago.

Why?

I think it's easy to pick scores like 24-20, 27-21 and others we expect to see. But the reality is not many will pick scores like 42-21, 41-7 and even 51-28, all scores we saw last year. That's why I decided to do it this way, in an effort to bring more reality to it.

So dive in, check out your team's games and then take a look at their projected records before you kill me.

Or print and save and then do the killing in January.

The reality is the unpredictable NFL will make this entire process look silly come the end of the season.

WEEK 1

Thursday, Sept. 4
Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks -- Seahawks 24, Packers 21

Sunday, Sept. 7
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons -- Falcons 23, Saints 21
Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis Rams -- Rams 18, Vikings 17
Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers -- Steelers 23, Browns 17
Jacksonville Jaguars at Philadelphia Eagles -- Eagles 28, Jaguars 2
Oakland Raiders at New York Jets -- Jets 16, Raiders 9
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens -- Bengals 27, Ravens 24
Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears -- Bears 23, Bills 10
Washington Redskins at Houston Texans -- Redskins 36, Texans 31
Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs -- Chiefs 12, Titans 7
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins –- Patriots 33, Dolphins 27
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Bucs 49, Panthers 27
San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys -- 49ers 34, Cowboys 28
Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos –- Broncos 34, Colts 24

Monday, Sept. 8
New York Giants at Detroit Lions -- Lions 31, Giants 28
San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals -- Cardinals 21, Chargers 17

Prisco Watch: My favorite game is the opener, seeing Green Bay go back to Seattle, two years after Fail Mary. The Packers offense vs. the Seattle defense will be a treat. The last game of the week is another good one, with two potential playoff teams meeting in the Cardinals and Chargers. Both need to get off to a good start.

WEEK 2

Thursday, Sept. 11
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens -- Ravens 13, Steelers 10

Sunday, Sept. 14
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills -- Bills 17, Dolphins 16
Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins -- Redskins 19, Jaguars 9
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans -- Titans 38, Cowboys 20
Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants -- Cardinals 24, Giants 23
New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings -- Patriots 29, Vikings 3
New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns -- Saints 20, Browns 10
Atlanta Falcons at Cincinnati Bengals -- Bengals 30, Falcons 24
Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers -- Panthers 31, Lions 24
St. Louis Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Bucs 14, Rams 6
Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers -- Seahawks 16, Chargers 14
Houston Texans at Oakland Raiders -- Raiders 31, Texans 30
New York Jets at Green Bay Packers -- Packers 24, Jets 20
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos -- Broncos 41, Chiefs 23
Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers -- 49ers 25, Bears 21

Monday, Sept. 15
Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts -- Colts 33, Eagles 30

Prisco Watch: The Falcons going to Cincinnati to play the Bengals should be a treat. It features two teams I think will be pretty good. I see both teams scoring a lot of points in that one. Another game of intrigue is the Seahawks going to San Diego to play the Chargers. I see a low-scoring defensive game there.

WEEK 3

Thursday, Sept. 18
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons -- Falcons 30, Bucs 9

Sunday, Sept. 21
San Diego Chargers at Buffalo Bills -- Chargers 20, Bills 17
Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Rams -- Rams 27, Cowboys 20
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles -- Eagles 40, Redskins 23
Houston Texans at New York Giants -- Giants 31, Texans 7
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints -- Saints 31, Vikings 7
Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals -- Bengals 23, Titans 3
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns -- Ravens 26, Browns 16
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions -- Packers 37, Lions 21
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars -- Colts 31, Jaguars 27
Oakland Raiders at New England Patriots -- Patriots 38, Raiders 0
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals -- Cardinals 27, 49ers 20
Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks -- Seahawks 27, Broncos 23
Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins -- Dolphins 34, Chiefs 30
Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers -- Steelers 45, Panthers 17

Monday, Sept. 22
Chicago Bears at New York Jets – Jets 27, Bears 7

Prisco Watch: The Cardinals played the 49ers tough twice last year, but lost both games. If they are to push for a playoff spot this season, they have to beat them at home. That game comes here in this week and I expect the Cardinals to win a close one.

The Cardinals make a statement in Week 3. (USATSI)
The Cardinals make a statement in Week 3. (USATSI)

WEEK 4

Bye teams: Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams

Thursday, Sept. 25
New York Giants at Washington Redskins -- Giants 23, Redskins 20

Sunday, Sept. 28
Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders -- Raiders 13, Dolphins 10
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears -- Bears 40, Packers 32
Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans -- Bills 23, Texans 20
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts -- Colts 35, Titans 11
Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens -- Ravens 31, Panthers 7
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers -- Steelers 17, Bucs 6
Detroit Lions at New York Jets -- Jets 24, Lions 14
Jacksonville Jaguars at San Diego Chargers -- Chargers 38, Jaguars 13
Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings -- Falcons 30, Vikings 23
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers -- 49ers 38, Eagles 17
New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys -- Saints 34, Cowboys 27

Monday, Sept. 29
New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs -- Patriots 30, Chiefs 21

Prisco Watch: I can't wait to see the Eagles offense against the 49ers defense. But in this game, I see the 49ers scoring a bunch, getting a couple of takeaways to set up short fields, and get a big win here. One other game to watch: Packers-Bears. Look for a ton of points.

WEEK 5

Bye teams: Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders

Thursday, Oct. 2
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers -- Packers 36, Vikings 21

Sunday, Oct. 5
Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers -- Panthers 30, Bears 28
Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans -- Titans 13, Browns 6
St. Louis Rams at Philadelphia Eagles -- Eagles 26, Rams 17
Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants -- Falcons 51, Giants 48
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars -- Steelers 22, Jaguars 9
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints -- Saints 27, Bucs 17
Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys -- Cowboys 22, Texans 6
Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions -- Lions 34, Bills 20
Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts -- Colts 26, Ravens 23
Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos -- Broncos 34, Cardinals 28
Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers -- 49ers 34, Chiefs 3
New York Jets at San Diego Chargers -- Chargers 37, Jets 24
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots -- Patriots 26, Bengals 18

Monday, Oct. 6
Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins -- Seahawks 21, Redskins 17

Prisco Watch: This is a week with a lot of good games. I have the Broncos and Cardinals playing a shootout. I have the Patriots beating the Bengals on Sunday night. And I have the Colts beating the Ravens in a tight game. Good week.

WEEK 6

Bye teams: Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints

Thursday, Oct. 9
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans -- Colts 27, Texans 21

Sunday, Oct. 12
Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons -- Falcons 27, Bears 24
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans -- Jaguars 19, Titans 17
Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Bucs 20, Ravens 13
Denver Broncos at New York Jets -- Broncos 31, Jets 20
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings -- Lions 31, Vikings 16
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills -- Patriots 35, Bills 19
Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals -- Bengals 24, Panthers 7
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns -- Steelers 19, Browns 6
Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins -- Packers 35, Dolphins 10
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders -- Chargers 38, Raiders 13
Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks -- Seahawks 31, Cowboys 17
Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals -- Cardinals 30, Redskins 27
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles -- Eagles 32, Giants 20

Monday, Oct. 13
San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams -- Rams 19, 49ers 9

Prisco Watch: This is one of the worst weeks in terms of matchups, but the Monday night game between the Rams and 49ers will be a physical war. Despite the loss of Sam Bradford , I have the Rams winning in a tight one with their defense.

WEEK 7

Bye teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Thursday, Oct. 16
New York Jets at New England Patriots -- Patriots 19, Jets 16

Sunday, Oct. 19
Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens -- Ravens 27, Falcons 24
Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins -- Redskins 30, Titans 15
Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams -- Rams 17, Seahawks 16
Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars -- Jaguars 17, Browns 3
Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts -- Bengals 30, Colts 27
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills -- Bills 39, Vikings 33
Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears -- Bears 31, Dolphins 13
New Orleans Saints at Detroit Lions -- Lions 45, Saints 41
Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers -- Packers 31, Panthers 17
Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers -- Chargers 31, Chiefs 23
Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders -- Cardinals 24, Raiders 6
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys -- Giants 34, Cowboys 22
San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos -- Broncos 23, 49ers 21

Monday, Oct. 20
Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers -- Steelers 23, Texans 7

Prisco Watch: The Rams get a chance to show they are improved in consecutive weeks and I have them winning a tight one here against the Seahawks. The Saints-Lions game will be a shootout, and I have the Lions winning a wild one at home.

WEEK 8

Bye teams: New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers

Thursday, Oct. 23
San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos -- Broncos 49, Chargers 9

Sunday, Oct. 26
Detroit Lions at Atlanta Falcons (London) -- Falcons 44, Lions 31
St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs -- Chiefs 15, Rams 7
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans -- Titans 27, Texans 17
Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Bucs 31, Vikings 13
Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers -- Seahawks 21, Panthers 18
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals -- Bengals 14, Ravens 9
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars -- Dolphins 35, Jaguars 17
Chicago Bears at New England Patriots -- Patriots 43, Bears 21
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets -- Jets 27, Bills 13
Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals -- Cardinals 45, Eagles 21
Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns -- Browns 27, Raiders 13
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers -- Steelers 42, Colts 10
Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints -- Saints 31, Packers 30

Monday, Oct. 27
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys -- Cowboys 23, Redskins 17

Prisco Watch: I have a big blowout to open the week with Denver ambushing San Diego. The Sunday night game will be a classic. Aaron Rodgers vs. Drew Brees ? How good is that? I have Brees winning at home in a pass-happy shootout.

The Broncos breeze past the Chargers in Week 8. (USATSI)
The Broncos breeze past the Chargers in Week 8. (USATSI)

WEEK 9

Bye teams: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans

Thursday, Oct. 30
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers -- Saints 24, Panthers 18

Sunday, Nov. 2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns -- Bucs 27, Browns 24
Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys -- Cardinals 28, Cowboys 21
Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans -- Eagles 55, Texans 31
New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs -- Chiefs 23, Jets 13
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals -- Bengals 34, Jaguars 10
San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins -- Dolphins 27, Chargers 24
Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings -- Vikings 27, Redskins 23
St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers -- 49ers 26, Rams 20
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots -- Patriots 27, Broncos 20
Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks -- Seahawks 49, Raiders 20
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers -- Steelers 22, Ravens 20

Monday, Nov. 3
Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants -- Giants 30, Colts 24

Prisco Watch: Rams-49ers and Ravens-Steelers will both be good, tough, physical games. But the game of the week is New England and Denver, Tom Brady against Peyton Manning . At home, I give Brady the victory.

WEEK 10

Bye teams: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins

Thursday, Nov. 6
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals -- Bengals 28, Browns 20

Sunday, Nov. 9
Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars (London) -- Cowboys 33, Jaguars 10
Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens -- Ravens 29, Titans 27
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills -- Bills 22, Chiefs 19
Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions -- Lions 24, Dolphins 20
San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints -- Saints 20, 49ers 17
Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets -- Jets 10, Steelers 9
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Falcons 27, Bucs 24
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders -- Broncos 38, Raiders 8
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals -- Cardinals 21, Rams 19
New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks -- Seahawks 23, Giants 10
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers -- Packers 34, Bears 27

Monday, Nov. 10
Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles -- Eagles 27, Panthers 13

Prisco Watch: This is not a great week. I think the best game is the 49ers and the Saints. The 49ers went to the Superdome and lost last season. This time, I have the Saints taking it again in a tight one.

WEEK 11

Bye teams: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets

Thursday, Nov. 13
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins -- Dolphins 20, Bills 16

Sunday, Nov. 16
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers -- Panthers 24, Falcons 20
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears -- Bears 41, Vikings 20
Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns -- Browns 24, Texans 16
Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers -- Packers 41, Eagles 20
Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs -- Seahawks 27, Chiefs 17
Cincinnati Bengals at New Orleans Saints -- Saints 27, Bengals 14
San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants -- 49ers 23, Giants 20
Denver Broncos at St. Louis Rams -- Broncos 30, Rams 27
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins -- Redskins 37, Bucs 27
Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers -- Chargers 41, Raiders 28
Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals -- Cardinals 23, Lions 20
New England Patriots at Indianapolis Colts -- Patriots 27, Colts 13

Monday, Nov. 17
Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans -- Steelers 28, Titans 23

Prisco Watch: November means the weather changes, and it should mean more defense. But did you look at the scores from this week a year ago? Let's hope it stays that way. It will mean a lot of scoring. The game I want to see is Green Bay and Philadelphia. I have Aaron Rodgers lighting up the Eagles.

WEEK 12

Bye teams: Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers

Thursday, Nov. 20
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders -- Chiefs 23, Raiders 19

Sunday, Nov. 23
Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons -- Falcons 27, Browns 11
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills -- Bills 19, Jets 3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears -- Bears 26, Bucs 26
Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans -- Bengals 24, Texans 21
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts -- Colts 21, Jaguars 17
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings -- Packers 34, Vikings 31
Detroit Lions at New England Patriots -- Patriots 41, Lions 38
Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles -- Eagles 24, Titans 21
St. Louis Rams at San Diego Chargers -- Chargers 13, Rams 6
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks -- Seahawks 17, Cardinals 13
Miami Dolphins at Denver Broncos -- Broncos 42, Dolphins 21
Washington Redskins at San Francisco 49ers -- 49ers 20, Redskins 16
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants -- Giants 27, Cowboys 6

Monday, Nov. 24
Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints -- Saints 40, Ravens 11

Prisco Watch: The Cardinals upset the Seahawks in Seattle last season. Can they do it again? Not this time. But this game will be one of the better defensive games of the week. Look for blood. The Patriots and Lions will light up the scoreboard. There will also be a tie. The Bucs and Bears will tie, just like we had last year in Week 12.

A tie? For real? (USATSI)
A tie? For real? (USATSI)

WEEK 13

Thursday, Nov. 27
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions -- Lions 34, Bears 31
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys -- Eagles 34, Cowboys 31
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers -- 49ers 17, Seahawks 10

Sunday, Nov. 30
San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens -- Ravens 40, Chargers 10
Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills -- Bills 23, Browns 3
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans --Texans 23, Titans 20
Washington Redskins at Indianapolis Colts -- Colts 35, Redskins 28
New York Giants at Jacksonville Jaguars -- Giants 23, Jaguars 13
Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings -- Vikings 27, Panthers 6
New Orleans Saints at Pittsburgh Steelers -- Steelers 24, Saints 21
Oakland Raiders at St. Louis Rams -- Rams 34, Raiders 7
Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Bengals 22, Bucs 14
Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons -- Falcons 31, Cardinals 24
New England Patriots at Green Bay Packers -- Packers 32, Patriots 28
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs -- Broncos 22, Chiefs 20

Monday, Dec. 1
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets -- Jets 24, Dolphins 17

Prisco Watch: Thanksgiving night, when we all have bellies full of turkey and stuffing, offers us a great treat in San Francisco and Seattle. In this one, I have the 49ers winning a tough, physical game at home. The best of the weekend is Tom Brady against Aaron Rodgers. Get ready for the Packers to win in a shootout.

WEEK 14

Thursday, Dec. 4
Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears -- Bears 42, Cowboys 28

Sunday, Dec. 7
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals -- Bengals 31, Steelers 13
Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns -- Browns 37, Colts 27
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions -- Lions 45, Bucs 10
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars -- Jaguars 29, Texans 26
Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins -- Dolphins 19, Ravens 17
New York Jets at Minnesota Vikings -- Vikings 22, Jets 21
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints -- Saints 37, Panthers 14
New York Giants at Tennessee Titans -- Giants 27, Titans 26
St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins -- Redskins 27, Rams 6
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals – Cardinals 34, Chiefs 28
Buffalo Bills at Denver Broncos -- Broncos 51, Bills 28
San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders -- 49ers 30, Raiders 10
Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles -- Eagles 27, Seahawks 20
New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers -- Chargers 45, Patriots 28

Monday, Dec. 8
Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers -- Packers 34, Falcons 20

Prisco Watch: Steelers-Bengals is a nice game -- and should be a big one. I have Cincinnati winning here. Seahawks-Eagles will be a treat too. You get Chip Kelly's offense against the Seattle defense. But this is a long road trip, which is why I have the Eagles winning.

WEEK 15

Thursday, Dec. 11
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams -- Rams 30, Cardinals 20

Sunday, Dec. 14
Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons -- Falcons 37, Steelers 36
Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens -- Ravens 23, Jaguars 0
Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills -- Packers 30, Bills 20
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers -- Panthers 24, Bucs 20
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns -- Bengals 27, Browns 26
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions -- Lions 38, Vikings 31
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts -- Colts 27, Texans 20
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs -- Chiefs 56, Raiders 31
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots -- Patriots 27, Dolphins 16
Washington Redskins at New York Giants -- Giants 37, Redskins 34
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers -- Chargers 33, Broncos 14
New York Jets at Tennessee Titans -- Jets 25, Titans 3
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks -- Seahawks 18, 49ers 16
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles -- Eagles 48, Cowboys 30

Monday, Dec. 15
New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears -- Bears 27, Saints 20

Prisco Watch: The Chargers get even this week for their blowout loss to the Broncos earlier. This time, they get a big win. Seattle also gets even with the 49ers. They win a tight one, 18-16.

WEEK 16

Thursday, Dec. 18
Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars -- Jaguars 23, Titans 7

Saturday, Dec. 20
San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers -- 49ers 20, Chargers 16
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins -- Eagles 23, Redskins 20

Sunday, Dec. 21
Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers -- Panthers 26, Browns 13
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears -- Bears 54, Lions 11
Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans -- Ravens 19, Texans 0
Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins -- Dolphins 23, Vikings 13
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints -- Saints 42, Falcons 14
New England Patriots at New York Jets -- Jets 17, Patriots 10
Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers -- Steelers 17, Chiefs 13
Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Packers 34, Bucs 24
New York Giants at St. Louis Rams -- Rams 37, Giants 13
Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys -- Cowboys 38, Colts 31
Buffalo Bills at Oakland Raiders -- Raiders 41, Bills 7
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals -- Cardinals 24, Seahawks 23

Monday, Dec. 22
Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals -- Broncos 24, Bengals 13

Prisco Watch: We get Saturday games here, and a good one in Chargers at 49ers. I have the 49ers winning a tight one. The other game of note comes in the NFC West with Seattle at Arizona. I have the Cardinals winning it.

The Jets steal a late-season win from the rival Patriots. (USATSI)
The Jets steal a late-season win from the rival Patriots. (USATSI)

WEEK 17

Sunday, Dec. 28
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons -- Falcons 34, Panthers 14
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens -- Ravens 14, Browns 13
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers -- Packers 34, Lions 17
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans -- Texans 20, Jaguars 7
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs -- Chiefs 34, Chargers 20
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins -- Dolphins 20, Jets 7
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings -- Vikings 42, Bears 17
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots -- Patriots 20, Bills 6
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants -- Giants 23, Eagles 20
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers -- Steelers 24, Bengals 22
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Bucs 27, Saints 24
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans -- Colts 16, Titans 10
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins -- Cowboys 33, Redskins 28
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos -- Broncos 30, Raiders 10
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers -- Cardinals 27, 49ers 9
St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks – Seahawks 21, Rams 20

Prisco Watch: The final week is highlighted by all division games, which I love. The best of the week matches Arizona and San Francisco. I have the Cardinals winning on the road to get a playoff spot.

Predicted division standings, team records
AFC East NFC East
1. New England Patriots 13-3 1. Philadelphia Eagles 11-5
2. N.Y. Jets 8-8 2. N.Y. Giants 9-7
3. Miami Dolphins 7-9 3. Washington Redskins 5-11
4. Buffalo Bills 6-10 4. Dallas Cowboys 5-11
AFC North NFC North
1. Cincinnati Bengals 12-4 1. Green Bay Packers 13-3
2. Pittsburgh Steelers 12-4 2. Detroit Lions 8-8
3. Baltimore Ravens 9-7 3. Chicago Bears 7-8-1
4. Cleveland Browns 3-13 4. Minnesota Vikings 4-12
AFC South NFC South
1. Indianapolis Colts 9-7 1. New Orleans Saints 11-5
2. Jacksonville Jaguars 4-12 2. Atlanta Falcons 11-5
3. Tennessee Titans 3-13 3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-9-1
4. Houston Texans 2-14 4. Carolina Panthers 5-11
AFC West NFC West
1. Denver Broncos 13-3 1. Arizona Cardinals 12-4
2. San Diego Chargers 9-7 2. Seattle Seahawks 12-4
3. Kansas City Chiefs 6-10 3. San Francisco 49ers 10-6
4. Oakland Raiders 3-13 4. St. Louis Rams 7-9

PLAYOFFS

First-round byes -- AFC: Patriots, Broncos.
First-round byes -- NFC: Packers, Cardinals.
Wild-card round -- AFC: Bengals 28, Ravens 17; Steelers 30, Colts 23.
Wild-card round -- NFC: Saints 33, Falcons 30; Seahawks 24, Eagles 21.
Divisional round -- AFC: Patriots 21, Steelers 20; Broncos 30, Bengals 17.
Divisional round -- NFC: Packers 35, Saints 30; Seahawks 20, Cardinals 17.
Conference championships: Broncos 28, Patriots 27 (AFC); Packers 23, Seahawks 21 (NFC).
Super Bowl: Broncos 38, Packers 35.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. When he's not watching game tape, you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an... Full Bio

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