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December 24, 2016

NFL Saturday open thread

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The sleeves were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Sleevie Wonder soon would be there...'

With Christmas falling on a Sunday this year, the NFL decided to move the vast majority of their games to Saturday, on Christmas Eve. The Eagles' essentially season is over, obviously, but there are still plenty of games to be played around the rest of the league over the last two weeks that will decide who's in and out of the playoffs.

For the gambling degenerates, here are our Week 16 picks. Here's this week's slate of games:

Early games:

  1. Dolphins at Bills
  2. Jets at Patriots
  3. Titans at Jaguars
  4. Vikings at Packers
  5. Chargers at Browns
  6. Redskins at Bears
  7. Falcons at Panthers

Late afternoon games:

  1. Colts at Raiders
  2. Buccaneers at Saints
  3. Cardinals at Seahawks
  4. 49ers at Rams

Saturday Night Football:

  1. Bengals at Texans

The biggest game of interest to the Eagles is Vikings-Packers, as the Eagles own the Vikings' first round pick. If the season ended today, that pick would be 15th overall.

Feel free to discuss the games below, and Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Festivus, or what else you may celebrate.