We’re hitting that time of the Christmas holidays where we start to lose track of days.
Has Santa come yet? Was I good? Is COVID still a thing? Is it too early to drink? Is it too early to be drunk?
So many questions, and not enough answers.
Luckily, we are headed into a Sweet Week 16 of games.
Week 15 came in like unwanted holiday in-laws, making a big production and staying way longer than anticipated.
‘Get the heck out 15, I’ve got playoffs and Fantasy Pool playoffs on tap.
Stop bothering us with your nonsense.’
That nonsense is once again COVID, which crashed through the NFL party table like a member of the Bills Mafia, and looks ready to make another run at the table.
Go home COVID, you’re drunk!
Week 15 taught us a lot of other things like…
-Tom Brady acts like a little bitch when you shut him out
-Jared Goff can still ball…it just takes 15 weeks to warm up.
-The Packers look to chump out of the NFC race despite leading it
-The Bears still suck
-The Bills are contenders…just not winners.
Luckily, we have some great games on tap for Week 16 in the NFL.
Among some of the more exciting things we are looking forward to for these matches is:
Boxing Day in Britain is a historic occasion of sport, ever since Kris Kringle knocked out Neville Chamberlain in the 30s’.
Brits get up early to shake off that Crimbo hangover, and heading down to the pub for an afternoon of sport.
Luckily this year, the NFL is also rocking loads of Boxing Day games.
If you’re joining us at the Sports Bar & Grill Clapham or Old Street, make sure you book a table now so that you can watch the games on your own screen!
Thursday Night Football is a tough one for us Brits, as the games don’t kick off until 1:20am, with a slumbering finish of around 4am.
It’s the holidays and you have our COVID pass to stay at home, and watch this great TNF match on week 16.
The Titans host the fast moving San Francisco 49ers, who have been chunking up wins a plenty over the past few weeks, positioning them to be 3.5 point faves for the game.
The Derek Henry-less Titans are going that he makes a return, and allows them to continuing to punish other teams with the run, given that their wide receiver corps has been blown out by injuries.
The Green Bay Packers host a dilapidated Cleveland Browns team on Christmas Day for a 9:30pm GMT game.
The Packers opened the line as 8 point favourites, which seems fair given that the Browns were missing most of their defence in a Monday Night loss to the Raiders.
Aaron Rodgers will be sure to point out his turf toe en route to tossing 4 TDS and taking advantage of another team ripped apart during this season
Another great Christmas game sees the Colts visiting the Arizona Cardinals, who have a home favourite line of 1.5 points.
Kyler and the boys took a beating at the hands last week of the lowly Dee-Troy-it Lions.
Indianapolis rolled over the Patriots in Week 15, and it seems likely that Jonathan Taylor will have another big Christmas Day of Ho Ho Ho’ing.
NFL Boxing Day
Loads of great games on tap for Week 16 Boxing Day games.
Put on your jammie pants, crack some morning beers, or join us in London!
Some of the key game we are looking at includes:
Lions vs Cardinals
The Lions are high on pride after an upset win over the top seeded Cardinals in Week 15. They look to take a bite out of Atlanta Falcons who are favoured at home in this contest by 4.
Is Jared Goff enough? The way his team is playing…yes!
Ravens vs Bengals
The battle of the AFC North reaches its pinnacle on Sunday, as the Bengals host the Ravens in an early afternoon game.
The Ravens enter Week 16 as 2.5-point underdogs with the moneyline currently listed at about +120. Odds from https://www.sportsbettingdime.com/
This will be a massive game with big implications, and both teams will need to play off their heads to grab the division lead.
A healthy Lamar Jackson can change a game with his feet, and how about the hot slinging JT Huntley?
This game will be epic!
Bills vs Patriots
Belichick will be channeling the dark force, as he hopes to snag a divisional win against the struggling Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo fans will be nervously watching this one, and sending as much bad karma Boston’s way all day.
The Patriots opened the line as 2.5 point favourites at home.
Steelers vs Chiefs
The battle for the AFC isn’t as illustrious as it once was, as Pittsburgh slumps away from the post season with a limp Big Ben.
Patrick Mahomes isn’t as flash as he was in previous years, but is till hoping he can make some home magic despite losing Travis Kielce in this contest.
Sports Bar Action
If you’re looking to watch these week 16 games, feel free to join us at the Sports Bar & Grill Old Street and Clapham Junction.
It will be a busy weekend of sport ahead, so make sure that you book your table, so that you can watch the games on your own TV.
Stay safe, stay sane, and bless the NFL!