Let’s take a look at how all the defenses stack up for Week 16:
- San Francisco 49ers – at Seattle
- Baltimore Ravens – vs. Cleveland
- Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. St. Louis
- Houston Texans – at Indianapolis
- Green Bay Packers – vs. Chicago
- Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Arizona
- Tennessee Titans – vs. Jacksonville
- Seattle Seahawks – vs. San Francisco
- New England Patriots – vs. Miami
- New York Jets – vs. New York Giants
- Detroit Lions – vs. San Diego
- New York Giants – at New York Jets
- Arizona Cardinals – at Cincinnati
- Washington Redskins – vs. Minnesota
- Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Oakland
- I know the Pittsburgh Steelers have been far from what we expected them to be in 2011, but a matchup with the St. Louis Rams has to have you salivating. St. Louis is scoring just 11.9 points per game, while the Steelers have limited the points against this season. The real question is if Pittsburgh will be able to do the extra things (sacks, interceptions, etc.), but consider them a good play in all formats.
- The Green Bay Packers may (and it is no sure thing that they do) dial things down a notch in preparation of the playoffs. However, does that actually work in their defenses favor? If they aren’t amassing a monster lead the defense is actually going to have to play all game. If Jay Cutler and Matt Forte were healthy there would be some concern, but without them the Packers defense should be considered a good play.
- Can the Detroit Lions silence the San Diego Chargers offense? The Lions defense has been very good this season, but San Diego is on an absolute roll. I would consider the Lions a borderline option, at best.
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