2021 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 16

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NFL picks and predictions, Week 16
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Baltimore Ravens (8-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (8-6)

Sunday, December 26, 1PM ET

Things are getting exciting in the AFC North. The Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals have the same record, but the Bengals currently own the divisional crown by way of a tiebreaker. However, the Ravens can turn the tide with a win in Week 16.

It’s a bit unsure right now with Lamar Jackson unsure to play against Cincinnati. With that said, it’s not that Tyler Huntley hasn’t played well in his absence. The young gunslinger has exceeded all expectations while keeping the Ravens competitive. Could it be enough to regain the division lead with the playoffs just around the corner?

I believe so. Huntley has already developed a surprise rapport with his receivers, and Mark Andrews is loving the attention he’s getting from the Baltimore backup quarterback. The Cincinnati defense is playing well, but Huntley’s athleticism and throwing ability could be just enough to make the difference.

Joe Burrow plays well in this one, but the Bengals offense has slowed down in the last month or so. While the sophomore quarterback does enough to keep Cincinnati in it through all four quarters, a clutch performance from Huntley vaults the Ravens back to the top of the division.

Prediction: Ravens win 31-30 | Spread: Bengals (-2.5)