2021 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 16

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NFL picks and predictions, Week 16
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Cleveland Browns (7-7) at Green Bay Packers (11-3)

Saturday, December 25, 4:30PM ET

Even if the Cleveland Browns get their quarterbacks back in Week 16, it’s not going to make a difference. They’re going up against the surging Green Bay Packers and their fearless leader Aaron Rodgers, a matchup that isn’t likely to end well for the road team.

There’s just no real hope for the Browns in this game. The Packers are playing some of the best football the league has seen in recent weeks, with their dominant defense and well-rounded offense. Even when Davante Adams isn’t on his game, the rest of the supporting cast steps up and delivers in the clutch.

Cleveland figures to have a hard time moving the football against this Green Bay defense. Chances are whoever is under center finds themselves under pressure all game long, taking at least a handful of sacks and turning the ball over a couple of times as well.

The Packers get the easy win here, cruising to victory against a solid Browns team that simply hasn’t had things go their way this season. Nick Chubb does his best to keep things interesting, but it isn’t enough as Cleveland begins to watch the playoffs become a pipe dream.

Prediction: Packers win 38-21 | Spread: Packers (-7.5)