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NFL Week 16 Picks From the MMQB Staff: 49ers vs. Ravens on Christmas Day

Our writers and editors pick winners in all 16 games.

It’s Week 16! The NFL will again stage games on four days this week, with a Saturday doubleheader and then a jam-packed three-game slate on Christmas. We will have to wait until Monday night for the game of the week, when the 49ers and Ravens will square off in a battle of 11–3 teams. The winner will have sole possession of the best record in the NFL.

Before then, we will have plenty of intrigue. The Texans and Browns will do battle in a crucial game for the AFC playoff race. Our staff is split on the big showdown between the Dolphins and Cowboys. And the Lions have a chance to clinch their first division title since 1993. 

Here’s who is picking games this season.

Albert Breer, senior NFL reporter
Conor Orr, senior writer
Gilberto Manzano, staff writer
Matt Verderame, staff writer
John Pluym, managing editor
Mitch Goldich, editor
Claire Kuwana, editor

All picks are straight up. Visit SI Betting for picks against the spread.

A grid showing MMBQ staff picks for Week 16 of the 2023 season

Red squares denote upsets.