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NFL Week 16 Betting Lines

The New York Jets got back on track last week with an upset win over the Steelers, and they'll look for another upset this weekend when they travel to Chicago to face the NFC-North-leading Bears.

New York was a 4-point road underdog on the NFL odds last week and went into Pittsburgh and knocked off the Steelers 22-17. That snapped the Jets' two-game winning streak, as their offense finally found the end zone after being held to field goals in those two losses.

Mark Sanchez passed for 170 yards with a touchdown run for the Jets, but he also injured his right shoulder which could hamper his ability to throw this week and beyond. Brad Smith set the tone early for the Jets with a touchdown return on the opening kickoff, and the defense delivered late with a safety in the fourth quarter.

The Bears clinched the NFC North last week by beating up on Minnesota 40-14 as a 5.5-point road favorite on the NFL odds. Jay Cutler passed for 194 yards with three touchdowns and an interception while Devin Hester had a TD reception and a punt return for six. The Bears' offensive outburst led to their fourth straight OVER for totals bettors.

The Bears are slim 1-point home favorites right now on the latest NFL odds at Bovada. Chicago hasn't been unbeatable at home this year at 4-3 SU and 3-4 ATS, while the Jets have excelled on the road with an impressive 6-1 record SU and a 5-2 mark ATS.

The last time the Bears and Jets clashed in 2006 Chicago blanked New York 10-0 as a 5.5-point road favorite. Chicago is 5-2 SU in their last seven versus New York and all seven games played UNDER the total.

One of the more important games in the NFC playoff picture this weekend is the Giants at the Packers. Both the Giants and Packers are coming off Week 15 losses and another loss this weekend could hinder their playoff chances.

The Giants looked like they were headed for an easy win over Philadelphia last week with a 21-point lead in the fourth quarter. A DeSean Jackson punt return for a TD and 28 straight points for the Eagles later saw the Giants get shocked 38-31 as a 3-point favorite. Eli Manning had a solid game in the loss with four touchdown passes, and Mario Manningham had eight receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns.

With Aaron Rodgers out the Packers were supposed to get blown out last week as 13.5-point underdogs against the Patriots. Instead Green Bay made a game of it in a 31-27 loss. Backup QB Matt Flynn passed for 251 yards with three touchdowns and an interception in a solid fill-in start for Rodgers, who should return this weekend.

With Rodgers expected back the Packers are a 3-point favorite this weekend. Green Bay is 5-1 at home this season, and in their last six versus the Giants they are 4-2 SU and ATS.

In the AFC the Colts visit the Raiders this week in a game they'll want to win to stay atop the AFC South standings.

Indianapolis kept their division hopes alive last week by taking down Jacksonville 34-24 as a 4.5-point favorite. As long as the Colts win their last two games they're assured the division title. It wasn't all good news for the Colts last week, though, as wide receiver Austin Collie suffered another concussion and he's done for the year. Collie had two TD catches before the injury, and losing him is a big blow to a Colts passing game that is already without Dallas Clark.

The Colts haven't had a lot of luck on the road this season at 3-5 SU, but they have won their last two against the Raiders.

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