Have you got your holiday shopping done? Getting prepped for your Christmas dinner? The last of the non Sunday/Monday games are this week. The first game is pretty cruical for one team. The Christmas game and the rest of the Sunday slate will be posted on Thursday. Odds provided by bodog.com via ESPN and are for entertainment and comparison purposes. Dont come to my house looking for me to fix you a hot plate of Mom's wonderful Christmas cooking if you bet the lines and lose.
NFL SCHEDULE – WEEK 16
Thursday, December 23
Panthers (2-12) @ Steelers (10-4)
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh 8:20 (NFLN)
Favorite Steelers by 15
Fast Fact The Steelers have given up the fewest points in the NFL, while the Panthers have scored the fewest.
One would expect that one team would be coming into this game off a solid win while the other would be coming in off a dispiritnig loss. No one expected that it would be the Panthers coming in off a win, albeit a rare one against a weak Cards team while the Steelers took a puzzling loss to the Jets. The Steelers are in their usual pitched fight with the Ravens for control of the AFC North. The Steelers have already clinched a playoff berth and have the tiebreaker edge but need no slipups. The Panthers are getting ready to figure out who their #1 draft pick will be and should provide little resistance on the road.
Pick-Pittsburgh (Lock of The Week)