Welcome to the Monday edition of the Pick Six newsletter!
This isn’t just any Monday and that’s because it’s the FINAL Monday of 2021. To celebrate that fact, we’re going to list 2,021 reasons that this is the best NFL season of all-time. Just kidding. I don’t have to time to write that and you don’t have time to read that, so we’re going to do what we normally do around here on Mondays: We’re going to hand out some grades, name some winners and losers, and make some picks for tonight’s game.
Also, as the resident Bengals homer at CBSSports.com, there’s a 2021% chance I’ll be mentioning the Bengals at some point in this newsletter, so read on at your own risk.
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1. Today’s show: Week 16 winners and losers, plus full recap
It’s Monday, which can only mean one thing: I stayed up until 3 a.m. last night recording a podcast with Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson that touched on everything you need to know about Week 16, and let me just say, it’s probably for the best that you listen. Not only did we cover all 12 games from Sunday, but we also tried to make sense of the playoff picture and I have to admit, talking about the AFC playoffs nearly broke my brain.
One thing we do every week is hand out our winners and losers from Sunday’s action. For this week’s winners, Wilson and Brinson went to the NFC East while I picked the one person you would expect a Bengals homer to pick.
Winner: Eagles. They have quietly snuck into the playoff race, and they actually have exactly what you need to win in the postseason: An unstoppable running game and a strong defense. Loser:…..