USA TODAY Sports’ Week 16 NFL picks: Rams, Seahawks vie for NFC West supremacy – USA TODAY

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The penultimate weekend of the NFL’s 2020 regular season is here, five division titles and eight playoff berths still in play. 

But though there will be games Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday this Holiday weekend, the real gifts should arrive during the latter part of Sunday with the NFC East crown possibly decided and a night matchup between the Titans and Packers featuring MVP candidates Derrick Henry and Aaron Rodgers.

But the contest to watch should be the NFC West showdown between the Rams and Seahawks at Seattle’s Lumen Field … yes, it’s now called Lumen Field. A Seahawks win gives them the NFC West. A Los Angeles victory clinches a playoff berth for the Rams and conveys a season sweep of Seattle – meaning the inside track to the division crown going into Week 17.

This one game could also decide USA TODAY Sports’ 2020 picks champion. Jarrett Bell and I are currently tied – but keeping an eye on Tom Schad – and Rams-Seahawks was the only matchup where we differed this week.

Happy Holidays to all … and enjoy the football.

(Odds provided courtesy BetMGM)

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