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Pro Bowl rosters revealed, plus Prisco's Week 16 picks, playoff scenarios and 49ers-Titans best bets for 'TNF' – CBS Sports

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Pro Bowl rosters revealed, plus Prisco's Week 16 picks, playoff scenarios and 49ers-Titans best bets for 'TNF' – CBS Sports

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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Christmas Eve Eve edition of the Pick Six Newsletter! 
I’m going to start things off today with some sad news, and that’s the fact that tonight’s game between the 49ers and Titans marks the final Thursday game of the year. Actually, I guess that could also be construed as good news, especially for me, and that’s because my DVR is about to break. I think my wife told me yesterday that we have 94 Hallmark Christmas movies to catch up on and those definitely aren’t going to watch themselves, so I guess I already know what I’ll be doing next Thursday. 
Although this will be the final Thursday game of season, this isn’t your final newsletter of the week. I’ll coming to be you tomorrow with a Christmas Eve edition of the newsletter, so ho ho ho, but I’m going to stop talking about tomorrow’s newsletter so we can get to the one from today. 
As always, here’s your weekly reminder to tell all your friends to sign up for the Pick Six newsletter. To get your friends to sign up, all you have to do is click here and then share this link with them. 
If you’re planning on betting any money on tonight’s game, then you’re going to want to make sure to listen to today’s episode of the podcast before you place any bets. For today’s show, Will Brinson brought on CBSSports writer Tyler Sullivan, and the two went into full gambling mode. 
Here are several props they like for the game (all NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook): 
For more props and their actual predictions for tonight’s game, be sure to click here so you can listen to today’s episode.
For the final Thursday game of the NFL season, we’re getting a huge cross-conference showdown that both teams need to win. On the Titans’ end, they’re in the middle of a free fall with three losses in their past four games, and the Colts might catch them in the AFC South if they lose this game. As for the 49ers, they would take one giant step toward clinching a wild-card berth with a win. However, a loss could land the 49ers on the outside of the playoff picture looking in if the Eagles, Vikings and Saints all win in Week 16. 
My good buddy Jared Dubin put together our deep-dive preview for this game at CBS Sports, and here’s how he sees it playing out:
You can get a full preview of the game from Dubin by clicking here. The 49ers are currently favored by three points, and as you can see below, Dubin and I both think that they’re going to cover. 
Dubin’s pick: 49ers 27-17 over Titans.
My pick: 49ers 27-20 over Titans. 
If you’re thinking about betting on the game, Tyler Sullivan put together a full gambling preview. 
You can check out Sullivan’s full gambling preview by clicking here.
Pete Prisco’s weekly picks usually come out on a Wednesday, but this week, everything got pushed back a day due to the Tuesday games, so you’re getting Prisco’s picks TODAY. Prisco went 12-4 with his straight-up picks last week, and I would say that I expect him to do just as well this week, but he’s a man of routine and I’m just not sure how he’s going to respond to the fact that his routine was thrown off. 
For the rest of Prisco’s Week 16 picks, be sure to click here. 
After a one-year hiatus due to COVID, the Pro Bowl will be returning this year with the game being played on Feb. 6 in Las Vegas. (Players got voted to the Pro Bowl last year, but there was no game.) There will be 88 players in Vegas and those players were revealed Wednesday night when the NFL announced the official roster for both the AFC and NFC
Here are a few nuggets about this year’s Pro Bowl rosters: 
If you want to see the full roster for each conference, then be sure to click here. If you want to check out our list of notable snubs, including Matthew Stafford, then make sure to click here
The playoff race is a jumbled mess right now, as only ONE out of 14 spots has been clinched. (The Packers punched their ticket in Week 15.) However, that number could shoot way up in Week 16 and that’s because there are a total of seven teams that could clinch a spot. 
Since there are so many playoff-clinching scenarios this week, we decided to make a cheat sheet for you. However, our cheat sheet will only include the simplest ways a team can clinch.
AFC
CHIEFS

PATRIOTS

TITANS

NFC

CARDINALS

COWBOYS

RAMS

BUCCANEERS

Remember, this just represents the easiest clinching scenario for each of these teams. For a look at every possible playoff-clinching scenario for each of these teams, be sure to click here. If I had to guess, I’d say we’re going to see at least four more spots get clinched in Week 16. 
It’s been a busy 24 hours in the NFL, and since it’s nearly impossible to keep track of everything that happened, I went ahead and put together a roundup for you. 
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