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ESPN Stats & Information
Since 2002 (current divisional format), in the final two weeks of the season, teams that are still alive in the playoff race but have not yet clinched are 57-43-3 against the spread against teams below .500. They are 29-24-2 ATS in the last 10 years. This applies to several games this week (including both sides in Dallas-Philadelphia).
Miami remains the best cover team in the league with an 11-3 record ATS. Dallas has the worst ATS mark at 4-10. Favorites are just 98-123-1 ATS this season (.443).
Here are the top things to know for each game in Week 16.
Odds listed are from Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill and subject to change.
• Since hiring Sean Payton in 2006, New Orleans is 50-30 ATS after a loss and 19-8 ATS on a losing streak of at least two games.
• Minnesota has failed to cover five straight games. Minnesota was favored in four of those five games.
• Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last five road games and also 4-1 ATS in its last five games