Panthers vs Washington Predictions and Expert Picks for Week 16 NFL Game

Carolina Panthers vs Washington Football Team predictions and expert picks for Week 16 NFL Game.
Carolina Panthers vs Washington Football Team predictions and expert picks for Week 16 NFL Game. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Well, Ron Rivera's revenge game could not have come at a better time. Not only can the former Carolina Panthers head coach stick it to his old franchise, but he can theoretically do it while clinching the NFC East (with a win and some help from others).

Matt Rhule and the Panthers may have less to fight for in this Week 16 matchup with Washington Football Team, but the experts still expect a close finish in this one. Their picks and more below.

Panthers vs Washington Picks Week 16

CBS Sports picks are from their panel of experts, numberFire picks are from their NFL game projections, Sporting News picks are from Vinnie Iyer and betting favorites are from FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 16 NFL odds.

CBS Sports: Washington (2), Panthers (2)
numberFire: Washington
Sporting News: Washington
Betting Favorite: Washington -1.5

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Washington (2), Panthers (2)
Sporting News: Washington

There is a little bit of a split decision in this NFC matchup, with two experts taking Carolina outright. The rest of the experts are still on Washington to both win and cover at home.

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