NFL Christmas Day picks, schedule, stats, odds, playoff race

Three fantastic Christmas Day matches kick off the Week 16 NFL schedule for the 2023 season on Monday, 

and we have all the information you need to know. Every game's most important details are provided by our NFL Nation writers, along with a daring prediction for every encounter.

Every game also features a betting nugget and a major stat to know from ESPN Stats & Information, 

and our Football Power Index (FPI) digs behind the stats with a game projection and a playoff picture analysis.  

Fantasy analyst Eric Moody provides useful fantasy football information, while analytics writer Seth Walder identifies the largest X factor for each matchup. 

Lastly, we get the final score predictions for all three games from Walder and Moody. To help you prepare for an exciting day of NFL football, all the information you need is conveniently located in one place.

Watch this plot: With quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs have defeated the Raiders in 10 of the previous 11 meetings, 

but that doesn't tell the whole picture. The ultimate margin of victory was less than 14 points in just three of those wins. 

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