FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2012, file photo, Buffalo Bills' C.J. Spiller (28) hangs his head on the sideline during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Houston. The Bills have failed to qualify for the playoffs for 13 straight years. It's the longest current streak in the NFL. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)The Associated Press
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2012, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) looks on as head coach John Fox celebrates during an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers in Denver. The Broncos have reeled off nine consecutive wins after a 2-3 start. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)The Associated Press
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts after a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Brady has thrown at least one touchdown pass for the AFC East champs in 46 consecutive games. If he does it Sunday, he'll match Johnny Unitas and move seven behind Drew Brees' NFL record.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)The Associated Press
FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2012, file photo, San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith runs onto the field at the start of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in San Francisco. Smith has started 185 consecutive starts for the 49ers and should play against Seattle despite a left elbow injury. The 49ers are in the playoffs, and a win gives them the NFC West title. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)The Associated Press
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2012, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Newton has thrown 151 consecutive passes without an interception, currently the longest streak in the league. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)The Associated Press
For New York Giants fans, there's no way to predict what your team will do from week to week — clobber the Packers by four touchdowns one Sunday or get humiliated by the Falcons 34-0 on another.
Which team will show up in Baltimore, where the Giants' playoff hopes are on the line against the Ravens, is anybody's guess. Even coach Tom Coughlin says he's not sure which version of his team he'll be watching.
For a while, the Dallas Cowboys were up one week, down another, too. Now, they've won five of six and are in the thick of the playoff picture, tied with the Giants and Redskins for first place in the NFC East.
Cincinnati, Dallas, Green Bay, New England and Pittsburgh, among others, were hot one week and cold another earlier in the season. But with two weeks left in the regular season, there's a whole bunch of streaks, slides and skids that make predicting how teams will play a bit easier.
Herewith, our streaking Pick 6 heading into Week 16:
6 — consecutive losses for the Detroit Lions, who had high hopes of a second straight playoff berth but take a 4-10 record into Saturday's game against Atlanta.
9 — wins in a row by Peyton Manning and the AFC West-champion Denver Broncos after a 2-3 start.
13 — years in a row in which the Buffalo Bills have failed to qualify for the playoffs. It's the longest current streak in the NFL.
46 — consecutive games in which New England's Tom Brady has thrown at least one touchdown pass for the AFC East champs. If he does it Sunday, he'll match Johnny Unitas and move seven behind Drew Brees' NFL record.
151 — consecutive passes without an interception by Carolina's Cam Newton, currently the longest streak in the league. The Panthers are only 5-9, but have won three of their last four.
185 — consecutive starts for San Francisco defensive end Justin Smith, who should play against Seattle despite a left elbow injury. The 49ers are in the playoffs, and a win gives them the NFC West title.
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