Hello football fans! Welcome to Week 17 of the NFL season!
As 2016 comes to a close, our focus turns on those who vie for the playoffs! Venture into the chaos that the NFC has become.
The Green Bay Packers streak into Detroit with the NFC North on the line. Winner takes all! Both can get into the playoffs, while only one will host a Wild Card playoff game.
Meanwhile, Washington can get in with a lot of last-minute help. They need to win as well as Green Bay and Detroit not ending in a tie. Tampa Bay needs to win, hope Green Bay loses and have Washington tie.
Plus, the second seed is on the line. The Atlanta Falcons can win and they’re the No. 2 seed, while the Seattle Seahawks need the Falcons to lose as well as them winning.
The AFC only is focused on seeding. The New England Patriots control their destiny at No. 1. The second spot is where it gets more complicated.
The Oakland Raiders will have to clinch that spot without Derek Carr and hope to take the AFC West. The Kansas City Chiefs can clinch with a victory and the Raiders losing.
It’s now time for the picks! I went 9-7 for Week 16, bringing my total to 147-93 for this year. In the event of a tied game, ties count as losses when you make picks. It’s simple: if your team doesn’t win, you still get the big L. Here’s a recap of what I got right and wrong:
|Thu Dec 22||8:25 pm||New York Giants||Philadelphia Eagles X|
|Sat Dec 24||1:00 pm||Atlanta Falcons||Carolina Panthers|
|1:00 pm||Miami Dolphins||Buffalo Bills|
|1:00 pm||Minnesota Vikings||Green Bay Packers|
|1:00 pm||New York Jets||New England Patriots|
|1:00 pm||San Diego Chargers||Cleveland Browns X|
|1:00 pm||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||New Orleans Saints|
|1:00 pm||Tennessee Titans||Jacksonville Jaguars (s.o.) X|
|1:00 pm||Washington Redskins||Chicago Bears X|
|4:05 pm||Indianapolis Colts||Oakland Raiders|
|4:25 pm||Arizona Cardinals||Seattle Seahawks X|
|4:25 pm||San Francisco 49ers||Los Angeles Rams X|
|8:25 pm||Cincinnati Bengals||Houston Texans|
|Sun Dec 25||4:30 pm||Baltimore Ravens||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|8:30 pm||Denver Broncos||Kansas City Chiefs X|
|Mon Dec 26||8:30 pm||Detroit Lions||Dallas Cowboys|
Here are my picks for this week. Remember, the s.o. stands for the shutout pick:
|Sun Jan 1||1:00 pm||Baltimore Ravens||Cincinnati Bengals|
|1:00 pm||Buffalo Bills||New York Jets|
|1:00 pm||Carolina Panthers||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|1:00 pm||Chicago Bears||Minnesota Vikings (s.o.)|
|1:00 pm||Cleveland Browns||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|1:00 pm||Dallas Cowboys||Philadelphia Eagles|
|1:00 pm||Green Bay Packers||Detroit Lions|
|1:00 pm||Houston Texans||Tennessee Titans|
|1:00 pm||Jacksonville Jaguars||Indianapolis Colts|
|1:00 pm||New England Patriots||Miami Dolphins|
|1:00 pm||New Orleans Saints||Atlanta Falcons|
|1:00 pm||New York Giants||Washington Redskins|
|4:25 pm||Arizona Cardinals||Los Angeles Rams|
|4:25 pm||Kansas City Chiefs||San Diego Chargers|
|4:25 pm||Oakland Raiders||Denver Broncos|
|4:25 pm||Seattle Seahawks||San Francisco 49ers|
Keep in mind all times and games are subject to change. Good luck to all teams and those who are also making picks as well.
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