NFL 2016 Week 17 Picks

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Will Matthew Stafford lead the Detroit Lions to victory, or will the Green Bay Packers roar into the playoffs? Photo Credit: Mike Morbeck, Flickr.com

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.

Remember to check out the Facebook page for the Update. You can also check out my professional website for my other works and accomplishments. Don’t forget to like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and keep on reading. Until then, watch sports you knuckleheads!

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

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