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NFL Week 17 Picks

Making the Cut NFL Week 17 picks

New York Jets (+1.5) at Buffalo Bills (O/U 36) 

Pick: Buffalo Bills -1.5

Note: I wanted to take the Jets but they’re the type of team to screw up a game where the other team is just trying not to get hurt.

Cleveland Browns (-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (O/U 44.5)

Pick: Cleveland Browns -3

Note: The Browns are one of those teams playing hard in a no-nothing bowl because they want to kick off next season, this season. Plus you can’t punt against a franchise whose coach once said “you don’t live in Cleveland”.

Green Bay Packers (-12.5) at Detroit Lions (O/U 43)

Pick: Under 43

Note: Hard to figure out Green Bay. Can they beat anyone by 12.5? Well… it is the Lions.

Los Angeles Chargers (+9.5) at Kansas City Chiefs (O/U 45)

Pick: Los Angeles Chargers +9.5

Note: The Chiefs playing to stay the division winner with the best record but expect the Chargers to put up a massive fight.

Chicago Bears (+1) at Minnesota Vikings (O/U 36.5)

Pick: Minnesota Vikings -1

Note: Simply put. Vikings have Kirk Cousins and the game isn’t in prime time.

Miami Dolphins (+15.5) at New England Patriots (O/U 44.5)

Pick: Miami Dolphins +15.5

Note: The Patriots need to show more on offense before the playoffs start. That means run, run, run. Miami should be about that backdoor cover life.

Atlanta Falcons (+1.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (O/U 47.5)

Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -1.5

Note: Jameis Winston is due for a big game that you try to figure out how he could keep throwing for four touchdowns and two pick sixes.

New Orleans Saints (-13) at Carolina Panthers (O/U 46)

Pick: New Orleans Saints -13

Note: Panthers can’t wait to get the season over with. On the other hand, the Saints are playing for something.

Oakland Raiders (+3.5) at Denver Broncos (O/U 41)

Pick: Oakland Raiders +3.5

Note: The Raiders have a slim chance of making the playoffs. That’s enough for Jon Gruden to rally the troops to make this a competitive game on the road.

Washington (+11) at Dallas Cowboys (O/U 45.5)

Pick: Washington +11

Note: Dallas needs this one in the worst way but their inability to produce has Jason Garrett on the cusp of losing his job. 

Arizona Cardinals (+7.5) at Los Angeles Rams (O/U 49)

Pick: Arizona Cardinals +7.5

Note: The Cardinals play hard week after week. They’ll make this close.

Philadelphia Eagles (-4.5) at New York Giants (O/U 45)

Pick: New York Giants +4.5

Note: The Eagles are going to screw this up. They are.. and they are at the hands of a division rival.

Indianapolis Colts (-4) at Jacksonville Jaguars (O/U 43)

Pick: Indianapolis Colts -4

Note: Jacksonville stinks. They stink.

Pittsburgh Steelers (-1.5) at Baltimore Ravens (O/U 37.5)

Pick: Pittsburgh Steelers -1.5

Note: Baltimore is cruising to stay healthy. No way they beat a desperate Steelers team with RG III.

Tennessee Titans (-3.5) at Houston Texans (O/U 45.5)

Pick: Houston Texans +3.5

Note: One would think with nothing the play for, the Texans would be an easy opponent. Won’t be that way.

San Francisco 49ers (-3.5) at Seattle Seahawks (O/U 47)

Pick: Seattle Seahawks +3.5

Note: There’s no way the Seahawks lose this game with Marshawn in the hizzy. 

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