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Week 17 Picks


Since I just recently joined the website I didn’t get a chance to do weekly picks throughout the season. This weekly column will definitely appear next season. So why not start now? Click ahead to see the picks…

Lions @ Packers – Lions

The Packers will be resting a good amount of starters, whether it be from the get-go or halftime. That should open the door for a Lions team looking to get that 5th spot in the NFC.

Titans @ Texans – Titans

The Titans need this game to keep their playoff hopes alive, and with the Texans struggling as of late, they should be able to do just that.

Colts @ Jaguars – Colts

Is that a two game winning streak I see for the previously 0-13 Colts? Yes, it is. They should keep their winning ways going when they visit a demolished team with a bad quarterback.

Jets @ Dolphins – Dolphins

The loudmouth Jets have nearly squandered away their season after two straight losses. They still have a shot at the playoffs, but the Dolphins, along with a reborn Reggie Bush, will have something to say about that.

Bears @ Vikings – Vikings

Maybe the Vikings should have started Joe Webb all year. And maybe the Bears should have started Josh McCown and Kahlil Bell for the past few weeks.

Bills @ Patriots – Patriots

A chance to lock up home field advantage through the playoffs at home. Tom Brady lives for these moments.

Panthers @ Saints – Saints

Cam Newton is an incredibly talented player, and the Panthers should be very optimistic for their future. But for the present, Drew Brees and the Saints rule supreme in the NFC South.

Redskins @ Eagles – Eagles

The “Dream Team” is on a three game winning streak. They should make it four against a team with a schizophrenic situation at quarterback.

49ers @ Rams – 49ers

The Rams are just really bad.

Seahawks @ Cardinals – Seahawks

A battle of two surprising teams should give us an entertaining game. Whether Kevin Kolb goes or not means nothing. The Cardinals may have made a very bad investment when they traded for him.

Buccaneers @ Falcons – Falcons

It’s crazy how far a team and a coach can fall from one NFL season to the other. As for the Falcons, they might be able to do some damage come playoff time.

Ravens @ Bengals – Ravens

It couldn’t get simpler for the Bengals. Win and you’re in. Unfortunately, they play a Ravens team playing for a first round bye. A superior Ravens team.

Steelers @ Browns – Steelers

The Browns just can’t seem to ever be the on the winning end of a close game. That should continue.

Chiefs @ Broncos – Broncos

The Denver Tebows have been exposed for their mediocrity the last couple of weeks, but a chance at a division title will bring something out in the team, and in their polarizing quarterback.

Chargers @ Raiders – Raiders

If the Raiders win they can win their division, should the Broncos lose. If they win they might be able to get in by way of  a wild card berth. They need to win, especially at home.

Cowboys @ Giants – Giants

The winner goes to the playoffs, the loser goes home. At home against a much-scrutinized Cowboys team, give me the Giants with Eli Manning.

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