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2016 NFL: Week 17 Picks

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Just like last week, I'm going to just post my score predictions for all of the meaningless games. I'm throwing the Tampa Bay Bucs game in there too, because they basically need to make the White House levitate to make the playoffs.

Meaningless games: Bucs 24 Panthers 17, Colts 30 Jags 22, Steelers 23 Browns 13, Vikings 20 Bears 17, Ravens 23 Bengals 20, Bills 31 Jets 17, Eagles 24 Cowboys 13, Texans 20 Titans 16, Cardinals 27 Rams 16

New England Patriots At Miami Dolphins: A few weeks back some people thought this might be a meaningless game for the Pats, but as it turns out, it's meaningless for the Dolphins. I know the Pats have had issues in Miami, but they did in Denver as well and exercised those demons, so I believe they will here as well. (Patriots 27 Dolphins 17)

New York Giants At Washington Redskins: Absolutely nothing for the Giants to play for, but everything for the Redskins. Makes this one elementary (Redskins 37 Giants 13)

Oakland Raiders At Denver Broncos: I know Matt McGloin against Denver's defense doesn't look great paper, but Denver's offense against anyone looks less appealing. (Raiders 16 Broncos 13)

Seattle Seahawks At San Francisco 49'ers: Member when this used to be the hottest rivalry in the NFL? Yeah, me neither. (Seahawks 38 49'ers 20)

Kansas City Chiefs At San Diego Chargers: The Chargers will make it interesting for a while, but the Chiefs will take over and crush the Chargers spirit and put the final dagger into their depressing season.         (Chiefs 34 Chargers 21)

New Orleans Saints At Atlanta Falcons: Going with the UPSET SPECIAL here, because it seems only fitting that Seattle lucks into the #2 seed (Saints 30 Falcons 28)

Green Bay Packers At Detroit Lions: The Lions will tease a last drive comeback, but they'll do something to screw it up. (Packers 27 Lions 24)

2016 NFL: Week 16 Picks

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Starting this week and going into next week, I'm going to identify all the pointless games that mean nothing and just write the scores in this intro paragraph. Speaking of scores, I correctly had the Bills beating the Browns by the exact score of 33-13 last week. Kudos to me! Chargers 24 Browns 16. Rams 16 49'ers 13

New York Giants At Philadelphia Eagles: I have the craziest feeling that this could be your classic bad Eli game. Which is why I'm calling this my early UPSET SPECIAL (Eagles 21 Giants 17)

Miami Dolphins At Buffalo Bills: I've learned over the years to never pick the Dolphins in Buffalo unless the game September/early October. (Bills 27 Dolphins 16)

New York Jets At New England Patriots: I believe the Pats lockup the #1 seed with a win here, which they will get. The only question is by how much? Common logic says the Pats should wipe the field with these bums, but the Jets always seem to play Brady and company very tough. I'll split the difference and say Pats by two possessions. On second thought... (Patriots 38 Jets 13)

Tennessee Titans At Jacksonville Jaguars: My preseason pick to win the AFC South (Tennessee) just won't let me quit them, no matter how hard I try. Winning the next two will make my prophecy true                      (Titans 23 Jaguars 16)

Minnesota Vikings At Green Bay Packers: I said last week that Packers/Lions for the division title in Week 17 was inevitable. That will be the case of the Packers win this game regardless of what the Lions do in their game. Also this tease of a Vikings season will finally be put out of it's misery. (Packers 24 Vikings 10)

Washington Redskins At Chicago Bears: How do the Redskins keep getting home Monday night games when they always crap the bed in said games? Anyways the bad, but somewhat feisty Bears will put the final nail in the Redskins semi-tease of a season (Bears 23 Redskins 20)

Atlanta Falcons At Carolina Panthers: Well it looks like the Panthers will be the classic under-achieving that gets hot at the end of the season. Only for all these talking heads to call them a 'sleeper team' for 2017 that won't really be a sleeper. (Panthers 28 Falcons 23)

Indianapolis Colts At Oakland Raiders: The Raiders can ill-afford to screw around here if they want a first round bye in the playoffs (Never thought I would ever type that sentence for quite a while. What's next? Cleveland Browns win Super Bowl? Haha keep dreaming on that one) (Raiders 35 Colts 28)

 Tampa Bay Buccaneers At New Orleans Saints: No shame for the Bucs in losing to the Cowboys by only six points on Sunday night. I think they get back on track here. (Buccaneers 27 Saints 23)

Arizona Cardinals At Seattle Seahawks: Finally we get a rematch of that 6-6 overtime thriller from a few months back. I thinking these teams get in the double digits this time (Seahawks 23 Cardinals 13)

Cincinnati Bengals At Houston Texans: Before Tom the macho man Savage came into last weeks game, the Texans were losing 13-0 to the Jags at home. I first had a feeling that the kid would struggle, but now I'm thinking he could okay. With an analysis like that I'm sure to be on ESPN any day now.                             (Texans 24 Bengals 20)

Baltimore Ravens At Pittsburgh Steelers: The Ravens have had the Steelers number recently, but all signs point to the Steelers breaking a four game losing streak the the Ravens (including playoffs). They're getting hot at the right time, they're healthy. Not having Jimmy Smith in this game will be a big lose for the Ravens and their inconsistent offense just won't be able to keep up. (Steelers 27 Ravens 17)

Denver Broncos At Kansas City Chiefs: The Broncos anemic offense is really starting to catch up to them. A trip to Arrowhead is not what they need at all (Chiefs 23 Broncos 16)

Detroit Lions At Dallas Cowboys: I like a big win for the Cowboys here, as they'll use this game for the final tune-up for this years playoff run. This game could also wind up deciding some fantasy championships (Or deciding who gets into the finals in Week 17 leagues like mine). All I have to say is yay Dak and Dez and boo Zeke Elliott! (Cowboys 27 Lions 20)

2016 NFL: Week 15 Picks

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Not wasting time with a intro this week since I'm starting this article Wednesday evening. Just picks, picks, and more picks.

Los Angeles Rams At Seattle Seahawks: Kind of see this game going down much like the Ravens/Browns Thursday game from earlier this year. The Rams will hang around for a while, but eventually Seattle will just take over and bludgeon the sad Jeff Fisher-less Rams. At least they have that going for them            (Seahawks 30 Rams 6)

Miami Dolphins At New York Jets: Tough game to call. The Dolphins will have Matt Moore at QB, not sure if he's that much of a drop off from Tannehill. On the other hand the Jets might have new life after a comeback win last week. My gut says the Jets. (Jets 23 Dolphins 20)

Green Bay Packers At Chicago Bears: Here come the Packers, getting hot at the right time. Uh oh        (Packers 27 Bears 16)

Jacksonville Jaguars At Houston Texans: Now it's looking more like the Texans will be the team to lose to the second place AFC West team in the opening round of the playoffs (Texans 24 Jaguars 17)

Cleveland Browns At Buffalo Bills: The Bills will win this game, so let's just get that out of the way. I just want to ask, how did the Bills give up all those rushing yards last week. Are these Ryan brothers the most overrated couple of coaches or what? (Bills 33 Browns 13)

Philadelphia Eagles At Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens will win here, but what should be really concerning is the absence of Jimmy Smith for probably the rest of the regular season. Next two games are at Pittsburgh and then at Cincinnati probably with A.J. Green back. Yikes! (Ravens 26 Eagles 10)

Tennessee Titans At Kansas City Chiefs: The Titans will give the Chiefs a good scare, but I think they'll prevail in the end. (Chiefs 20 Titans 17)

Detroit Lions At New York Giants: Packers/Lions in Week 17 for the NFC North title. It's inevitable          (Giants 18 Lions 17)

Indianapolis Colts At Minnesota Vikings: This game will go one of two ways. First, just a straight up blowout by the Vikings. Or the Vikings appear to have a blowout only for a crazy Andrew Luck comeback. I'm thinking the first option (Vikings 37 Colts 22)

Pittsburgh Steelers At Cincinnati Bengals: This may be the Bengals Super Bowl right here, but the fact of the matter is the Steelers just own them. Close but no cigar (Steelers 26 Bengals 21)

New Orleans Saints At Arizona Cardinals: Should be a fun game from probably the two most exciting bad teams in the league (Cardinals 32 Saints 29)

 San Francisco 49'ers At Atlanta Falcons: The kneeling man may make this game interesting, but they're not winning in Atlanta (Falcons 34 49'ers 24)

New England Patriots At Denver Broncos: So we all know by now that Tom Brady and company really struggle playing in Denver. The question is do they get the monkey off their back this week? I'll say no because Denver needs this game a lot more and they'll be able to bring the pressure to get to Brady (Broncos 23 Patriots 22)

Oakland Raiders At San Diego Chargers: Should be a fun game. I'll go with the classic Derek Carr comeback/Charger 4th quarter meltdown (Raiders 34 Chargers 30)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers At Dallas Cowboys: I like this a bounce back game for the Cowboys. The bright lights in Dallas may be a little too much for this young Bucs team to handle (Cowboys 30 Buccaneers 20)

Carolina Panthers At Washington Redskins: Should be a very entertaining Monday night game. I'll go with the home team winning on a last second field goal (Redskins 29 Panthers 26)



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