It’s the end of the road. The final week of the NFL season is a sad
week for football fans as the full slate of Sunday games is over. While the
playoffs are an exciting time of the year, it is a reminder that the offseason
is near. However, we still have one more week and though only a few games have
importance, it is a do-or-die week for survivor participants. Let’s break down
the Week 17 games …
Bears @ Lions – Stay away from this game of two struggling NFC North
teams. Nice win by
not trusting them on the road, even against
Patriots @ Texans – Are the Patriots playing their starters? Either
way, look elsewhere.
Jaguars @ Browns – The Jags’ three-game losing streak has them out of
the playoffs and I can’t trust them in
Falcons @ Buccaneers – NFC South matchup that you should stay away
Steelers @ Dolphins – Should be a good, physical game.
49ers @ Rams – Have to like any team against the one-win Rams at this
point. The 49ers will play tough because their head coach has the mentality of
fighting hard to the finish and they can move to 8-8. If Steven Jackson is out
again, the Rams will have no chance.
Colts @ Bills – Stay away from this one. If you are extremely
may be an option, but I cannot recommend them. I’d rather go with a team like
Saints @ Panthers – Can’t trust the Saints in this one, although I am
sure they do not want to lose three straight heading into the playoffs.
Giants @ Vikings – Probably do not have
Eagles @ Cowboys –
for the NFC East …
Packers @ Cardinals – Who’s playing? It’s a crapshoot.
Chiefs @ Broncos – Broncos will be playing hard since their game time
is before the Jets and the same as the Ravens-Raiders matchup. Have to like
Titans @ Seahawks – I like
to take care of
but the four-point spread is a little tricky.
not a good football team. The Titans have obviously played well over the last
ten weeks or so and will try to get Chris Johnson his 128 yards needed to reach
2,000. The Titans look like too easy of a selection, but it is still a road
game. After an 0-6 start, the Titans would love to go 8-8 heading into the
Redskins @ Chargers – The Chargers already have their seed locked up
so I would look elsewhere.
Ravens @ Raiders – The Raiders have been dangerous this year, but the
Ravens will not be toying around with them for a playoff berth.
postseason with a win.
Bengals @ Jets – Jets win and they are in. Four weeks ago it didn’t
look good for
especially with the teams left on their schedule in Weeks 16 and 17. However, a
second half benching of Peyton Manning and company combined with a potential
thinking playoffs. It is simple enough – win and in. Have to like their chances
in the final game at the Meadowlands.
Selections: My first option this week is the Broncos, followed by the
49ers, Ravens, Titans and Jets. The Jets are my last choice due to the fact
that they have disappointed over the years when things look good. Don’t
understand? Ask Jet fans.
Thanks for reading this season and good luck this weekend!