Sunday, December 31, 2006

Week 17 NFL Picks

Week 17 is a nightmare for bettors. Who needs to win, who doesn't need to win, who's already checked out on their coach, its all up in the air.

Teams we know need to win for seeding or division championship purposes:

Bengals, Jets, Rams, Philly, Dallas, Indy, Green Bay. I think that's it.

Bengals -6 vs Steelers. I say take the points even though its in Cincy. Steelers love to play the role of a spoiler, and they've been playing half-decent recently.

Jets -11.5 vs Oakland. Dogs again today. I don't think the Jets can score enough and quickly enough to cover the number here. If Oakland gets a field goal, the Jets need to score 14 unanswered. Oakland isn't bad against the pass, and the Jets have a spotty running game.

Rams -2.5 @ Minnesota. Lay the points. Rams win and cover. Minny stinks.

Philly -9 vs Atlanta. Classic let-down moment for Philly. Take the points.

Dallas -13 vs Detroit. Lay the number. Detroit STINKS.

Indy -9 vs Miami. I think the Colts win and cover here. Miami is playing QB's that don't belong in the league, and its my belief that Nick Saban is going to Alabama and everybody knows it. Indy will win and cover this one to raise another "#3 seed in the AFC playoffs" banner in next years home opener.

Green Bay +3 @ Chicago. Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre. Thats what's going on in the pre-production meetings at NBC right now. Chicago -3 is the play.

Good luck all.