Jon Snowball’s NFL Week 17 Picks (all game times in central)

 

Baltimore Ravens 23

@ 12:00 p.m. CBS

Cincinnati Bengals 21

 

No motivation for either of these teams as Baltimore was eliminated last week, but I still see them beating the disappointing Bengals.  See ya later, Marvin.

 

Houston Texans 17

@ 12:00 p.m. CBS

Tennessee Titans 27

 

Instead of the dream QB matchup of Osweiler vs. Mariota, we get Savage vs. Cassell.  I’m assuming Houston will rest its players for the playoffs and Tennessee will prevail.

 

Carolina Panthers 16

@ 12:00 p.m. FOX

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28

 

The Buccos have no chance of making the playoffs, despite the fact that they will beat Carolina.  Sorry to our large Tampa audience.

 

Jacksonville Jaguars 14

@ 12:00 p.m. CBS

Indianapolis Colts 17

 

Here are three amazing milestones to pay attention to in this otherwise meaningless game: Frank Gore becoming the oldest player at age 33 to hit 1,000 rushing yards in a season, T.Y. Hilton completing his NFL lead in receiving yards, and Jacksonville completing a 10 game losing skid.

 

New England Patriots 38

@ 12:00 p.m. CBS

Miami Dolphins 23

 

It’s Tommy “Deflated Football’s” goal to become the number 1 seed in the AFC and he and the Pats will do so with flying colors.

 

Chicago Bears 17

@ 12:00 p.m. FOX

Minnesota Vikings 24

 

Bears will lock up that top five pick with a loss from the also-struggling Vikings who, once-upon-a-time, were the last undefeated team in the NFL.

 

Buffalo Bills 31

@ 12:00 p.m. CBS

New York Jets 21

 

In the Bills’ first game without the most overrated head coach of all-time, they will have no problem defeating his old team.

 

Dallas Cowboys 23

@ 12:00 p.m. FOX

Philadelphia Eagles 27

 

Dak will be starting, but Tony will be finishing.  However, the Eagles will win as the Cowboys will rest most of their starters.

 

Cleveland Browns 16

@ 12:00 p.m. CBS

Pittsburgh Steelers 27

 

Ben Roethlisberger, Leveon Bell, and Antonio Brown will be sitting.  Still, the Browns will only win one game this year.

 

New Orleans Saints 20

@ 3:25 p.m. FOX

Atlanta Falcons 34

 

My pick for NFL MVP, Matty Ice, will be looking to secure that number two seed and will do so.  Drew Brees will throw a lot, but Ryan will throw better.

 

Oakland Raiders 13

@ 3:25 p.m. CBS

Denver Broncos 27

 

Matt McGloin will not be able to outmatch the tough defense of the Denver Broncos.  Derek Carr will be missed greatly.

 

Arizona Cardinals 34

@ 3:25 p.m. FOX

Los Angeles Rams 17

 

Both teams had disappointing seasons for different reasons, but the Cardinals will come out on top.  Look for David Johnson to outrun Todd Gurley in the final game of the first season in L.A.

 

New York Giants 20

@ 3:25 p.m. FOX

Washington Redskins 31

 

The Giants are already in the playoffs and all Washington has to do is win and they will be the six seed.  They should do so.

 

Kansas City Chiefs 21

@ 3:25 p.m. CBS

San Diego Chargers 24

 

The Chargers will be hungry coming off a missed field goal loss to the Cleveland Browns giving them their first win.

 

Seattle Seahawks 26

@ 3:25 p.m. FOX

San Francisco 49ers 10

 

Even the Seahawks have a small chance of clinching the second seed and the 49ers suck.  If they lose and Cleveland beats the benched-Steelers or if the 49ers and Browns both tie, then San Fran earns the first overall pick.

 

Green Bay Packers 35

@ 7:30 p.m. NBC

Detroit Lions 27

 

The Packers are hot and will run the table into the playoffs for a seventh straight season as Detroit will not be able to stop Rodgers.

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