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Week 17 NFL Picks: A Do-Or-Die Week Makes For Interesting Matchups

After going 12-4 with my week 16 NFL picks, it's time to take on the final week of the regular season.

Week 17 in the NFL is one playoff spots are up in the air for teams like the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals. Big names like Tony Romo, Eli Manning, Tim Tebow, Carson Palmer, and Mark Sanchez will either prove themselves worthy of the hype or wither under the most intense pressure of the season. The AFC and NFC playoff races will be officially over by the time the week is out, and after going 12-4 will my picks last week, I am ready to ace my final test.

As always, winners are picked straight up, with home teams always listed on the right side. For all the odds on each game be sure to visit the SB Nation NFL Odds page, presented by

Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots

Pick: Patriots

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

Pick: Bears

NY Jets at Miami Dolphins

Pick: Jets

San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams

Pick: 49ers

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

Pick: Lions

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles

Pick: Eagles

Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars

Pick: Colts

Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

Pick: Titans

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

Pick: Cardinals

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos

Pick: Chiefs

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

Pick: Falcons

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals

Pick: Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns

Pick: Steelers

San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders

Pick: Raiders

Dallas Cowboys at NY Giants

Pick: Giants

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