NFL Picks Week 17: Betting Predictions for Every Football Game

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NFL Picks Week 17: Betting Predictions for Every Football Game
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NFL Picks Record Through Week 16


Straight Up: 164-75 

(68.6 percent correct) 


Against the Spread: 138-101

(57.7 percent correct)


Over/Under: 122-117 

(51.04 percent correct—oh well, can’t win them all.) 

Viewing alert! There are no Thursday Night Football or Monday Night Football games this week, so arrange your schedules accordingly. Further, there are only three late Sunday games; everything else starts at 1 p.m. ET.

In anticipation of the playoff hunt, here’s a refresher on the most ridiculous of rules, courtesy of

NFL Rule 3, Section 22, Article 2, Note 2: When [an offensive] player is holding the ball to pass it forward, any intentional forward movement of his arm starts a forward pass, even if the player loses possession of the ball as he is attempting to tuck it back toward his body. Also, if the player has tucked the ball into his body and then loses possession, it is a fumble.

On a cultural side note: What is the deal with the Santa Claus cheerleaders? I am missing the connection between Christmas and red velour pole dancers.

The “best” undoubtedly were the St. Nicholas bikinis in Dallas, Houston, St. Louis and Indy. The Texans even combined cleavage and navels with big hair—the triumvirate of taste.

Meanwhile, in Tampa Bay, the Bucs apparently can’t take the field without a dominatrix version of the sexy Santa, complete with high-topped black leather boots.

I can’t wait for the New Year’s baby diapers.

Warm up your remotes, Tivos and thumbs—here comes the last week of football!

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