Happy football Friday ladies and gentlemen. We are back, one more time with the NFL picks. Last week, with an overall winning record out of reach, we finally had a good week, our best in several, going 2-1. The only loss came from the Chiefs, running our record to 20-26-2.
So, let’s move on to the final week of the season. Let’s hit our picks for week 17 in the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE! Here we go……
GAME ONE: BROWNS AT STEELERS: We go to Pittsburgh for game number one. A classic rivalry as the Steelers host the Cleveland Browns. Pittsburgh has won its last two games, and is still not out of playoff contention. The Browns, on the other hand, have been long out of contention, and after losing the last six games, are in the discussion for the top pick in the draft. Mike Tomlin will have his guys ready to go. They are favored by seven, and will win by at least that much. Take the….
Steelers -7 over the Browns
GAME TWO: PANTHERS AT FALCONS: To Atlanta for game number two. The Panthers come in favored by 6.5, looking to clinch a bye. They could even clinch the number one seed with a win and a lot of help. Then we have the Falcons, who come in with a 4-11 record. Not exactly the season they were hoping for.
The X-Factor in this one is Tony Gonzalez. It has not been the season he wanted to end his career on. But, the Falcons are going to give him the game to end his career on. The Falcons will be fired up to send their future hall of fame tight end off into the night with a great game. I don’t see any way that the Panthers cover here. Take the…..
Falcons +6.5 over the Panthers
GAME THREE: PACKERS AT BEARS: Winner takes all in the NFC North in the final game. The Packers and the Bears, two-storied franchises meeting to decide a playoff spot. The Bears have their quarterback in Jay Cutler. But, the Packers finally get their guy back. Aaron Rodgers, of “Discount Double Check” fame, will be starting at quarterback for the Packers. And that makes them dangerous. They are favored by a field goal, and this one seems obvious. Take the………..
Packers -3 over the Bears
There are your three winners for week 17, the Steelers, the Falcons, and the Packers.
Good luck to everyone, and enjoy the names.