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Week 17 Game Predictions

Jets 23 @ Bills 20

The Bills aren't playing for anything but momentum right now and this game score can alter pending on Sean McDermott's plan to play starters this week. The Jets are going to want to finish the season strong and give the team good energy going into the offseason. 

Game MVP: Robby Anderson

Deciding Factor: Sam Darnold's Turnover Ratio

Game Changer: Frank Gore

Bears 23 @ Vikings 16

Since the Vikings are not playing their starters this week, the Bears need to win this game. It would be just sad if they lost to Sean Mannion and Ameer Abdullah. Mitchell Trubisky is playing for job security and if he ends the season strong, I can see him back in blue and orange next season.

Game MVP: Mitchell Trubisky

Deciding Factor: Bears Turnovers

Game Changer: Kevin Stefanski's play calling aggression

Browns 20 @ Bengals 23

This game doesn't have any stakes in terms of playoffs, the only thing that matters in this game is the Brown's draft pick. The Bengals just saw their quarterback of the future put up 8 touchdowns in the college football playoffs, they are locked in to the number one pick. Since they're already locked into their pick, I can see them going all out when it comes to coaching. From trick plays to extreme aggression on 4th down, Zac Taylor will pull out all the stops. 

Game MVP: Tyler Boyd

Deciding Factor: Andy Dalton's willingness to air the ball out

Game Changer: Jarvis Landry

Falcons 33 @ Buccaneers 20

This game will be fun to watch if anything. The Falcons are the hottest team in the NFL and Jameis Winston is the most interesting quarterback in the NFL. The Falcons saved their head coach's job with their play this past month and Jameis Winston can either be the best or worst quarterback in the NFL. The Biggest question is what Jameis will we see today?

Game MVP: Deion Jones

Deciding Factor: Jameis Winston's consistency

Game Changer: Ronald Jones

Saints 31 @ Panthers 21

The Saints are still playing for playoff seeding, so it's all gas, no breaks for New Orleans. The Panthers have been one of the league's worst teams in the past two months, but I still see Christian McCaffrey having a field day. McCaffrey is so dynamic and will be responsible for all three Panthers touchdowns. The Saints have been hot for the past couple of weeks now and I expect their streak to continue today.

Game MVP: Christian McCaffrey

Deciding Factor: Whether or not Sean Payton rests his starters

Game Changer: Brian Burns

Chargers 24 @ Chiefs 33

The two big headlines for this game is the Chiefs playoff seeding and Phillip Rivers' future. Rivers is the best quarterback's in the history of the Chargers and has meant so much to this organization. I think Phillip Rivers plays like how he's been playing his whole career, with no f**ks. He is going to sling it today, but it will be hard to be too successful against the Chiefs defense. 

Game MVP: Demarcus Robinson

Deciding Factor: Phillip Rivers' interception count

Game Changer: Mike Williams

Packers 30 @ Lions 24

The Green Bay Packers are playing for playoff seeding, so I don't see them resting any of their starters. The Packers are going to get Aaron Jones going early today and I see him adding two more touchdowns to his total this year. 

Game MVP: Aaron Jones

Deciding Factor: David Blough's decision making

Game Changer: Marvin Jones

Dolphins 17 @ Patriots 23

I think this will be one of the typical Ryan Fitzpatrick game where he'll show promise early in the game, but the Patriots will pull away after a string of Fitzpatrick turnovers.

Game MVP: Stephon Gilmore

Deciding Factor: Devante Parker's ability to win against man coverage

Game Changer: Ryan Fitzpatrick

Rams 30 @ Cardinals 20

I truly believe that if Kyler Murray is playing in this game, the Cardinals will win. The Cardinals played their best game of the season last week, but if the Cards are without their franchise quarterback, I don't think they beat the Rams.

Game MVP: Tyler Higbee

Deciding Factor: Kyler Murray's health

Game Changer: Kenyan Drake

Eagles 27 @ Giants 20

The Eagles are playing for the playoffs and with a chance for the division title. The Eagles were not supposed to win last week, they defied all odds and that shouldn't slow down today. Carson Wentz is playing at a really high level right now, and I can't see them losing when it all matters today.

Game MVP: Carson Wentz

Deciding Factor: Do the Eagles Receivers want to catch the ball today?

Game Changer: Darius Slayton

Steelers 23 @ Ravens 13

With the Ravens already locked into the one seed in the AFC, they won't have a lot of their star players playing this week. The Steelers will be scoreboard watching, but they are not a playoff team. I think the big difference in this game will be Mike Tomlin's coaching.

Game MVP: Devin Bush

Deciding Factor: Mike Tomlin's Coaching

Game Changer: RG3

Redskins 20 @ Cowboys 21

The Cowboys are all types of banged up right now, but I don't see Case Keenum winning in Jerry's world. The Cowboys need to win to have some what of a positive mindset heading into the offseason.

Game MVP: Michael Gallup

Deciding Factor: Next Man Up for the Cowboys

Game Changer: Adrian Peterson

Raiders 17 @ Broncos 27

I really like the way Drew Lock has been leading this football team, and I believe the Lock-Sutton connection will be evident today. I think the Raiders are ready to move to Vegas, and they're anxious to get rid of this season. 

Game MVP: Drew Lock

Deciding Factor: Jon Gruden's Play calling

Game Changer: Tyrell Williams

Titans 24 @ Texans 13

With Deshaun Watson and Deandre Hopkins sitting on the bench, the Titans should take care of this game. Ryan Tannehill and AJ Brown have been one of the hottest tandems this past month and I believe their success continues today.

Game MVP: Ryan Tannehill

Deciding Factor: Texans benching their starters

Game Changer: AJ McCarron

Colts 28 @ Jaguars 20

The Colts played amazing last week versus the Panthers and Jacoby Brissett is playing for his job right now. I think Brissett has the best game of his career throwing 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. The Jags are playing terrible football right now, so I can't see this game going any other way.

Game MVP: Jacoby Brissett

Deciding Factor: Jacoby Brissett's motivation

Game Changer: DJ Chark

49ers 24 @ Seahawks 22

This is the last game of the decade, and I expect it to be a good one. These two teams are both banged up, the 49ers are without Tartt and Ford while the Seahawks are without Carson, Brown, and Prosise. I expect this game to come down to the wire, but my big difference makers are George Kittle and Emmanuel Sanders who didn't play the last time these two teams played.

Game MVP: Jimmy Garoppolo

Deciding Factor: The 49ers ball security

Game Changer: Jadeveon Clowney

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