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2013 NFL Week 17 schedule, odds, picks ATS; Updated NFL playoff scenarios

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Week 17 of the 2013 NFL schedule gets underway in less than 48 hours and what a day it is going to be. With four teams from each conference still fighting for a playoff spot, both home field advantages still up for grabs, and two games that will each decide the division winners of the NFC North and NFC East all taking place on Sunday – it’s enough to make a fans head spin.

According to a Sportsline report on Dec. 27, the Eagles and Cowboys will face off for the NFC East division crown while the Packers and Bears will decide the NFC North winner at Soldier Field.

A true NFL fan couldn’t have asked for much more.

It has been over 10 years since so much was still on the line this late in the season, especially with neither conference having a team that has claimed home field yet.

For the Broncos and Seahawks it’s pretty simple – win and stay home as long as you keep winning.

As for the rest of the teams who still have hopes of making the big dance, it is a bit tricky. You can check out all the possible playoff scenarios below.

The NFL weekly picks finished at 3-1 last week and we are hoping to make a big splash in Week 17 and tune up for a successful postseason run.

Here is a look at this week’s schedule, odds and selections:

Sunday

  • 12/29 1:00 ET Carolina -6.5 Atlanta -- Over/Under 45.5
  • 12/29 4:25 ET Green Bay -3 Chicago -- Over/Under 52
  • 12/29 1:00 ET Tennessee -7 Houston -- Over/Under 44
  • 12/29 1:00 ET Pittsburgh -7 Cleveland -- Over/Under 44
  • 12/29 1:00 ET NY Giants -3 Washington -- Over/Under 45.5
  • 12/29 1:00 ET Cincinnati -6 Baltimore -- Over/Under 44.5
  • 12/29 1:00 ET Indianapolis -11.5 Jacksonville -- Over/Under 45.5
  • 12/29 8:30 ET Philadelphia -6 Dallas -- Over/Under 52.5
  • 12/29 1:00 ET Miami -5.5 NY Jets -- Over/Under 41
  • 12/29 1:00 ET Minnesota -3 Detroit -- Over/Under 52
  • 12/29 4:25 ET New England -9 Buffalo -- Over/Under 47
  • 12/29 4:25 ET New Orleans -11 Tampa Bay -- Over/Under 47
  • 12/29 4:25 ET Denver -12 Oakland -- Over/Under 54
  • 12/29 4:25 ET San Francisco -1 Arizona -- Over/Under 42
  • 12/29 4:25 ET San Diego -9 Kansas City -- Over/Under 45
  • 12/29 4:25 ET Seattle -11.5 St. Louis -- Over/Under 43

Pick record to date:
• Last Week – 3-1
• Year to date -- 51-42-1

Picks: NY Giants -3, New Orleans -11, San Diego -9, Pittsburgh -7, Tenn -7, Eagles -6

NFL Playoff scenarios:

AFC

DENVER can clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with:

  • DEN win or tie
  • NE loss or tie

NEW ENGLAND can clinch a first-round bye with:

  • NE win or tie
  • CIN loss or tie + IND loss or tie
  • NEW ENGLAND can clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with:
  • NE win + DEN loss

CINCINNATI can clinch a first-round bye with:

  • CIN win + NE loss

INDIANAPOLIS can clinch a first-round bye with:

  • IND win + NE loss + CIN loss or tie

MIAMI can clinch a playoff berth with:

  • MIA win + BAL loss or tie
  • MIA win + SD win
  • MIA tie + BAL loss + SD loss or tie
  • MIA tie + BAL tie + SD tie

BALTIMORE can clinch a playoff berth with:

  • BAL win + SD loss or tie
  • BAL win + MIA loss or tie
  • BAL tie + MIA loss + SD loss or tie
  • BAL tie + MIA tie + SD loss
  • MIA loss + SD loss + PIT loss or tie

SAN DIEGO can clinch a playoff berth with:

  • SD win + MIA loss or tie + BAL loss or tie
  • SD tie + MIA loss + BAL loss
  • PITTSBURGH can clinch a playoff berth with:
  • PIT win + MIA loss + BAL loss + SD loss

NFC

SEATTLE can clinch the NFC West division title, a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with:

  • SEA win or tie
  • SF loss or tie

CAROLINA can clinch the NFC South division title and a first-round bye with:

  • CAR win or tie
  • NO loss or tie
  • CAROLINA can clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with:
  • Win + SEA loss + SF win

PHILADELPHIA can clinch the NFC East division title with:

  • Win or tie

CHICAGO can clinch the NFC North division title with:

  • Win or tie

SAN FRANCISCO can clinch the NFC West division title and a first-round bye with:

  • Win + SEA loss
  • SAN FRANCISCO can clinch the NFC West division title and home-field advantage with:
  • Win + SEA loss + CAR loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS can clinch the NFC South division title and a first-round bye with:

  • NO win + CAR loss

NEW ORLEANS can clinch a playoff berth with:

  • NO win
  • NO tie + ARI loss or tie
  • ARI loss

ARIZONA can clinch a playoff berth with:

  • ARI win + NO loss or tie
  • ARI tie + NO loss

DALLAS can clinch the NFC East division title with:

  • Win

GREEN BAY can clinch the NFC North division title with:

  • Win
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