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NFL Week 17 preview and predictions

The Chiefs play the Chargers on Sunday, but we’re picking all of this weekend’s games.

NFL: DEC 16 Chargers at Chiefs Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

During the final week of the NFL regular season, all of the games are on Sunday.

In a game rescheduled from the early slate, the Kansas City Chiefs (14-1) will host the Los Angeles Chargers (6-9) at 3:25 p.m. (Arrowhead Time). At the same time, the Las Vegas Raiders (7-8) will be in Colorado to play the Denver Broncos (5-10) to conclude the AFC West’s 2020 business.

By the time those games kick off, we’ll have a bit more clarity about the rest of the AFC’s playoff seeding. The early games will include the Cleveland Browns (10-5) hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers (12-3), the Miami Dolphins (10-5) facing off against the Buffalo Bills (12-3) in upstate New York and the Baltimore Ravens (10-5) playing on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals (4-10-1).

In the late games, the NFC’s first two seeds will be up for grabs as the Carolina Panthers (5-10) host the New Orleans Saints (11-4), the Green Bay Packers (12-3) visit the Chicago Bears (8-7) and the San Francisco 49ers (6-9) play host to the Seattle Seahawks (11-4) in their temporary Phoenix digs.

At the same time, their landlords — the Arizona Cardinals (8-7) — will be visiting the Los Angeles Rams (9-6) in an NFC West matchup that could eliminate either team from the postseason, while the AFC’s accounts will be settled as the Houston Texans (4-11) host the Tennessee Titans (10-5) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-14) play the Indianapolis Colts (10-5) in Indiana.

Alex Smith and his teammates will be in Philadelphia, watching the early game between the Dallas Cowboys (6-9) and New York Giants (5-10) in New Jersey. They’ll be able to knock the loser of that game out of the playoffs — and claim the NFC’s fourth seed for themselves — as the Washington Football Team (6-9) faces the Philadelphia Eagles (4-10-1) on Sunday Night Football.

Here are our picks for this weekend’s games. Be sure to cast your vote, too!


Arrowhead Pride readers pick

READER RECORD: 158-80-2

Poll

Which team wins Steelers (12-3) at Browns (10-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Steelers
    (222 votes)
  • 72%
    Browns
    (600 votes)
822 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Dolphins (10-5) at Bills (12-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    Dolphins
    (249 votes)
  • 67%
    Bills
    (514 votes)
763 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Falcons (4-11) at Buccaneers (10-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Falcons
    (139 votes)
  • 80%
    Buccaneers
    (574 votes)
713 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Vikings (6-9) at Lions (5-10)?

This poll is closed

  • 81%
    Vikings
    (559 votes)
  • 18%
    Lions
    (128 votes)
687 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Ravens (10-5) at Bengals (4-10-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 86%
    Ravens
    (604 votes)
  • 13%
    Bengals
    (97 votes)
701 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Cowboys (6-9) at Giants (5-10)?

This poll is closed

  • 58%
    Cowboys
    (405 votes)
  • 41%
    Giants
    (283 votes)
688 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Jets (2-13) at Patriots (6-9)?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Jets
    (293 votes)
  • 57%
    Patriots
    (391 votes)
684 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Raiders (7-8) at Broncos (5-10)?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    Raiders
    (431 votes)
  • 36%
    Broncos
    (253 votes)
684 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Cardinals (8-7) at Rams (9-6)?

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    Cardinals
    (376 votes)
  • 44%
    Rams
    (304 votes)
680 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Saints (11-4) at Panthers (5-10)?

This poll is closed

  • 92%
    Saints
    (616 votes)
  • 7%
    Panthers
    (51 votes)
667 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Packers (12-3) at Bears (8-7)?

This poll is closed

  • 67%
    Packers
    (457 votes)
  • 32%
    Bears
    (223 votes)
680 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Seahawks (11-4) at 49ers (6-9)?

This poll is closed

  • 84%
    Seahawks
    (560 votes)
  • 15%
    49ers
    (105 votes)
665 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Titans (10-5) at Texans (4-11)?

This poll is closed

  • 86%
    Titans
    (578 votes)
  • 13%
    Texans
    (87 votes)
665 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Jaguars (1-14) at Colts (10-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Jaguars
    (29 votes)
  • 95%
    Colts
    (630 votes)
659 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Washington (6-9) at Eagles (4-10-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 84%
    Washington
    (566 votes)
  • 15%
    Eagles
    (102 votes)
668 votes total Vote Now

Reader Record by Week

Predictions W-L-T
Week 1 picks 10-6-0
Week 2 picks 14-2-0
Week 3 picks 11-4-1
Week 4 picks 10-5-0
Week 5 picks 9-5-0
Week 6 picks 9-5-0
Week 7 picks 11-3-0
Week 8 picks 7-7-0
Week 9 picks 10-4-0
Week 10 picks 8-5-1
Week 11 picks 8-6-0
Week 12 picks 11-5-0
Week 13 picks 9-6-0
Week 14 picks 11-5-0
Week 15 picks 10-6-0
Week 16 picks 10-6-0
Total 158-80-2