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AP staff Thursday Night Football preview, predictions and discussion for Week 17

The Chiefs play the Bengals on Sunday— but the action opens with the Jets and the Browns on TNF.

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The (9-6) Kansas City Chiefs will host the (8-7) Cincinnati Bengals at 3:25 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on Sunday.

But Week 17 of the NFL season kicks off with the (6-9) New York Jets on the road against the (10-5) Cleveland Browns for “Thursday Night Footballon Amazon Prime. Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. (Arrowhead Time), with Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit and Kaylee Hartung on the call.

The Jets have shaken off a five-game losing streak to win two of their last three matchups — most recently, a 30-28 victory over the Washington Commanders. In Week 16, the Browns collected their third straight win: a 36-22 defeat of the Houston Texans.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Browns are favored by 7.5 points.

Here are our picks for Thursday night’s game. Be sure to cast your vote, too — and discuss the game in the comments!


Arrowhead Pride readers pick

READER RECORD: 153-84-3

Poll

Which team wins Jets (6-9) at Browns (10-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Jets
    (6 votes)
  • 90%
    Browns
    (57 votes)
63 votes total Vote Now

Reader Record by Week

Predictions W-L-T
Week 1 picks 10-6-0
Week 2 picks 12-4-0
Week 3 picks 10-6-0
Week 4 picks 11-5-0
Week 5 picks 8-6-0
Week 6 picks 10-5-0
Week 7 picks 5-8-0
Week 8 picks 11-5-0
Week 9 picks 11-3-0
Week 10 picks 9-5-0
Week 11 picks 8-6-0
Week 12 picks 11-4-1
Week 13 picks 10-3-0
Week 14 picks 6-9-0
Week 15 picks 11-5-0
Week 16 picks 10-4-2
Total 153-84-3

AP Staff Record

TW LW Staffer W L T Pct
1 1 Rocky Magaña 146 78 0 0.6518
2 2 John Dixon 153 87 0 0.6375
3 4 Pete Sweeney 117 68 0 0.6324
4 3 Ron Kopp Jr. 149 88 0 0.6287
5 5 Stephen Serda 148 89 0 0.6245
6 6 Jared Sapp 147 93 0 0.6125
7 7 Matt Stagner 145 93 0 0.6092
8 9 Kramer Sansone 144 95 0 0.6025
9 8 Nate Christensen 140 100 0 0.5833
9 10 Ashley Justice 140 100 0 0.5833
11 11 Dakota Watson 138 101 0 0.5774
12 12 Maurice Elston 77 62 0 0.5540

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