NFL Week 17 picks, schedule, odds, accidents, stats, fantasy suggestions

The Week 17 NFL schedule for the 2022 season is stacked with nice matchups, and we bought you lined with what you want to know heading into the weekend. Our NFL Nation reporters convey us the most important keys to each sport and a daring prediction for every matchup.

Moreover, ESPN Stats & Data supplies an enormous stat to know and a betting nugget for every contest, and our Soccer Energy Index (FPI) goes contained in the numbers with a sport projection. ESPN researcher Kyle Soppe arms out useful fantasy soccer intel, as effectively. Lastly, Seth Walder and Eric Moody give us remaining rating picks for each sport. Every little thing you wish to know is right here in a single spot that will help you prepare for a loaded weekend of NFL soccer.

Let’s get into the total Week 17 slate, together with an NFC South showdown with massive playoff implications, Kirk Cousins vs. Aaron Rodgers, the battle of Los Angeles and Geno Smith towards his outdated staff. All of it culminates with a Monday Night time Soccer matchup between the Payments and the Bengals on ESPN. (Recreation instances are Sunday until in any other case famous.)

Leap to a matchup:
CAR-TB | MIA-NE | CHI-DET
DEN-KC | IND-NYG | NO-PHI
JAX-HOU | CLE-WSH | ARI-ATL
NYJ-SEA | SF-LV | MIN-GB
LAR-LAC | PIT-BAL | BUF-CIN

Thursday: DAL 27, TEN 13

1 p.m. ET | FOX | Unfold: TB -3 (40.5)

What to look at for: The Panthers received the primary matchup 21-3, gashing the Bucs for 173 yards on the bottom and have since received 4 out of their final six video games whereas the Bucs proceed to be up and down — notching a comeback win over the Cardinals final week, however fully falling aside within the second half two weeks in the past towards the Bengals. Bucs coach Todd Bowles believes they are a extra mentally-tough soccer staff now, however which staff will present up? Significantly which protection? It would all come all the way down to how effectively Tampa Bay can cease the run. — Jenna Laine

Daring prediction: Panthers QB Sam Darnold will outplay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady, throwing three landing passes and working for one, to enhance to 4-1 as Carolina’s starter. The win will put the run-heavy Panthers in place to win the NFC South with a victory subsequent week towards the Saints. Darnold will steal the present on an offense that rushed for a franchise-record 320 yards final week towards Detroit. — David Newton

Stat to know: The Buccaneers are 0-7 this season when permitting 20 or extra factors and are 7-1 when holding opponents below 20 factors.

What’s at stake: It is win-and-in for the Buccaneers right here. A victory offers them the NFC South title — and eliminates the Panthers from the playoffs. For Carolina to leap Tampa Bay and clinch a postseason berth, it could have to win its remaining two video games or beat the Bucs after which get a Saints loss in Week 17 and a Bucs loss in Week 18. ESPN’s FPI offers the Panthers a 33.3% likelihood to win the division. See playoff image.

Accidents: Panthers | Buccaneers

What to know for fantasy: Leonard Fournette is coming off of a 25.2-point efficiency (his greatest since Week 5), placing him in good kind to face a protection that held him to a season-low 4.6 factors in Week 7. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: Darnold has began the previous 4 video games for Carolina, and the staff is 3-1 towards the unfold (ATS) in these video games. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Buccaneers 20, Panthers 16
Walder’s choose: Panthers 23, Buccaneers 16
FPI prediction: CAR, 50.1% (by a mean of 0.2 factors)

Matchup must-reads: ‘Really an honor’ to be again with Panthers, says Norman, 35 … Panthers RBs make historical past, increase NFC South title hopes


1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: NE -3 (41.5)

What to look at for: The winner of this sport controls its playoff future heading into the ultimate week of the season, so it does not get a lot greater than that. The Dolphins want to earn their second straight regular-season sequence sweep of the Patriots. In the meantime, the Patriots are managing a run of injures at CB with three of their high 4 gamers out of form and trending towards not enjoying, which is premature. As beginning CB Jonathan Jones famous, Dolphins WRs Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are placing up “historic numbers.” — Mike Reiss

Daring prediction: QB Teddy Bridgewater hasn’t received a begin since December 12, 2021, and the Dolphins have not received a sport since Week 12 — each of those droughts will finish Sunday. Hill and Waddle as soon as once more will every document greater than 100 receiving yards as Miami bullies a slumping Patriots staff. — Marcel Louis-Jacques

Stat to know: The Dolphins are in search of to win back-to-back video games at New England for the primary time since 1999-2000 (received in 2021 Week 1 final season).

What’s at stake: Miami can clinch a playoff spot with a win and a loss/tie from the Jets, or a tie, a Jets loss and a Steelers loss/tie. ESPN’s FPI says the Dolphins at present have a 68% likelihood to make the playoffs, which might rise to 89% with a win or fall to 54% with a loss. The Patriots, in the meantime, have a 19% likelihood, which might soar to 32% with a win. However a loss knocks them out of the race. See playoff image.

Accidents: Dolphins | Patriots

What to know for fantasy: An 84-yard landing final week towards the Packers helped Waddle put up his second consecutive 20-point sport (he had two 20-point video games through the first 14 weeks of this season). He did not fairly get there within the season opener towards these Patriots, however he did flip 5 targets into 17.7 fantasy factors. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: Bridgewater is 42-22 ATS in his profession (.656), 24-8 ATS as an underdog (.750) and 19-4 ATS as a highway underdog (.826). Miami is 7-6 ATS this season in video games that Tua Tagovailoa begins and 0-2 ATS in video games wherein he does not. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Dolphins 27, Patriots 24
Walder’s choose: Dolphins 26, Patriots 17
FPI prediction: NE, 60.2% (by a mean of three.2 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Fins’ Tagovailoa day-to-day; Bridgewater in line to begin … Dynamic Patriots rookie Marcus Jones in concussion protocol … Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa again in concussion protocol … Patriots QB Mac Jones explains low hit on Bengals’ Eli Apple


1 p.m. ET | FOX | Unfold: DET -6 (52)

What to look at for: The Lions will host their remaining dwelling sport of the common season with a slim likelihood at making the postseason. It is protected to say the Lions cannot afford to lose if they need a shot at making the playoffs. The final time these two groups met in November, the Lions pulled out an in depth 31-30 win on the highway. Though the Bears are final within the NFC North, their robust speeding assault might pose issues for the Lions, who allowed 320 speeding yards throughout Saturday’s loss at Carolina. — Eric Woodyard

Daring prediction: The Bears shedding streak will cease at eight with a win in Detroit. The Panthers supplied the blueprint on how you can dismantle the Lions’ protection final week. With the league’s high speeding assault, Chicago will discover its fourth win of the season behind an enormous day from Khalil Herbert in his second sport again from injured reserve. Like Carolina, the Bears could have two 100-yard rushers, however it’ll be Herbert and quarterback Justin Fields (who topped 147 yards on the bottom the final time these two groups performed). — Courtney Cronin

Stat to know: The Bears have 2,696 speeding yards this season — essentially the most within the NFL and the seventh most rush yards in franchise historical past. The Lions have allowed 2,188 rush yards this season (tied for fourth-most in NFL, ninth-most in a season in franchise historical past).

What’s at stake: The Lions have a 17% likelihood to make the playoffs, in accordance with ESPN’s FPI. That improves to 23% with a win over the Bears, however it additionally falls to 2% with a loss. The Bears — already eradicated — are extra involved with draft place. They’ve a 34.9% likelihood to land the highest choose in April’s draft. See playoff image.

Accidents: Bears | Lions

What to know for fantasy: Jared Goff has been a top-five fantasy quarterback in three of his previous 4 video games, kind he hopes to proceed towards a Bears protection that held him to a QB20 end in Week 10. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: Detroit enters 4-0 ATS in its previous 4 dwelling video games and 7-1 ATS in its previous eight video games, no matter location. Alternatively, Chicago enters 0-3 ATS in its previous three highway video games. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Lions 31, Bears 24
Walder’s choose: Lions 31, Bears 23
FPI prediction: DET, 69.7% (by a mean of 5.9 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Bears will not shut down QB Fields for remaining two video games … Veteran linebacker Davis signed from follow squad

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Tyler Fulghum explains why it is best to take the over for Bears vs. Lions.


1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: KC -12.5 (45)

What to look at for: Despite the fact that the Chiefs have overwhelmed the Broncos 14 consecutive instances, the video games have not been as one-sided because the streak would possibly point out. The Chiefs have received three of their final 4 video games towards the Broncos by six factors or much less, together with a 34-28 win in Denver in Week 14. What’s extra, the Chiefs have largely struggled to complete off lowly opponents just like the Broncos. That is the Chiefs’ fifth sport towards an opponent that at present has 4 wins or much less. Three of the primary 4 have been shut on the finish with the exception being a Week 1 win over the Cardinals. The Chiefs misplaced a kind of video games, towards the Colts in Week 3. — Adam Teicher

Daring prediction: Get the confetti cannons prepared. The Broncos will get a play on particular groups that’s price a spotlight from rookie returner Montrell Washington. The Broncos have been at, or close to, the underside of each important particular groups metric all season, and coach Nathaniel Hackett, particular groups coach Dwayne Stukes and offensive line coach Butch Barry have been all fired on Monday. Interim coach Jerry Rosburg, a long-time particular groups coach for John Harbaugh with the Ravens, has the unenviable process of dealing with the Chiefs, who’re attempting to win and change into the AFC’s high playoff seed. The Broncos will want a soccer miracle to maintain it shut, however they are going to not less than play offense the best way they need to — few extra runs, lot extra play motion — and Rosburg might be prepared to roll the cube on particular groups with a possible shock or two. — Jeff Legwold

Stat to know: Patrick Mahomes is 10-0 in his profession towards the Broncos, one shy of matching essentially the most wins with out a loss vs. an opponent within the Tremendous Bowl period.

What’s at stake: Effectively, the Chiefs locked up the AFC West and a playoff spot, whereas the Broncos are eradicated and do not personal a first-round choose in April. So not a lot on the road right here. However Kansas Metropolis should win to make sure it nonetheless has a shot on the AFC’s No. 1 seed no matter what Buffalo does on Monday. ESPN’s FPI offers the Chiefs a 47% likelihood to finish up atop the convention. See playoff image.

Accidents: Broncos | Chiefs

What to know for fantasy: Jerick McKinnon has caught a landing cross in 4 straight video games (together with a pair towards these Broncos), however his contact depend declined from 18 in Week 15 to eight final week towards the Seahawks. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: Kansas Metropolis is 0-4 ATS towards AFC West opponents this season. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Chiefs 34, Broncos 17
Walder’s choose: Chiefs 24, Broncos 13
FPI prediction: KC, 90.2% (by a mean of 15.8 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Russell Wilson needs he’d performed higher for Hackett … Broncos brass says QB is ‘fixable’


1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: NYG -6 (38.5)

What to look at for: The Giants are enjoying for his or her first postseason berth since 2016. All they want is a win. “It will be special,” working again Saquon Barkley stated of the chance. “We have a chance to do it.” It will likely be towards a struggling Colts staff that’s headed in the wrong way and has dropped 5 straight video games. Nevertheless, the Colts have not misplaced to the Giants since 2002. — Jordan Raanan

Daring prediction: The Giants will permit a season-high six or extra sacks. QB Daniel Jones has been sacked 5 or extra instances on three events this season. This weekend, he’ll face a Colts’ cross rush that has come alive, with 11 sacks up to now two video games. The mixture of DTs DeForest Buckner and Grover Stewart and DE Yannick Ngakoue, together with the emergence of younger linemen like Dayo Odeyingbo and Kwity Paye, has strengthened the defensive position as Indy’s power. — Stephen Holder

Stat to know: Barkley is 46 yards shy of changing into the third Giants participant with a number of 1,300-yard speeding seasons, becoming a member of Tiki Barber (4) and Joe Morris (two).

What’s at stake: The Giants have a whole lot of alternatives to seal up a playoff spot this week. Easiest method? Win. Extra difficult? New York can tie — and even lose — and nonetheless get in with six completely different situations involving losses from the Seahawks, Commanders, Lions and/or Packers. ESPN’s FPI has the Giants at 95% to make the playoffs. The Colts are eradicated however have a 71% likelihood to land a top-five draft choose. See playoff image.

Accidents: Colts | Giants

What to know for fantasy: Michael Pittman Jr. has only one rating after the season opener and has averaged below 10 yards per catch in every of his previous 4 video games. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: New York is 5-0 ATS coming off a loss this season. It joins Dallas as the one groups to cowl following every of its losses this season. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Giants 27, Colts 17
Walder’s choose: Giants 20, Colts 10
FPI prediction: NYG, 78% (by a mean of 9.0 factors)

Matchup must-reads: How Matt Ryan’s season with the Colts fell aside … Giants signal LB Jarrad Davis, put OL Shane Lemieux on IR … Giants miss likelihood to clinch playoff berth, nonetheless management destiny


1 p.m. ET | FOX | Unfold: PHI -6 (44)

What to look at for: The Eagles can clinch the No. 1 seed within the NFC playoffs with a win. With Jalen Hurts nonetheless recovering from a sprained proper shoulder, quarterback Gardner Minshew might get the decision for a second week in a row. The Saints have to win their remaining two video games towards Philly and Carolina, plus some assist from different groups, to make it into the postseason. — Tim McManus

Daring prediction: Saints QB Andy Dalton might be sacked not less than thrice. The Saints, who have been shut out towards the San Francisco 49ers top-ranked run protection, now face the most effective passing protection who leads the league with 61 sacks. The Saints is likely to be down each their beginning guards with Andrus Peat questionable, which might result in points in pass-protection towards the Eagles. — Katherine Terrell

Stat to know: The Eagles have a franchise document of 31 speeding touchdowns this season. The one groups in NFL historical past with extra in a season are the 1962 Packers (36), 1976 Steelers (33), 2006 Chargers (32) and 2003 Chiefs (32).

What’s at stake: The Eagles can clinch the NFC East and home-field benefit all through the NFC playoffs with a win. They’ll additionally take the division with a Cowboys loss/tie, they usually’d safe the highest seed within the convention with a tie and Vikings loss/tie, or a Cowboys loss/tie, a Vikings loss and a 49ers loss/tie. The Saints, nonetheless, might be eradicated from the postseason in the event that they lose right here and both the Bucs and Commanders each win or the Bucs, Lions and Packers all win. New Orleans has only a 2% likelihood to slip right into a playoff berth, per ESPN’s FPI. See playoff image.

Accidents: Saints | Eagles

What to know for fantasy: Over the previous 4 weeks, 4 receivers have racked up not less than 85 fantasy factors: Justin Jefferson, A.J. Brown, Tyreek Hill and DeVonta Smith. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: New Orleans is 0-3 ATS in its previous three conferences towards groups with profitable data. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Eagles 28, Saints 13
Walder’s choose: Eagles 28, Saints 21
FPI prediction: PHI, 81.4% (by a mean of 10.5 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Lane Johnson laying aside surgical procedure … Philly’s No. 1 clinching state of affairs


1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: JAX -4.5 (43)

What to look at for: Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence struggled in his first matchup towards the Texans, throwing two interceptions and no touchdowns. The Jaguars solely scored six factors in that Week 5 loss. Since then Lawrence has 16 touchdowns passes, 5 speeding touchdowns and simply three interceptions. — DJ Bien-Aime

Daring prediction: Texans WR Brandin Cooks will document his first 100-yard receiving sport towards the Jaguars. Cooks has had success towards the Jaguars, surpassing 100 yards receiving in 4 of his six video games towards them. He had simply 4 catches for 20 yards in Week 5 at Jacksonville. Jaguars corners Tyson Campbell and Darious Williams have performed effectively, however Jacksonville hasn’t been in a position to get constant strain on the QB (29 sacks, which ranks twenty eighth). That may proceed towards the Texans and QB Davis Mills, which can free Cooks up for some massive performs. — Mike DiRocco

Stat to know: The Jaguars have received three straight video games and are in search of their first four-game win streak since 2017 (the final time they received the division and made the playoffs).

What’s at stake: Houston has a 55% likelihood to get the No. 1 choose within the draft (ESPN’s FPI) and may lock it up if it loses and the Bears win. And the Jaguars’ playoff hopes are on ice for per week. Regardless of the outcome right here, Jacksonville should beat Tennessee in Week 18 to take the division and make the playoffs. See playoff image.

Accidents: Jaguars | Texans

What to know for fantasy: Lawrence has completed 5 of his previous six video games as a top-10 quarterback, improvement that has capped the upside of Travis Etienne Jr. (below 15 fantasy factors in every of these video games). See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: Jacksonville has misplaced seven straight video games outright as a favourite, together with all three this season, tied for the fourth-longest streak within the Tremendous Bowl period. 4 of these losses got here towards Houston. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Jaguars 28, Texans 19
Walder’s choose: Jaguars 23, Texans 20
FPI prediction: JAX, 67% (by a mean of 5.1 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Jaguars sacks co-leader Smoot out for season … Texans coach Lovie Smith targeted on wins, not high 2023 choose … Texans’ Laremy Tunsil desires new deal to ‘reset’ sort out market


1 p.m. ET | FOX | Unfold: WSH -2.5 (40.5)

What to look at for: Washington will proceed to run the ball towards Cleveland. Previously eight weeks, the Commanders rank eighth in speeding yards per sport. For the season, the Browns rank twenty fifth in speeding yards allowed per sport. The Commanders are nonetheless preventing for a playoff spot whereas the Browns have been eradicated from competition. — John Keim

Daring prediction: Washington DE Chase Younger will document two sacks, giving him extra on this sport than the final two seasons mixed. The 2020 No. 2 total choose has battled accidents and made his 2022 debut final week. However he’ll flash glimpses once more of the participant he was as a rookie, when he was named the 2020 NFL Rookie of the 12 months. — Jake Trotter

Stat to know: The Commanders have not scored greater than 20 factors in a sport since Week 11 on the Texans. Washington is 4-1 this season when scoring greater than 20 factors (3-6-1 when scoring 20 or fewer); Commander’s 19.0 PPG is at present the worst of any staff at .500 or higher.

What’s at stake: Washington can punch a ticket to the playoffs with a win and losses from Detroit, Seattle and Inexperienced Bay. It has a 22% likelihood to make the playoffs (per ESPN’s FPI), which strikes to 37% within the case of a win or plummets to 4% if it loses. Cleveland is already eradicated and doesn’t have a first-round choose. See playoff image.

Accidents: Browns | Commanders

What to know for fantasy: Amari Cooper had 6 catches, 10 targets and 13.2 fantasy factors final week towards the Saints. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: Cleveland is 4-0-1 ATS in its previous 5 video games following a loss. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Browns 24, Commanders 20
Walder’s choose: Commanders 23, Browns 14
FPI prediction: WSH, 52.7% (by a mean of 5.9 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Browns, Jack Conklin attain 4-year, $60M extension … Looking for ‘spark,’ Commanders give begin to Wentz … Why the Commanders turned again to Wentz with playoffs at stake

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Harry Douglas and Jason Fitz discuss why the Commanders made the transfer to revive Carson Wentz because the beginning quarterback.


1 p.m. ET | FOX | Unfold: ATL -3.5 (42)

What to look at for: After asserting his end-of-season retirement earlier this week, J.J. Watt will play in a constructing for the primary time ever — Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The one different time Watt has performed in Atlanta in his profession was within the Georgia Dome in 2015 as a member of the Texans. He had 4 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack of Matt Ryan in a 48-21 loss to Atlanta when he was with Houston. — Michael Rothstein

Daring prediction: Let the two-week Watt retirement tour start. Watt could have three sacks, a batted cross, two quarterback hits and 5 tackles on Sunday. He’ll wish to proceed to indicate why he is a future first-ballot Corridor of Famer and proceed to, as he stated, put out good tape so his two-month-old son, Koa, can watch it when he will get older. — Josh Weinfuss

Stat to know: Desmond Ridder is 0-2 in his first two profession begins. No Falcons quarterback has began their profession 0-3 since Chris Miller from 1987-88.

What’s at stake: Each groups are out of the playoff hunt. Arizona is at present projected to select No. 4 within the draft, whereas Atlanta is wanting on the No. 7 choose (ESPN’s FPI). See playoff image.

Accidents: Cardinals | Falcons

What to know for fantasy: Targets can point out future manufacturing, however not at all times. Marquise Brown has racked up 30 targets in his 4 video games since returning, however he is managed simply 156 receiving yards with zero scores over that stretch. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: Because the begin of final season, Atlanta is 4-0 ATS when enjoying in video games off greater than six days relaxation. That’s the greatest ATS document in such video games in that span. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Cardinals 21, Falcons 18
Walder’s choose: Falcons 19, Cardinals 13
FPI prediction: ATL, 75.2% (by a mean of seven.9 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Cardinals’ Watt grateful for ‘unbelievable’ NFL profession … Falcons hoping some issues from 2022 can carry into future … Watt leaves wealthy legacy for his work on and off the sector


4:05 p.m. ET | FOX | Unfold: NYJ -1.5 (42)

What to look at for: Geno Smith’s exceptional profession turnaround takes heart stage with the staff that drafted him coming to Lumen Area. Smith has already overwhelmed the Giants and Chargers throughout his Professional Bowl season and can go for one more win over his different former staff. It is all however a must-win for the Seahawks, who’ve dropped 5 of their previous six to fall one sport out of the NFC wild-card standings. — Brady Henderson

Daring prediction: The Jets are thirty first in speeding offense (312 yards) over the past 4 video games; the Seahawks are thirtieth in speeding protection (641) over the identical span. On this matchup, protection prevails. With a worn-down offensive line and out-of-gas working backs, the Jets might be held below 100 speeding yards for the fourth straight sport — one thing that did not appear attainable early within the yr. — Wealthy Cimini

Stat to know: Smith is 114 cross yards shy of 4,000 for the season, which might make him the second quarterback in Seahawks historical past to succeed in that mark (Russell Wilson).

What’s at stake: The Jets have to win out and get not less than one loss from the Patriots to make the playoffs. ESPN’s FPI says there’s an 11% likelihood. The Seahawks are barely higher at 27%. However neither staff can lock something up on Sunday. See playoff image.

Accidents: Jets | Seahawks

What to know for fantasy: With Tyler Lockett sidelined, Smith posted his worst weekly end (QB17) in Week 16 since Week 6. The star receiver might return this week: Smith has been a top-12 fantasy quarterback in every of Lockett’s previous six absolutely wholesome video games. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: Seattle is 0-4 ATS in its previous 4 video games following a loss. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Seahawks 28, Jets 27
Walder’s choose: Jets 20, Seahawks 16
FPI prediction: SEA, 60.7% (by a mean of three.1 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Can White rally slumping New York Jets together with his infectious type? … Smith’s resurgence with the Seahawks is ‘precisely as deliberate’ … Jets QB White OK’d for return, Wilson to the bench … Seahawks’ Lockett ‘regarded nice’ in walkthrough, could play Sunday

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Damien Woody and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo debate whether or not the Jets, Dolphins or Patriots have the most effective likelihood of entering into the playoffs.


4:05 p.m. ET | FOX | Unfold: SF -10 (41.5)

What to look at for: The Derek Carr period has resulted in Las Vegas, and it’s now Jarrett Stidham season — not less than for the ultimate two video games of the season. Carr had been the Raiders beginning QB since his rookie season in 2014, so his benching and ensuing mutual choice for him to avoid the staff despatched shockwaves by way of the locker room. “It’s a reaction where you’ve got to kind of take emotions out of it and just realize that the only thing that can be productive is to support Jarrett going forward and guys are excited about him being able to get an opportunity,” tight finish Darren Waller stated. “So, we’re rallying around him, letting him know we believe in him and just try to do what we can to prepare for San Francisco.” — Paul Gutierrez

Daring prediction: In a matchup of the league’s main rusher (Las Vegas again Josh Jacobs) towards the NFL’s high run protection (49ers), it will likely be the Niners who come out on high. With Stidham beginning at quarterback for the Raiders, the Niners can load as much as decelerate Jacobs. Jacobs has eight video games of 90-plus speeding yards this season, however San Francisco, which is permitting simply 3.3 yards per carry, will maintain him below 60 for the fourth time this yr. — Nick Wagoner

Stat to know: This would be the the primary sport Carr did not begin since Week 5 of 2017. It would snap his streak of 91 consecutive video games as beginning quarterback (the second-longest energetic streak behind Tom Brady with 108).

What’s at stake: The 49ers are NFC West champs however have lower than 1% of an opportunity to leap to the convention’s high seed. ESPN’s FPI is projecting them to finish within the No. 2 spot. The Raiders, in the meantime, might be eradicated from the playoffs in the event that they lose or both the Dolphins or Jets win. They’re at present projected to have the No. 8 choose within the draft. See playoff image.

Accidents: 49ers | Raiders

What to know for fantasy: Not one, not two, however 59 receivers over the previous three weeks have scored extra fantasy factors than Davante Adams. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: San Francisco is 6-0 ATS in its previous six video games, in addition to 6-0 ATS in its previous six video games as a favourite. It was its longest cowl streak since 2011, when it lined in eight straight. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: 49ers 35, Raiders 17
Walder’s choose: 49ers 27, Raiders 17
FPI prediction: SF, 56.2% (by a mean of 1.9 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Bettering playoff seeding purpose for 49ers to push ahead regardless of clinching NFC West … Carr staff suits: How 2023 NFL quarterback market is affected … Bosa dominates in 49ers’ win; ‘secured’ DPOY award … Raiders bench Carr: Answering questions on Vegas’ QB future … Supply: Benched Carr to step away from Raiders


4:25 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: GB -3.5 (48)

What to look at for: Justin Jefferson wants 209 yards over the past two video games to set the NFL single-season receiving yardage document. He may not want each video games, contemplating what he did towards the Packers in Week 1 when he caught 11 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns. The Packers allowed a pair of 100-yard receivers final week at Miami (Waddle, 143 and Hill, 103). Nevertheless, Jefferson has been held below 60 receiving yards in each profession video games at Lambeau Area (26 yards in 2020 and 58 yards final season). — Rob Demovsky

Daring prediction: The primary half of this sport will not matter. Through the Packers’ three-game profitable streak, they’ve a minus-9 level differential within the first half however have outscored opponents 45-9 within the second half. And by now, everyone knows the story of the Vikings’ season. They’ve had eight fourth-quarter comebacks and performed in 11 video games determined by one rating, profitable all 11. Sunday’s sport at Lambeau Area might be unsure till the ultimate minutes. — Kevin Seifert

Stat to know: The Vikings are 11-0 in one-score video games this season, essentially the most wins by a staff in NFL historical past. Minnesota has solely received by multiple rating in Week 1 towards the Packers (received 23-7).

What’s at stake: The Packers enter Week 17 with a 37% likelihood of constructing the playoffs per ESPN’s FPI. That strikes to 61% with a win or drops to five% with a loss. They are often eradicated on Sunday in the event that they lose and both the Lions or Commanders win. Minnesota already received the NFC North, however has only a 1% likelihood to take the highest seed within the convention. See playoff image.

Accidents: Vikings | Packers

What to know for fantasy: Jefferson’s identify is within the combine for the highest total choose in fantasy drafts subsequent summer season after posting 4 top-three finishes on the place over the previous 5 weeks. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: Inexperienced Bay is 3-0 ATS in its previous three video games. Nevertheless, it’s 1-4 ATS in its previous 5 video games as a house favourite. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Vikings 27, Packers 23
Walder’s choose: Vikings 24, Packers 20
FPI prediction: GB, 57.6% (by a mean of two.2 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Vikings’ in-season commerce for T.J. Hockenson may very well be one for the ages … ‘Prime Time’ Rasul Douglas retains saving Packers with late-game INTs … Packers QB Aaron Rodgers comfortable enjoying ‘significant video games’

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Chris “Mad Dog” Russo and Courtney Cronin debate whether or not you’ll be able to belief Dak Prescott or Kirk Cousins extra within the playoffs.


4:25 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: LAC -6.5 (41)

What to look at for: The L.A. coaches are loads aware of one another after Chargers coach Brandon Staley served in 2020 as Rams coach Sean McVay’s defensive coordinator. Though the groups are on solely completely different trajectories this season — the Rams have already got been eradicated from the playoffs whereas the Bolts have clinched their first postseason berth in 4 years — it nonetheless may very well be an intriguing matchup between the offensive-minded McVay and defensive-minded Staley. “He can shape-shift based on the players that he has,” Staley stated. “I think that’s what he has done such a good job of throughout this whole time. Relative to what type of group he has, he has been able to change for it.” This would be the first time the L.A. groups face off in SoFi Stadium. — Lindsey Thiry

Daring prediction: The Rams rating 30 or extra factors. Though the Chargers have allowed NFL-lows in factors per sport (11.3) and yards per sport (225.3) since Week 14 and have held opponents to 17 factors or fewer in three straight video games, the Rams offense builds off a powerful Week 16 efficiency towards the Broncos. The earlier two instances the Rams have scored 50 factors below McVay, they’ve scored not less than 30 factors of their subsequent sport, in accordance with ESPN Stats & Data analysis. — Sarah Barshop

Stat to know: The Rams have had 5 straight video games with a number of takeaways, the longest energetic streak within the NFL, and the Rams’ longest streak since 2020 (six straight).

What’s at stake: Not a lot on the road right here exterior of Los Angeles bragging rights. The Chargers clinched a playoff berth in Week 16, whereas the Rams have already been eradicated and do not have a first-round draft choose. See playoff image.

Accidents: Rams | Chargers

What to know for fantasy: Christian McCaffrey, Jerick McKinnon, Austin Ekeler and Saquon Barkley. That is the whole record of working backs which have out-scored Cam Akers over the previous 4 weeks. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: The Rams are 0-5 ATS towards groups with profitable data this season. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Chargers 30, Rams 21
Walder’s choose: Chargers 28, Rams 19
FPI prediction: LAC, 75.3% (by a mean of seven.9 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Will Baker Mayfield stick round to backup Stafford? … Contained in the Chargers’ extravagant staff dinners … Cam Akers now a ‘massive half’ of offense


8:20 p.m. ET | NBC | Unfold: BAL -2.5 (35)

What to look at for: The Ravens can seize their first AFC North title in three years by profitable their remaining two video games, however they will additionally ship a serious shot to their greatest division rival within the course of. If the Dolphins lose on the Patriots on Sunday afternoon, the Ravens can eradicate the Steelers from the playoff race by beating them Sunday night time. Baltimore may also seal the primary shedding season for Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. His 15 straight seasons with out a shedding document is the longest streak by a head coach to start a profession in NFL historical past. — Jamison Hensley

Daring prediction: The Steelers maintain the Ravens to fewer than 100 speeding yards. Of their Week 14 assembly, the Ravens ran all around the Steelers, led by J.Okay. Dobbins’ 120 yards. Since then, the Steelers’ run protection largely clamped down on prolific floor assaults. They held the Panthers to 21 speeding yards and the Raiders — together with league-leading rusher Josh Jacobs — to simply 58. — Brooke Pryor

Stat to know: The Ravens are in search of their first season sweep vs. the Steelers since 2019 and fourth occasion eliminating the Steelers from the postseason (others: 2019, 2006, 1999).

What’s at stake: The Steelers have a 2% likelihood to make the playoffs, and they are often eradicated with a loss or Dolphins win. The Ravens clinched the playoffs and nonetheless have a 36% likelihood to overhaul Cincinnati for the AFC South, per ESPN’s FPI. However to remain alive there, they should win or have Cincinnati lose or tie on Monday. See playoff image.

Accidents: Steelers | Ravens

What to know for fantasy: Not one, not two, however 21 tight ends have scored extra fantasy factors than Mark Andrews over the previous three weeks. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: Baltimore is 1-5 ATS as a house favourite this season. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Steelers 21, Ravens 17
Walder’s choose: Ravens 19, Steelers 16
FPI prediction: BAL, 61.4% (by a mean of three.4 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Steelers-Ravens matchup to Sunday Night time Soccer … Ravens’ John Harbaugh tight-lipped on Lamar Jackson’s availability for Steelers

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Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET | ESPN/ABC/ESPN+ | Unfold: BUF -1 (49.5)

What to look at for: It does not get a lot greater than this. Two of the AFC’s groups are squaring off on Week 17 on Monday Night time Soccer. The Payments want to hold tempo with Kansas Metropolis for the AFC’s No. 1 playoff seed. With a win, Cincinnati will hold its hopes of being the highest seed alive and in addition maintain the three-way tiebreaker over the Payments and Okay.C. — Ben Child

Daring prediction: The 2 quarterbacks and passing offenses on this matchup will get important consideration, however it’s the staff with extra success on the bottom that may decide the winner. The Bengals have rushed for lower than 100 yards in every of the final two video games, and the Payments’ protection has been up and down towards the run. The Payments’ offense is coming off the staff’s greatest speeding efficiency within the final six years (254 yards). Controlling the ball might be vital on this sport, and working the ball successfully would go a good distance in taking the ball out of the opposing quarterback’s arms. — Alaina Getzenberg

Stat to know: Josh Allen and Joe Burrow have mixed for 78 passing touchdowns and speeding touchdowns this season, tied for essentially the most by opposing quarterbacks getting into a matchup in NFL historical past.

What’s at stake: Each groups already secured playoff spots, however every has one thing extra to play for in Week 17. First, Buffalo can clinch homefield benefit and the AFC’s lone first-round bye with a win and Chiefs loss. ESPN’s FPI is giving the Payments a 49% likelihood to be the highest seed. Cincinnati, however, can clinch the AFC North division title with a win and a Ravens loss or tie, or a tie and Ravens loss. The Bengals enter Week 17 with a 64% likelihood to get it finished earlier than the top of the season. Oh, and Cincinnati is definitely nonetheless alive for the No. 1 seed, too, so long as it wins right here. See playoff image.

Accidents: Payments | Bengals

What to know for fantasy: Stefon Diggs has not completed higher than WR40 in three consecutive weeks and has totaled simply 22 fantasy factors over that stretch … not ideally suited for a participant that has scored greater than 22 factors in seven particular person video games this season. See Week 17 rankings.

Betting nugget: Cincinnati is 12-1 ATS in its previous 13 video games and a league-best 12-3 ATS this season. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Payments 31, Bengals 28
Walder’s choose: Payments 35, Bengals 17
FPI prediction: BUF, 54.7% (by a mean of 1.5 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Can Payments construct on greatest speeding efficiency in six years going into postseason? … Bengals LT Collins out for yr … … Bengals profitable however lack crowning glory … Why Bengals’ historic towards the unfold run deserves extra consideration