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  • NFL Playoff Picks 2018: Odds and Over/Under Predictions for Postseason Games

    On paper, the second round of the 2018 NFL playoffs shouldn't hold as many surprises as the first. Like when the Kansas City Chiefs inexplicably coughed up a home lead to lose yet another playoff game in front of a friendly crowd. Or the Los Angeles Rams looking like the most dominant team in football before laying a gigantic egg in the playoffs. Heck, the Jacksonville Jaguars actually winning a playoff game could fit the theme here as well.  But with the dominant teams entering the fray after a...

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  • NFL Playoffs 2018: Schedule and Bracket Projections for Every Postseason Team

    After 17 weeks, 12 teams will compete for the Lombardi Trophy. Within the group, the Minnesota Vikings could potentially host Super Bowl LII if they win their divisional-round matchup at home and the NFC Championship Game. Eleven other clubs will eye an all-important trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in February. This year's playoff bracket features eight teams that didn't qualify from the previous campaign. The turnover in the tournament gives hope to non-playoff squads in the following...

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  • NFL Playoff Schedule 2018: Postseason Picture Predictions for Wild Card Round

    Wild Card Weekend will feature three matchups that we didn't see during the regular season. One contest brings division rivals together for a third time with higher stakes.  The Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs ended the 2017 campaign on different notes. Will the Titans rediscover their offense against a defensive unit that struggled through the second half of the season? Can the Chiefs extend their win streak to five games? In an NFC matchup, the No. 1 scoring offense in 2016 faces the...

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  • NFL Predictions Week 17: Picks and Odds Advice for Final Schedule

    Sunday morning of Week 17 is last call for would-be NFL bettors who want the luxury of picking and choosing from an entire 16-game slate. Once Week 17 concludes, bettors only have limited playoff schedules to lean on as the NFL works its way toward crowning a champion worthy of the Lombardi Trophy. Avoiding tough calls, propping up risky big payouts with gimme lines and other full-slate strategies go out the window. Luckily for those needing to recover a bit of bankroll or build on a successful...

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  • Week 17 NFL Picks: Predictions, Odds and Over/Under Tips for Season Finales

    From an initial glance, the NFL's Week 17 slate offers up several lopsided matchups as it waves goodbye and ushers in the playoffs.  Oddsmakers out of Las Vegas concur, having crafted five lines of nine or more points even after midweek adjustments, four of those coming in at double-digit margins.  Some of these make plenty of sense, as a game featuring the Cleveland Browns boasting a double-digit line doesn't register as a surprise. Others don't, though, and create interesting opportunities for...

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  • Week 17 NFL Picks: Predictions, Odds and Over/Under Tips for Season Finales

    From an initial glance, the NFL's Week 17 slate offers up several lopsided matchups as it waves goodbye and ushers in the playoffs.  Oddsmakers out of Las Vegas concur, having crafted five lines of nine or more points even after midweek adjustments, four of those coming in at double-digit margins.  Some of these make plenty of sense, as a game featuring the Cleveland Browns boasting a double-digit line doesn't register as a surprise. Others don't, though, and create interesting opportunities for...

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  • NFL Playoff Picture 2018: Week 17 Scenarios, Standings and Predictions

    The New England Patriots are one win away from earning home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs, and the New York Jets don't appear to have the wherewithal to keep them from achieving that goal. The two teams meet at Gillette Stadium Sunday, and while the Jets have overachieved to some degree this season, quarterback Josh McCown injured his hand on Dec. 10 and had season-ending surgery thereafter. Bryce Petty will get the start once again, and he will have to outplay counterpart Tom...

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  • NFL Week 17 Picks: Odds, Over-Under Prediction for Every Game

    The last gameweek of the NFL regular season is supposed to be about the matchups that decide division championships and playoff opportunities. There is some of that in Week 17 but not the plethora of such games that fans have gotten used to seeing during the final week of the regular season. The New Orleans Saints are in line to win the NFC South, but if they lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers beat the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina will win the division title. The Falcons and...

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  • NFL Predictions Week 17: Picks and Projections for Top Upsets on the Schedule

    The NFL Week 17 schedule is something of a fantasy land for would-be bettors who love the thrill ride of rolling with underdogs.  On paper, bad teams are packing it up and getting the season over with in the cold around the holidays, hence so many large spreads out of Las Vegas. But it isn't usually so simple, as the on-paper outlook doesn't do these sorts of matchups justice.  It might be the final game of the year for most teams around the league, but it also means some teams view Week 17 as a...

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  • Week 17 NFL Picks: Season-Finale Betting Odds, Vegas Spreads and Projections

    The NFL's goodbye tour occurs on a single day of action with no late-game kickoff and plenty of gigantic lines from oddsmakers.  Those in charge of spreads see plenty of teams around the league throwing up the white flag in the face of games in the bitter cold against better opposition. And normally this would be a great time for those who like to pick upsets—but the NFL readjusted the schedule, so every game has meaning along the late kickoffs.  Most playoff-hopeful teams have something to play...

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  • NFL Week 17 Picks: Early Predictions for All Season Finales

    Multiple teams will vie for three open NFL playoff spots in a scenario similar to musical chairs. Above all, winning removes complication in these situations. However, a loss would put a contending club in the tiebreaker shuffle. How will teams perform in crucial matchups? The Atlanta Falcons-Carolina Panthers matchup is among the more notable. One team needs a victory to return to the postseason, while the other still has an opportunity to win an NFC South division title, with some help. How...

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  • NFL Playoff Scenarios 2018: Reviewing Post-Week 16 AFC, NFC Picture, Bracket

    After Sunday's Week 16 action, three teams captured division titles, a pair of NFC clubs saw their postseason hopes disintegrate due to crushing losses and three spots remain contested going into regular-season finales. The holiday season brought cheer to the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams locker rooms as both teams won the west in their respective conferences. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid took a joyous moment to another level with his Santa Claus costume: Head coach Sean McVay didn't...

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