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NFL week 17 game picks: Who will finish strong

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Once more unto the breach, my friends, once more. Sunday the Raiders will be among 20 NFL teams to play their final game of the season. They face the Chiefs who are already in the playoffs but still have hopes of winning the AFC West. Both teams are coming off wins, the Chiefs are coming off nine of them in a row. Hence, the reason most of the staff (4-2) has the Chiefs winning.

It is also the final chance for the staff to finish strong in their picks. I am still holding the lead where I've been since week six, but Marcus is within reach of stealing away the top spot at the wire. We have three game picks which differ, so it's very possible.

Week 17 Levi Marcus Asher Jeff RDreamer Tyler G
Week 16 total 9-7 9-7 10-6 9-7 9-7 10-6
Overall record 155-85 153-87 150-90 146-94 144-96 141-99
New Orleans at Atlanta ATL
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo BUF
Washington at Dallas WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS
Tennessee at Indianapolis IND IND IND IND IND IND
Detroit at Chicago DET CHI CHI DET DET DET
Pittsburgh at Cleveland PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
New England at Miami NE NE NE NE NE NE
Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants NYG NYG PHI NYG NYG PHI
Baltimore at Cincinnati CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN
Jacksonville at Houston HOU HOU JAX HOU HOU HOU
Tampa Bay at Carolina CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR
Oakland at Kansas City KC KC KC KC OAK OAK
Seattle at Arizona ARI ARI ARI SEA ARI ARI
San Diego at Denver DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN
St. Louis at San Francisco STL STL STL STL STL STL
Minnesota at Green Bay MIN GB GB MIN MIN GB

The community picks are also coming down to the wire, with each of the top predictors being able to hang with the staff, though none topping our top myself and Marcus. A lot can happen in the final week, so we'll see.

2015 Week 16 RAIDERSINN ryrivers Demnes Killuminati Ukraider coloraider Baman OAKRAIDER64
Week 16 Rank 1ST 2ND T-3RD T-3RD T-3RD T-3RD T-3RD T-3RD
Week 16 result 12-4 11-5 10-6 10-6 10-6 10-6 10-6 10-6
Overall record 72-47 148-92 151-89 148-92 141-99 135-105 133-107 131-77
Overall Rank T-2ND 1st T-2ND 4TH T-6TH T-7TH T-8TH

Get those picks into Adds99's fanpost for the final week if you haven't already.