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Week 17 NFL Predictions, S&BP Staff Picks

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NFL: Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

With just one week left, the staff picks are close, with Evan and BD tied in first at 152, and myself trailing right behind at 150. This one will go down to the wire, just like the Raiders playoff odds.

Although I’m quite competitive and would love to edge out my fellow writers to grab a season win, I’d kind of rather see BD’s picks come true, as the Raiders would punch their playoff ticket if he is proven correct. While BD usually takes on this story, he’s out of the country for the holidays at the moment.

I’m the only one of us who has the Raiders losing, as I don’t have confidence in Derek Carr’s ability in sub-40 degree weather. But then again, I also have Pittsburgh and Tennessee winning, and either of those occurring would knock the Raiders out of the playoff picture anyways.

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With only one week left, hamsterwmca pulled into a first place tie with skimble at 159 correct picks after sitting in third heading into the week. He was part of a quintuplet of fans who bested the writers with 13 correct picks.

With only 16 picks remaining, it’ll be a fight to the finish between that duo and dafe2cat, who sits close behind with 157 correct picks.