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Silver and Black Pride’s Week 17 Pick’em competition: Raiders look to stay hot in Indianapolis

Playoffs and our competition are on the line with two weeks to go in the regular season.

Indianapolis Colts v Las Vegas Raiders
Kolton Miller, DeForest Buckner
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The Las Vegas Raiders are riding off the high of a huge victory last week and look to carry that momentum in Week 17 against the Indianapolis Colts in a matchup that has some AFC Wild Card implications on the line. Also, we are reaching the final stages of our Silver and Black Pride Pick’em competition with two weeks left in the regular season.

As always, our competition is brought to you by DraftKings Sportsbook where you can find gambling lines and prop bets for the entire slate of Week 17 games. For a few of the notable contests, the Minnesota Vikings are slight favorites against the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers hit the road as about a field-goal underdog against the Seattle Seahawks.

As for the Pick’em competition, below is a look at where our writers stand after Week 16.

  1. Bill Williamson 156-84 (65%)
  2. Matt Holder 147-93 (61%)
  3. Ray Aspuria 138-88 (61%)

Last week wasn’t the best showing by our writers as I led the way by going 9-7 while Bill and Ray both were a pedestrian 8-8. That did allow me to take over second place by the thinnest of margins; 0.19 percent, but it will come down to the final weeks of the regular season between Ray and me. Meanwhile, Bill maintains his four percent lead and continues to run away with the championship without any issues.

Community Standings

t1. Sci-Town MA Raiders 157-83

t1. Chrome&Onyx 157-83

t3. Dirty Harry 156-84

t3. Edgaredm08 156-84

t5. RaiderFan 154-86

t5. Alaskan Raida 154-86

t7. 21Lefty21 153-87

t7. Duckman82 153-87

t9. Bleed 152-88

t9. Wjdb#1972 152-88

11. Mooniac 151-89

Week 16 Top Pickers

t1. Raider$Nation 13-3

t1. Lickasto 13-3

t1. JJ2K~the underdog 13-3

t4. Freddy B Good 12-4

t4. NC Hell Razors 12-4

t4. Sci-Town MA Raiders 12-4

t4. Bull City Raider 12-4

t4. dafe2cat 12-4

t4. Pickone 12-4

t4. RaiderFan 12-4

As is the theme of the year, especially recently, we have another new name atop the leaderboard with Sci-Town MA Raiders pulling into a tie for first place. That being said, Chrome&Onyx deserves a ton of credit for steadily holding at least a share of the lead for this long given how everyone else has fluctuated through the season.

Shoutouts are in order for Raider$Nation, Lickasto and JJ2K~the underdog for being this week’s top pickers. We also had seven people get 12 right and 11 folks had 11 winners, so the community wiped the floor with the writers this week!

As a reminder, there is one game on Saturday this week so don’t procrastinate on your picks or it could cost you a chance to win it all.

Best of luck to everyone! Don’t forget to make your picks and may your picks be good! Also, Happy New Year!