NFL Confidence Pool Picks Week 17
We’ve made it to the final week of your regular season pool. This week you will need to be a bit careful because plenty of teams are sitting their stars with the playoffs ahead in their future. Please make sure to look at inactives before you bet any game this week as things can change in a hurry.
Every week I give you my favorite to least favorite games according to my confidence in the pick. Remember, all picks will be picked without using the spread. I look forward to giving you the best chance to win your NFL Confidence pool each week and throughout the entirety of the 2020-21 season.
Week 17 Confidence List (Most Confidence to Least Confidence)
Dolphins vs Bills: The Dolphins have the defense to create turnovers and get a good pass rush going. If the offense can figure anything out behind Tua Tagovailoa, the Dolphins have a chance to win this game and give head coach Brian Flores the Coach of the Year award. Take the Dolphins.
Ravens vs Bengals: It’s looking like both offenses are peaking at the right time. But there’s only one defense that looks like a legitimate defense. That’s the Ravens after shutting down the New York Giants last week. The Ravens are starting to look like real contenders right now. Don’t blink. Take the Ravens -11.5.
Steelers vs Browns: The Steelers will be playing mostly backups, while the Browns get all of their wide outs back in the fold. The Browns should easily take care of business against Mason Rudolph and the Steelers. Take the Browns.
Vikings vs Lions: Both offenses can put up points, while both defenses allow a lot of points. This game is an over game. However, if you’re looking to take a side for your pool, I’d be more confident in the Vikings defense than the Lions defense. Take the Vikings.
Jets vs Patriots: The Jets have won two straight and now absolutely have the No. 2 draft pick this upcoming draft. Journalists believe head coach Adam Gase is going to be canned after the game is over. What a way to leave, winning three straight games... Take the Jets.
Cowboys vs Giants: The Cowboys offense will be overpowering against the Giants, who couldn’t stop the Ravens at all last week. In a must-win game for both teams, the Giants defense looks a bit fatigued, while the offense continues to struggle. Take the Cowboys.
Falcons vs Buccaneers: It’s been fun watching the Falcons defense, but that offense has been weak, turning the ball over at crucial times and not scoring points when they should be. The Buccaneers look in sync and ready for playoff football. Take the Buccaneers.
Packers vs Bears: The Packers have the best offense in football. And with a win, they will take the first overall slot in the NFC. The Bears offense can dominate, too, behind Mitch Trubisky. They’re putting up 30 points almost every game now. But in a shootout, I’ll take my chance with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Take the Packers.
Raiders vs Broncos: The Raiders offense continues to showcase just how good they can be. After doing everything in their power to win on Thursday, the defense let them down once again. But here’s some good news. The Broncos are a terrible offense that the Raiders should have some success with getting stops on defense. Take the Raiders.
Jaguars vs Colts: The Colts haven’t clinched the playoffs yet. The Jaguars can win this game and potentially ruin it for the Colts, or they can ruin it for the fanbase. The Colts have this one easily. Take the Colts.
Chargers vs Chiefs: The Chiefs are the best team in the NFL and now get to put their backups in for this game. That’s why the Chargers are favorites. That’s why the Chargers will win this game. Just due to backups. Take the Chargers.
Cardinals vs Rams: Neither offense has been great this season, but the Rams defense has really done well in some spots this season. I can’t trust the Cardinals with their rushing defense and think the Rams get the run game going and then open up the passing game, no matter who the quarterback is. Take the Rams.
Seahawks vs 49ers: The 49ers can only run the football. Not a good passing team behind whichever quarterback they use. The Seahawks should get out to an early lead. And when the Niners have to throw to get back in the game, they’ll be unable to. Take the Seahawks.
Saints vs Panthers: The Saints need to win, and the Packers need to lose, for them to get the top seed in the NFC. They’re going to try in this game and they’re going to put up points, just like last week. That offense is really good with Alvin Kamara leading the way. Take the Saints.
Titans vs Texans: The Titans offense struggled a bit in the snow in Green Bay. However, if you think they’ll struggle against the Texans, I’ve got some news for you. They won't’. The Texans defense has been absolutely awful all season long against the run. That will be enough. Take the Titans.
Washington vs Eagles: How can Washington be favorites without Dwayne Haskins or Alex Smith at quarterback? It’s not like the Eagles aren’t going to try now that they’re eliminated. Jalen Hurts wants to show out and win the starting job next year. The Eagles play spoiler here in the last game of the regular season. Take the Eagles.
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