Handicapping Week 17 of the NFL

historically a very tough week to handicap.  However a few years back the NFL made a very smart choice to affect scheduling so that your week #17 matchups would end with a divisional game.  This has helped take much of the guess-work out of the last week of the season, with many teams looking for a playoff spot or getting a better seed to see where they will get home field advantage or go play on the road.  Then you get a game like Dallas – NY Giants playing on SNF winner is in and loser is out.  Any way  not the ‘old week 17’ I was accustomed to and that is a great thing.

I have the following matchups ready for 1/1/12

Dallas – NY Giants

Tenn – Houston

Baltimore – Cincy

SD – Oakland

KC – Denver