Here is our final group of picks against the spread for the final week of the NFL season. In Week 17 there are a few playoff spots up for grabs an three division titles on the line. Several of those big games come late in the schedule.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (n/a): The line for this game isn't set thanks to the questionable status of QB Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers need the game for playoff seeding but their need their QB healthy to advance in the postseason. Tough call. We obviously like the Steelers to win but wouldn't pick them to cover on the road against the scrappy Browns team if the line is over seven. Pick: Steelers
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals (-3): The Cards will likely be without Kevin Kolb (again) while the Seahawks are missing their top two receivers. Both teams are playing for an 8-8 record which is a moral win for one of these teams that started the season slow. Pick: Cardinals
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos (-3.5): The Broncos control their fate and can win the AFC West with a win. The Chiefs have been difficult for teams but at home and with the playoffs on the line can we really go against Tim Tebow? Pick: Broncos
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders (-3): The Raiders could also win the AFC West if the Broncos lose and there are Wildcard scenarios for them as well. The Chargers have imploded in part due to injuries and in part due to who knows what. Pick: Raiders
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants (-2.5): Both of these teams had their chances to secure the NFC East and neither seemed to want it. Now it comes down to this head-to-head battle with one team unable to blow the division. Tony Romo is banged up the Cowboys have been bad on the road. Pick: Giants