Week 17 is a hard week to gauge when it comes to betting because you have some teams that are tanking or have mailed it in. Others are fighting for their playoff lives and then there are so many rivalry games that it makes it very diffcult to handicap.
Here is my attempt to pick the winners against the Vegas spread.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons: There is no line anywhere for this game. Atlanta has already wrapped up their top seed, so you might see a let down. However, playing at home is what they like to do and Tampa is not great at stopping aerial attacks. Take Atlanta straight up.
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants (-8): Upset alert! Michael Vick returns with something to prove and the Giants just aren't all the way back. The Eagles with an upset win to send off Andy Reid and Vick.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (-4): Well, this is the stinker of the day. Two very bad teams. The Jags just don't have enough firepower and the Titans will play well in front of their crowd. Take the favorite Titans and give up the four points.
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers (-17.5): This has disaster written all over it. Brian Hoyer will start for Arizona on the road. SF already won by three TDs in AZ earlier this season. As big a spread as it is, Arizona's offense is atrocious. Give up the points here.
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins (-3.5): This is the game for all the marbles in the NFC East. It is the type of game that cries Cowboys' choke. Not this time. I'm putting money on Tony Romo, as crazy as that sounds.