2014 NFL Predictions: Week 17

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A look at my NFL weekly predictions for Week 17 of the 2014 season.

Full predictions come out on Saturdays. Point spreads come from bovada.lv. Confidence points are for the straight-up predictions ONLY, not the picks against the spread. What are confidence points?

Last Week: 9-7
Last Week against the spread: 8-8
Last Week confidence points: 83 of 136

This Week: 10-6
This Week against the spread: 7-9
This Week confidence points: 105 of 136

Overall: 165-90-1
Overall against the spread: 115-138-4
Overall confidence points: 1119 of 1658

Cleveland Browns (7-8) at Baltimore Ravens (9-6)
Prediction: Baltimore 24, Cleveland 10
Actual Score: Baltimore 20, Cleveland 10
Spread Pick: Baltimore -13.5
Actual Score: Baltimore 20, Cleveland 10
Confidence Points: 12

Dallas Cowboys (11-4) at Washington Redskins (4-11)
Prediction: Dallas 31, Washington 20
Actual Score: Dallas 44, Washington 17
Spread Pick: Dallas -4
Actual Score: Dallas 44, Washington 17
Confidence Points: 15

Indianapolis Colts (10-5) at Tennessee Titans (2-13)
Prediction: Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 17
Actual Score: Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 10
Spread Pick: Indianapolis -7
Actual Score: Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 10
Confidence Points: 13

Jacksonville Jaguars (3-12) at Houston Texans (8-7)
Prediction: Houston 23, Jacksonville 13
Actual Score: Houston 23, Jacksonville 17
Spread Pick: Houston -10
Actual Score: Houston 23, Jacksonville 17
Confidence Points: 8

San Diego Chargers (9-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (8-7)
Prediction: Kansas City 23, San Diego 20
Actual Score: Kansas City 19, San Diego 7
Spread Pick: Kansas City pick
Actual Score: Kansas City 19, San Diego 7
Confidence Points: 4

New York Jets (3-12) at Miami Dolphins (8-7)
Prediction: Miami 27, NY Jets 20
Actual Score: NY Jets 37, Miami 24
Spread Pick: Miami -6
Actual Score: NY Jets 37, Miami 24
Confidence Points: 6

Chicago Bears (5-10) at Minnesota Vikings (6-9)
Prediction: Chicago 23, Minnesota 20
Actual Score: Minnesota 13, Chicago 9
Spread Pick: Chicago +6
Actual Score: Minnesota 13, Chicago 9
Confidence Points: 5

Buffalo Bills (8-7) at New England Patriots (12-3)
Prediction: New England 26, Buffalo 20
Actual Score: Buffalo 17, New England 9
Spread Pick: New England -5
Actual Score: Buffalo 17, New England 9
Confidence Points: 7

Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) at New York Giants (6-9)
Prediction: Philadelphia 24, NY Giants 20
Actual Score: Philadelphia 34, NY Giants 26
Spread Pick: Philadelphia +3
Actual Score: Philadelphia 34, NY Giants 26
Confidence Points: 3

New Orleans Saints (6-9) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-13)
Prediction: New Orleans 24, Tampa Bay 14
Actual Score: New Orleans 23, Tampa Bay 20
Spread Pick: New Orleans -4
Actual Score: New Orleans 23, Tampa Bay 20
Confidence Points: 9

Carolina Panthers (6-8-1) at Atlanta Falcons (6-9)
Prediction: Atlanta 24, Carolina 20
Actual Score: Carolina 34, Atlanta 3
Spread Pick: Atlanta -3
Actual Score: Carolina 34, Atlanta 3
Confidence Points: 10

Detroit Lions (11-4) at Green Bay Packers (11-4)
Prediction: Green Bay 27, Detroit 24
Actual Score: Green Bay 30, Detroit 20
Spread Pick: Detroit +7.5
Actual Score: Green Bay 30, Detroit 20
Confidence Points: 11

Oakland Raiders (3-12) at Denver Broncos (11-4)
Prediction: Denver 27, Oakland 17
Actual Score: Denver 47, Oakland 14
Spread Pick: Oakland +14
Actual Score: Denver 47, Oakland 14
Confidence Points: 14

Arizona Cardinals (11-4) at San Francisco 49ers (7-8)
Prediction: Arizona 21, San Francisco 17
Actual Score: San Francisco 20, Arizona 17
Spread Pick: Arizona +7
Actual Score: San Francisco 20, Arizona 17
Confidence Points: 2

St. Louis Rams (6-9) at Seattle Seahawks (11-4)
Prediction: Seattle 30, St. Louis 17
Actual Score: Seattle 20, St. Louis 6
Spread Pick: Seattle -13
Actual Score: Seattle 20, St. Louis 6
Confidence Points: 16

Cincinnati Bengals (10-4-1) at Pittsburgh Steelers (10-5)
Prediction: Cincinnati 24, Pittsburgh 23
Actual Score: Pittsburgh 27, Cincinnati 17
Spread Pick: Cincinnati +3.5
Actual Score: Pittsburgh 27, Cincinnati 17
Confidence Points: 1

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