NFL Predictions: 2015 Week 17 Picks

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A look at my NFL weekly predictions for Week 17 of the 2015 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: 10-6
Last Week against the spread: 7-9
Last Week confidence points: 73 of 136

This Week: 8-8
This Week against the spread: 8-7-1
This Week confidence points: 72 of 136

Overall: 155-101
Overall against the spread: 126-123-7
Overall confidence points: 1380 of 2065

New York Jets (10-5) at Buffalo Bills (7-8)
Prediction: NY Jets 24, Buffalo 17
Actual Score: Buffalo 22, NY Jets 17
Spread Pick: NY Jets -3
Actual Score: Buffalo 22, NY Jets 17
Confidence Points: 9

New England Patriots (12-3) at Miami Dolphins (5-10)
Prediction: New England 27, Miami 17
Actual Score: Miami 20, New England 10
Spread Pick: New England -10
Actual Score: Miami 20, New England 10
Confidence Points: 16

New Orleans Saints (6-9) at Atlanta Falcons (8-7)
Prediction: Atlanta 30, New Orleans 27
Actual Score: New Orleans 20, Atlanta 17
Spread Pick: New Orleans +5
Actual Score: New Orleans 20, Atlanta 17
Confidence Points: 4

Baltimore Ravens (5-10) at Cincinnati Bengals (11-4)
Prediction: Cincinnati 24, Baltimore 16
Actual Score: Cincinnati 24, Baltimore 16
Spread Pick: Baltimore +10
Actual Score: Cincinnati 24, Baltimore 16
Confidence Points: 15

Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6) at Cleveland Browns (3-12)
Prediction: Pittsburgh 31, Cleveland 13
Actual Score: Pittsburgh 28, Cleveland 12
Spread Pick: Pittsburgh -11
Actual Score: Pittsburgh 28, Cleveland 12
Confidence Points: 14

Jacksonville Jaguars (5-10) at Houston Texans (8-7)
Prediction: Houston 23, Jacksonville 20
Actual Score: Houston 30, Jacksonville 6
Spread Pick: Jacksonville +7
Actual Score: Houston 30, Jacksonville 6
Confidence Points: 7

Tennessee Titans (3-12) at Indianapolis Colts (7-8)
Prediction: Indianapolis 23, Tennessee 16
Actual Score: Indianapolis 30, Tennessee 24
Spread Pick: Indianapolis -6
Actual Score: Indianapolis 30, Tennessee 24
Confidence Points: 5

Washington Redskins (8-7) at Dallas Cowboys (4-11)
Prediction: Washington 20, Dallas 17
Actual Score: Washington 34, Dallas 23
Spread Pick: Washington +4
Actual Score: Washington 34, Dallas 23
Confidence Points: 3

Philadelphia Eagles (6-9) at New York Giants (6-9)
Prediction: NY Giants 23, Philadelphia 20
Actual Score: Philadelphia 35, NY Giants 30
Spread Pick: Philadelphia +4
Actual Score: Philadelphia 35, NY Giants 30
Confidence Points: 2

Detroit Lions (6-9) at Chicago Bears (6-9)
Prediction: Chicago 24, Detroit 20
Actual Score: Detroit 24, Chicago 20
Spread Pick: Chicago +1
Actual Score: Detroit 24, Chicago 20
Confidence Points: 8

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-9) at Carolina Panthers (14-1)
Prediction: Carolina 27, Tampa Bay 20
Actual Score: Carolina 38, Tampa Bay 10
Spread Pick: Tampa Bay +11.5
Actual Score: Carolina 38, Tampa Bay 10
Confidence Points: 10

Oakland Raiders (7-8) at Kansas City Chiefs (10-5)
Prediction: Kansas City 21, Oakland 20
Actual Score: Kansas City 23, Oakland 17
Spread Pick: Oakland +7.5
Actual Score: Kansas City 23, Oakland 17
Confidence Points: 6

San Diego Chargers (4-11) at Denver Broncos (11-4)
Prediction: Denver 28, San Diego 17
Actual Score: Denver 27, San Diego 20
Spread Pick: Denver -9
Actual Score: Denver 27, San Diego 20
Confidence Points: 12

Seattle Seahawks (9-6) at Arizona Cardinals (13-2)
Prediction: Arizona 24, Seattle 21
Actual Score: Seattle 36, Arizona 6
Spread Pick: Seattle +7
Actual Score: Seattle 36, Arizona 6
Confidence Points: 11

St. Louis Rams (7-8) at San Francisco 49ers (4-11)
Prediction: St. Louis 20, San Francisco 17
Actual Score: San Francisco 19, St. Louis 16
Spread Pick: San Francisco +3.5
Actual Score: San Francisco 19, St. Louis 16
Confidence Points: 1

Minnesota Vikings (10-5) at Green Bay Packers (10-5)
Prediction: Green Bay 30, Minnesota 24
Actual Score: Minnesota 20, Green Bay 13
Spread Pick: Green Bay -3
Actual Score: Minnesota 20, Green Bay 13
Confidence Points: 13

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