Jay’s Plays NFL picks: Week 17 predictions and bettor’s Guide
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Jay’s Plays NFL picks: Week 17 predictions and bettor’s guide


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Ernesto the Prediction Iguana had a strong 6-2 week last week, 3-2 in teasers. That brings thee overall standings to an excellent 56-20-2 overall, 20-12-2 in teasers.

Week 17 is always a dicey proposition, what with teams saving their best players for the playoffs. It's good to stay quiet this week, so, as a result, you get just two plays.

GREEN LIGHT



REDSKINS (-2) vs. Giants
Cardinals EVEN at RAMS

Assuming the Giants will rest Eli Manning and Odell Beckham, Jr., Washington's highly potent offense will give the home fans one last cheer. Any 11 guys out of a bar can beat the Rams, which was exactly what happened last week.

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COLTS (+1.5) vs. Jaguars
STEELERS (-1.5) vs. Browns

Luck's return was just too late to save the Colts' season, but he's too good for the Jags. The Steelers should rest everyone for the playoffs. They won't get a bye, but with the third seed a lock, they can coast into next week much healthier if they send out a lighter shade of themselves, still almost a certainty to tame the Browns.

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Jay Flemma

Jay Flemma

Starting with a blog and a dream, Jay Flemma launched his first sports-writing website in 2004. Some 13 years and 25 major golf championships later, Jay has won multiple national sports writing awards. Besides GNN, his work has appeared in numerous books as well as on-line at Cybergolf, PGA.com, GolfObserver, GolfChannel.com and many other sites and print magazines. When not trying to find a lost golf ball, Jay is an entertainment, copyright, Internet, sports and trademark lawyer in Manhattan. His clients have been nominated for Grammy and Emmy awards, won a Sundance Film Festival Best Director award, performed on stage and screen, and designed pop art for museums and collectors. Jay lives in Forest Hills, N.Y., and is fiercely loyal to his alma maters, Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Trinity College in Connecticut.