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2016 Week 17 NFL Picks: Packers win the NFC North title and get the 4th seed

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Two divisions have yet to be decided in the NFL, but the Packers can lock up one of them with a win on Sunday night.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Two divisions remain up for grabs across the NFL this weekend, but only one of them features the two teams in contention playing for the title on the final day of the 2016 regular season. That is of course the NFC North, as the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions are tied at 9-6 going into Sunday night’s contest.

The other division still to be decided is the AFC West, where the Chiefs and Raiders are still in contention. The winner of the division will earn the 2nd seed in the AFC, but the Raiders can clinch that first round bye with a win over the Broncos in Denver this week.

Here are APC’s picks for this week.

Week 17 Picks

2016 Week 17 NFL Picks

Game Tex Jason VCF Mike V Zach Alex Paul Jon M Bob Consensus
Game Tex Jason VCF Mike V Zach Alex Paul Jon M Bob Consensus
BAL @ CIN BAL BAL BAL Bal BAL BAL Bal BAL BAL BAL
JAX @ IND IND IND IND Ind IND IND IND IND IND IND
NE @ MIA NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
CHI @ MIN MIN MIN MIN Min CHI CHI CHI MIN MIN MIN
BUF @ NYJ NYJ BUF NYJ Buf NYJ NYJ BUF NYJ BUF NYJ
DAL @ PHI DAL DAL DAL Phi DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL
CLE @ PIT PIT PIT PIT Pit PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
CAR @ TB TB TB TB TB TB CAR CAR TB TB TB
HOU @ TEN HOU HOU HOU Hou HOU HOU HOU HOU TEN HOU
NO @ ATL ATL ATL ATL Atl ATL ATL NO ATL ATL ATL
OAK @ DEN OAK DEN OAK Den DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN
ARI @ LA ARI ARI ARI Ari ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI
KC @ SD KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC
SEA @ SF SEA SEA SEA Sea SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA
NYG @ WAS NYG WAS NYG Was WAS WAS NYG NYG NYG NYG
GB @ DET GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB

If the Consensus results that we predicted hold, that would leave the Packers with the 4th seed in the NFC, behind the Cowboys, Falcons, and Seahawks. Green Bay would host the New York Giants in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, with the Lions sneaking in as the 6th seed thanks to Washington’s loss.

In the AFC, a Chiefs win plus a Raiders loss would give Kansas City the West division title and the 2 seed in the AFC. Houston would win the South to earn the 4 seed, while Oakland lands at the 5 with a 12-4 record and Miami gets in at 10-6.

Here are the total records prior to the final week of the season.

Overall Standings

  1. Bob 0.673 (last week: 12-4)
  2. Tex 0.663 (11-5)
  3. Vermont Cubs Fan 0.658 (11-5)
  4. Kris 0.642 (10-6)
  5. Jason 0.638 (10-6)
  6. Gary 0.638 (11-5)
  7. Ben 0.620 (no picks)
  8. Jon B 0.620 (no picks)
  9. Zach 0.618 (11-5)
  10. Alex 0.604 (13-3)
  11. Paul 0.603 (11-5)
  12. Jon M 0.603 (8-8)
  13. Mike 0.583 (11-5)

Consensus Picks: 0.644 (11-5)