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Week 17 NFL Picks: Predictions on Vegas' Mid-Week Betting Odds and Lines

Week 17 can prove to be difficult for bettors, as there are even more factors to take into consideration. While we must still delve into recent on-field performances, injury reports, weather conditions and matchups, playoff implications must also be taken into consideration as well. Show More Summary

NFL Playoff Picture Week 17: AFC, NFC Scenarios, Predictions for 2015 Postseason

Contrary to the typical final week, most NFL playoff hopefuls control their own fate. Considering the close standings throughout each division, the picture heading into Week 17 is surprisingly straightforward. Three division titles will...Show More Summary

Fantasy Football Week 17 Rankings: Updated Overview for All Positions

Playing a fantasy league through Week 17 can be tricky. Some teams have already clinched their playoff positioning and have nothing to play for. Other teams have been out of the running for weeks and have thrown in the towel. Still, there's enough at stake on Sunday that plenty of high-profile fantasy options will be gunning for big games. Show More Summary

Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers: Breaking Down Green Bay's Game Plan

It's finally coming to an end. After 16 weeks of professional football, the regular season is eight games from being over. The Green Bay Packers opened up the year with optimism, playing the most recent Super Bowl champions on their home turf in Seattle. Show More Summary

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Latest Predictions Before Week 17

Lost in the mess that is NFL playoff positioning is the fact that each outcome creates a staggering ripple effect on the 2015 NFL draft order. Of course, this is what late-season mocks before draft season begins are all about. MocksShow More Summary

What Can the Chicago Bears Do to Get Back into the Playoff Hunt in 2015?

Where did it all go wrong for the Chicago Bears, and how did they get to this point? This is the first time in 10 years the Bears have posted double-digit losses, and head coach Marc Trestman must go if the team wants to win again in 2015. It's been said a fish rots from the head down. Show More Summary

Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups: 5 Sleepers Who May Still Be Available

If your fantasy league is still going on, you're likely racking your brain trying to figure out which stars will play and how much they will if they do suit up at all. Such are the problems of determining a championship during Week 17,...Show More Summary

NFL Playoff Scenarios 2014-15: AFC, NFC Picture, Wildcard Odds Before Week 17

Only two spots are still available in the NFL playoffs, but almost every Week 17 game still has some sort of playoff implication. Some teams will spend Sunday fighting for a wild-card berth. Others will try to improve their seeding.Show More Summary

5 Teams Guaranteed to Lose in NFL Week 17

In Week 17 of the NFL season, some teams are destined to lose. Which teams have no shot at victory? Watch as Stephen Nelson goes in-depth with Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms in the video above. Read more NFL news on

Denver Broncos Recent Struggles Prove Linebackers as Lynchpin of Defense

The Denver Broncos struggled in their Week 16 contest against the Cincinnati Bengals. Instead of coming out victorious and earning a first-round bye, the Broncos lost in large part because they couldn't slow down the Bengals rushing attack. The Broncos defensive line features star players like DeMarcus Ware and Terrance Knighton. Show More Summary

Raiders' Khalil Mack More Than Just a Rookie of the Year Talent

In any other year or on a better team, Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack would be the consensus Defensive Rookie of the Year. He may still win it, but he’s in a tight race with St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. One...Show More Summary

NFL Power Rankings 2014: Predicting Post-Week 17 Standings

One of these days, the NFL will make sense. Sixteen weeks into the season, that's not yet the case. Clarity will likely never come, and that includes once the postseason rolls around. At the final hour, the Cincinnati Bengals clouded the AFC by exposing the Denver Broncos on Monday night. Show More Summary

NFL Picks Week 17: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

It's all come down to this. After a long offseason, weeks of training camp, a month of preseason games and 16 weeks of regular-season action, the playoff fates of any number of NFL teams will come down to Sunday's slate of games. In Pittsburgh, the Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals will battle for the AFC North crown. Show More Summary

5 Bold Predictions for New England Patriots' Week 17 Matchup

For the New England Patriots, the regular-season finale against the Buffalo Bills will represent the calm before the storm. The Pats have already sealed up home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs, and with nothing left to play for,Show More Summary

NFL Week 17 Rookie Rankings: Surveying Rookie Class Post Week 16

Heading into Week 17 of the NFL’s regular season, no major individual award race has a closer contest than the Defensive Rookie of the Year award, with two outstanding candidates topping off this week’s Bleacher Report NFL Rookie Rankings. St. Show More Summary

NFL Picks Week 17: Updated Lines and Final-Score Predictions for All Games

The Cincinnati Bengals punched their ticket to the postseason with a convincing win over the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. With that, 10 teams have already clinched playoff berths heading into Week 17, leaving just two spots up for grabs. The San Diego Chargers currently reside in the AFC's No. Show More Summary

Steelers' Cameron Heyward Continues to Dominate for Pittsburgh Defense

One of the real bright spots of what has been a dismal season for the Pittsburgh Steelers defense during the 2014 NFL season has been the play of defensive end Cameron Heyward. Heyward ’s ascension began in the second half of the 2013...Show More Summary

Vikings Safety Harrison Smith in Line for Big Pay Day

Free safety Harrison Smith may not be a Pro Bowler in 2014, but that doesn't mean the Minnesota Vikings shouldn't pay him like one. Minnesota selected Smith 29th overall during the 2012 NFL draft with the expectation that he could help...Show More Summary

Fantasy Football 2015 Awards

It takes a lot of Luck to win a fantasy football championship. Ain't that the truth. Bleacher Report reviews its season awards, simultaneously loving and lamenting what the Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck gave us this year. Also, you had to have DeMarco Murray stay healthy for a full season for once. Show More Summary

Breaking Down How the Washington Redskins Pressured Mark Sanchez, Eagles Offense

It's been strange to watch a blitz-happy play-caller like Jim Haslett fight his natural urges in recent weeks. The Washington Redskins defensive coordinator has reined in his penchant for bringing pressure, something that's not always...Show More Summary

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