WEEK 17 - NFL PREVIEW

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Weekly Preview 2016 Regular Week 17 English

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12/27/16

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IT’S ALL ON THE LINE IN WEEK 17

It’s the final push for NFL teams as the regular season ends on Sunday, January 1. All 16 games are division contests. And with one week to go, there are still 14 teams in contention for a trip to Super Bowl LI

The schedule is set for Week 17, culminating with the final game of the 2016 regular season (#Game256) to determine th​e NFC North winner. On Sunday night in primetime (8:30 PM ET, NBC), the Detroit Lions (9-6) will host the Green Bay Packers (9-6) at Ford Field with the division title on the line. And, depending on the results of Sunday’s earlier games, the loser of this contest could be out of the playoff picture entirely.

WEEK 17: SUNDAY, JANUARY 1

GAME

TIME (ET)

NETWORK

BALTIMORE AT CINCINNATI

1:00 PM

CBS

JACKSONVILLE AT INDIANAPOLIS

1:00 PM

CBS

NEW ENGLAND AT MIAMI

1:00 PM

CBS

CHICAGO AT MINNESOTA

1:00 PM

FOX

BUFFALO AT NEW YORK JETS

1:00 PM

CBS

DALLAS AT PHILADELPHIA

1:00 PM

FOX

CLEVELAND AT PITTSBURGH

1:00 PM

CBS

CAROLINA AT TAMPA BAY

1:00 PM

FOX

HOUSTON AT TENNESSEE

1:00 PM

CBS

NEW ORLEANS AT ATLANTA

4:25 PM

FOX

OAKLAND AT DENVER

4:25 PM

CBS

ARIZONA AT LOS ANGELES

4:25 PM

FOX

KANSAS CITY AT SAN DIEGO

4:25 PM

CBS

SEATTLE AT SAN FRANCISCO

4:25 PM

FOX

NEW YORK GIANTS AT WASHINGTON

4:25 PM

FOX

GREEN BAY AT DETROIT

8:30 PM

NBC

The playoff teams in the AFC are locked in – New England (13-2), Oakland (12-3), Kansas City (11-4), Pittsburgh (10-5), Miami (10-5) and Houston (9-6) – although there’s still plenty to play for in Week 17.

The Patriots, who have won the AFC East and earned a first-round bye, can secure home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a win or an Oakland loss. The Raiders can earn the No. 1 seed with a win and a New England loss. Oakland can lock up the AFC West and a first-round bye with a win or a loss by Kansas City. The Chiefs can take the AFC West division title and earn a first-round bye with a win and an Oakland loss.

Three AFC division winners have been determined: New England (AFC East), Pittsburgh (AFC North) and Houston (AFC South). The Steelers have won the AFC North and locked up the No. 3 seed. The Texans, who have clinched the AFC South, will enter the postseason as the No. 4 seed. The AFC West winner (Oakland or Kansas City) will earn a first-round bye and the Raiders still have a shot to claim home-field advantage.

The Dolphins have secured a Wild Card berth. The runner-up in the AFC West (Kansas City or Oakland) will qualify for the postseason as a Wild Card entrant.

In the NFC, three of the four NFC division winners have been determined: Dallas (NFC East), Atlanta (NFC South) and Seattle (NFC West). The Cowboys (13-2) have secured home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The Falcons (10-5) can earn the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye with a win or losses by both Seattle and Detroit. The Seahawks (9-5-1) can lock up the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye with a win and an Atlanta loss.

The NFC North winner will be determined on Sunday night (8:30 PM ET, NBC) in the final game of the 2016 regular season (#Game256) when Detroit (9-6) hosts Green Bay (9-6) at Ford Field. The Lions can also claim the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye with a win and losses by both Atlanta and Seattle.  

The New York Giants have clinched a Wild Card berth and are locked in as the No. 5 seed. The final NFC playoff spot comes down to the NFC North runner-up (Detroit or Green Bay), Washington (8-6-1) and Tampa Bay (8-7). Some of the key games in Week 17:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (13-2) at MIAMI DOLPHINS (10-5) (Sunday, CBS, 1:00 PM ET)                

  • The Patriots, who have won the AFC East and earned a first-round bye, can secure home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a win or an Oakland loss.
  • The Dolphins, who have clinched a playoff spot, can claim the No. 5 seed with a win and a Kansas City loss.

DALLAS COWBOYS (13-2) at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (6-9) (Sunday, FOX, 1:00 PM ET)                

  • The Cowboys have won the NFC East and secured home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. 

CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-14) at PITTSBURGH STEELERS (10-5) (Sunday, CBS, 1:00 PM ET)                

  • The Steelers have won the AFC North and are locked in as the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs. 

CAROLINA PANTHERS (6-9) at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (8-7) (Sunday, FOX, 1:00 PM ET)

  • The Buccaneers can secure a playoff spot but need a win combined with a Green Bay loss, a Washington tie and victories by all of the following teams: Dallas, Indianapolis, Tennessee and San Francisco.

HOUSTON TEXANS (9-6) at TENNESSEE TITANS (8-7) (Sunday, CBS, 1:00 PM ET)                

  • The Texans have won the AFC South and are locked in as the No. 4 seed in the AFC playoffs.   

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (7-8) at ATLANTA FALCONS (10-5) (Sunday, FOX, 4:25 PM ET)                

  • The Falcons have won the NFC South and can earn the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye with a win or losses by both Seattle and Detroit.  

OAKLAND RAIDERS (12-3) at DENVER BRONCOS (8-7) (Sunday, CBS, 4:25 PM ET)

  • The Raiders, who have clinched a playoff berth, can secure the AFC West division and lock up a first-round bye with a win or a loss by Kansas City. Oakland can earn the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a win and a New England loss.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-4) at SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-10) (Sunday, CBS, 4:25 PM ET)

  • The Chiefs, who have earned a playoff berth, can seize the AFC West division title and earn a first-round bye with a win and an Oakland loss.  

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-5-1) at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-13) (Sunday, FOX, 4:25 PM ET)

  • The Seahawks, who have won the NFC West, can earn the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye with a win and an Atlanta loss.

NEW YORK GIANTS (10-5) at WASHINGTON REDSKINS (8-6-1) (Sunday, FOX, 4:25 PM ET)

  • The Giants have clinched a playoff berth and are locked in as the NFC’s No. 5 seed.
  • Washington can qualify for the postseason with a win as long as the Green Bay-Detroit game doesn’t end in a tie.

GREEN BAY PACKERS (9-6) at DETROIT LIONS (9-6) (Sunday, NBC, 8:30 PM ET)

  • The final game of the 2016 regular season – #Game256 – will determine the NFC North division winner. And, depending on the results of Sunday’s afternoon games, the loser of this contest could be out of the playoff picture entirely.
  • The Packers will claim the division with a win. With a loss, Green Bay can secure a playoff berth with a Washington loss.
  • The Lions will lock up the NFC North with a win and can earn a first-round bye with a win combined with losses by both Atlanta and Seattle. With a loss, Detroit can clinch a playoff berth with a Washington loss.

2016 NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference

East Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

New England Patriots

13

2

0

.867

406

236

6-2-0

7-0-0

10-1-0

4-1-0

6W

Miami Dolphins

10

5

0

.667

349

345

6-1-0

4-4-0

7-4-0

4-1-0

3W

Buffalo Bills

7

8

0

.467

389

348

4-4-0

3-4-0

4-7-0

1-4-0

1L

New York Jets

4

11

0

.267

245

399

1-6-0

3-5-0

3-8-0

1-4-0

2L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

Pittsburgh Steelers

10

5

0

.667

372

303

5-2-0

5-3-0

8-3-0

4-1-0

6W

Baltimore Ravens

8

7

0

.533

333

294

6-2-0

2-5-0

7-4-0

4-1-0

1L

Cincinnati Bengals

5

9

1

.367

298

305

3-3-1

2-6-0

4-7-0

2-3-0

2L

Cleveland Browns

1

14

0

.067

240

425

1-7-0

0-7-0

1-10-0

0-5-0

1W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

Houston Texans

9

6

0

.600

262

304

7-1-0

2-5-0

7-4-0

5-0-0

3W

Tennessee Titans

8

7

0

.533

357

361

4-3-0

4-4-0

5-6-0

1-4-0

1L

Indianapolis Colts

7

8

0

.467

387

372

3-4-0

4-4-0

4-7-0

2-3-0

1L

Jacksonville Jaguars

3

12

0

.200

298

376

2-6-0

1-6-0

2-9-0

2-3-0

1W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

Oakland Raiders

12

3

0

.800

410

361

6-2-0

6-1-0

9-2-0

3-2-0

2W

Kansas City Chiefs

11

4

0

.733

352

284

6-2-0

5-2-0

8-3-0

5-0-0

1W

Denver Broncos

8

7

0

.533

309

291

4-3-0

4-4-0

5-6-0

1-4-0

3L

San Diego Chargers

5

10

0

.333

383

386

3-4-0

2-6-0

4-7-0

1-4-0

4L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Football Conference

East Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

Dallas Cowboys

13

2

0

.867

408

279

7-1-0

6-1-0

9-2-0

3-2-0

2W

New York Giants

10

5

0

.667

291

274

7-1-0

3-4-0

7-4-0

3-2-0

1L

Washington Redskins

8

6

1

.567

386

364

4-3-0

4-3-1

6-5-0

3-2-0

1W

Philadelphia Eagles

6

9

0

.400

340

318

5-2-0

1-7-0

4-7-0

1-4-0

1W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

Green Bay Packers

9

6

0

.600

401

364

6-2-0

3-4-0

7-4-0

4-1-0

5W

Detroit Lions

9

6

0

.600

322

327

6-1-0

3-5-0

7-4-0

3-2-0

2L

Minnesota Vikings

7

8

0

.467

289

297

4-3-0

3-5-0

4-7-0

1-4-0

2L

Chicago Bears

3

12

0

.200

269

361

3-5-0

0-7-0

3-8-0

2-3-0

3L

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

South Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

Atlanta Falcons

10

5

0

.667

502

374

4-3-0

6-2-0

8-3-0

4-1-0

3W

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8

7

0

.533

337

353

3-4-0

5-3-0

6-5-0

3-2-0

2L

New Orleans Saints

7

8

0

.467

437

416

4-4-0

3-4-0

6-5-0

2-3-0

2W

Carolina Panthers

6

9

0

.400

353

385

4-4-0

2-5-0

5-6-0

1-4-0

1L

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

West Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

Seattle Seahawks

9

5

1

.633

329

269

7-1-0

2-4-1

5-5-1

2-2-1

1L

Arizona Cardinals

6

8

1

.433

374

356

4-3-1

2-5-0

5-5-1

3-1-1

1W

Los Angeles Rams

4

11

0

.267

218

350

1-6-0

3-5-0

3-8-0

2-3-0

6L

San Francisco 49ers

2

13

0

.133

286

455

1-6-0

1-7-0

2-9-0

2-3-0

1W


NFL WEEK 17 SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1

(All times local)

Sunday, January 1

Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1:00 PM

Houston at Tennessee, 12:00 PM

Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1:00 PM

New Orleans at Atlanta, 4:25 PM

New England at Miami, 1:00 PM

Oakland at Denver, 2:25 PM

Chicago at Minnesota, 12:00 PM

Arizona at Los Angeles, 1:25 PM

Buffalo at New York Jets, 1:00 PM

Kansas City at San Diego, 1:25 PM

Dallas at Philadelphia, 1:00 PM

Seattle at San Francisco, 1:25 PM

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1:00 PM

New York Giants at Washington, 4:25 PM

Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1:00 PM

Green Bay at Detroit, 8:30 PM (NBC)

 


 

 

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