NFL picks: week 17 So we're finally down to the last week of the season, and there are still 3 spots left in the NFC to be decided (Pittsburgh still hasn't clinched officially, but they should be able to beat the Lions) thanks to the hot Redskins beating the Giants and the Panthers gagging away a game against the Cowboys (sorry gismo!). Meanwhile, the Seahawks clinched home-field in the NFC thanks to Alexander's 3 TDs against the Colts. In the last thread, EliManning brought up the Tomlinson vs. Alexander debate on being the first pick in fantasy drafts. I will admit that I was one of the ones who adamantly said Tomlinson should go before Alexander. Here were my two reasons: first, before this year, Alexander had a tendency to score in bunches and then disappear statwise for a few weeks. Tomlinson was consistant in his scoring in previous years. Second, Tomlinson is involved in the passing game more than Alexander is. Those two things put him over Alexander in my book. Funny thing is, in the non-OTF league I play, the guy with the first pick agonized over who to take, and took Alexander. He ended up winning the title. Course, he had Larry Johnson too, but he wouldn't have gotten to the title game without Alexander's numbers. Anyway, Nerf-Herder gets his first weekly crown with a 12-4 showing. Dutch, Lostprophet, and FreezerBurn shared second place. Overall, Xoranix leads BeefChunks by 6 games, so he should win that race. Xoranix also leads the percentage race, but Amra is 0.1% behind BeefChunks for second place. Senor Beezer took a hit in the standings thanks to last week and is now in 4th place. Last week's results: Code: Week 16 Season Percent Name Right Wrong Right Wrong Rafty 8 8 158 82 65.8% axeil 8 8 144 81 64.0% PatMaGroin 9 7 143 82 63.6% Croup 9 7 150 76 66.4% SBR 10 6 149 91 62.1% Ash 8 8 132 81 62.0% skihard 8 8 136 102 57.1% Isolde 5 11 100 92 52.1% Gibbzilla 10 6 69 37 65.1% ogogo 9 7 148 91 61.9% Xoranix 8 8 167 73 69.6% Dutch 11 5 140 100 58.3% Cookies 10 6 140 85 62.2% Lostprophet 11 5 153 86 64.0% Amra 10 6 156 75 67.5% BeefChunks 9 7 161 77 67.6% FreezerBurn 11 5 137 87 61.2% Nerf-Herder 12 4 133 91 59.4% Senor Beezer 8 8 111 55 66.9% Death_Frog 10 6 63 33 65.6% Chirijiraden 9 7 Week 17 picks: Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers N.Y. Giants at Oakland Raiders Arizona Cardinals at Indianapolis Colts Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Buffalo Bills at N.Y. Jets Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys I was kind of hoping that the Broncos/Chargers game would have more significance this week, but the Chargers shot themselves in the foot by losing too many close games. Really, the only game that looks to be fun to watch is the Dolphins/Pats game. Pats are fighting for the third seed, while the Dolphins are looking to finish the season over 0.500, which is not-too-shabby considering they have no QB down there. But I bet the game most people will be interested to watch is the Texans/49ers "duel of the century", if only because the loser gets the inside track to the number one pick next year. Part of me wonders if the schedule makers did that on purpose to spice up an otherwise horrible match-up. Good luck everyone!