’21 NFL Pick’em Week 17

After 17 weeks of NFL Pick’em, 7 Rings has clung to first place in the standings with just 16 games left on the schedule. Thanks to back-to-back 12-4 weeks, 7 Rings has a five-point lead heading into the final week of the regular season and looks poised to win their first-ever Pick’em pool championship. However, before we get to what the future holds, let’s take a look back at this week’s action. 

Sunday Morning

  • Favorite: @Buffalo 99%
  • Underdog: Atlanta 1%
  • Pick: Buffalo ✔
  • Commentary: The Bills want to be considered the best, so they have to win these kinds of games.
  • Favorite: @Chicago 94%
  • Underdog: New York Giants 6%
  • Pick: Chicago ✔
  • Commentary: In a game, no one cared about, probably including the players, the Bears slayed the Giants. Yawn. 
  • Favorite: Kansas City 78%
  • Underdog: @Cincinnati 22%
  • Pick: Kansas City ×
  • Commentary: Wait, what? The up-and-coming youngster (Burrows) beat the reigning prince (Mahomes) of the league? 
  • Favorite: @Tennessee 76%
  • Underdog: Miami 24%
  • Pick: Miami ×
  • Commentary: The Dolphins fooled me; I thought they wanted to be playoff contenders. 
  • Favorite: @Indianapolis 89%
  • Underdog: Las Vegas 11%
  • Pick: Indianapolis ×
  • Commentary: What a sad time to be Jonathan Taylor. MVPs never come from non-playoff teams. 
  • Favorite: New England 99%
  • Underdog: Jacksonville 1%
  • Pick: New England ✔
  • Commentary: The Patriots are back. Sure, they slaughtered the Jaguars, but did you see the offense click?
  • Favorite: Tampa Bay 99%
  • Underdog: @New York Jets 1%
  • Pick: Tampa Bay ✔
  • Commentary: This game will be remembered for one incident, and that’s not Tom Brady’s game-winning drive either. 
  • Favorite: Philadelphia 82%
  • Underdog: @Washington 18%
  • Pick: Philadelphia ✔
  • Commentary: The Eagles are rising while the WFT is still looking for an identity. 
  • Favorite: Los Angeles Rams 89%
  • Underdog: @Baltimore 11%
  • Pick: Los Angeles Rams ✔
  • Commentary: The Ravens were once considered elite; injuries show they are mediocre at best. Oh, I still refuse to believe the Rams are legit either. 

Sunday Afternoon

  • Favorite: @Los Angeles Chargers 93%
  • Underdog: Denver 7%
  • Pick: Los Angeles Chargers ✔
  • Commentary: This was a layup for the Chargers, who most pundits think are Super Bowl contenders. 
  • Favorite: @San Francisco 95%
  • Underdog: Houston 5%
  • Pick: San Francisco ✔
  • Commentary: The 49ers beat the worse team in the league, a team not so long again they would have struggled against.  
  • Favorite: @Dallas 78%
  • Underdog: Arizona 22%
  • Pick: Arizona ×
  • Commentary: The Cardinals really can’t get out of their own way. Thankfully they had a perfect record at one point. 
  • Favorite: @New Orleans 89%
  • Underdog: Carolina 11%
  • Pick: New Orleans ✔
  • Commentary: The Saints may not be the same team as last year, but they are still leaps and bounds better than the Panthers. 
  • Favorite: @Seattle 95%
  • Underdog: Detroit 5%
  • Pick: Seattle ✔
  • Commentary: The score would make you think the Supersonics were playing the Pistons, and it was only half-time. 

Sunday Night Football

  • Favorite: @Green Bay 95%
  • Underdog: Minnesota 5%
  • Pick: Green Bay ✔
  • Commentary: Aaron Rodgers is good, blah, blah, blah, etc. 

Monday Night Football

  • Favorite: Cleveland 52%
  • Underdog: Pittsburgh 48%
  • Pick: Pittsburgh ✔
  • Commentary: There was no way the Steelers were going to lose Big Ben’s swan song. 

Below you can see how 7 Rings picks stacked up against other teams in the league.

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