NFL Accumulator and Preview

Oh well folks its finally here, it’s the last week of the regular season. Congratulations to those fans who’s teams have booked their place in the playoffs, commiserations to those who haven’t or can’t but there is always next season.

This week’s games are positively mouth-watering with five teams fighting for two places in the NFC and the final seeding’s to be determined in the AFC. I feel sorry for the fans of the teams from the NFC East as it’s bound to be a long nail biting night for them.

The NFC East is still wide open with Washington, Dallas and the New York Giants still in with a chance of making the playoffs. But the Cowboys have to travel to Washington and win if they are to stand any chance of progressing. If they do they will they will start a complicated chain of events, to determine the qualifying teams.

betfair 1The AFC is likely to be a little less tense or dramatic, with only the seeding’s to finalised. Can the Texans stop the slide against an impressive and unified Colts team, that have the wind behind their sails.

Denver entertain Kansas City Cheifs in what should realistically be a one sided must win tie, but they will be reliant on the Texans and the Patriots losing. Or they could possibly drop from 1st to 3rd seed in the blink of an eye, having lost their head to heads with both teams.

Playoff-clinching scenarios for Week 17

AFC

The Denver Broncos can clinch:

  • A first-round bye with a win or a New England Patriots’ loss,
  • Homefield advantage with a win and a Houston Texans’ loss.

The Houston Texans can clinch:

  • A first-round bye with a loss from either the Denver Broncos or New England Patriots.
  • Homefield advantage with a win or losses from both the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots.

The New England Patriots can clinch:

  • A first-round bye with a win and a loss from either the Denver Broncos or Houston Texans,
  • Homefield advantage with a win and losses from both the Denver Broncos or Houston Texans.

NFC

The Chicago Bears can clinch a playoff berth with a win and a Minnesota Vikings’ loss.

The Dallas Cowboys can clinch the NFC East division title with a win.

The Green Bay Packers can clinch a first round bye with a win or losses from both the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.

The Minnesota Vikings can clinch a playoff berth with a win or losses from all of the following teams: Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.

The New York Giants can clinch a playoff berth with a win and losses from all of the following teams: Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings.

The San Francisco 49ers can clinch:

  • The NFC West division title with a win or a Seattle Seahawks’ loss,
  • A first-round bye with a win and a Green Bay Packers’ loss.

The Seattle Seahawks can clinch:

  • The NFC West division title with a win and a San Francisco 49ers’ loss,
  • A first-round bye with a win and losses from both the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.

The Washington Redskins can clinch:

  • A playoff berth with losses from both the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings.
  • The NFC East division title with a win.

 

Key Match Ups. (our picks are in bold)

 

AFC

Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals,

Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts,

Kansas City Cheifs @ Denver Broncos,

Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots.

 

NFC

Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions,

Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings,

Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants,

Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins.

 

NFL Accumulator

For last weekends NFL accumulator we were let down by a team that clearly didn’t want to make it to the playoffs, but we can’t really complain as it made for a final week of games and our NFL accumulator tips record is still pretty damned good.

With some tough games today, as well as some soft ones from teams who have nothing to gain, our job is that little bit harder than usual; but we think we have a good selection here for a decent return.

 

Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals,

Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants,

Miami Dolphins @ New England Patrtiots,

Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings,

Arizona Cardinals @ San Fransisco 49ers,

St Louis Rams @ Seattle Seahawks.

 

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