The last gameweek of the NFL regular season is supposed to be about the matchups that decide division championships and playoff opportunities.
There is some of that in Week 17 but not the plethora of such games that fans have gotten used to seeing during the final week of the regular season. The New Orleans Saints are in line to win the NFC South, but if they lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers beat the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina will win the division title.
The Falcons and...
Sunday morning of Week 17 is last call for would-be NFL bettors who want the luxury of picking and choosing from an entire 16-game slate.
Once Week 17 concludes, bettors only have limited playoff schedules to lean on as the NFL works its way toward crowning a champion worthy of the Lombardi Trophy. Avoiding tough calls, propping up risky big payouts with gimme lines and other full-slate strategies go out the window.
Luckily for those needing to recover a bit of bankroll or build on a successful...
From an initial glance, the NFL's Week 17 slate offers up several lopsided matchups as it waves goodbye and ushers in the playoffs.
Oddsmakers out of Las Vegas concur, having crafted five lines of nine or more points even after midweek adjustments, four of those coming in at double-digit margins.
Some of these make plenty of sense, as a game featuring the Cleveland Browns boasting a double-digit line doesn't register as a surprise. Others don't, though, and create interesting opportunities for...