NFL Week 17 Picks: Upsets That Will Shake Up Playoff Picture

December 28, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In prognosticating this weekend's games, Grantland's Bill Barnwell estimated that there was just a 12 percent chance that chalk would prevail, leaving the current NFL playoff picture unchanged.
So, upsets will almost certainly happen tomorrow, throwing some team's best-laid plans out of whack. The only question now is pinpointing the most likely upsets and figuring out how they will alter the postseason picture.
With that in mind, here are the keys to victory for a pair of underdogs who appear most likely to throw a monkey wrench into the playoff picture as currently constituted. 
Jets Over Dolphins
After a dismal midseason stretch submarined their playoff aspirations, Gang Green has turned things around lately. The Jets have scored at least 20 points in each of their past three games after failing to reach that threshold in four of their previous five contests. The pass defense has also tightened up, as New York has allowed just one 300-yard passer...

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