NFL Week 17 Predictions: Picking Winners for Games with Playoff Importance

December 25, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The final week of NFL games will bring complete closure to the playoff picture, and the marquee games will be the difference between joy and disappointment for a few franchises.
The six AFC playoff teams are set, but all are still jostling for a favorable seed. In the NFC, two postseason spots are still up for grabs and several teams will be fighting for them. 
The NFC East title has yet to be decided, and the final wild-card berth has not been earned.
Here are my picks for the games that will decide which teams take these two spots.
Washington Redskins over Dallas Cowboys
This game will be for the NFC East title and no Week 17 matchup has more riding on it than this one. In recent seasons, this has not been the type of scenario in which Tony Romo and the Cowboys have thrived.
It is entirely possible that the Cowboys will lose this game before the Redskins can win it.
But Robert Griffin III has proven to be calm and collected under ce...

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