NFL Week 17 Schedule: Players to Watch in the Big Matchups

December 31, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Week 17 can be summed up by this: Who's going to make a play?
It's cliche, but with the 2015 season down to its final regular-season games, it comes down to the players who are going to show up.
The following is a list of players who will or need to step up for their teams, with some rules set in place.
First, the games have to mean something. I was going to put DeMarco Murray on this list because I'm so interested in seeing how he bounces back after the Chip Kelly “release,” but, let's be honest, it's not that interesting. (Unless you're an Eagles fan, which I am.) The Philadelphia Eagles' season ended last week, and Week 17 is all about playoff teams.
Seriously though, the downfall of Week 17's excitement is that some games just don't count as much.
However, individual titles count. Cam Newton makes the list for two reasons. The first is he'll be the reason why the Carolina Panthers clinch home field in the NFC. In addition, he needs to play a goo...

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