Week 17 NFL Lock Picks

Week 17 NFL Lock Picks

Week 17 NFL Lock Picks

It’s the last week of NFL regular season action this week and after the injury bug ravaged several team’s Super Bowl dreams, picking lock picks to win this week may be a challenge. There is no Thursday night NFL game in Week 17. Keep reading for my Week 17 NFL lock picks!

Week 17 NFL Lock Picks

Who wins when Carolina travels to Tampa Bay to battle the tough Buccaneers? Can Arizona end the season on a high note by beating the rival Los Angeles Rams on the road in Week 17? Will Kansas City win the AFC West with a win over San Diego on Jan. 1? 

Carolina at Tampa Bay
When:  Sunday, Jan. 1 at 1:00 pm ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
TV: CBS 
Odds: Tampa Bay -5.5

Analysis: Tampa Bay has lost 2 games in a row. But, it’s hard to see Carolina coming out with any fire after being eliminated from the NFC Playoffs. The Panthers haven’t been the same team in 2016 that they were in 2015.

I don’t see the Panthers suddenly stepping it up in Week 17. Without the chance of making it to the playoffs, Carolina might want to consider benching QB Cam Newton. Tampa is going to play as hard as it always does since unlike Carolina, they have an outside shot to make the playoffs.  

Even if Tampa were eliminated from playoff contention. The move forward this season requires the Bucs to play at 100%. They’re a team on the rise.

Week 17 NFL Lock Pick: Tampa Bay

Arizona at Los Angeles
When:  Sunday, Jan. 1 at 4:25 pm ET
Where: L.A. Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
TV: CBS
Odds: Arizona -6

Analysis: It’s hard to look past Arizona to get it done both straight up and against the spread versus the Los Angeles Rams on Jan. 1. The Rams don’t seem to be trying hard. In a way, I don’t blame them. They’re playing for an interim coaching staff.

If I were talented like RB Todd Gurley, I might be wondering why should I take the chance of ending my career early for a terrible team that has nothing to play for. Until the Rams get a viable head coach, Gurley should be thinking about his own future.

The NFL does. They were forced to take measures to prevent concussions. In any case, Arizona is vastly superior to Los Angeles. They should easily cover the spread in this game.

Week 17 NFL Lock Pick: Arizona

Kansas City at San Diego
When:  Sunday, Jan. 1 at 4:25 pm ET
Where: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
TV: CBS
Odds: Kansas City -4

Analysis: The Kansas City Chiefs travel to San Diego to battle the Chargers in a game that could lead to KC winning the AFC West. The Chiefs are undefeated at 5-0 in the AFC West Division. That’s remarkable. Not only that, but KC is 2-0 against Oakland, a team that unfortunately lost it’s terrific QB Derek Carr with a broken leg in Week 16.

Kansas City’s defense has gotten much better while San Diego’s offense has gotten worse since KC’s 33 to 26 Week 1 win over the Chargers. KC only allows 18.9 points per game on average. I like KC to take care of business big time on Jan. 1.

Week 17 NFL Lock Pick: Kansas City