The penultimate week of the NFL Regular Season is over. NFL Week 17 is in the history books and we now look forward to the final week of the season!

Several teams assured themselves of a spot in the playoffs this past week, but for many others, the quest will go down to the final game of the season!

What a week is in store in the AFC South where the Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans are all tied on the same 9-7 record, with the Colts and Texans facing off against each other while the Jags take on divisional rivals, the Titans.

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It is equally tight in the NFC South, where the Buccaneers and Saints (8-8) as well as the Falcons (7-9) are all still in with a chance of the playoffs, while in the AFC North, the Packers and Vikings are battling it out for a Wildcard spot along with the NFC South teams and the Seattle Seahawks.

We now have nine teams confirmed as qualified for the playoffs, four in the AFC, five in the NFC, which means there are five spots still open and a total of 11 teams battling it out over this weekend for one of those prized spots.

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But for now, here are the results from this last weekend of action in the NFL, where a number of teams clinched their playoff spots.

NFL Week 17 Results

  • New York Jets (6-10) 20-37 Cleveland Browns (11-5)
  • Detroit Lions (11-5) 19-20 Dallas Cowboys (11-5)
  • Miami Dolphins (11-5) 19-56 Baltimore Ravens (13-3)
  • New England Patriots (4-12) 21-27 Buffalo Bills (10-6)
  • Atlanta Falcons (7-9) 17-37 Chicago Bears (7-9)
  • Tennessee Titans (5-11) 3-26 Houston Texans (9-7)
  • Las Vegas Raiders (7-9) 20-23 Indianapolis Colts (9-7)
  • Carolina Panthers (2-14) 0-26 Jacksonville Jaguars (9-7)
  • Los Angeles Rams (9-7) 26-25 New York Giants (5-11)
  • Arizona Cardinals (4-12) 35-31 Philadelphia Eagles (11-5)
  • New Orleans Saints (8-8) 23-13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-8)
  • San Francisco 49ers (12-4) 27-10 Washington Commanders (4-12)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7) 30-23 Seattle Seahawks (8-8)
  • Los Angeles Chargers (5-11) 9-16 Denver Broncos (8-8)
  • Cincinnati Bengals (8-8) 17-25 Kansas City Chiefs (10-6)
  • Green Bay Packers (8-8) 33-10 Minnesota Vikings (7-9)

NFL Week 17 Betting Performance From Last Week’s Tips – 12/16

  • Winners (Season Total Winners) – 12 (161)
  • Losers (Season Total Losers)– 4 (79)

Another pleasing week for me last week as I hit 12 out of 16 on NFL Week 17, one of my best weeks of the season. I’ve really been doing well the last three weeks, and I am hopeful of finishing the season with a bang with the forthcoming final week set of tips for Week 18.

NFL Week 17 – Playoff Standings

Here’s the updated Playoff Picture in both the AFC and NFC after Week 17 of the season (NFL has an 18 Week Season).

AFC

Clinched A Playoff Spot? – Baltimore Ravens (13-3), Miami Dolphins (11-5), Kansas City Chiefs (10-6), Cleveland Browns (11-5)

  1. Baltimore Ravens – 13-3 (Won AFC North)
  2. Miami Dolphins – 11-5
  3. Kansas City Chiefs – 10-6 (Won AFC West)
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars – 9-7
  5. Cleveland Browns – 11-5
  6. Buffalo Bills – 10-6
  7. Indianapolis Colts – 9-7

In The Hunt

  • Houston Texans – 9-7
  • Pittsburgh Steelers – 9-7

Eliminated

  1. Denver Broncos – 8-8
  2. Cincinnati Bengals – 8-8
  3. Las Vegas Raiders – 7-9
  4. New York Jets – 6-10
  5. Tennessee Titans – 5-11
  6. Los Angeles Chargers – 5-11
  7. New England Patriots – 4-12

NFC

Clinched A Playoff Spot? – San Francisco 49ers (12-4), Philadelphia Eagles (11-5), Detroit Lions (11-5), Dallas Cowboys (11-5), Los Angeles Rams (9-7)

  1. San Francisco 49ers – 12-4 (Won NFC West)
  2. Dallas Cowboys – 11-5
  3. Detroit Lions – 11-5 (Won NFC North)
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 8-8
  5. Philadelphia Eagles – 11-5
  6. Los Angeles Rams – 9-7
  7. Green Bay Packers – 8-8

In The Hunt

  • Seattle Seahawks – 8-8
  • New Orleans Saints – 8-8
  • Minnesota Vikings – 7-9
  • Atlanta Falcons – 7-9

Eliminated

  1. Chicago Bears – 7-9
  2. New York Giants – 5-11
  3. Washington Commanders – 4-12
  4. Arizona Cardinals – 4-12
  5. Carolina Panthers – 2-14

NFL Week 17 Three Notable Performances – Team

  • Bills Battle To Crucial Win Over Pats To Set Up Dolphins Showdown

Five weeks ago, the Buffalo Bills looked dead and buried. With a 5-6 record and an incredibly tough run of games, few gave them a chance of the playoffs. Five massive wins later, they are the team that nobody wants to meet in the AFC outside of the top seed Ravens. Josh Allen is leading his team by example and they are winning the games that they would have lost earlier in the season. If they beat the Dolphins next week, they could even top their division.

  • Lamar-vellous Ravens Absolutely Dominant Over Dolphins

The Baltimore Ravens destroyed the Miami Dolphins in a match between the top two seeds in the AFC. Lamar Jackson produced a near flawless display, throwing for five touchdowns as the Ravens racked up over 50 points against a team ranked second in their conference. For the Dolphins, this was a sobering defeat and they now must regroup ahead of their game with the Bills on the final weekend.

  • Cowboys’ Defense Holds Out Against Lions For Crucial NFC East Win

In a back-and-forth game between two of the better NFC teams, it was the Dallas Cowboys that snatched a single-point victory over the Detroit Lions, thanks to their defence. After scoring the touchdown to move them just a point behind the Cowboys, the Lions went for two. They scored on their first attempt, only to have it ruled out due to a penalty by the offense. They missed their second, but a penalty on Dallas gave them a third attempt. This time the Cowboys defense held firm without committing a penalty to snatch the win and put them top of the NFC East.

NFL Week 17 Worst Three Performances – Team

  • Panthers Confirm Number 1 Draft Pick…For The 7-9 Chicago Bears

Despite trading for the number 1 pick last year, paying a pretty penny for the privilege, the Carolina Panthers end the season with the worst record in the NFL and the number 1 pick in the 2024 Draft, Only they won’t have it, having traded it to the 7-9 Chicago Bears. With their owner now being investigated for throwing a drink at a Jaguars fan, the sooner this season ends for the Panthers the better.

  • Eagles Dismal Form Continues As Cardinals Snatch Victory in Philly

It wasn’t too long ago that the Eagles were unbeaten, but they have now lost five of their last seven games and the latest defeat was a surprise home loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Eagles fans fears earlier in the season that their team was winning but not playing well, have been proved right. The defense has fallen apart allowing over 30 points several times in recent times meaning the Eagles, while in the playoffs, will not head into them with any degree of confidence.

  • Titans Slump To Heavy Loss To Divisional Rival Texans

The Colts and Jaguars were hoping the Titans could do them a favour against the Texans, but in the end Houston were easy winners as they held the Titans to a field goal. Tennessee’s woes on offense continue and a massive rebuild in the summer looks on the cards with the likes of Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill set to leave as free agents, freeing up plenty of cap space. On this performance, the are going to need it.

NFL Week 17 Three Notable Performances – Individual

  • WR Davante Adams (Raiders) – 13 receptions for 126 yards and 2 TDs.
  • WR CeeDee Lamb (Cowboys) – 13 receptions for 227 yards and 1 TD
  • CB Rasul Douglas (Bills) – 1 tackle, 1 assist, 2 interceptions (one returned for a TD), 3 passes defensed.

Performers of the Week – NFL Week 17

  • Team – Baltimore Ravens
  • Offensive Player – Lamar Jackson (Ravens) – 18/21 for 321 yards and 5 TDs. 6 rushes for 35 yards.
  • Defensive Player – Sione Takitaki (Browns) – 11 tackles, 5 assists, 1 pass defensed.
  • Special Teams Player – Jalen Reagor (Patriots) – 2 returns, 60 yards, 1TD, 1 catch for 39 yards
  • Rookie – Will Anderson Jr. (Texans) – 2 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for a loss.

NFL Week 18 Preview & Betting Tips

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  • Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7) @ Baltimore Ravens (13-3)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – Pittsburgh Steelers – 1/2

  • Houston Texans (9-7) @ Indianapolis Colts (9-7)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – Houston Texans – 10/11

  • Atlanta Falcons (7-9) @ New Orleans Saints (8-8)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – New Orleans Saints – 20/37

  • Cleveland Browns (11-5) @ Cincinnati Bengals (8-8)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – Cincinnati Bengals – 5/11

  • Jacksonville Jaguars (9-7) @ Tennessee Titans (5-11)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – Jacksonville Jaguars – 4/9

  • Minnesota Vikings (7-9) @ Detroit Lions (11-5)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – Detroit Lions – 20/49

  • New York Jets (6-10) @ New England Patriots (4-12)

 NFL Week 18 Money Line TipNew England Patriots – 5/7

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-8) @ Carolina Panthers (2-14)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 2/5

  • Chicago Bears (7-9) @ Green Bay Packers (8-8)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – Green Bay Packers – 20/33

  • Dallas Cowboys (11-5) @ Washington Commanders (4-12)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – Dallas Cowboys – 2/17

  • Denver Broncos (8-8) @ Las Vegas Raiders (7-9)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – Denver Broncos – 6/5

  • Kansas City Chiefs (10-6) @ Los Angeles Chargers (5-11)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – Kansas City Chiefs – 11/10

  • Los Angeles Rams (9-6) @ San Francisco 49ers (12-4)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – San Francisco 49ers (20/37)

  • Philadelphia Eagles (11-5) @ New York Giants (5-11)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – New York Giants – 39/20

  • Seattle Seahawks (8-8) @ Arizona Cardinals (4-12)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – Seattle Seahawks – 5/8

  • Buffalo Bills (10-6) @ Miami Dolphins (11-5)

NFL Week 18 Money Line Tip – Buffalo Bills – 20/33

Power Rankings – After NFL Week 17

  1. Baltimore Ravens (1) – 13-3
  2. San Francisco 49ers (2) – 12-4
  3. Miami Dolphins (3) – 11-5
  4. Buffalo Bills (5) – 10-6
  5. Detroit Lions (4) – 11-5
  6. Dallas Cowboys (7) – 11-5
  7. Cleveland Browns (8) – 11-5
  8. Philadelphia Eagles (6) – 11-5
  9. Kansas City Chiefs (9) – 10-6
  10. Los Angeles Rams (10) – 9-7
  11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11) – 8-8
  12. Jacksonville Jaguars (16) – 9-7
  13. Pittsburgh Steelers (15) – 9-7
  14. Seattle Seahawks (12) – 8-8
  15. Green Bay Packers (17) – 8-8
  16. Indianapolis Colts (21) – 9-7
  17. Houston Texans (14) – 9-7
  18. Cincinnati Bengals (13) – 8-8
  19. Denver Broncos (18) – 8-8
  20. New Orleans Saints (20) – 8-8
  21. Atlanta Falcons (22) – 7-9
  22. Las Vegas Raiders (19) – 7-9
  23. Minnesota Vikings (23) – 7-9
  24. Chicago Bears (25) – 7-9
  25. New York Jets (24) – 6-10
  26. New York Giants (27) – 5-11
  27. Los Angeles Chargers (26) – 5-11
  28. Tennessee Titans (28) – 5-11
  29. New England Patriots (29) – 4-12
  30. Arizona Cardinals (31) – 4-12
  31. Washington Commanders (30) – 4-12
  32. Carolina Panthers (32) – 2-14