Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison offers his predictions for Week 17 of NFL games.
Washington Redskins (7-8) at New York Giants (2-13)
The Giants clinch the No. 2 draft pick and their worst record since 1966.
Pick: Redskins 24, Giants 16
New York Jets (5-10) at New England Patriots (12-3)
The Patriots aren’t losing at home with the No. 1 seed on the line.
Pick: Patriots 41, Jets 17
Chicago Bears (5-10) at Minnesota Vikings (12-3)
The Vikings aren’t losing at home with a first-round bye on the line.
Pick: Vikings 35, Bears 13
Green Bay Packers (7-8) at Detroit Lions (8-7)
The Detroit M.O. — lose when it matters, win when it doesn’t.
Pick: Lions 28, Packers 24
Houston Texans (4-11) at Indianapolis Colts (3-12)
One for local fans to watch as the winner hosts the Bengals in 2018.
Pick: Colts 17, Texans 16
Cleveland Browns (0-15) at Pittsburgh Steelers (12-3)
No analysis, or snark, needed.
Pick: Steelers 44, Browns 0
Dallas Cowboys (8-7) at Philadelphia Eagles (13-2)
The Eagles are the shakiest No. 1 seed in NFL history.
Pick: Cowboys 28, Eagles 17
San Francisco 49ers (5-10) at Los Angeles Rams (11-4)
Rams have nothing to play for and the 49ers are building momentum for 2018.
Pick: 49ers 24, Rams 21
Oakland Raiders (6-9) at Los Angeles Chargers (8-7)
None of the AFC playoff teams want to the Chargers to get in, but they just might.
Pick: Chargers 31, Raiders 21
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Kansas City Chiefs (9-6) at Denver Broncos (5-10)
Vance Joseph could be coaching for his job against a Chiefs team with nothing on the line.
Pick: Broncos 21, Chiefs 20
Jacksonville Jaguars (10-5) at Tennessee Titans (8-7)
If the Titans win, there could be a wild-card rematch. The Jags don’t want that.
Pick: Jaguars 21, Titans 17
New Orleans Saints (11-4) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-11)
Even if the Saints have no shot at a bye (if Vikings win), they should roll.
Pick: Saints 27, Buccaneers 14
Buffalo Bills (8-7) at Miami Dolphins (6-9)
Bills fans will be big Bengals fans Sunday. The locals can tell you that doesn’t usually end well.
Pick: Dolphins 24, Bills 21
Arizona Cardinals (7-8) at Seattle Seahawks (9-6)
Even with half their attention on the scoreboard, the Seahawks will roll.
Pick: Seahawks 31, Cardinals 20
Carolina Panthers (11-4) at Atlanta Falcons (9-6)
The Panthers want it. The Falcons need it.
Pick: Falcons 28, Panthers 27
Cincinnati Bengals (6-9) at Baltimore Ravens (9-6)
The Bengals have had the Ravens’ number of late, but last week’s win sated them and Baltimore needs the win.
Pick: Ravens 20, Bengals 10
Last week: 12-4
This season: 154-73