Week 17 NFL picks: Ravens beat Dolphins in game of the week; Buccaneers win fifth straight.

Sunday morning looked well for my picks. I thought I'd have a good week after sweeping the six games.

Coal went in my stocking. Some games went bad, and it got worse. I was 6-10 against the spread and 10-6 straight up, neither impressive. That makes my ATS record 116-113-11 and straight-up record 146-94.

Two weeks till the playoffs to fix my problems. Like the teams, I must improve before the playoffs. The Browns are dominating and Joe Flacco has them near the playoffs.

Despite losing a huge lead, the Jets beat the Commanders last week. Jets quarterbacks will struggle against the Browns defense. Browns are gaining, but Jets will stay close. 

Cowboys have dropped two straight yet are still in playoffs. The Lions won the division last week but are playing for seeding. Dallas returns home after three weeks as Detroit plays consecutive road games. After two losses, expect the Cowboys to bounce back with a strong offense and defense. 

This game of the week might determine the AFC top seed and MVP between Tua Tagovailoa and Lamar Jackson. 

Ravens have blown out decent teams, but not here. Miami will fight, but I predict the Ravens defense will win with a late stop. 

Ravens 28, Dolphins 27. Check out the SportsLine Projection Model, which has been hot this year, for more analytical NFL choices. See which side to wager on every Week 17 game.

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