NFL Picks Week 17: Playoffs is the Prize

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Browns @ Steelers -7 — O/U 44

What we have here is two teams going in opposite directions at the end of the year. The Browns have lost six straight. The Steelers have won two in a row, and if not for a couple of feet, they could well be on a seven-game streak. They suffered a failed goal line stand in Baltimore, and one step out of bounds at home on a Stanford Marching Band type play — truly a game of inches!

The Browns can eliminate the Steelers this week on the road after failing to get the job done in New York last week. The Steelers played tough at Green Bay, but I have to wonder about the decision to score a TD and give the Packers another shot to actually win the game. There have been some awful decisions made by head coaches this season.

Something has me leaning toward the Browns in this tilt… I’m looking for a cover with a decent shot at an upset here.  Browns +7 and a money line play.