Complex NFL Pick 'Em: Week 17 Predictions

Complex NFL Pick 'Em: Week 17 Predictions

The final week of the NFL season features the Rams and the Seahawks in unfamiliar territory—that is, in a meaningful late-season game on national TV in a battle for utter mediocrity the NFC West title. Keep reading as seven editors predict the outcomes of the Sunday night game, as well as the ones involving their favorite teams. In descending order by record, here are the editors' Week 17 picks...

nygbannerNAME: Joe La Puma, senior editorial strategist (34-15)

4 P.M.) NEW YORK GIANTS @ WASHINGTON: "Giants, 24-10. I don't know what to say anymore, but there's no way we're losing to Washington."

SNF) ST. LOUIS @ SEATTLE: "Seattle, 14-10. I've never cared less about a game in my life."

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billsNAME: Jason Sfetko, assistant art director (33-20)

1 P.M.) BUFFALO @ NEW YORK JETS: "Jets, 17-14. Jets need to enter the playoffs on a good foot, and we know Rex Ryan is capable of taking the team there. Sorry, Bills. Maybe next year."

SNF) ST. LOUIS @ SEATTLE: "Seattle, 24-17, Seattle wins and they're in, thanks to home-field advantage."

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coltsNAME: Peter Rubin, executive editor (31-17)

4 P.M.) TENNESSEE @ INDIANAPOLIS: "Indianapolis, 31-21. Addai's back, Sessions is back, Pey-Pey's groove is back, and we're coming for the Ravens in the first round!"

SNF) ST. LOUIS @ SEATTLE: "St. Louis, 24-17. Remember when Marshawn Lynch went off like three weeks ago? Remember when Hasselbeck mattered? Remember when I picked St. Louis to win even though Sam Bradford looks like an camp counselor who tries to touch you inappropriately under the guise of 'tickle fights'?"

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redskinsNAME: Donnie Kwak, senior deputy editor (30-20)

4 P.M.) NEW YORK GIANTS @ WASHINGTON: "Redskins, 28-21. A modicum of dignity can be salvaged in this most ignominious of seasons by keeping Big Blue the fuck out the playoffs and getting Red-Face Coughlin shit-canned. I actually hope that Chicago beats Green Bay so that we are the ones to eliminate the Giants. Guarantee I will send two dozen texts at the final horn, starting with @JLaPuma and @40yardsplash."

SNF) ST. LOUIS @ SEATTLE: "Seattle, 17-13. I hope the Seahawks make it all the way to the Super Bowl, just for shits and giggles. I've got no horse in the NFC postseason, so might as well go with the team that nobody wants to see win. Cue emotional Pete Carroll locker-room speech."

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nygbannerNAME: Justin Monroe, senior staff writer (29-20)

4 P.M.) NEW YORK GIANTS @ WASHINGTON: "New York Giants, 28-13. No team of mine is getting beat by Rex fuckin' Grossman! I will disown you! [Takes off belt and pours another triple whisky.]"

SNF) ST. LOUIS @ SEATTLE: "St. Louis, 24-17. Awesome. Two sub-.500 teams facing off so one of them can go to the playoffs as the NFC West champ. This is why I prefer the CFL."

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raidersNAME: Jack Erwin, senior editor (28-25)

1 P.M.) OAKLAND @ KANSAS CITY: "Raiders, 24-13. Playing for a .500 record and a sweep of the division. Unfortunately not playing for the playoffs. Hey, beats dissecting the Shanahan-McNabb soap opera."

SNF) ST. LOUIS @ SEATTLE: "Seattle, 2-0. I wish NBC had flexed into the 49ers-Cardinals game instead. The fight for third place in the NFC West is going down to the wire!"

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49ersNAME: Gina Batlle, assistant photo editor (26-24)

4 P.M.) ARIZONA @ SAN FRANCISCO: "Niners, 24-21. No Singletary, no problem. What, I'm gonna stop picking my team now?"

SNF) ST. LOUIS @ SEATTLE: "St. Louis, 20-17. Really, it should've been us, though."

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