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NFL Week 17 2022: A case for each underdog

Looking at the NFL Week 17 schedule and odds, here’s how each underdog can cover their spreads and in some cases, win straight up.

Dallas Cowboys (-10) at Tennessee Titans

Tennessee is trying to break a five-game losing streak, and could shorten the game by running with Derrick Henry.

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons (-3.5)

This is a rare week where the Cardinals aren’t completely outclassed on both sides of the ball.

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (-5.5)

The Bears aren’t winning many games, but they’re close almost every week. This should follow the script.

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (-13.5)

The Broncos only lost by six points in Denver, and this time have Courtland Sutton. Division games are usually close affairs.

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots (-2.5)

The Dolphins are the better team, regardless of who starts at quarterback. Mac Jones and Co. are abysmal offensively.

Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants (-3.5)

Indianapolis is a team that doesn’t win much, but like Chicago, the games are typically close. Plus, the Giants don’t blow teams out.

New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5)

The Saints are playing for their lives, and they have talent. Expect New Orleans to fight. Also, is Jalen Hurts healthy?

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3)

Over the past two months, the Panthers have been the better team.

Cleveland Browns at Washington Commanders (-2.5)

The Commanders don’t know who their quarterback is going to be, and the Browns have the more talented roster.

Jacksonville Jaguars (-4) at Houston Texans

Houston only has two wins, but it beat the Jaguars earlier this year. Also, the game means nothing for both sides.

San Francisco 49ers (-5.5) at Las Vegas Raiders

The power of prayer? In all seriousness, the Raiders keep games close, they usually just lose them late.

New York Jets (-2.5) at Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks are getting the Jets after they come across the country. Also, Seattle has the case as the better team.

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (-3)

The favorite is 7-8, and the underdog is 12-3, healthy and already pounded the opposition. Square that.

Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Chargers (-6.5)

The Rams scored 51 points against the Broncos. Complete aberration or a sign of some fight left in the team?

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (-3)

Pittsburgh and Baltimore always play tight games. In these matchups, taking the points is usually wise.

Buffalo Bills (-1) at Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals are at home and playing like the better team. They shouldn’t be getting points.

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