NFL Picks: It'll be an off week for most

So it all comes down to this: Week 17 marks the end of the regular season and the official end of our little contest. While layout king Josh Leipzig led the way in Week 16 with a 14-2 record, its John Gereau who holds a five-game lead with one week to go. My guess is hell be picking all the favorites this week.

And speaking of favorites, how bout those Giants? I cant tell you how happy I was to see them win that game. Turns out my brother and nephew were actually at the game. They both said the weather was much worse than it looked! The good news was that their seats were in the end zone where all the points were scored.

And now the stage is set for the Giants JV team vs. the Patsies, wholl be trying for a perfect record. Of course, Im picking Big Blue to crush New Englands dream. Sure, it wont be an easy task, but you know what they sayon any given Sunday.

As for the rest of the weeks games, the Cowgirls likely will be resting people, opening the door for the Deadskins to make the playoffs. Other than that, there arent too many exciting games on tap. Buffalo/Philly could be entertaining, but is meaningless. Still, Ill be tuned in all day, especially since were running out of games.

A reminder that well continue picking throughout the playoffs, but the champion will be crowned after this weeks games. Youll need to get the playoff match-ups from the Internet or some other media.

Good luck to our leaders, and GO BIG BLUE!!!

Tom Henecker is plant manager at Denton Publications. He can be reached at tom@denpubs.com

Tom's Week 17 picks
GIANTS 45, New England 3 Tampa Bay 21, Carolina 10 Cincinnati 17, Miami 6 Washington 24, Dallas 10 Green Bay 27, Detroit 14 Houston 20, Jacksonville 17 New Orleans 21, Chicago 14 Pittsburgh 26, Baltimore 13 Seattle 17, Atlanta 10 Cleveland 28, San Francisco 13 Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 17 Minnesota 24, Denver 10 San Diego 27, Oakland 9 Arizona 20, St. Louis 10 Jets 13, Kansas City 9

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