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Full list of Week 17 straight-up picks with confidence levels

The NFL returns for Week 17 and we’ve got a look at who we think will win each game taking place this week, and at what level of confidence.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Arizona Cardinals greets head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams during warmups before the game at State Farm Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The NFL is back for Week 17, ready to close out the regular season and move into the 2021 NFL Playoffs. All 16 games are scheduled for Sunday, split fairly evenly between the 1 p.m. and 4:25 p.m. slates. We close out the regular season with Washington facing Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football with the NFC East on the line.

It’s time once again to start picking winners. Each Thursday, I put together a list of straight up picks for the weekly schedule. I’ll have picks against the spread over the weekend, but this is a chance to just pick winners and losers. This year though, I’ve changed up the approach. Instead of simply picking winners and losers, I’m also grouping the picks by confidence — high confidence, medium confidence, low confidence, no confidence.

I had a solid enough performance last week, going 10-6. Below I’ve posted all my picks, with my record in that confidence level in parenthesis.

High confidence (50-13)

Ravens over Bengals
Colts over Jaguars
Saints over Panthers
Seahawks over 49ers

Medium confidence (57-23)

Vikings over Lions
Buccaneers over Falcons
Browns over Steelers
Titans over Texans
Packers over Bears
Eagles over Washington

Low confidence (25-31)

Bills over Dolphins
Giants over Cowboys
Rams over Cardinals
Raiders over Broncos

No confidence (18-16)

Jets over Patriots
Chargers over Chiefs

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