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NFL Week 17: Schedule, Odds, Games to watch

There are only two weeks left of the NFL regular season, and time is running out for those teams that want to feature in the playoffs.

Some of this week's games will pit playoff rivals against each other, with the Detroit Lions travelling to the Dallas Cowboys while the Baltimore Ravens host the Miami Dolphins.

There are plenty of intriguing matchups, and we've selected our top three games to look out for in Week 17.

HomeAwayLocationTime (ET)TV Spread
Cleveland BrownsNew York JetsCleveland Browns Stadium8:15pm (Thursday)Amazon PrimeBrowns -7.5
Dallas CowboysDetroit LionsAT&T Stadium8:15pm (Saturday)ABC, ESPNCowboys -5.5
Chicago BearsAtlanta FalconsSoldier Field1pm CBSBears -3
Houston TexansTennessee TitansNRG Stadium1pmFOXTexans -4
Baltimore RavensMiami DolphinsM&T Bank Stadium1pmCBSRavens -3
Buffalo BillsNew England PatriotsHighmark Stadium1pmCBSBills -13
Indianapolis ColtsLas Vegas RaidersLucas Oil Stadium1pmCBSColts -3.5
Jacksonville JaguarsCarolina PanthersEverBank Stadium1pmCBSJaguars -6
New York GiantsLos Angeles RamsMetLife Stadium1pmFOXRams -5.5
Philadelphia EaglesArizona CardinalsLincoln Financial Field1pmFOXEagles -11.5
Tampa Bay BuccaneersNew Orleans SaintsRaymond James Stadium1pmFOXBuccaneers -2.5
Washington CommandersSan Francisco 49ersFedEx Field1pmFOX49ers -13
Seattle SeahawksPittsburgh SteelersLumen Field4:05pmFOXSeahawks -3.5
Denver BroncosLos Angeles ChargersEmpower Field at Mile High4:25pmCBSBroncos -3.5
Kansas City ChiefsCincinnati BengalsArrowhead Stadium4:25pmCBSChiefs -7
Minnesota VikingsGreen Bay PackersU.S. Bank Stadium8:20pmNBCVikings -1

Lions hope to prove themselves

WhatDetroit Lions @ Dallas Cowboys
WhereAT&T Stadium
When8:15 PM ET, Saturday, December 30
How to watchABC, ESPN
OddsCowboys -5.5, Lions +210 ML

Two of the best teams in the NFC meet at the AT&T Stadium on Saturday as the Lions travel to Dallas.

The Lions clinched the NFC North title last weekend, their first since 1993. Dan Campbell's team are fired up and ready to prove a point and they will feel they can do so against a Cowboys team that is under pressure.

While the Lions have won three of their last four, Dallas have lost two on the spin, although they did play strong teams in the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins.

This should be a fascinating matchup between two teams who have excelled for the majority of the campaign. The Lions are 6-2 away from home, while the Cowboys have won all seven games in front of their own supporters.

AFC's best to scrap for top spot

WhatMiami Dolphins @ Baltimore Ravens
WhereM&T Bank Stadium
When1 PM ET, Sunday, December 31
How to watchCBS
OddsRavens -3, Dolphins +150 ML

The best two teams in the AFC meet at the M&T Bank Stadium as the Dolphins try to move level with the Ravens at the top of the conference.

Baltimore's stunning 33-19 success over the San Francisco 49ers makes them the team to beat in the NFL at present, thanks to their 12-3 record, but the Dolphins are 11-4 and hot on their heels. 

Miami have struggled at times on their travels, with their record away from home standing at 4-3.

The Ravens have certainly put the better performances together, but Miami finally beat a team with a winning record over Christmas when they defeated the Cowboys 22-20.

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel will enjoy the challenge against the Ravens, but a home win looks the most likely outcome, especially if Baltimore's success over the 49ers is any indication of what's to come.

Playoff hopes on the line

WhatPittsburgh Steelers @ Seattle Seahawks
WhereLumen Field
When4:05 PM ET, Sunday, December 31
How to watchFOX
OddsSeahawks -3.5, Steelers +150 ML

Seattle are in the hunt for a playoff spot, with Pete Carroll's team 8-7 with two games remaining.

The Seahawks will have an 88 percent chance of reaching the playoffs if they win this week, but the Steelers also have post-season aspirations of their own.

Mike Tomlin's team are currently on the bubble, but they are one of the eight teams in the same situation.

Even with a win this week, the Steelers' chances of reaching the playoffs would be at 32 percent, so they need to win out and hope for favors elsewhere.

Pittsburgh ended a run of three straight losses last week with an eye-catching victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, with George Pickens starring in their 34-11 success.

The Seahawks had struggles of their own earlier in the campaign but, after four successive defeats, they have now won back-to-back games including a significant 20-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Carroll has got quarterback Geno Smith back and fully healthy, and that should prove to be crucial with the Seahawks still having work to do.

Having home advantage should be huge for the Seahawks, as they are 5-2 at Lumen Field this season while the Steelers are 3-3 on the road, and that poor form could rear its ugly head again this week.

Odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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