Here are the Week 17 underdogs

It's the next-to-last week of the regular season in American pro football. Our charity underdog game runs into the playoffs, and so there are five weeks left for us counting this week.

A couple of reminders for our players: Once the playoffs get here, the choices get fewer and the spreads tend to be smaller. And here's what we're about: The top three finishers will get to designate these amounts to their favorite eligible charities on January 28:

  • First place: $365
  • Second place: $115
  • Third place: $90

This year's rules (including charity eligibility) are here.

Okay, on with this week's underdogs. Here are they are (drumroll, please):

13.5  WASHINGTON vs. San Francisco

12  NEW ENGLAND at Buffalo

10.5  ARIZONA at Philadelphia

7  CAROLINA at Jacksonville

7  CINCINNATI at Kansas City

7  NEW YORK JETS at Cleveland (Thursday, 5:15 p.m. PST)

6.5  NEW YORK GIANTS vs. Los Angeles Rams

6  DETROIT at Dallas (Saturday, 5:15 p.m. PST)


4  MIAMI at Baltimore

3.5  PITTSBURGH at Seattle

3.5  TENNESSEE at Houston

3  ATLANTA at Chicago

3  LAS VEGAS at Los Angeles Rams  Indianapolis

3  NEW ORLEANS at Tampa Bay

2  GREEN BAY at Minnesota

If you want the Thursday or Saturday game as your main or backup pick, all your picks must be in by the kicloff time of your earliest game. All other picks are due at 10:00 a.m. PST Sunday. They all must go to

Our latest standings are here. Good luck, pickers!