Five Games That Will Be Blowouts in Week 17

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Five Blowouts To Happen In Week 17

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The NFL regular season will come to an end this weekend, and after 17 weeks of pure action every week most teams are already set to clinch a berth in the postseason.

With that being said, it’s also worth noting that some games will be absolute blowouts once the ball is kicked off this weekend.

With only one week left on the schedule, the playoff race is tight in both conferences and few teams have clinched their spot in the postseason. Everything is up for grabs both in the NFC and the AFC, and with a lot on the line the necessity to score big to clinch that important win could be a key factor heading into the last Sunday of the regular season.

While some games will be probably just to close the season as we head towards the playoffs, they could also have a lot of emotion as those teams aren’t worried about anything. Their loose play could end up giving the fans a good performance without the pressure of expectations.

The NFL has decided to close the regular season with divisional matchups, and some could end up being very entertaining. Even though lots of teams don’t have much to play for and could instead focus on building towards next year, there’s not one single team that doesn’t want to end their season with a huge win. The more points scored, the better to end the year on a high note.

Without further ado, please join me through this slideshow as we check the five games that will be blowouts this week in the NFL.

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5. Lions at Vikings

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Even though the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings are both out of the playoffs this year, Minnesota has struggled to stop any kind of offense all year long. A Lions’ offense that features the likes of Reggie Bush and Calvin Johnson could take advantage of that easily.

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4. Rams at Seahawks

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Yes, the St. Louis Rams are strong enough to make a case defensively against the Seattle Seahawks, but this game will decide if Seattle gets the home-field advantage throughout the postseason. Russell Wilson and company should involve all their offensive weapons looking to get a huge win in front of their fans.

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3. Bills at Patriots

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The squad led by Tom Brady already clinched the division, but they will look to end their regular season on a strong note hosting the Buffalo Bills. Considering the Bills are one of the worst teams defensively this year, the New England Patriots could take advantage of it if they are solid enough on the offensive side of the ball.

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2. Broncos at Raiders

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The Denver Broncos have the best offense in the NFL, and they will go against the same Oakland Raiders' defensive unit that allowed five touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs. Peyton Manning and company have a golden chance to keep stretching the record of most TD passes in a single campaign so look for them to pass early and often against a Raiders unit that could be out of the game as early as the second quarter.

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1. Buccaneers at Saints

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The New Orleans Saints need to win their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to keep their chances of making the playoffs alive. Considering that Drew Brees will play at the Superdome against one of the worst defensive units this campaign, New Orleans should top the Bucs with ease and by a wide margin.

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