Eight is enough.
No less than eight games in Week 17 carry playoff implications. Of course, you know "Eight is Enough" as the "Family Ties" or "Full House" of the '70s, not as a phrase related to the 2016 NFL postseason. But much like Dick Van Patten went from being the quintessential 1970s dad to the Druish King in the epic "Spaceballs," several of the teams that prevail this week will go on to greater things in January, and perhaps February. The games that matter range from the almost-but-not-quite-inconsequential Panthers-Bucs contest to a winner-take-all matchup between the Packers and Lions.
This is not the first showdown between Green Bay and Detroit for all the divisional marbles in the season's final week. It happened in 2014 (when the Pack won, 30-20), and in a quite memorable affair 23 years ago. The Lions won the battle in 1993 -- giving them their last division title -- but lost the war when Green Bay bested them on Wild Card Weekend a week later.
Who will come out on top on Sunday night? See below. Oh, and check out all of the other matchups, too. Send your take, if you wish: @HarrisonNFL is the place.
Now, let's get to it!
Elliot Harrison went 9-7 on his predictions for Week 16, giving him a record of 158-80-2 thus far this season. How will he fare in Week 17? His picks are below: