First-round byes are also decided in AFC. New England and Pittsburgh will have a week off following Week 17.
Only one week to go in NFL regular season. Nine teams have already secured their positions in the postseason and only three wild card spots are up for grabs. In the AFC, there are four teams fighting for two wild cards, while the NFC’s final wild card sport will be decided between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks.
The Patriots have over 90% chance to take home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. In the NFC, the wounded Eagles have a first-round bye, but the Minnesota Vikings still Basketball Jerseys For Sale need to wait until Sunday to claim the other first-round bye. They can do it with win over Chicago or with a multitude of other scenarios, as only the Carolina Panthers are threatening their second seed in the NFC.
Each week, AccuScore will update its 2017 NFL postseason forecast by simulating the remainder of the NFL season 10,000 times to predict win totals, division winners and probabilities of reaching the playoffs on the road to Super Bowl 52. Below are the probabilities and Vegas odds of making the NFL playoffs and how they have changed.
The novelty of watching professional hockey outdoors — it might be snowing! — hasn’t worn off. But that’s not the only reason we’re hyped for another edition of the NHL’s New Year’s Day showcase.
If you boil away Jack Eichel’s aesthetics — the franchise-player label that accompanied his No. 2 overall pick in 2015, his place in this wave of young American offensive stars, the disappointment in the Sabres’ 78-93-31 record so far during his era with the team — and cook it down to some skates, a stick and a puck, you notice that he uses all of them better than only a handful of players in the world.
You see what he does with this speed. He can escape guys. Hold guys off. It’s a unique skill, Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly said. To be able to stick handle at that speed … I can’t do it myself. But he can do it, while at the same time holding guys off and getting to a corner and escaping, and still be totally upright and balanced to where he can shoot.
Eichel scored 24 goals in each of his first two seasons. He’s trending toward his first 30-goal season in Year 3, with 15 goals in 38 games, thanks to a recent offensive surge: seven Wholesale Jerseys From China goals and four assists in his past six games.