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Revenge of the Birds staff picks, predictions and best bets for Week 17 of the 2023 NFL season

Our picks for the NFL games over the New Years weekend.

NFL: JAN 29 AFC Championship - Bengals at Chiefs Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Happy Sunday one and all.

The Arizona Cardinals are part of the early slate of games, so some of you may miss the big matchup of the day as we enjoy the Cardinals vs Philadelphia Eagles.

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest games of the day and as always lines are provided by our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook.

New Orleans Saints (7-8) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers -2.5 (8-7) 11:00 a.m. AT on Fox

A huge matchup in the NFC South as the winner has the lead to win the division, while the loser is all but eliminated from playoff contention. While neither team has been appointment viewing, this is a big game.

Miami Dolphins (11-4) at Baltimore Ravens -3.5 (12-3), 11:00 a.m. AT on CBS

The biggest game of the weekend. This could decide the top seed in the AFC, as the Ravens hold the number one spot. A win here and they are locked in and get a first round bye. A Dolphins win and they vault to the top spot with one game left.

A massive AFC battle late in the season.

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-7) at Seattle Seahawks -3.5 (8-7), 2:05 p.m. AT on Fox

Both teams have looked bad and good this season, but the winner keeps their playoff hopes alive, the loser has an uphill battle.

Cincinnati Bengals (8-7) at Kansas City Chiefs -6.5 (9-6), 2:25 p.m. AT on CBS

Without a doubt the worst stretch of games of the Patrick Mahomes era and the Chiefs are fighting to stay atop the division. Meanwhile, the Bengals are trying to save their playoff chances without Joe Burrow. A massive matchup in the AFC.

Here are the staff picks provided by our friends at TallySight.