Which teams cover spread Week 17s?
Each NFL season brings unique motivations and handicapping challenges for Week 17 games.
And each season, regardless of whether they are playoff-bound or playing for pride, some teams seem to trend the same way.
Dallas is 1-9 ATS in their past 10 season finales and they are underdogs again in 2013 at home to Philly.
The Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills are perennial playoff pretenders and both seem to always play OVER in Week 17.
Count the Dolphins, Patriots, and Redskins among this group of OVER trendees.
The Colts often have a playoff spot locked up by Week 17, so they rest starters. The result has been a money-losing 4-16 ATS streak over two decades (mostly with Peyton Manning under center).
Check out some Week 17 trends for the 2013 games - get the matchup stats on each game here
Cardinals 8-2 ATS past 10 season finales
Bills OVER is 15-2 past 17 season-ending games
Carolina played 7 straight Week 17 OVERs
Carolina 8-3 ATS past 11 Week 17 games
Cowboys 1-9 ATS past 10 season finales
Broncos OVER is 11-2 past 13 games in Week 17
Lions OVER is 10-1 past 11 Week 17 games
Lions 5-1 ATS past 6 regular season finales
Texans played 6 straight Week 17 OVERs
Colts 4-16 ATS past 20 Week 17 games
Jaguars Played 8 straight Week 17 OVERs
Jaguars 1-6 ATS past 7 regular season finales
Dolphins OVER is 11-2 past 13 Week 17 games
Vikings 3-10 ATS past 13 regular season finales
Patriots 12-2 ATS past 14 regular season finales
Patriots OVER is 10-1 past 11 Week 17 games
Saints 3-13 ATS past 16 regular season finales
Giants 7-2 ATS past 9 regular season finales
Chargers played 5 straight season finales OVER total
Redskins OVER is 11-2 past 13 Week 17 games