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Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 17

Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 17

The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 10-6 (.625); season 146-94 (.608). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 9-7 (.563); season 122-114-4 (.517).


New Orleans (6-9) at Atlanta (8-7)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Falcons 23, Saints 21

TV: None. DirecTV: 705.

Line: Falcons by 4. O/U: 52 1/2.

Even though the Falcons could be in line for a letdown after their huge upset of Carolina last Sunday, they should be able to take advantage of New Orleans' horrible...