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Sam Farmer's NFL Week 17 picks
Sam Farmer's NFL Week 17 picks

The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 8-8 (.500); season 153-86-1 (.640). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 8-8 (.500); season 128-111-1 (.536). :: Jacksonville (3-12) at Houston (8-7) Sunday, 10 a.m. Texans 23, Jaguars 14 TV: None. DirecTV: 705. Line: Texans by 9 1/2. O/U: 40 1/2. The Texans need all kinds of help to get into the postseason, but at least they have a pulse. The Jaguars play hard and show occasional flashes, but Houston gets the edge. :: Chicago (5-10) at Minnesota (6-9)...

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