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Sam Farmer's NFL Week 17 picks

Sam Farmer's NFL Week 17 picks

The Times’ NFL columnist, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 12-4 (.750); season 162-78 (.675). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 4-11-1 (.267); season 111-116-13 (.489).

CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-9) at BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-6)

Sunday, 1:15 p.m.

TV: None. DirecTV: 714.

Line: Ravens by 91/2. O/U: 401/2.

The Ravens still have their playoff goal within their grasp, and they have the defense to set the tone. Pressed to the wall, they get the job done on their home...

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