NFL Prop Shop: Week 17's best prop plays

Dec 28, 2012 |
NFL Prop Shop: Week 17's best prop plays
Cincy will lean on Andy Dalton to move the chains in Week 17.
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Cincy will lean on Andy Dalton to move the chains in Week 17.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
It's hard to believe, but the NFL regular season will wrap up with a full slate of divisional matchups Sunday.

Here are four prop bets to consider as we aim to head into the postseason on a winning note.

Most passing yards

Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens) vs. Andy Dalton (Cincinnati Bengals)

I don't like the look of this Ravens offense right now, even after that beatdown of the Giants last Sunday. We should see Baltimore pound away with Ray Rice early and often in this one, making Joe Flacco a bit of an afterthought.

Andy Dalton faced a tougher matchup in Pittsburgh last week but still managed to throw for 278 yards. With the Bengals ground game still stuck in neutral, look for Dalton to be called upon plenty Sunday.

Take: Dalton

Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers) vs. Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints)

This should be a shootout from start to finish and, with that in mind, I'll give the edge to Brees at home in the dome.

Cam Newton has guided the Panthers to three straight wins but he's seen his passing yardage decline in each contest. Don't be surprised if he does more with his feet than his arm in this one.

Take: Brees

Most rushing yards

Shonn Greene (New York Jets) vs. C.J. Spiller (Buffalo Bills)

The Bills offense has sputtered lately but that hasn't stopped C.J. Spiller from turning in back-to-back 100-plus yard efforts. He's ran for 241 yards on only 39 carries in the last two weeks and should find plenty of room to operate against a down-trodden Jets defense Sunday.

Shonn Greene did manage to find the end zone twice against the Chargers last week, but he's topped out at 77 rushing yards over his last three games. In fact, he's gained more than 77 yards on the ground only once in the last nine weeks.

Take: Spiller

Most pass receptions

Danny Amendola (St. Louis Rams) vs. Sidney Rice (Seattle Seahawks)

The Seahawks defense is firing on all cylinders right now and I won't be shocked if the Rams come out with a rather conservative offensive game plan in an effort to avoid those critical turnovers against this opportunistic bunch. That should lead to more targets for Sam Bradford's security blanket, Danny Amendola.

Russell Wilson has really been spreading the ball around lately and that's meant a decreased workload for Sidney Rice. He's caught only seven passes in the last three weeks and will be hard-pressed to top four catches in this one.

Take: Amendola

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