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NFL Expert Picks: Who the experts are taking in Bills vs. Jets Week 17

The Pittsburgh Steelers need a win and some help in Week 17 to make the playoffs. That "help" has to be in the form of the Bills beating the Jets. See who the experts like in this important AFC East battle.

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Some might read this article and wonder why there is an article surrounding the prediction of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills Week 17 game on a Pittsburgh Steelers website. If you are asking why this article is important to the Steelers, then maybe you need to go back and look over some of the material regarding Pittsburgh's lone scenario to make the postseason.

As most know, the Steelers need to beat the Cleveland Browns in Week 17 and the Buffalo Bills to upset the New York Jets at home in Week 17. The Bills have beaten the Jets their past three meetings, and Rex Ryan surely knows what is on the line for his former team. With the Jets traveling to Orchard Park, NY Sunday, it is a win-and-in situation for Gang Green, but their former head coach could put an end to that madness with a home victory.

The Bills coaches and players have plenty to play for, even though the playoffs are out of the picture. Quite frankly, many will be playing for their jobs next season, and if that isn't motivation enough, the fact they could end their bitter AFC East rivals' season should be enough to have the home team playing with plenty of gusto in Week 17.

Regardless of the X's and O's, who are the experts taking to win this AFC East showdown in the regular season finale? At ESPN their contingent of experts sees this game going to Jets' way, but there is a small group of experts taking the Bills to wreck the Jets' playoff party. The experts at FOXSports are nearly split, with 4 out of 7 picking the Jets to win in Week 17.

At CBSSports, their experts are very pro-Jets as only 2 experts predict a Bills upset, and a similar story can be said here at SB Nation with only 2 experts taking Buffalo to hold serve this Sunday.

Our friends at NFL Pick Watch, a website dedicated to locating all expert picks across the web and placing them in one convenient location, have 77-percent of the experts taking the Jets to punch their ticket to the postseason for the first time in 5 years. Anything can happen in the NFL, and the Pittsburgh Steelers sure are hoping the Bills show up in a big way to help their cause.