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Clark: Lynch is bringing physicality back to the Seahawks (1:00)

Ryan Clark breaks down Marshawn Lynch's return to the Seahawks and how he'll help the team moving forward, especially during Week 17 vs. the 49ers. (1:00)

Our panel of NFL experts predicts Week 17's biggest upsets, makes its picks for the huge 49ers-Seahawks game, looks ahead to 2020 with its prognostications and looks back on the past decade in the league.

Plus, our experts evaluate the Bengals' choices with the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL draft.

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What's your top upset pick for Week 17?

Mina Kimes, NFL writer: Falcons (+1) over Buccaneers. It seemed inevitable that Atlanta coach Dan Quinn would be fired this offseason, but I'm no longer certain, because his team seems bent on saving his job. The Falcons' defense has improved by leaps and bounds as of late, so give me Atlanta in a weird one.

Jason Reid, The Undefeated, senior writer: Cardinals (+7) over Rams. Rookie quarterback Kyler Murray is dealing with a minor hamstring injury, but he is expected to play. Murray has validated the Cardinals' decision to select him first overall in the 2019 draft, and his season will end on a high note against the Rams, who failed to reach the postseason for the first time in three seasons under coach Sean McVay.

Aaron Schatz, editor of Football Outsiders: Bengals (+3) over Browns. For a 1-14 team, Cincinnati is less horrible than you might think, especially when you consider only games started by Andy Dalton instead of Ryan Finley. The Bengals are 28th in our weighted DVOA ratings that give less strength to early games. The Browns are down to 23rd in those same ratings.