This Thanksgiving there are a few things we should all be thankful for: Food, Family, and of course, Football! With that, lets get to the Week 12 Picks.
(Home team in CAPS)
Green Bay -6 over DETROIT
This will be a very high scoring game and an amazing way to start our football Thanksgiving. Stafford looked like he will be able to go toe to toe with Rodgers, but I expect a few costly picks to give the edge to the Pack by a TD.
Miami +7 over DALLAS
The Cowboys have several injuries to deal with and coming off a tough game will keep this game close for a while. I would not be surprised if the Dolphins continue their recent success.
BALTIMORE -3 over San Francisco
Baltimore is the toughest team to predict in the league. They play good against good teams and look awful against bad teams. The 49ers are a good team and therefore the Ravens should come to play this week. Don’t forget that the Ravens have the older brother as their coach, nothing is worse than loosing to the little bro, especially on national TV.
ATLANTA -9.5 over Minnesota
Chances are good AP will not play; the Falcons are great at home. This will be a blowout.
Carolina -3.5 over INDIANAPOLIS
This should be a much higher spread! The Colts are awful, and the Panthers can score. Cam will show once again why he is the favorite for offensive rookie of the year. This will be yet another blowout city. I am obligated to remind those of you who might have forgotten while the Colts were on a bye; they are awful and under no circumstance will they try in this game.
CINNCINATI -7.5 over Cleveland
Dalton can throw the ball, AJ Green should be back and the Bengals should be back to playing well against terrible teams. As long as the Bengals don’t play the Steelers or Ravens they should be good.
NY JETS -8 over Buffalo
The Jets do not instill any confidence in anyone, but the Bills are in a free fall. Fred Jackson is hurt, and Fitzpatrick has looked awful since getting paid. This game will be ugly, but the Jets should win handily.
Tampa Bay +3 over TENNESSEE
This is just an awful game. Chris Johnson cannot run the ball anymore and has been killing not only fantasy owners, but the Titans all year. Another awful game to watch this Sunday.
ST. LOUIS -3 over Arizona
These teams played a very competitive overtime game back in Week 9, and I expect this to be the same. The Rams will be at home this time around and with continued QB questions in Arizona I expect the Rams to pull this one out.
Houston -3 over JACKSONVILLE
It should not matter who is playing QB for the Texans this week. The Jags are terrible, and Arian Foster is playing better than ever. Look for the Texans to run for over 200 yards and dominate the game.
SEATTLE -4 over Washington
Avert your eyes. This will be unwatchable. Seattle is good at home and I think that’s all this game deserves.
OAKLAND -4.5 over Chicago
Cutler going down kills this team. The Bears are still a strong defensive team, but this injury sucked the life out of them. It is sad for the Bears who were having a great under the radar season. Palmer has looked very competent and should be able to lead this team to another win.
New England -4 over PHILADELPHIA
The Pats are very good, and the Eagles are very unpredictable. Call this an attempt at a reverse jinx, but I have no confidence in the Eagles.
Denver +6.5 over SAN DIEGO
There is no explanation for Tebow’s success, but I am a believer. I am going to ride Tebow until John Elway finally gets his way and finds a replacement for him.
Pittsburgh -10.5 KANSAS CITY
This game is by no means going to be close. The Chiefs have lost players all over the field and looked god awful last week against the Pats. The Steelers should roll them. The only concern in the garbage time points for the Chiefs.
NEW ORLEANS -7 over NY Giants
The schedule is catching up to the Giants. The Saints are rested and should be ready to roll a struggling Giants offense that cannot run the ball.
We will have a great start and finish to Week 12. What we have in the middle leaves much to be desired. Enjoy the games, good luck with your picks and as always, gamble responsibly.
Last Week: 6-7-1