Week 12 NFL Picks

Week 12 of the 2011 NFL season is upon us and Thanksgiving is today and there are three games today. The first game at 12:30, pits the perfect 10-0 Green Bay Packers in Detroit to take on the upstart 7-3 Detroit Lions in a meaningful game for Detroit on Thanksgiving in a really long time. Back in 1962, the Packers were 10-0 coming into a Thanksgiving game against the Lions and they were handed their first loss by those Lions that day, could it all happen again today? It’s a strong possibility. In game two, we have the 6-4 first place Dallas Cowboys hosting the all of a sudden hot 3-7 Miami Dolphins, who started the year 0-7, but are now on a three game winning streak after destroying Buffalo, Washington, and Kansas City. That game didn’t look too exciting a few weeks ago but with both teams on three game winning streaks, it should make a for a solid game. Then we have the 9-1 San Francisco 49ers flying across the country to take on the 7-3 Baltimore Ravens at 8:30. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will take on brother John Harbaugh in the first ever game to feature both head coaches being brothers. Baltimore possesses the fourth best defense in the NFL, and San Francisco has the eighth best, so don’t look for lots of points in this game. Then on Sunday you got a few good games in the Bills visiting the Jets, the Raiders hosting the Bears, and the Patriots going down to Philadelphia to visit the Eagles. On Monday night, you got the struggling New York Giants flying down to New Orleans to take on the well rested 7-3 Saints in what figures to be a shootout. Now it’s time for my picks, here’s my week 12 NFL picks.


Detroit Lions 27 (+6.5) over Green Bay Packers 24
Dallas Cowboys 23 (-7) over Miami Dolphins 14
San Francisco 49ers 17 (+3.5) over Baltimore Ravens 16
Arizona Cardinals 20 (+3) over St.Louis Rams 17
New York Jets 28 (-9) over Buffalo Bills 17
Cincinnati Bengals 33 (-7) over Cleveland Browns 9
Houston Texans 23 (-3.5) over Jacksonville Jaguars 13
Carolina Panthers 27 (-3) over Indianapolis Colts 20
Tennessee Titans 24 (-3) over Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17
Atlanta Falcons 31 (-9.5) over Minnesota Vikings 17
Chicago Bears 23 (+4) over Oakland Raiders 21
Seattle Seahawks 18 (-3.5) over Washington Redskins 10
New England Patriots 27 (-3) over Philadelphia Eagles 23
San Diego Chargers 28 over Denver Broncos 23 (+6)
Pittsburgh Steelers 30 (-10.5) over Kansas City Chiefs 14
New Orleans Saints 38 (-7) over New York Giants 24

LOCKS OF THE WEEK:
Cincinnati Bengals (-7) over Cleveland Browns
Carolina Panthers (-3) over Indianapolis Colts
New Orleans Saints (-7) over New York Giants
Seattle Seahawks (-3.5) over Washington Redskins
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