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.