NFL Week 12 2020: Picks and predictions for each game

Tom Brady, New England Patriots, Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, New England Patriots, Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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The NFL Week 12 schedule gives us a tripleheader on Thanksgiving, followed by a quality Sunday including Patrick Mahomes vs. Tom Brady.

As always, all lines are courtesy of Oddshark.

3-7. 10. 50. HOU -2.5. CBS. Thursday, Nov. 26. 4-6. 12:30 p.m. ET

Hopefully you and yours are thankful for plenty despite the challenging year. Still, nobody is thankful for this game. Nobody. Not the players, fans, coaches or league. In fact, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, let’s cancel this disaster.

Pick: Houston 24, Detroit 23, Football’s self respect 0

58. FOX. Thursday, Nov. 26. 3-7. 4:30 p.m. ET. 3-7. 123. DAL -3

This does has meaning, especially after the tragic passing of Cowboys’ strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul. The winner of this affair will be leading the NFC East, even if only for three days pending what the Giants and Eagles do.

Pick: Dallas 22, Washington 20

Thursday, Nov. 26. 55. PIT -4. 8:20 p.m. ET. NBC. 10-0. 6-4. 26

The Steelers are trying to stay ahead of Kansas City for the top seed in the AFC. Meanwhile, the Ravens, who haven’t practiced all week due to COVID-related issues, are attempting to essentially stay afloat in the playoff picture. Huge, huge game.

Pick: Pittsburgh 27, Baltimore 21

6-4. Sunday, Nov. 29. 47. AZ -2.5. 32. FOX. 4-6. 1 p.m. ET

This feels like a game where Bill Belichick screws with Kyler Murray, and the Patriots win a hideous affair. However, nobody has a slower front seven than New England, and that’s going to be the difference against the electric talent on the other side.

Pick: Arizona 30, New England 25

4-7. FOX. 4-6. 87. Sunday, Nov. 29. 60. MIN -4.5. 1 p.m. ET

This could have been intriguing if Minnesota had beaten Dallas last Sunday. As it stands, we’re looking at two afterthoughts trying to salvage some long lost dignity before the season ends and everyone tries to think about happier days.

Pick: Minnesota 32, Carolina 19