It’s time for our NFL Week 12 picks and predictions, starting with a trio of intriguing Thanksgiving Day clashes. Enjoy the turkey!
The Lions have won three straight, and the Bills are now playing a second consecutive game in Detroit. The world is on tilt. That said, Buffalo might not have to put on Thanksgiving.
Pick: Buffalo 34, Detroit 27
Great matchup on a holiday. The Cowboys and Giants both need to win or face dropping down the NFC playoff picture. Dallas won the first matchup, and it should handle business here at home.
Pick: Dallas 26, New York 19
The Vikings are coming off a humiliating loss to the Cowboys. One would think they come out with fire and squash New England, who has no offense to speak of.
Pick: Minnesota 23, New England 19
I’d rather write about supply-side economics than this game.
Pick: Denver 13, Carolina 10
The Buccaneers are coming off their bye and playing a Browns team which, without Deshaun Watson, simply doesn’t have a passing game to fear.
Pick: Tampa Bay 22, Cleveland 16
Washington is making a push beyond quarterback Taylor Heinicke, going 4-1 in his starts. Like the Commanders to keep rolling here.
Pick: Washington 30, Atlanta 24
The Ravens have had some close calls against bad teams this season, but the Jaguars might not have enough offensive punch to pull the upset.
Pick: Baltimore 24, Jacksonville 21
If Justin Fields doesn’t play, this might be the worst quarterback play we see this week. And keep in mind the Broncos and Panthers are meeting up.
Pick: New York 23, Chicago 18
Great game. The Bengals need to keep winning while the Titans are free and clear in the AFC South. Much more important for Cincinnati, and it shows.
Pick: Cincinnati 24, Tennessee 22
This could be a ritualistic killing. Tough to see the Texans being competitive for more than a half in this one.
Pick: Miami 38, Houston 20