Welcome to a weekly installment of NFL picks. Feel free to keep track of your predictions and see if you can beat the author.
Straight-up Record: 110-50-1
ATS Record: 79-79-3
Week 12 Byes: None
Houston Texans at Detroit Lions (+3)
Texans 31, Lions 24
Deshaun Watson will have one of the most electric performances of the weekend as the Texans roll to their second Thanksgiving victory in Detroit.
Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys (-3)
Cowboys 20, Football Team 16
Last year, the Cowboys fell to the Bills on Thanksgiving. This year, the Cowboys will knock off the Football Team.
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (-7)
Steelers 48, Ravens 10
The Ravens and Steelers are known for playing tight, gritty games. This game will not be close. The Steelers will move to 11-0 and eliminate the Ravens from the divisional race with the largest blowout in rivalry history.
Las Vegas Raiders at Atlanta Falcons (+3)
Raiders 31, Falcons 24
Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills (-5.5)
Bills 27, Chargers 24
New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals (+6)
Giants 37, Bengals 17
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts (-3)
Titans 24, Colts 20
Quarterback play will be the story of the game. Ryan Tannehill will do enough to propel the Titans back on top of the AFC South (via tiebreaker).
Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings (-3.5)
Vikings 27, Panthers 24
Teddy Bridgewater‘s return to Minneapolis will not end in triumph, but it will end with annoyed Minnesota spread bettors.
Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots (+2.5)
Cardinals 27, Patriots 20
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets (+7)
Dolphins 28, Jets 6
After an embarrassing loss in Denver, the Dolphins will clobber the Jets. The tank is safe… for now.
Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars (+7)
Browns 41, Jaguars 14
New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos (+6)
Saints 27, Broncos 13
Taysom Hill‘s second NFL start will go even smoother than his first. The NFC-leading Saints will cruise to their ninth victory.
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams (-6.5)
Rams 30, 49ers 17
The NFC West-leading Rams will notch another divisional victory and apply more pressure to the Saints, Packers, and Seahawks.
Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3.5)
Chiefs 33, Buccaneers 24
The Chiefs will win their first of two games in Tampa Bay. While they will not play the Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55, they will knock off the NFC representative in Tampa in early February.
Sunday Night Football:
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (-8.5)
Packers 21, Bears 10
Chicago’s tailspin continues as the Packers move to 8-3.
Monday Night Football:
Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles (+5)
Seahawks 35, Eagles 17
Seeing wins by the Rams and Cardinals on Sunday, the Seahawks will defeat the Eagles for the third time in 12 months. However, the score will not be 17-9.
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