10 Takeaways From Week 12 of the NFL Season

Here’s a look back at the week that was Week 12.

Fanelli’s Fave Five Prop Bets Special: Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

This game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers was supposed to take place on Thanksgiving. However, the Ravens had several positive Covid-19 cases, and the league moved the game to Sunday afternoon, only to push it back again Tuesday night and then again today at 3:40 P.M. est. Several Steeler players voiced their displeasure with the NFL’s decision, most notably was star wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

2021 NFL General Manager Candidates

To most NFL fans, they only see the players on Sundays. Little do they know how important the people behind the scenes are. Most of the blame falls upon the head coach when the team doesn’t do well, leading to their departure, most of the time from the general manager. Sometimes, when things need a full rebuild, both the general manager and head coach get fired. That is the case of a few teams already this season.

Week 12 Recap: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Kansas City Chiefs traveled to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers in Week 12, and Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill each had huge games.

Week 12 Recap: Los Angeles Chargers vs Buffalo Bills

A matchup between two teams at opposite ends of the AFC playoff race, the Los Angeles Chargers traveled to Buffalo to battle the Bills on Sunday. A game that ultimately felt much closer than it was, Anthony Lynn’s team fell behind by multiple scores early and could never recover. Nearly giving the game away in the final quarter, Josh Allen and the Bills offense turned the ball over on three consecutive possessions in their sloppiest stretch of play so far this season. Securing their second winning season in a row for the first time in 20 years, here’s how the Bills defeated the Chargers.

Week 12 Preview: Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles

In this week’s Monday Night Football matchup, the 7-3 Seattle Seahawks travel to Philadelphia to take on the 3-6-1 Eagles. The Seahawks have won the previous five meetings, including twice last year, in Week 12 and the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

Week 12 Recap: Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

With their season on the line, the Chicago Bears turned to 2017 first-round draft pick Mitchell Trubisky. Head Coach Matt Nagy preached his confidence for the offense under his fourth-year quarterback during every press conference this week. Trubisky even gave a powerful pre-game speech to the Bears, but all of the words failed to convert into winning action for the Bears on Sunday Night Football. 

Fanelli’s Fave Five Prop Bets for MNF: Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles

In tonight’s game, we have a matchup between the 7-3 Seattle Seahawks against the 3-6-1 Philadelphia Eagles. Despite the difference in their records, both teams are in the race for their respective division titles. Depending on how the rest of the season shakes out, these two teams could meet up in the first round of playoffs, just like they did last season.

Week 12 Recap: Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets

The Dolphins move to 7-4 as they took care of business today against the New York Jets.

Week 12 Recap: Arizona Cardinals vs. New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are now 5-6 and very much in the AFC playoff conversation after a last-second field goal against the Arizona Cardinals.