NFL Week 12 Picks
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! Although Thanksgiving is known as a time to spend with your family and be thankful you’re here, while feasting on a delicious turkey, besides food and family, there is one more thing that Thanksgiving has come to be about. Football. So for the special occasion of Turkey Day, my Week 12 Picks are here, just in time for the 12:30 Eagles-Lions Thanksgiving football game.
Lock Of The Week
Colts, 27, Buccaneers, 9
Although the Buccaneers have had a decent year so far and the Colts have looked like crap for most of it, I think this one will end like the old times. Colts blowout Bucs.
The Colts already have plenty in TD scoring RBs Frank Gore and Ahmad Bradshaw, despite the decent Bucs rush. However, the opportunities for Colts receivers are endless versus a horrible, practically empty secondary. T.Y. Hilton and Andre Johnson alone will score plenty, not to mention tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener. So expect lots of scoring for Indy.
Meanwhile, the Bucs will likely fall to a well balanced, powerful Colts defense. Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson, Mike Evans and ASJ won’t even fill a starting lineup, unless Luke Stocker, Brandon Myers, Cameron Brate, Louis Murphy, Bobby Rainey or Charles Sims III joins. Doug Martin will have D’ Qwell Jackson in his way. Three good corners, (Vontae Davis, Greg Toler and Darius Butler) to stop the pass. So their will be limited chances for the Buccaneers to score, leading the Colts to blow them out.
Notable Locks: Cardinals over 49ers
Upset Of The Week
Titans, 38, Raiders, 24
The Raiders have made a fool of themselves and lost in easy, winnable games. They’ve lost to both the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions, one good NFC North team in a home game, one really bad NFC North team that is slowly getting it together in a road game. Can the sloppy Titans get by in a home game against them? Well, let’s get into the details.
Marcus Mariota has had an alright season so far, there have been two major road blocks. One is his sprained MCL around Week 6. Two is that his team isn’t stepping it up for him. They can as they will find ways against a mysterious Raiders D. Sure, running backs David Cobb, Dexter McCluster and Antonio Andrews will be slowed down by a good Raiders d-line, but the secondary has one good safety, Charles Woodson, nobody else is a quality player on the secondary. Delanie Walker will sure have a guard, but Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter, Harry Douglas and Anthony Fasano can also score enough to outbeat the recently struggling Raiders offense against a growing Tennessee defense.
The Raiders running back Latavius Murray has already struggled enough, but it’ll be worse against Brian Orakpo. The receiving game has began to slack of as well. They’ll have a couple weapons in Michael Crabtree and Mychal Rivera. But still, the Titans will have slightly more weapons, giving them upset power over the suddenly slacking Raiders.
Notable Upsets: Redskins over Giants, Cowboys over Panthers
Lions, 28, Eagles, 17
Cowboys, 20, Panthers, 17
Packers, 20, Bears, 17
Texans, 34, Saints, 27
Falcons, 48, Vikings, 44
Bengals, 35, Rams, 21
Redskins, 31, Giants, 27
Chiefs, 41, Bills, 34
Jets, 34, Dolphins, 13
Jaguars, 62, Chargers, 13
Cardinals, 49, 49ers, 21
Seahawks, 33, Steelers, 21
Broncos, 27, Patriots, 20
Browns, 35, Ravens, 24
Team Of The Week
- I have not done well predicting this team historically
- This team used a backup QB as a starter for an injury at some point this season.
- This team has a good, but injury filled defense
- This team is located south of St. Louis.
- This team is one of the Top 5 most shown teams on Thanksgiving Day and is on today.
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