NFL Picks, Predictions vs. Week 12 Spread: Seahawks Rock Raiders; Eagles Pop Packers. Dolphins and bosses dominate

Week 11 in the NFL has been rough with some unexpected blowouts and favorites who don’t care about business as much as they should against inferior opponents. Here we hope to get better predictions with a complete list of games and not to wait for the 12th week.

Thanksgiving presents a trio of live games, with Sunday and Monday offering some interesting final games featuring Penn teams. There are also a couple of huge differences in Dolphins and Chiefs’ favor.

With all of that in mind and without further ado, here are Sporting News’ picks against the spread for every NFL Week 12 game.

(Odds in terms of mathematical interaction)

NFL Power Rankings: Cowboys and Patriots climb ahead of Week 12

NFL Picks vs. the Spread for Week 12

  • Midweek 1 game: Bills (-9.5, 54 o/u) at Lions

Thursday 12:30 p.m. ET, CBS

The Bills had some experience adapting to Ford Field. Although Josh Allen continued running back, they should have been happy to start a traditional running game and distribute the ball more effectively in the passing game. The Little Lions defense has been doing a lot better lately and has put in some big plays, but they are struggling against multiple and varied offenses.

Jared Goff hasn’t played all that well during the Lions’ winning streak and a negative game script will put them out of the running. Allen delivers his best game in a month on a full road course in a familiar setting.

pluck or pluck: The bills win 31-20 and cover the spread.

  • Game of the Midweek II: Giants at Cowboys (-9.5, 44.5 o/u)

Thursdays 4:30 p.m. ET, Fox

The Giants don’t rely much on their passing game on the field and will remain patient managing Saquon Barkley after he failed to become a true factor against the Lions. A quick accessory by Daniel Jones could also keep New York in a major league rematch from a 23-16 road win over Dallas in Week 3. Dak Prescott will be playing this time, but the Cowboys haven’t changed their smart identity much. at recent days. The number is a little too big for teams that mostly play each other narrowly. In the end, QBs Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott get the better of Barkley and Jones.

pluck or pluck: The Cowboys win 24-17 but fail to cover the deficit.

  • Game of the third week: Patriots at Vikings (-3, 42.5 degrees/u)

Thursday 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

The Vikings’ 8-2 record came under fire after the Cowboys rocked them 40-3 at home after their improbable road rally against the Bills in Week 10. He doesn’t tend to play well in prime time, and the New England defense under Bill Belichick is also a concern. But between Dalphine Cook. Justin Jefferson and TJ Hawkinson The Vikings have enough point-scoring options here because the Patriots offense is so limited with a shaky Mac Jones.

pluck or pluck: The Vikings win 20-14 and cover the deficit.

  • Game of the Week: Bengals (-1.5, 43 o/u) at Titans

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The Bengals are back in the heat with Joe Burrow and top wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase expected again this week. Cincinnati will have trouble with Derrick Henry on the road, but having Burrow more weapons to attack the Titans’ weakness in pass defense is huge. Look for the Bengals to work for a negative Titans game scenario and force Ryan Tannehill into a duel with Burrow with fewer weapons. Sensei maintains winning momentum in Nashville in last year’s playoffs.

pluck or pluck: The Bengals win 24-20 and cover the gap.

  • Upset of the week: Panthers (+2.5, 35deg/u) on Broncos

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, Fox

The Panthers hope they can swap their QB (again) for an offensive spark. But their frantic defense was held back by inspirational play under Steve Wilkes and that’s not good news for a Bronco offense that can’t get away with Russell Wilson. Nathaniel Hackett is on thin ice and Carolina can cause Denver to slide down the road even with a few goals.

pluck or pluck: Panthers won 13-10.

  • Lock of the week: Seahawks (-3.5, 47.5 o/u) over Raiders

Sunday 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

The Raiders managed to hold off a tepid Broncos in overtime. The Seahawks, after a bye, will battle their weak defense with explosive Kenneth Walker running and Geno Smith getting favorable runs from DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett on the field. Once the Seahawks contain Josh Jacobs on the ground at home, Rookie cornerback Tariq Woolen has the size to contain Derek Carr’s lone offensive source, Davante Adams. This is an awesome short road trip from Las Vegas to Seattle in an old rivalry in West Asia.

pluck or pluck: The Seahawks win 34-22 and cover the spread.

Tom Brady
  • Buccaneer (-3, 43.5°/u) in Brown

Sunday 1 p.m. EST, Fox

Tom Brady got hot before the bye and wouldn’t let the Bucks lose a game like this on the road. The Bucs will lean well on the running game to attack the Browns’ biggest weaknesses and set up favorable shots downfield for Brady. Jacoby Brissett will turn in a more gritty outing before giving way to Deshaun Watson, but it won’t be enough for a rejuvenated goat.

pluck or pluck: The Pirates win 27-20 and cover the spread.

  • Texans at Dolphins (-12.5, 46 o/u)

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Dolphins have a dominant running game whenever the need arises with Jeff Wilson Jr. and Raheem Mostert. The Texans’ 2 cover appearances will try to stop Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle from burning them out on the field, but a lot of their damage can also happen in an open field after the catch and any wide receiver can get past the defensive backs. Texans will try to run to stay in it, but they just don’t have enough firepower to hang around here.

pluck or pluck: The Dolphins win 31-17 and cover the deficit.

  • Bears in planes (-6, 41.5°/u)

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, Fox

Justin Fields is on fire but he’s still making key errors and the Bears’ defense has held them losing big time during a four-game losing streak. Fields are now being hit and you are facing a poor defense with limited attack. Fellow sophomore QB Zach Wilson looks like a complete bust by comparison, but here he can get real support from his running game and receivers. The Jets put up the points needed to survive and keep their AFC hopes from fading further.

pluck or pluck: The Jets win 20-17 but fail to cover the gap.

Taylor Hynek
  • Falcons at Leaders (-3.5, 43°/n)

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, Fox

This is a bad match for the Falcons on the road. They need to run the ball well to win, but the captains stop the run. They have major problems covering final passes, and that won’t work well against Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel. They also can’t stop a run or cover their backs, problem against Antonio Gibson. The Commanders defense is generally playing better as the team is getting hot for Taylor Heineck.

pluck or pluck: Leaders win 24-17 and cover the spread.

  • Crows (-4, 44°/u) in Jaguar

Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBS

The Ravens didn’t play well against the Panthers. Lamar Jackson wasn’t up to speed with his usual post-bye running and passing was stagnant trying to force the ball to limited wide receivers when not targeting Mark Andrews. Baltimore would return to running effectively while the defense would once again hold a team against running and passing. Jacksonville has more pop than Carolina at home but it just won’t be enough.

pluck or pluck: The Ravens win 27-17 and cover the deficit.

  • Chargers (-3.5, 47.5°C) at Cardinals

Sunday 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

The Chargers have too much variety in their passing offense for the Cardinals defense to handle, especially with pass protection rebounding to better support Justin Herbert’s acceleration. The Cardinals’ questionable QB status isn’t helped by the possibility that Kyler Murray will miss another game. Colt McCoy can try to keep them in the game against the Bolts, but there isn’t enough lightning around him and they need more than a James Conner run.

pluck or pluck: The Chargers win 30-20 and cover the gap.

Patrick Mahomes
  • Rams at the leaders (-15, 44°/n)

Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox

The Rams offense continues to unravel. The offensive line’s ongoing injury woes have spilled over into the skilled players, with Matthew Stafford joining Cooper Kupp on the shelf. A QB’s deep digging with shaky protection and no real running game is one problem. This is the defense that looks the least motivated and totally rips across the field in the passing game, despite the presence of Aaron Donald and Galen Ramsey. Patrick Mahomes must remember his epic shootout loss to the Rams four seasons ago. He’ll make amends here in an absolute blast.

pluck or pluck: The Chiefs win 42-20 and cover the spread.

  • Saints at 49ers (-8.5, 42 o/u)

Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox

The Saints have released many leaks against escape. They can also work well in the red. With their offense on the defensive front, it’s not a good development to take on the 49ers offensive line. On the other hand, the 49ers defense could upset Andy Dalton after containing Alvin Kamara. Christian McCaffrey leads BATE another familiar opponent in the NFC South.

pluck or pluck: 49ers win 31-17 and cover the spread.

  • Packers at Eagles (-7, 45.5 o/u)

Sunday 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC

The Packers have been a bad road team this season. The Eagles, with the exception of the Leaders disaster in Week 10, were a dominant team in Philadelphia. They got away with sluggish play in Indianapolis and will want to keep the momentum going in the late game with Jalen Hurts. His running and passing will overwhelm his depleted and undisciplined defense. Aaron Rodgers will be attacked by a tough front once the Eagles newcomers help contain a run.

pluck or pluck: Eagles win 31-20 and cover the difference.

  • Steelers at Colts (-3, 39 °/u)

Monday 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN

The Steelers will try to piss off Matt Ryan with TJ Watt and his friends, but the real problem with their defense is suddenly running Jonathan Taylor. They would also struggle with the size-versus-speed combination of Michael Bateman Jr. and Paris Campbell. Kenny Pickett steps into another tough defensive game for a freshman and his running back and Nagy Harris will keep Pittsburgh short on the scoreboard.

pluck or pluck: The Colts win 23-19 and cover the spread.

Record week 11 live: 8-5
Week 11 record against the spread: 5-7
Record season live: 97-63
Season record vs. difference: 79-79

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