2017 NFL Picks: Week 12

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. The rest of the picks are now up once you scroll beyond the first three games from Thursday,

Vikings (-2.5) over LIONS– Vikings are clicking right now and it looks like it will just be one of those years for them. I like them in a close game. Vikings 24 Lions 20

Chargers (+1.5) over COWBOYS– Dallas is headed in the wrong direction while the Chargers got a great break last week in a laugher vs the Bills keeping them fresh. If LA can stay strong they have a shot in the weak AFC West. Chargers 23 Cowboys 21

REDSKINS (-7.5) over Giants– Both teams are banged up and the line is big, but this is the kind of team that the Redskins should feast on unless there is a hangover from last weeks loss. Redskins 27 Giants 14

Titans (-3.5) over COLTS– Though I  think the Titans have been disappointing this year I would expect them to find a way to beat the Colts even if it’s a late game win. Titans 27 Colts 23

FALCONS (-8.5) over Bucs– Falcons are looking better on offense while the Bucs have to be one of the most disappointing teams of the year. Falcons 30 Bucs 17

PATRIOTS (-16.5) over Dolphins– This is a huge line but the Dolphins are a mess. They may put a few points on the board but this is a game the Pats should wrap up by the end of the first quarter. Patriots 37 Dolphins 17

Browns (+8.5) over BENGALS– This is a tough one as I have no faith in the Browns but equally I have little faith in the Bengals being able to win by 9 points. Ill take the points. Bengals 19 Browns 13

EAGLES (-13.5) over Bears– This has the makings of a trap game but I believe the Eagles are good enough to avoid that. If they are on their game defensively they should cover this one. Eagles 33 Bears 17

JETS (+4.5) over Panthers– Jets have played relatively well at home and should be able to hang around the Panthers unless Carolina’s defense has one of those days where they hold a team to a few field goals. Panthers 20 Jets 16

CHIEFS (-9.5) over Bills– Huge game for KC. If they cant right the ship against a Bills team that just looks like they have given up the alarm signals have to go way up. Chiefs 31 Bills 17

Seahawks (-7.5) over 49ERS– Part of me thinks this is a game that the Seahawks sleepwalk through and win 9-3 while another part of me says they will just pour it on against an overmatched team.  Ill go with the latter. Seahawks 34 49ers 14

Jaguars (-4.5) over CARDINALS– Not sure the Cardinals stand a chance even at home. Jaguars 27 Cardinals 13

RAMS (-2.5) over Saints– Last weeks game was too big for LA but maybe being home will help them get back on track.  This will be an impressive win for the Rams if they pull it off. Rams 29 Saints 26

RAIDERS (-4.5) over Broncos– Since the bye week the Broncos have been competitive in all of one game. Raiders are struggling as well but I have more faith in them than I do the Broncos offense. Raiders 20 Broncos 13

Packers (+14.5) over STEELERS– Nobody plays down to bad teams more than the Steelers and I don’t expect any differently this week. Steelers 23 Packers 13

RAVENS (-7.5) over Texans– Ravens are a feast or famine team. Basically if you think they will win its going to be a slaughter, otherwise they will get upset outright. Ill pick them to win. Ravens 23 Texans 7

  • McGeorge

    What will the Vikings do with Ca Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater, and Sam Bradford after the season?
    Who do they keep?
    I assume they let Bradford walk.
    Could they workout a trade where they franchise the other QB and trade him?
    If they keep Bridgewater, what kind of contract will Keenum get? Better than Osweillers?
    If they keep Keenum and let Bridewater go, what will he get?
    I wonder if teh Jets will go for one of them?

    • a57se

      WAY TOO many questions.

      • McGeorge

        So answer some of them :-)

        Maybe Keenum is too risky to commit to a big long term contract, but it sure will be interesting and some teams will be tempted.