Week 12 Predictions

Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

One of the best times of the NFL regular season takes place today. Football and Thanksgiving at this point almost go hand and hand, as the combo of spending time with family and watching a few games is tough to beat. On top of the three games, there is also a full slate this weekend with no teams on bye. In the spirit of the holiday, it’s always nice to remember what you’re thankful for and as much as we all love football, the games do come secondary to the time spent with loved ones.

Last week: 10-4, Season: 92-69

Last week against the spread: 6-8, Season: 74-87

Game of the weak: Jaguars vs Bills: While the Bills are still in the hunt at 5-5, this game on a full slate stood out as having the least intrigue. The real question for the Bills is how they will move the ball through the air. With Sammy Watkins out indefinitely and now Robert Woods missing this week, it will be interesting to see how Tyrod Taylor works with the other wideouts (I’m assuming Charles Clay sees a decent amount of looks) in this one. Jaguars 17 Bills (-7.5) 23

Game of the week: Redskins vs Cowboys: For the first time, all of the teams playing on Thanksgiving are .500 or better. Granted, the Lions struggles over the decades have probably prevented this from happening sooner. But regardless of when this one is played, this would be the game I’m looking forward to. We all know about the Cowboys win streak, but both of these teams are coming in red hot. After dropping their first two games, the Redskins since then have been 6-1-1. Much of that will be attributed to Kirk Cousins who has 16 touchdowns to just four interceptions in that eight game stretch.

Both teams have strong offensive lines and can put up points, but which team is going to step up defensively and make plays at the end? There is a very good chance that will be what determines the winner in this one. Redskins 23 Cowboys (-7.5) 26

Vikings 20 Lions (-2.5) 24

Steelers 26 Colts (+3.5) 17

Titans 24 Bears (+3.5) 20

Bengals 16 Ravens (-4.5) 21

Cardinals 23 Falcons (-5.5) 28

Giants 26 Browns (+7.5) 17

Rams 20 Saints (-7.5) 31

49ers 14 Dolphins (-7.5) 26

Chargers 21 Texans (+1.5) 23

Seahawks 26 Buccaneers (+5.5) 17

Panthers 20 Raiders (-3.5) 26

Patriots 31 Jets (+7.5) 20

Chiefs 21 Broncos (-3.5) 24

Packers 24 Eagles (-3.5) 21

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