NFL Picks, Every Game: Week 12
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo loves Thanksgiving, a day on which he carries a 5-0 record.
By: Nathan Rush | 11/20/12, 6:11 PM EST
NFL Week 12 previews and predictions for every game on the schedule:
Redskins (4-6) at Cowboys (5-5)
DeMarco Murray (foot) and Tyron Smith (ankle) are both expected to miss this traditional rivalry game between the Skins and Boys, while RG3 is making his first Thanksgiving Day appearance.
Cowboys by 1
Texans (9-1) at Lions (4-6)
Detroit is 3–10 on Thanksgiving Day since Barry Sanders retired prior to the 1999 season.
Texans by 5
Patriots (7-3) at Jets (4-6)
New England has a perfect 18–0 regular-season record in the second half of the season since 2010. New York is 9–9 over that same stretch.
Patriots by 9
Titans (4-6) at Jaguars (1-9)
Jake Locker and Blaine Gabbert were selected Nos. 8 and 10 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. But Gabbert has been benched for Chad Henne.
Titans by 4
Bills (4-6) at Colts (6-4)
Andrew Luck looks to bounce back against a Buffalo team coming off a win and 10-day break.
Colts by 4
Steelers (6-4) at Browns (2-8)
Cleveland is 1–9 against Pittsburgh over its last 10 meetings with the AFC North heavyweight.
Steelers by 5
Raiders (3-7) at Bengals (5-5)
Cincy’s roller-coaster season started 3–1, went into an 0–4 slump and is now on a 2–0 run.
Bengals by 6
Broncos (7-3) at Chiefs (1-9)
Von Miller enters Derrick Thomas country having just joined Reggie White, Jevon Kearse and Dwight Freeney as the only players with 11 or more sacks in each of their first two seasons.
Broncos by 12
Seahawks (6-4) at Dolphins (4-6)
Miami a miserable 9-for-34 on third downs over current three-game losing streak.
Dolphins by 2
Falcons (9-1) at Buccaneers (6-4)
Matt Ryan has a 6–2 record against the Bucs, but just a 2–2 mark on the road in Tampa Bay.
Falcons by 6
Vikings (6-4) at Bears (7-3)
Jay Cutler (concussion) “feels good” but “felt bad” for Jason Campbell on Monday night.
Bears by 1
Ravens (8-2) at Chargers (4-6)
Baltimore ball-hawk Ed Reed had his one game suspension overturned and will be playing center field against Bolts knuckleballer Philip Rivers.
Ravens by 2
Rams (3-6-1) at Cardinals (4-6)
Arizona’s six-game winless drought started with a 17–3 loss at St. Louis on Thursday in Week 5.
Cardinals by 2
49ers (7-2-1) at Saints (5-5)
San Fran’s Aldon Smith notched 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles on Monday night. N’awlins’ Drew Brees won’t be so easy to take down.
49ers by 2
Packers (7-3) at Giants (6-4)
The last time these two powers met, New York shocked No. 1-seed Green Bay, 37–20, at Lambeau Field in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
Giants by 1
Panthers (2-8) at Eagles (3-7)
Carolina has held a fourth-quarter lead in five of its last six losses. Meanwhile, Philly has lost six straight in a variety of embarrassing ways.
Eagles by 1
Last week: 12–2 // Season: 110–50
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