My two main picks in the Dolphins and Panthers both won last week.
Stay away from road teams.
Stay away from divisional matchups.
Never take a divisional team on the road.
On to Week 12 …
Bengals @ Steelers – I know this is a divisional game, but the Bengals are not good and are coming off a tie to the Eagles. For them, that is like a win, so I expect the Steelers to win big on Thursday Night. Pittsburgh will be looking to beat up on an opponent after three straight tough games.
Buccaneers @ Lions –
Jets @ Titans – Everyone is talking about this potential AFC Championship game preview, but I’m not buying it. Stay away from this game, though.
Bills @ Chiefs – October and November have not been kind to Bills fans. That makes this a tricky game since
Bears @ Rams – Looks like we will have a lot of home underdogs this week. Steven Jackson is already out for the game and the Bears need to win after dropping their last two. I expect them to roll over
Patriots @ Dolphins – This should be a good one. The loser will have five losses while the winner could be tied for first in the AFC East pending the outcome in
Vikings @ Jaguars – An NFC-AFC battle showcases two teams that have underperformed this year. The Vikings, at 5-5, are tied for first in the NFC North, were predicted to go to the Super Bowl. The Jaguars were supposed to battle the Colts for the AFC South lead, but sit in third place at 4-6 thanks to the Titans’ surprising season.
Eagles @ Ravens –
Texans @ Browns – It doesn’t look like Week 12 is going to be easy.
49ers @ Cowboys – Did you save the Cowboys? Now is the time to use them. There is a chance you still have them left since they did not have Tony Romo for a few weeks and you likely did not pick them. They need this game (and the next for that matter) if they want to get back into the hunt in the NFC.
Raiders @ Broncos – Not going near the AFC West rivalry.
Redskins @ Seahawks – The Skins need to get back on track and it won’t be easy in Qwest Field since
Giants @ Cardinals – Intriguing game as the best defense in the NFC takes on the best passing game in the NFC. Whoever determines the tempo of this game should decide the winner.
Panthers @ Falcons – Key NFC South game that the Falcons need to have if they want to have a chance to win the division title.
Colts @ Chargers – Peyton does not have much success against this team and the Chargers did play the Steelers close (11-10*) last week. This looks like a very tough week to pick.
Packers @ Saints – Should be a great, fun, high scoring MNF affair, but who wins? Who knows …
The Cowboys are the choice
if you have them this week. They are home to the Niners and cannot slip up after that big win in DC. Your second choice are the Steelers, who play a divisional game, but they are the choice over a road team. The rest of the schedule looks pretty tough so you may have to break a rule and go with a road team. I know I have stressed the rules, but what home team do you like this week?
if you do not
have the Cowboys or Steelers. I have more faith in the Bears since the Rams are
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Good luck this week!