It’s been an extremely busy week for me, as I attempt to get as many things done as I can before I’m out of commission for a few weeks. On that note, I’ll do my best to get some picks up for next week, depending on how my surgery goes.
To better times!
Week Twelve Picks
Winners in Bold
Tampa at Indianapolis
Game of the week potential here. Indy has been getting steadily better, establishing the running game and asserting themselves defensively. Tampa is slowly getting healthier on both sides of the ball. Tampa needs all the wins they can get if they are to remain in the hunt for the NFC’s top seed, while Indy has a chance to move closer to the catastrophically injured Titans.
New York J at Houston
This week’s version of the Toilet Bowl, courtesy of two of the most messed-up franchises in the league.
Philadelphia at New York G
Philly’s been on a bit of a roll, playing decent defense and running the ball with aplomb. The talented but snake-bitten G-men limp along. Never knowing what each week will bring.
Carolina at Miami
Cam Newton will have had another week back with Carolina under his belt for this one.
Tennessee at New England
This season began with a lot of promise for Tennessee, yet even though they find themselves at 8-3, they’ve lost Derrick Henry, Julio Jones, and now AJ Brown. New England looks better every week.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
Cincy beat Pittsburgh already this season, and though they’ve struggled a bit since, I believe that Cincy will complete the season sweep.
Atlanta at Jacksonville
Times are pretty low in Atlanta. In a meaningless game, why not take the Jags?
Los Angeles Bolts at Denver
LA’s offense is showing signs of life again. If they can get their defense on track, they can still be contenders.
Los Angeles R at Green Bay
Tough call here, but I give a slight edge to LA.
Minnesota at San Francisco
Minnesota is so hot right now.
Cleveland at Baltimore
Cleveland should be able to win this one by running the ball, as the physicality will take its toll on banged-up Baltimore.
Seattle at Washington
Washington’s defense has come on of late after a shaky start, and Taylor Heinicke has been a capable option at QB. Russell Wilson still doesn’t look right to me.