NFL Office Pool Picks Week 12
Thanksgiving weekend always features some intense rivalry games. For Week 12, we’ll have an NFC battle between 3-7 teams that could move one team into first place. We’ll have an AFC North battle between the undefeated Steelers and the playoff hopeful Ravens. We’ve also got the Colts facing off with the Titans in a game that could help decide the AFC South. Here are the pool picks for this week’s slate.
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Texans vs Lions: The Texans showed off their offense in the air against the Patriots, even with Stephon Gilmore back. Both of these teams have terrible secondaries, but the Texans can be a lot more consistent in this one. However, D’Andre Swift and Kenny Golladay could be back for the Lions, making this a high scoring affair. Take the Texans -3.
Washington vs Cowboys: With Dalton under center, the Cowboys look solid on offense. Washington has been a very good defense this season, but the offense just hasn’t done enough to win games consistently. This game could be for first place in the NFC East. The Cowboys will win under Dalton. Take the Cowboys -3.
Ravens vs Steelers: Because of COVID, this game has been pushed back from Thursday to Sunday. The Ravens haven’t looked the best on defense, and offensively they’re being figured out. Whether the Ravens are short of players or not, expect the undefeated Steelers to be in control. Take the Steelers -4.
Raiders vs Falcons: The Raiders have figured out the Chiefs. Even though they lost last week, the Raiders offense looks really good. Any team going up against the Falcons defense will look good offensively. That Raiders defense is scary, but the Falcons are too inconsistent to trust on both sides of the ball. Take the Raiders -3.
Chargers vs Bills: The Bills have been fantastic on offense, but their defense has been suspect at times. With Burrow’s injury, Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert should take advantage of a poor defense of the Bills. But I also don’t like the Chargers chances at getting stops on defense, either. Take the Bills -5.5.
Giants vs Bengals: Joe Burrow is done for the year, and that sums up the season for the Bengals. Meanwhile, the Giants are still fighting for the NFC East and have some momentum after winning two straight. You can make it three. Take the Giants -6.
Titans vs Colts: The Titans and Colts won close games last week, but only one can win this week. The Titans secondary has allowed way too many touchdowns, and the Colts run defense has been solid. Those are keys to this game and why I like the Colts to get the win. Take the Colts -3.
Panthers vs Vikings: The Panthers didn’t miss a beat without Teddy Bridgewater last week. This week, they’ll have him back, and the offense figures to dominate against a Vikings team that allowed 31 points to the Cowboys. There will be plenty of offense in this one, but the Vikings offense, even without Thielen, intrigues me more. Take the Vikings -3.5.
Cardinals vs Patriots: The Patriots are just not the same team this year. The defense has struggled, and the offense isn’t scoring at a high volume. The Cardinals are the opposite of that this season. They’ve scored plenty and have a defense that has been solid for the most part. Take the Cardinals -2.5.
Dolphins vs Jets: The Dolphins defense has had a ridiculous pass rush all season and have been able to get many turnovers. The Jets, on the other hand, have no offense and like to turn the ball over. It’s a match made in Heaven for the Dolphins, who will start Tua Tagovailoa after all. Take the Dolphins -7.
Browns vs Jaguars: The Jaguars are moving on from Jake Luton. So, there’s that. Now onto their third quarterback, going up against a Browns team that should absolutely destroy them in the run game. The Browns have a chance to go 8-3 and I’m here for it. Take the Browns -7.
Saints vs Broncos: The Saints will roll with Taysom Hill after a successful start at quarterback last week against the Falcons. The Broncos are a much better defense, but Drew Lock of the Broncos might make more mistakes than Hill. He has 11 interceptions on the year. Take the Saints -6.
49ers vs Rams: The 49ers are finished. It’s a wrap. The season is over. That’s fine. They’ll be back next season. Meanwhile, the Rams look like the most balanced team in the NFL and have shown off their offense and defense consistently this season. That continues against the 49ers who have been terrible in their secondary. Take the Rams -7.
Chiefs vs Buccaneers: The Chiefs defense has been a bit suspect recently, but the offense has picked them up. Meanwhile, Tom Brady’s Buccaneers have been inconsistent on so many levels this season. But after watching the Raiders dissect the Chiefs’ defense, I’m confident in Brady as well. Take the Buccaneers +3.5.
Bears vs Packers Welcome back Mitch Trubisky. He’s likely getting the start for the Bears in this game on primetime. The Packers have one of the better offenses, while the Bears have one of the better defenses. Still, Aaron Rodgers can throw against the best of them and make it look easy. Take the Packers -8.5.
Seahawks vs Eagles: The Carson Wentz era is nearing its end. The Eagles have a solid pass rush, but there’s no way the coverage can last long enough against the Seahawks passing game. The Seahawks defense is starting to improve as they start to get mid-season ready and in form for the playoffs. Take the Seahawks -5.
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