I had a decent week last week as I picked 11 games correctly out of 15 total games. I do not think anyone predicted that the Eagles vs Bengals game would end up in a tie so that was definitely out of the ordinary. Below are my picks for week 12.
The¬†Cincinnati Bengals¬†and¬†Pittsburgh Steelers¬†played earlier this week on Thursday night and since I did not get my picks done on time I will have to skip this one game for Week 12.
Philadelphia at Baltimore
Baltimore come in with a 6-4 record but were crushed by the N.Y. Giants last week 30-10 while Philadelphia comes in with a 5-4-1 record after their game against Cincinnati ended in a tie at 13-13. McNabb needs to play better this week after throwing 3 interceptions last week against the Bengals and I think he will.
My Pick: Philadelphia
Chicago at St. Louis
Chicago are 5-5 overall but were beaten up by the Packers last week 37-3 and St. Louis are 2-8 overall and were spanked by the 49ers last week 35-16. I think the Bears will get back on track and Matt Forte will have a big game running the ball and catching balls out of the backfield.
My Pick: Chicago
N.Y. Jets at Tennessee
This is a tough one and should be an interesting game to watch. Tennessee come in as the only undefeated team in the NFL at 10-0 and defeated Jacksonville last week 24-14 in a game I had picked the Jags to win, the Jets are 7-3 overall but have won 4 straight games and defeated the Patriots last week 34-31 in New England. I am going against Tennessee once again, both teams have great defenses although Tennessee is much better against the pass, and both teams run the ball well, I think in the end Brett Favre will be difference maker.
My Pick: N.Y. Jets
New England at Miami
Both teams are 6-4 coming in but the Dolphins are the hotter team as they have won 4 straight games. Miami won last time they played against each other earlier in the season, and this should be a great game to watch. My gut tells me New England will win this, they have more experience and need this win to stay in the playoff hunt and divisional race.
My Pick: New England
Houston at Cleveland
The Browns are 4-6 overall and defeated Buffalo last week in a close game 29-27 while the Texans are 3-7, have lost 3 straight games including last weeks 33-27 loss to Indianapolis. I think Houston will end their losing streak this week and the Browns will lose a game they should win. Steve Slaton has been running the ball well for the Texans of late and I think he will have another big game against the Browns this week.
My Pick: Houston
Tampa Bay at Detroit
Tampa are 7-3 overall and beat the Vikings last week 19-13 while Detroit has the leagues worst record at 0-10. Will this be the week Detroit get their first win? My answer is no. Jeff Garcia will lead the Bucs to victory, he would be a nice fantasy play this week as well if someone needs a QB. 🙂
My Pick: Tampa Bay
Minnesota at Jacksonville
Minnesota are 5-5 overall after losing to Tampa last week 19-13 while Jacksonville are 4-6 after losing to Tennessee 24-14 last week. I like the Vikings in this game, Jacksonville are ranked 20th in the league defensively against the run while the Vikings are ranked 2nd in the league running the ball, I think Minnesota will win the time of possession battle and win a low scoring game.
My Pick: Minnesota
Buffalo at Kansas City
Buffalo are now in last place in the AFC East with a 5-5 record and they have now lost 4 straight games while Kansas City are in last place in the AFC West with a 1-9 record and a 6 game losing streak. I think Buffalo will win, Marshawn Lynch will have a big game running the ball and will score a couple TDs for the Bills.
My Pick: Buffalo
San Francisco at Dallas
Dallas are 6-4 overall coming in and they got a big win last week beating Washington 14-10 while San Francisco are 3-7 overall and defeated the lowly St. Louis Rams last week 35-16. I think this game will be close, but I like Dallas to win as Tony Romo will be more comfortable this week than he was last week and the 49ers are not that great against the pass, they have the 25th ranked pass defense. Marion Barber will score and Romo will play well.
My Pick: Dallas
Oakland at Denver
Oakland have lost 4 straight games and are 2-8 overall while Denver are 6-4 and are currently in first place in the AFC West. I think Denver have a lot of weapons offensively and I really do not see them losing at home. Oakland may be able to keep it close for a while but in the end Denver will win convincingly.
My Pick: Denver
Carolina at Atlanta
This should be a great game. Carolina are 8-2 overall after beating Detroit 31-22 last week, they have won 4 straight games and are in first place in the NFC South while Atlanta are 6-4 overall after losing a close game to Denver last week 24-20. This is a huge game for both teams and I really think it could go either way, I can see a high scoring game and both teams being able to run the ball well against each other. In the end I think Carolina will come out on top.
My Pick: Carolina
N.Y. Giants at Arizona
This is another interesting game. The Giants are 9-1 overall and have won 5 straight games including last weeks 30-10 win over Baltimore while Arizona are 7-3 overall and have won 3 straight games including last weeks 26-20 victory over Seattle. I would love to watch this game and see how it goes, Kurt Warner has thrown for over 300 yards in the past 3 or 4 games, last week he threw for 395 against Seattle and the Giants come in with the leagues best running game as they are averaging 172 yards on the ground per game. The Giants seem to be the strongest team in the NFC, and maybe the NFL, at the moment so I think they will win this one.
My Pick: N.Y. Giants
Washington at Seattle
Washington have a record of 6-4 after losing to Dallas last week 14-10 while Seattle are 2-8 overall and have lost 3 straight games after last weeks 26-20 loss to Arizona. Washington really need this win to keep up with the other teams in their division while Seattle are pretty much out of the playoffs at this point. I like the Redskins on the road.
My Pick: Washington
Indianapolis at San Diego
Indianapolis are 6-4 coming in after defeating Houston last week 33-27 while San Diego are 4-6 overall after losing to Pittsburgh last week by a weird score of 11-10. This is a must win game for San Diego in my opinion and a big game for the Colts as well as they are fighting to stay in the Wild Card race in the AFC as well. The Chargers are 3-1 at home this year and I think they will have the edge at home and will be playing with a bit more urgency. I’ll be pulling for the Colts but think San Diego come out with the win.
My Pick: San Diego
Green Bay at New Orleans
Both teams come in with 5-5 records and both won their games last week, Green Bay crushed the Bears 37-3 at home and New Orleans took care of Kansas City on the road 30-20. This should be a good Monday night match up with two of the more exciting offenses going at it. The Saints have the top passing attack in the NFL but Green Bay are ranked 3rd in the league against the pass and are only giving up 176 yards per game thru the air. I think both teams will be able to move the ball but I think Green Bay will win on the road by less than a touchdown, maybe a 34-31 or 38-35 final score, something like that.
My Pick: Green Bay
Week 1 – 8 correct and 7 incorrect. (15 games)
Week 2 – 9 correct and 6 incorrect. (15 games)
Week 3 – 9 correct and 7 incorrect. (16 games)
Week 4 – 5 correct and 8 incorrect. (13 games)
Week 5 – 9 correct and 5 incorrect. (14 games)
Week 6 – 8 correct and 6 incorrect. (14 games)
Week 7 – 10 correct and 4 incorrect. (14 games)
Week 8 – Did not make picks.
Week 9 – Did not make picks.
Week 10 – 13 correct and 1 incorrect. (14 games)
Week 11 – 11 correct and 4 incorrect. (15 games)
My overall record after 11 weeks: 82-48