The National Football League has turned the page to Week 12 of the season. Typically, we would see the Thursday Night Football game on the schedule, but with Thanksgiving this week – we get treated to a trio of games in the National Football League. Those three games headline the schedule for Week 12 of the season, but do not stand alone. Let’s take a look at the National Football League schedule for Week 12, and give a few of our favorite picks of the Week!
Detroit Lions +3 over Minnesota Vikings
The Detroit Lions can get right back into the NFC North race with a win in this game. Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions great passing offense gets a chance to battle the tough Minnesota defense. The Vikings have allowed just 172 points, which is the fewest in the NFC. This should be a great battle, and despite the injuries for Minnesota – they are faring well with the second best record in the NFC. Look for Stafford and the passing offense to get after it and torch the Minnesota defense. The Lions get their 7th win of the season and win on Thanksgiving Day over the Vikings.
Los Angeles Chargers pick’em over Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys just have too many injuries. It’s odd to think about it – but the Los Angeles Chargers have a better chance of reaching the postseason than the Dallas Cowboys. The Chargers at 4-6 on the season are in the dumpster fire known as the AFC. They have a chance to reach the postseason, at just a game back. Look for the Chargers to continue scoring points, after dumping 52 on the Buffalo Bills. The Cowboys are going to lose their third straight game and basically be eliminated from a chance to get to the postseason. The Chargers score 30+ points in this game and down the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day!
Washington Redskins -7 over New York Giants
Sure – the New York Giants won last week – but was it more about the Giants being good or the Chiefs being bad? Regardless – the Giants pulled the upset of the season, downing the Kansas City Chiefs. Now, New York will look to all but eliminate the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving Night. The problem is – the Redskins have done enough damage to themselves, with a blown lead and loss to the Saints last weekend. But, the Redskins are going to bounce back. The New York Giants cannot keep up with the Redskins on the offensive end in this game. Look for a big game from Kirk Cousins as the Redskins win their 5th of the season on Thanksgiving Night!
Carolina Panthers -5 over New York Jets
On Sunday – an intriguing game as the Carolina Panthers are hot right now. They have won three straight games, and are looking to keep pace or catch the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South. This has a huge game for Cam Newton written all over it. The Jets are at home, but their defense has not been known as a defense to shut down a good offense. Carolina has been a pretty good offense more than not, and they are going to be well rested coming off their bye week. Look for the Panthers to get by the Jets, and just enough to cover the spread. Carolina Panthers beat the New York Jets on Sunday.
Philadelphia Eagles -13 over Chicago Bears
We have the best team in the National Football League going up against one of the worst teams in the National Football League. Turn out the lights – this party is over. If this game was in Chicago, the Bears may be able to stick around – but in Philadelphia – Mitch Trubisky and the Bears are dead ducks. The Eagles are lighting up the scoreboard against any and every team they play. Look for that to not be any different against John Fox and his Bears. On Sunday – the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Chicago Bears by likely 3 touchdowns or more.
Pittsburgh Steelers -14 over Green Bay Packers
This was probably circled on the schedule at the beginning of the season as one of the best games of the season. Both teams were probably projected to be fighting for a divisional championship, and maybe heading for Super Bowl rematch. But – then Aaron Rodgers got hurt. The Green Bay Packers are all but dead. Brett Hundley and the Packers offense is unable to move the ball, and now they get a really good Steelers defense, and a Steelers offense that is starting to hit their stride. This has the potential of getting pretty ugly in Pittsburgh on Sunday Night Football. Look for another Antonio Brown big game and the Steelers win big over the Packers.
There is a look at the National Football League showcase of games for Week 12 of the season. Best of luck with all your National Football League betting, and enjoy the action on Thanksgiving. These games and much more are part of the great selection of games when participating in US sports betting.