SO as we are heading down the stretch of the NFL season, what have we learned so far?
- Patriots are still good no matter what defense they put out there
- Packers are nothing without Aaron Rodgers
- Browns are going to Browns
- Denver has 0 QBs right now (Hope you’re good Paxton)
- Rams and Saints are good? Huh.
- Eagles could be the best team in the NFL right now.
As we make our picks for week 12 below, let it be known that we picked the thanksgiving games before thursday so……Oops. Though to be fair, all my picks have been wrong this season so why start changing now? And now here’s the picks for Week 12!
Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions (Thanksgiving Day)
Alyssa: Vikings 34, Lions 27 – Easily the marquee matchup of Thanksgiving Day. While the Lions should be able to put up a fight, the Vikings are just too good right now.
Lizzie: Lions 27, Vikings 24 – It’s the Lions and it’s Thanksgiving and I want to be contrary.
Charles: Vikings 20, Lions 17 – The game of turkey day will be a defensive battle and highly entertaining to boot.
Katherine: Vikings 31, Lions 20 – The Vikings are playing really good football, but should get a decent challenge from the Lions.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Dallas Cowboys (Thanksgiving Day)
Alyssa: Chargers 27, Cowboys 17 – Thanksgiving could double as Christmas if the Chargers bring the Cowboys an “L.” And that’s very possible right now. Screw it, I’m going for it.
Lizzie: Cowboys 27, Chargers 17 – I just cannot seem to pick the Chargers. I feel proud of this.
Charles: Cowboys 31, Chargers 24 – Cowboys need this one bad. They’ll get it but not without a fight.
Katherine: Cowboys 27, Chargers 21 – This should be a well fought game but I really think this one goes Dallas’ way, even though I’d rather it didn’t.
New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins (Thanksgiving Night)
Alyssa: Redskins 24, Giants 13 – I want to pick the Giants, but they’re only due a win every 5 games or so.
Lizzie: Redskins 27, Giants 10 – At this point does anyone have faith in the Giants?
Charles: Redskins 31, Giants 21 – I’ll be watching either Arrow or Justice League instead of this battle of the NFC least.
Katherine: Redskins 34, Giants 17 – All of the above…
Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Alyssa: Bengals 24, Browns 13 – Why is this game even a thing? Yawn.
Lizzie: Bengals 10, Browns 3 – I’m bored already.
Charles: Bengals 4, Browns 2 – I really hope this is the real score.
Katherine: Browns 10, Bengals 9 – This is it Cleveland! This is your chance!
Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts
Alyssa: Titans 28, Colts 17 – The Colts are still the Colts. And the Titans should have a day against this team.
Lizzie: Titans 24, Colts 10 – It’s the Andrew Luck-less Colts. Of course they’re losing.
Charles: Titans 21, Colts 7 – Titans have a good team. The Colts don’t.
Katherine: Colts 17, Titans 14 – Because why not?
Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Alyssa: Eagles 34, Bears 17 – This is going to be a bloodbath. I’m going to be wasted watching this game and praying my young QB gets out alive.
Lizzie: Eagles 45, Bears 17 – Just don’t hurt Trubisky.
Charles: Eagles 38, Bears 19 – Chicago will put up a fight but the Eagles are just too damn good right now.
Katherine: Eagles 42, Bears 13 – Yikes, poor Chicago
Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Alyssa: Chiefs 24, Bills 14 – At least the Bills won’t have to throw poor Nathan Peterman out there again.
Lizzie: Chiefs 19, Bills 15 – It’s not like the Chiefs are that good, but they’re better than the Bills.
Charles: Chiefs 31, Bills 21 – Lol Nathan Peterman.
Katherine: Chiefs 21, Bills 20 – The Chiefs have fallen off a cliff since a good start but they will still grind out an ugly one against the Bills.
Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots
Alyssa: Patriots 37, Dolphins 17 – Liken this to Chicago-Philadelphia. It’s not going to be pretty.
Lizzie: Patriots 40, Dolphins 21 – I hate the Patriots.
Charles: ….You Know what will happen so lets move on.
Katherine: Patriots 45, Dolphins 20 – The Patriots should easily dominate this game!
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons
Alyssa: Falcons 27, Bucs 17 – The Falcons are reasonably better than the Bucs. But this could be one of those classic trap games. I’m going to put confidence in Atlanta here.
Lizzie: Falcons 23, Bucs 14 – I don’t see how the Bucs pull this off, but this is a crazy year so who knows?
Charles: Falcons 23, Bucs 10 – Falcons are slowly getting better while Tampa gets worse.
Katherine: Bucs 23, Falcons 21 – Because this week I’m picking against everyone apparently and crazier things have happened!
Carolina Panthers vs. New York Jets
Alyssa: Panthers 30, Jets 17 – I hate the Panthers, but they’re rolling right now on offense and defense. This one should be easy.
Lizzie: Jets 14, Panthers 10 – Just cause it makes me happy to think about this.
Charles: Jets 13, Panthers 10 – Why not go with the upset pick here?
Katherine: Panthers 10, Jets 10 – I don’t like either of them, so let’s go with a tie.
Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers
Alyssa: Seahawks 24, 49ers 17 – Does Garoppolo play? That’s the only thing I want to know.
Lizzie: Seahawks 24, 49ers 17 – Who cares about this game?
Charles: Seahawks 21, 49ers 6– NOT going with a upset here.
Katherine: Seahawks 27, 49ers 14, – Just waiting to see Jimmy G.
New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Rams
Alyssa: Saints 34, Rams 31 – I want to pick the Rams because they’re my playoff team this year. But the Saints are the more complete team, which should give them the edge. I’m concerned about the Rams’ 7 points last week against the Vikings.
Lizzie: Saints 35, Rams 28 – I trust Drew Brees more than I trust the Rams.
Charles: Saints 24, Rams 23 – This is going to be a fun as hell game to watch. Brees should pull out a late W on the Rams Sunday.
Katherine: Saints 38, Rams 30 – This game is going to be a good one but the combination of Brees, Ingram, and Kamara is going to end up being too much for the Rams.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Arizona Cardinals
Alyssa: Jaguars 24, Cardinals 14 – While the Jags didn’t put up flashy numbers against the Browns, they’re still a defensive team built to outlast a team like the Cardinals. Let’s see if Blake Bortles can energize the offense.
Lizzie: Jaguars 28, Cardinals 10 – Boring game is boring.
Charles: Jaguars 20, Cardinals 7 – As Jason would say on The Good Place – “ Jaguars Rule!!”
Katherine: Jaguars 27, Cardinals 14 – This one probably won’t be high on my games to watch list this week.
Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders
Alyssa: Broncos 24, Raiders 20 – Paxton Lynch finally gets the start for Denver. It should be the kind of spark this team needs facing a divisional rival. This one’s for you, Lizzie!
Lizzie: Broncos 27, Raiders 20 – Look, I’m riding the Lynch high, okay?
Charles: Raiders 34, Broncos 16 – Nope still not picking Denver even with Lynch playing.
Katherine: Raiders 30, Broncos 17 – Sorry Lizzie, I’m with Charles on this one.
Green Bay Packers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (SNF)
Alyssa: Steelers 41, Packers 17 – Who the hell thought this was a good idea for Sunday Night Football — especially when you could’ve flexed a game like the Rams and Saints?
Lizzie: Steelers 35, Packers 14 – I hate Big Ben, but not even I can reach that much.
Charles: Steelers 30, Packers 13– No Rodgers here gives me the sads.
Katherine: Steelers 38, Packers 17 – This one sounded better in the first few weeks of the season, now it’s going to be plain ugly for the Packers.
Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens (MNF)
Alyssa: Ravens 27, Texans 17– Not exactly a Monday Night Football matchup that piques my interest. But I guess it must be played.
Lizzie: Ravens 27, Texans 10 – I’ll watch anything but this, Charles.
Charles: Ravens 21, Texans 9 – So……anyone else want to watch wrestling instead of this? Just me? Alright haha.
Katherine: Ravens 24, Texans 10 – Yawn…..
Who ya got this week?