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Week 12 NFL picks & predictions

Posted on: November 25, 2009 3:23 pm

Hey, gang. Here are my picks and predictions for week 12. A happy and safe Thanksgiving to all of you.


Packers @ Lions-- The Lions minus Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson = another boring Thanksgiving Day game blowout. PREDICTION: PACKERS


Raiders @ Cowboys-- The Cowboys come off a slobberknocker against the Redskins to face a Raiders team riding high off their victory against the Bengals. However, the Raiders are the team that had to travel for this game on a short week. That's tough even for good teams. PREDICTION: COWBOYS


 Giants @ Broncos-- The Giants have the worst Defensive Coordinator in football. Every other defense in the NFL plays 60 minutes of football. The Giants defense plays for about 50-54 minutes, then gives a half-asses effort or no effort the rest of the way. Either that, or they're just plain wearing down. He refuses to make adjustments nor line-up changes. Only the oldest, slowest, fattest, most lethargic LB's crack the starting line-up and get any kind of significant action except for Antonio Pierce - the slowest and most lethargic of them all - who's only out because of injury. That means the Broncos offense will see the fearsome duo of Danny Clark and Chase Blackburn for pretty much the entire game. Yeah, baby! Wooohooooooooo! The DT's can't stop the run nor rush the passer and are basically just taking up space, so unless Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck can put on superhero capes and take this game over by themselves, expect another late game let-up, wear-down, siesta, vacation, collapse, disappearance.......or whatever you want to call the Giants defense. However, the Giants offense can score points, so those guys should bail them out again in this one; giving the team enough of a cushion to avoid yet a third blown 4th quarter lead in a row. PREDICTION: GIANTS





Buccaneers @ Falcons-- The Falcons are a much better team at home and have much more talent than the struggling Bucs. This is the week Matt Ryan gets it going. PREDICTION: FALCONS


Dolphins @ Bills-- The Bills are no push-over team. They're still playing hard. But, they face an underrated Dolphins defense, a RB in Ricky Williams who can still get it done, and a very underrated QB in Chad Henne who has been very good at running this offense with poise and precision. The Dolphins aren't fancy, but they're solid at the line of scrimmage and find a way to win. Expect more of the same in Orchard Park, NY this Sunday. PREDICTION: DOLPHINS


Panthers @ Jets-- These two teams are very much alike. Both teams have underacheiving defenses. Both teams have QB's who have turned the ball over a lot. Both teams are coming off losses. Both teams run the ball well. So, what gives? Call it a gut feeling, but I think the Jets come out ready in this one and start getting back to what made them successful early in the season. Ultimately, I think the Jets defense will force more turnovers than the Panthers. PREDICTION: JETS


Seahawks @ Rams-- The Seahawks can't run the ball. Matt Hasselbeck can't seem to stay healthy. The defense can't stop the pass nor stop the run. Stephen Jackson has been playing like an all-pro RB all season despite the team's record. This week, it pays off. Rams get their 2nd win of the year. PREDICTION: RAMS


Redskins @ Eagles-- Jason Campbell is playing better, and the Redskins defense is one of the better defenses in the league. But, I don't think there are enough weapons on offense to keep up with DeSean Jackson & company. Close game, but the Eagles have more talent on offense and are at home, so the edge goes to them. PREDICTION: EAGLES


Browns @ Bengals-- The Bengals will look to avenge the embarrassing loss to the Raiders. The defense didn't have a sack last week. Look for them to take it out on Brady Quinn. The Browns simply don't know how to win even when they have huge leads. PREDICTION: BENGALS


Colts @ Texans-- The Texans are finding ways to lose games. Out of the five games they lost, four of them were lost in the final seconds; either by missed field goals or blown 4th and shorts at the goal line or some other form of stupidity. They played like a team afraid last week; not a team with confidence. It's official. My belief in this team is dead. Colts big in this one to stay undefeated. PREDICTION: COLTS


Chiefs @ Chargers-- I was tempted to go with the Chiefs here for the upset, but then remembered that this Chargers team is hot and they're at home. Asking the Chiefs to beat the Chargers on the road after knocking off the Superbowl Champs is a tall order. PREDICTION: CHARGERS


Jaguars @ 49ers-- The 49ers simply must start games better. They outscored the Packers 21-7 in the second half last week. They need to start games like that. The feeling here is they will Sunday. I like the 49ers Linebackers to win the match-up against Maurice Jones-Drew. The Jaguars have gotten away with a couple of close ones, Sunday, but the lack of creativity on offense catches up with them in this one. I like the 49ers in the upset. PREDICTION: 49ERS


Bears @ Vikings--Brett Favre is on fire. I thought he would start wearing down by now, but there are no signs of that. The Bears have decided to totally abandon their running game completely and let Jay Cutler throw the ball 50 times per game. It won't take a rocket scientist to figure out how to stop this offense. Blitz, blitz, and blitz some more. Vikings big. PREDICTION: VIKINGS


 Cardinals @ Titans-- It's possible Matt Leinart will get the start this Sunday because of Warner's injury. That would make this an ironic game; a battle of formerly-benched first round QB's. The Cardinals are undefeated on the road this season. They have the better weapons on offense. But, I just don't know if Matt Leinart can step in at this point and handle a red hot, rejuvenated Titans team. My gut tells me the Titans make it five straight. PREDICTION: TITANS


Steelers @ Ravens-- Joe Flacco only throws the ball to Derrick Mason and Ray Rice. Mason is more than half-way to 40, and screen passes only get you so far. He doesn't trust his other WR's or TE's. When you don't trust your teammates around you, you will lose, which is what they've been doing. Team chemistry is much better with the Steelers right now. Flacco and the Ravens seem to be in a downward spiral with no end in sight. PREDICTION: STEELERS



Patriots @ Saints-- Somehow, I don't think the Saints will allow Wes Welker to have 15 receptions for almost 200 yards the way the Jets did. The Patriots face the best defense they've faced in weeks, and a QB in Drew Brees that has a ton of weapons around him. I like the Saints at home to stay undefeated. PREDICTION: SAINTS

Category: NFL

Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2009 9:35 am

Week 12 NFL picks & predictions

Sorry, Comet.  They let you down again.  The team has more young talent than the Colts or the Titans.  Don't understand why they can't win myself.  Is coaching perhaps the problem? 

Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: November 28, 2009 9:28 am

Week 12 NFL picks & predictions

I couldnt have said it better myself Charlie, the Texans are lookin' for reasons to lose. However, my boys are capable and with that understood, the Colts go down in flames today. (unless ,of course we have to use our field goal kicker.!!) lol.  Sealed

Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: November 25, 2009 6:09 pm

Week 12 NFL picks & predictions

WOW WOW WOW, how could you have the Jags losing.  They are on a 3 game winning streak, and playing their best football of the decade.  MoJo (Maurice Jones-Drew incase your stupid) is probably the hottest RB in the NFL right now and you say the 49ers have a good matchup?Surprised

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