NFL Predictions Week 12

Edwin BearContributor INovember 25, 2009

Season Spreads: 49-34

Season Winners: 61-22

Green Bay (-11) at Detroit: I like the Packers to cover the spread.  They defeated Detroit 26-0 in their first match up this season and I don’t think this game will be much closer.

Oakland (+14) at Dallas: The Radiers are playing much better since the benching of Russel, aka Fat Albert.  I think Oakland makes this close but a late game turnover will lead Dallas to victory.

Cleveland (+14) at Cincinnati: The Bengals look to avenge that late game break down against Oakland last week.  I think Cincy’s defense shuts down the Browns and they cover the spread.

Jacksonville (+3) at San Francisco: A win for the Jaguars gets them looking great for a wild card spot in the playoffs.  I think Jack Del Rio will have his men ready and the Jags get a road victory.

Can’t Pick These

Giants (-6) at Broncos:  Who knows either of these teams true identities?  A lot will be told about the direction of each squad’s season on Thursday night.

Tampa Bay (+13) at Atlanta: The Falcons are struggling.  What a perfect time for the Bucs to come to town.

Miami (-3) at Buffalo: It really depends on the weather in this one.  Miami should easily win and even if it’s cold the Dolphins starting QB Henne is from Michigan so he’s used to it.  Still, if it’s crazy cold crazy things can happen.

Chicago (+11) at Minnesota: The Vikings should win even if they played blind folded but a rivalry game is never a sure thing, especially in the NFL.  The spread’s a little high, too.

Washington (+9) at Philadelphia: The Eagles won by 10 in their first meeting but I’m not confident enough to guarantee anything because Philly’s success always depends on their play calling.

Indianapolis (-3) at Houston: This could be the game Indy losses to ruin their perfect season.  A road rivalry game against a hungry team hunting for a playoff birth is never easy.

Kansas City (+14) at San Diego:  The Chargers should stomp the Cheifs but the way Kansas City played against Pittsburgh last week I can’t count them out.

Arizona (+3) at Tennessee: Tennessee’s a lot like Arizona last year.  They got blown out by New England and started playing hard when their season depended on it. The only difference is the Titans started off so bad that I doubt they can reach the playoffs let alone make it to the Super Bowl.

Pittsburgh (+3) at Baltimore: When the Steelers look down and out is when they play their best football.  The Ravens are the same way.  The loser here looks like they’ll be on the outside looking in come playoff time.

New England (+3) at New Orleans:  It’s the old perfect team against the new perfect team.  This will be some great Monday Night Football action.