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NFL Week 12 Picks: Are the Saints in Trouble?

Kevin Roberts@BreakingKevinSenior Writer INovember 25, 2009

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 22:  Randy Moss #81 and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrate Laurence Maroney's touchdown in the second quarter against the New York Jets on November 22, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Week 12 figures to be another interesting and exciting week in the 2009 NFL season, but considering our solid 12-4 record with last week's picks, it appears we have a solid grasp on what to expect from this year's teams.

Forgive us for not calling upset specials like Kansas City over Pittsburgh and Oakland over Cincinnati.

For all your upsets and predicted scores , read on.



Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions

The Lions could be without Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, which is some pretty awful news, considering the last time they were both out they lost to the St. Louis Rams. It probably wouldn't matter either way, though, as Aaron Rodgers is likely to do what Brady Quinn did to them, times 10.

Packers 44, Lions 17



Oakland Raiders @ Dallas Cowboys

Tony Romo and the Cowboys' passing game have been in a funk for the second time this season, which should put further emphasis on Dallas running the ball. If they do that, they will eliminate Oakland's only true threat (their pass defense), and they should win this one easily.

Cowboys 24, Raiders 9



New York Giants @ Denver Broncos

The Giants just ended their own four-game skid, and now the Broncos are attempting to do the same. We're going with the team that got it together last week, rather than the one that looks completely lost.

Giants 31, Broncos 21



Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills

Ricky Williams looked a little worn down last week after a huge carry increase, but that will happen when you're 32 and not used to being a featured back. Forget about that and embrace what Miami is doing on offense, as Williams and co. will run all over the Bills' awful run defense.

Dolphins 27, Bills 17

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Carolina Panthers @ New York Jets

The Jets' only real chance in this game is to get Thomas Jones and the rushing attack going early and then allow Mark Sanchez to play pressure-free football. They can't have Sanchez flinging passes around against Carolina's elite pass defense.

Panthers 24, Jets 21



Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals

The Browns showed the world that Brady Quinn might be special and that, as bad as they may be, there is a little bit of optimism in this offense. Sadly for them, however, the Bengals already dropped a stink to the Raiders last week and will be too focused to do it again.

Bengals 30, Browns 17



Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans

Upset special, numero uno. The Texans are two Kris Brown missed field goals away from potentially being 7-3 and are facing a 10-0 Colts team that is just begging to lose a game. The Texans win a wild one.

Texans 36, Colts 34



For our other upsets and picks for Week 12, go here .

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