Thursday, November 23, 2017

Week #12 NFL Predictions - Happy Thanksgiving

Week #1: 9-6
Week #2: 14-2
Week #3: 12-4
Week #4:  9-7
Week #5: 10-4
Week #6: 7-7
Week #7: 12-3
Week #8: 9-4
Week #9: 8-5
Week #10: 11-3
Week #11: 10-4
............................. 111-49 Record So Far

Here's My Week #12 Predictions

MIN @ DET: Stafford, under the new Offensive Coordinator, has more control over his game, and that has been a good thing, but as good as Stafford has been, this year, he won't be good enough to overcome the Vikings defense.

DEN @ OAK: The Raiders leadership realizes the Silver and Black have been underachievers this year, and Carr will be enabled to kick it up a notch.  Khalil Mack will, too.  Raiders win at home, with an eye on the playoffs.

LAC @ DAL: The Chargers are feeling pretty full of themselves, and will carry their swagger into Dallas.  Philip Rivers will have an epic game, as will Bosa on the defense.  Let's not hold our breaths, though.  The transplants from San Diego won't make the playoffs.

NYG @ WAS: The Giants are feeling pretty good after beating the powerful Kansas City Chiefs last week, and will carry that bravado into the nation's capital.  It'll be close, but the proximity to home (which will almost make New York's game seem like a home game) will give Eli and gang just what they need to overcome the Redskins.

TB @ ATL: At 6-4, the payoffs are beginning to look like a dim proposition for the Super Bowl losers of last season, and Matt Ryan will not take the division rival 4-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers lightly.  The Falcons will be in championship mode, well knowing they have to at least catch 7-3 Carolina in their division if they are going to have a chance for a Wild Card spot.

CLE @ CIN: The cross-state rivalry will be in full swing. Records don't matter when these two teams meet.  But, the Bengals are the better team, and will improve to .500 -- as the Browns continue to remain winless.

TEN @ IND: The Colts can't even win at home without Andrew Luck.  The Titans will be happy to beat them.  This has been a disastrous season for the team who believes that Mariota can carry them to the promised land. . . although, probably not this year.

BUF @ KC: Last week's loss taught the Chiefs that they are not invincible, after all.  Last week's loss taught the Bills that no Tyrod means no win - even against the lowly Chargers who manhandled the Bills last week.  KC is the better team, and once again an AFC West team will wrack up five touchdowns against New York's northern representative.

MIA @ NE: The slaughter will be merciless, and Tom Brady will have his best game yet, of the year.

CAR @ NYJ: Carolina knows they won't catch the Saints, and Atlanta is nipping at their heels.  They will win this one, with a chip on their shoulder, well-knowing that their post-season now hangs on every remaining game they play.  Cam Newton will look MVP, and the surprising rise of the New York Jets will end, as the real big boys kick into high gear during the final half of the NFL Regular Season.

CHI @ PHI: The Eagles have been proving they are the real thing, and Wentz's maturity has been incredible.  Meanwhile, while Chicago's defense may be good, but their offense is not good enough to outscore Philly's high powered offense.

SEA @ SF: The Seahawks are chasing the young and mighty Rams, and will be facing a 1-9 San Francisco 49ers team that is in total disarray.  Easy Seattle win while visiting the Bay Area.

NO @ LAR: Minnesota, a team who will make the post-season, beat the high flying Rams handily last week.  The Saints, another playoff-bound team, will do the same to the Rams, deflating their swagger, and helping Goff realize that the NFL is a tough league to win in when you play the quality teams.

JAX @ ARI: Bortles will lose on the road as Carson Palmer shows him how a veteran quarterback can play the game.

GB @ PIT:  Big Ben and the Steelers dominate.  Packers remain without Aaron Rodgers, and realize what they already kind of knew.  Without Rodgers, they can't compete.

HOU @ BAL: Ravens win at home, putting up a high score against Houston.  Meanwhile, the Texans' offense will be riddled with mistakes.

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