Sunday Week 12 Picks, Thanksgiving review

Posted: 11/25/2012 by levcohen in Football

First, let’s see how I did on my Thanksgiving picks:

Houston Texans at Detroit Lions:
Line: Texans favored by 3
Over/under: 50
My prediction: Texans- 28, Lions- 24
Texans cover

I feel like this will be an exciting game between a running offense (Texans) and a passing offense (Lions). Matt Schaub won’t have another amazing game, but Arian Foster will. This game screams “Letdown!” for the Texans, but the Lions are falling apart

Results: Texans- 34, Lions- 31.. This was an ugly game, much like I thought it would be. The Texans did end up covering, so I went 3/3.

Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys*:
Line: Cowboys favored by 3
Over/under: 48
My prediction: Redskins- 23, Cowboys- 20
Redskins cover

A division game here. I think the Cowboys are vastly overrated following consecutive wins against two straight poor teams. The Redskins will go into Dallas, and that makes two for two in road team wins.

Results: Redskins- 38, Cowboys- 31.. Here I got my upset pick right, but picked the under, so ended up 2/3 with the o/u wrong.

New England Patriots at New York Jets:
Line: Patriots favored by 7.5
Over/under: 48.5
My prediction: Patriots- 34, Jets- 17
Patriots cover

Results: Patriots- 49, Jets- 19.. This wasn’t even as close as the score indicates. Probably should have been more like 60-3. 3/3.

Sunday Previews:

*= upset pick

Minnesota Vikings (6-4) at Chicago Bears (7-3):
Line: Bears favored by 6
Over/under: 38.5
My prediction: Bears- 23, Vikings- 10
Bears cover

Oakland Raiders (3-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-5):
Line: Bengals favored by 9
Over/under: 50.5
My prediction: Bengals- 30, Raiders- 23
Raiders cover

Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) at Cleveland Browns (2-8):
Line: Steelers favored by 1.5
Over/under: 34
My prediction: Steelers- 20, Browns- 17
Steelers cover

Buffalo Bills (4-6) at Indianapolis Colts (6-4):
Line: Colts favored by 3
Over/under: 50.5
My prediction: Colts- 35, Bills- 31
Colts cover

Denver Broncos (7-3) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-9): – Lock
Line: Broncos favored by 10.5
Over/under: 42.5
My prediction: Broncos- 30, Chiefs- 10
Broncos cover

Seattle Seahawks (6-4) at Miami Dolphins (4-6)*:
Line: Seahawks favored by 3
Over/under: 37.5
My prediction: Dolphins- 21, Seahawks- 17
Dolphins cover

Atlanta Falcons (9-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-4):
Line: Falcons favored by 1.5
Over/under: 52
My prediction: Falcons- 31, Buccaneers- 28
Falcons cover

Tennessee Titans (4-6) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9)*:
Line: Titans favored by 3
Over/under: 44.5
My prediction: Jaguars- 24, Titans- 21
Jaguars cover

Baltimore Ravens (8-2) at San Diego Chargers (4-6):
Line: Pick ’em
Over/under: 47
My prediction: Ravens- 24, Chargers- 17
Ravens cover

San Francisco 49ers (7-2-1) at New Orleans Saints (5-5)*:
Line: 49ers favored by 1.5
Over/under: 50
My prediction: Saints- 28, 49ers- 24
Saints cover

St. Louis Rams (3-6-1) at Arizona Cardinals (4-6)*:
Line: Cardinals favored by 1.5
Over/under: 36.5
My prediction: Rams- 17, Cardinals- 13
Rams cover

Green Bay Packers (7-3) at New York Giants (6-4)*:
Line: Giants favored by 3
Over/under: 51.5
My prediction: Packers- 30, Giants- 23
Packers cover

Carolina Panthers (2-8) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-7):
Line: Panthers favored by 2.5
Over/under: 40.5
My prediction: Panthers- 23, Eagles- 20
Panthers cover

Upset picks:
Packers over Giants
Rams over Cardinals
Saints over 49ers
Jaguars over Titans
Dolphins over Seahawks

Lock of the week:
Broncos over Chiefs


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