Week 12 Record: 10-4
Overall Record: 92-70
Chicago @ Detroit:
This probably looked like a good matchup earlier in the year but they’re both dumpster fires at this point. Detroit has been bad historically but tradition is tradition *eye roll*. We have to have a game in Detroit on Thanksgiving because no one embodies Thanksgiving like the Lions… yadda yadda yadda. The Bears defense could make the difference here because they’re the only thing in this game that’s salvageable. I’m picking Chicago to win in a bad game.
Buffalo @ Dallas:
Dallas hasn’t beaten a team with a winning record this year. Unfortunately for Eagles fans, that will end today. I think Dallas take this one today despite the fact that they’re a bad team and ESPN will start talking about them being Super Bowl contenders. I heart says Bills, but my wallet says Cowboys.
New Orleans @ Atlanta:
There’s no quicker way to come back down from a promising November than to get slammed on Thanksgiving at home by the eventual division champion Saints. I think we’ll see a revitalized Saints team lay waste to the Falcons at home.
NY Jets @ Cincinnati:
The Bengals are starting Andy Dalton for some reason in this matchup. He’s still under contract next year so I guess this was just rest for him? Who knows what the plan is in Cincy. Jets will take this one as Cincinnati continues down the rabbit hole of an epic tank-job.
Tennessee @ Indianapolis:
Ryan Tannehill trails only Lamar Jackson in fantasy points over the past month or so. He might be the future in Tennessee, which would’ve been crazy to say a few months ago. Mariota didn’t work out, and that’s ok. Being a backup in the NFL isn’t the best job in the world. Titans take this one over a Colts team in transition (and happens to be injury-riddled).
Philadelphia @ Miami:
If the Eagles lose this one… someone may have to watch me the rest of the week. The Cowboys losing on Thanksgiving was an amazing gift but the Eagles need to take advantage of it. Philly may riot if they lose this one.
Green Bay @ NY Giants:
The Giants are basically done this season and are just working on getting Daniel Jones up to speed. The Packers should come in and win this one easily, but the Packers are so up and down that I wouldn’t consider this a sure thing.
Cleveland @ Pittsburgh:
Cleveland is so talented and so bad at taking advantage of said talent. The Steelers defense will carry them in this one in the way I thought it’d carry them in their first matchup against Cleveland.
Washington @ Carolina:
Washington is coming off a feel-good win and heading into a hostile environment in Carolina. The Panthers are better than their 5-6 record shows, but talent alone doesn’t win you game. They have to win this one to salvage their season.
Tampa Bay @ Jacksonville:
Here I am picking Jameis Winston again. He the best/worst player to have on your fantasy team because you’ll be pulling out your hair in the first half when he has four turnovers, but he’ll always make it up to you in garbage time. The Jags are a mess this season. Poor Nicky.
San Francisco @ Baltimore:
This one is being slotted as a Super Bowl Preview, but the 49ers won’t be at their next planned meeting. The Ravens are clobbering everyone and I don’t know how the Niners will fare against Lamar Jackson. They struggled twice against Kyler Murray and the Cardinals. Lamar Jackson is what Kyler Murray wants to be when he grows up. Ravens take this one in an enjoyable matchup.
LA Rams @ Arizona:
I think this is going to be a letdown game for the Rams. They haven’t impressed me lately and the Cards are playing spoiler. I’m not sure why, but I have a feeling about this game. I’m picking the Cardinals at home.
LA Chargers @ Denver:
Drew Lock is getting his first start for the Broncos so we might get a glimpse of what the future brings in Denver but I’m going with the Chargers regardless of who’s starting at QB for Denver. Chargers pick up the win on the road in a cold one.
Oakland @ Kansas City:
KC has obviously dropped off from last year but this game, which will have huge implications on the AFC West race for first, will show us exactly how far they’ve fallen. The Raiders have surprised me this year, but I’m still picking the Chiefs at home.
New England @ Houston:
Houston’s defense gives up a lot of points. That’s where teams who have a chance against the Patriots draw their advantage. DeShaun Watson may be fun to watch and could be a superstar in this league, but he doesn’t have the team to back him up right now. I’d be surprised if the Pats didn’t win this one.
Minnesota @ Seattle:
This could be a playoff preview for these two. The Seahawks are more consistent than the Vikings but this should be a good one. Two good running teams with playmaking QBs (I never thought I’d say that about Kirk Cousins). Seahawks take this one at home but don’t count out the Vikings.