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NFL Predictions: Week 12 Picks for Every Game

NFL Predictions: Week 12 Picks for Every Game

Athlon's experts pick every winner for every game on the Week 12 slate

Week 12 of the NFL season is set up to be one of the best yet, which is saying something considering what has transpired on the field just over the past few weeks. Not only do we have a Thanksgiving tripleheader but there are a total of nine games pitting teams that are at .500 or better against each other. This does not happen very often, if ever.

Two of these matchups take place on Thanksgiving. The Turkey Day tripleheader gets started with Chicago renewing its rivalry with Detroit, followed by Las Vegas at Dallas, and the nightcap pits Buffalo against New Orleans. All six of these teams lost this past Sunday, so half of them will be extra thankful to get that taste of victory, along with the turkey and all the trimmings.

The football feast continues on Sunday with a couple of divisional games (Pittsburgh-Cincinnati, Philadelphia-New York Giants) getting served up during the 1 p.m. ET window, along with a critical matchup of AFC division leaders between Tennessee and New England. There's also an intriguing cross-conference pairing of the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers on the road to face the Colts and their workhorse, also known as Jonathan Taylor.

Things don't let up later in the afternoon either, as the Rams head to Lambeau Field for a huge showdown with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, along with Chargers-Broncos, and a pair of streaking NFC teams go head-to-head when the Vikings take on the 49ers.

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Sunday's slate concludes with a big AFC North battle between Cleveland and Baltimore on "Sunday Night Football." The Ravens (7-3) currently lead the division, which is the only one in the league where all four teams are above. 500. So in other words, a win by the Browns will only make things that much tighter as the calendar gets ready to turn to December.

Week 12 wraps up with Seattle making the cross-country trek to face Washington on "Monday Night Football." The Seahawks are reeling a bit with two straight losses while Washington is trying to work its way into the NFC wild-card picture after back-to-back wins.

So which teams will come out on top in every NFL game in Week 12? Athlon's own Rob Doster (@AthlonDoster), and Ben Weinrib (@benweinrib), along with AthlonSports.com contributors Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) and Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) predict the winners for every game this week.

NFL Week 12 Predictions

Teams on bye: Arizona, Kansas City

Rob DosterBryan FischerBen WeinribAaron Wilson

Chicago at Detroit (Thanksgiving)

Bears

Bears

Bears

Bears

Las Vegas at Dallas (Thanksgiving)

Cowboys

Cowboys

Cowboys

Cowboys

Buffalo at New Orleans (Thanksgiving)

Bills

Bills

Bills

Bills

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati

Bengals

Bengals

Bengals

Steelers

New York Jets at Houston

Jets

Texans

Texans

Texans

Tampa Bay at Indianapolis

Colts

Buccaneers

Buccaneers

Colts

Atlanta at Jacksonville

Falcons

Falcons

Falcons

Falcons

Carolina at Miami

Panthers

Panthers

Panthers

Dolphins

Tennessee at New England

Patriots

Patriots

Patriots

Patriots

Philadelphia at New York Giants

Eagles

Eagles

Eagles

Eagles

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver

Chargers

Chargers

Chargers

Chargers

Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay

Rams

Rams

Rams

Packers

Minnesota at San Francisco

49ers

49ers

49ers

Vikings

Cleveland at Baltimore (SNF)

Ravens

Ravens

Ravens

Browns

Seattle at Washington (MNF)

Washington

Seahawks

Washington

Washington

Week 12

10-5

7-8

10-5

9-6

Season Total

103-61

106-58

103-61

107-57

Note: Detroit-Pittsburgh in Week 10 ended in a tie.