Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison offers his predictions for Week 12 of NFL games.
Minnesota Vikings (8-2) at Detroit Lions (6-4)
Never pick against the Lions on Thanksgiving.
Pick: Lions 27, Vikings 24
Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) at Dallas Cowboys (5-5)
Never pick against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.
Pick: Cowboys 31, Chargers 24
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New York Giants (2-8) at Washington Redskins (4-6)
Never pick the Giants the rest of the year.
Pick: Redskins 32, Giants 20
Buffalo Bills (5-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)
The Chiefs have lost four of five, but the Bills will help them get right.
Pick: Chiefs 31, Bills 17
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Tennessee Titans (6-4) at Indianapolis Colts (3-7)
The Colts aren’t as bad as people think, and the Titans aren’t as good.
Pick: Colts 21, Titans 20
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6) at Atlanta Falcons (6-4)
The Falcons are starting to put things together.
Pick: Falcons 34, Buccaneers 21
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Miami Dolphins (4-6) at New England Patriots (8-2)
You could run this game through a simulator 1,000 times and get 1,000 Patriots wins.
Pick: Patriots 35, Dolphins 13
Chicago Bears (3-7) at Philadelphia Eagles (9-1)
Pick: Eagles 35, Bears 13
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Carolina Panthers (7-3) at New York Jets (4-6)
Carolina gets caught looking ahead to the Saints.
Pick: Jets 21, Panthers 17
Seattle Seahawks (6-4) at San Francisco 49ers (1-9)
Even if Pete Carroll has more senior moments, Seattle should handle the 49ers.
Pick: Seahawks 31, 49ers 17
New Orleans Saints (8-2) at Los Angeles Rams (7-3)
If you have anyone from either team in fantasy, start him.
Pick: Rams 42, Saints 41
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Jacksonsville Jaguars (7-3) at Arizona Cardinals (4-6)
The Jaguars clinch their first non-losing season since 2010.
Pick: Jaguars 24, Cardinals 20
Denver Broncos (3-7) at Oakland Raiders (4-6)
One team fired its offensive coordinator, the other its defensive coordinator. Who’s next?
Pick: Raiders 28, Broncos 10
Green Bay Packers (5-5) at Pittsburgh Steelers (8-2)
This one looked so appealing when the schedule first came out. Not so much now.
Pick: Steelers 35, Packers 20
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Houston Texans (4-6) at Baltimore Ravens (5-5)
The Ravens just might get their fourth shutout of the year.
Pick: Ravens 16, Texans 3
Cleveland Browns (0-10) at Cincinnati Bengals (4-6)
The Bengals have 99 problems, but the Browns aren’t one.
Pick: Bengals 31, Browns 10
Last week : 8-5
This season: 95-55
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