There are a lot of meaningful games this weekend, with many having an
impact on the playoffs. Let's get right to the picks.
DETROIT 6 Green Bay
The Lions better win this game after last week's embarrassment.
DALLAS 9 1/2 Oakland
That's right; the NFC East is still playing.
BALTIMORE 3 Pittsburgh
This is a big game in the AFC North.
INDIANAPOLIS 4 1/2 Tennessee
The Colts badly need a win.
Denver 4 KANSAS CITY
The Broncos will bounce back after last week's meltdown.
CLEVELAND 7 Jacksonville
This is one of the few meaningless games this week.
CAROLINA 8 1/2 Tampa Bay
The Panthers could be a team nobody wants to play come playoff time.
MINNESOTA 1 Chicago
The Bears really need to win here.
PHILADELPHIA 3 1/2 Arizona
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true, Arizona is the second wild card in
NEW YORK JETS 1 1/2 Miami
The season is pretty much over for whichever team loses here.
SAN FRANCISCO 9 St. Louis
The Rams will keep this one close.
New England 7 1/2 HOUSTON
No problems here for the Patriots.
SAN DIEGO 1 1/2 Cincinnati
The Chargers are suddenly in the playoff race.
New York Giants 1 WASHINGTON
Not too much on the line here.
GAME OF THE WEEK
SEATTLE 6 New Orleans
The number one seed in the NFC could be on the line here.
STINKER OF THE WEEK
BUFFALO 3 1/2 Atlanta
This is the definition of a meaningless game.
Record For Week 12: 5-8-1 (6-8 without the spread)
Record Through Week 12: 79-90-7 (109-67 without the
Game of Week Record: 6-6
Stinker of Week Record: 4-8
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