2013 NFL Week 12 Picks

November 20, 2013

Bank of America, stadium, Carolina Panthers
It was here at Bank of America Stadium where the Carolina Panthers defeated the New England Patriots. Photo Credit: Suzie Tremmel, Flickr.com

Welcome to Week 12 of the NFL season. After 11 weeks, the NFL playoff picture has become clearer.

The Colts hung on to win last Thursday, the Giants and Steelers keep on winning and the Broncos own the tiebreaker over the Chiefs after Sunday night. Plus, we finally got a great game on Monday night. We’ll get to that later.

Here’s a look back at what I got wrong. I went 8-7, bringing my total record to 100-62.

Colts over Titans

Jets over Bills X

Ravens over Bears X

Bengals over Browns

Texans over Raiders X

Cardinals over Jaguars (s.o.)

Eagles over Redskins

Lions over Steelers X

Falcons over Buccaneers X

Chargers over Dolphins X

Saints over 49ers

Seahawks over Vikings

Giants over Packers

Broncos over Chiefs

Patriots over Panthers X

Monday night ended in controversy. The Panthers overcame the Patriots 24-20, with Cam Newton throwing a touchdown pass to Ted Ginn, Jr. However, the game ended with a Tom Brady interception by Panthers safety Robert Lester in the end zone. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was open in the end zone until Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly allegedly held Gronkowski in the end zone. A referee threw a flag from the back and met with his fellow officials. They ruled there was no penalty on the play. Their reason was due to Gronkowski not being in range to receive the ball. Game over, man. Game over.

Take a look at the controversial non-call for Gronkowski.

Brady had some choice words for the officials while the broadcast shifted over to Sportscenter. Regardless, the Panthers are the talk of the town. They’re one game back of the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South.

Now, here are my picks for this week. The Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks will take their rest this week. It’s also the last bye week, which means next week will feature all 16 games. Remember, the s.o. is my shutout pick and the home teams are in bold.

Saints over Falcons (s.o.)

Ravens over Jets

Steelers over Browns

Lions over Buccaneers

Packers over Vikings

Texans over Jaguars

Chiefs over Chargers

Panthers over Dolphins

Rams over Bears

Colts over Cardinals

Raiders over Titans

Giants over Cowboys

Broncos over Patriots

49ers over Redskins

Let me know in the comment section below if you disagree or not.  Remember to check out the Facebook page for the Update. Don’t forget to like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and keep on reading. Until then, see you next time sports fans.

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

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