NFL 2016 Week 12 Picks

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The Indianapolis Colts will have to defend their home turf once again, this time on Thanksgiving against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Photo Credit: Alberto Cabello, Flickr.com

Hello football fans! Welcome to Week 12 of the NFL season!

Nothing changed in the standings so far, unless you’re in the NFC North.

The Detroit Lions held their ground atop the division with a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Minnesota Vikings kept pace as their defense awoke to tame the Arizona Cardinals. They’re on a collision course on Thanksgiving Day, as both teams are looking to make turkeys out of the other.

It was a different story for the Green Bay Packers, as they could not get past the Washington Redskins on Sunday night. This is amid the rumors of Aaron Rodgers’ personal life in disarray.

The AFC still features the ultra-competitive AFC West in the running. The Oakland Raiders took advantage of its position (albeit without a little controversy) and took its place atop their division. The Kansas City Chiefs lost their spot thanks to their home los against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It’s now time for the picks! I went 11-3 for Week 11, bringing my total to 96-65 for this year. In the vent of a tied game, ties count as losses when you make picks. It’s simple: if your team doesn’t win, you still get the big L. Here’s a recap of what I got right and wrong:

 Thu Nov 17 8:25 pm  New Orleans Saints  Carolina Panthers
 Sun Nov 20 1:00 pm  Arizona Cardinals  Minnesota Vikings
  1:00 pm  Baltimore Ravens  Dallas Cowboys
  1:00 pm  Buffalo Bills  Cincinnati Bengals X
  1:00 pm  Chicago Bears  New York Giants
  1:00 pm  Jacksonville Jaguars  Detroit Lions
  1:00 pm  Pittsburgh Steelers  Cleveland Browns
  1:00 pm  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  Kansas City Chiefs X
  1:00 pm  Tennessee Titans  Indianapolis Colts
  4:05 pm  Miami Dolphins  Los Angeles Rams
  4:25 pm  New England Patriots  San Francisco 49ers (s.o.)
  4:25 pm  Philadelphia Eagles  Seattle Seahawks
  8:30 pm  Green Bay Packers  Washington Redskins X
 Mon Nov 21 8:30 pm  Houston Texans  Oakland Raiders

Here are my picks for this week. Everyone returns to play for Week 12. Remember, the s.o. stands for the shutout pick:

 Thu Nov 24 12:30 pm  Minnesota Vikings  Detroit Lions
  4:30 pm  Washington Redskins  Dallas Cowboys
  8:30 pm  Pittsburgh Steelers  Indianapolis Colts
 Sun Nov 27 1:00 pm  Arizona Cardinals  Atlanta Falcons
  1:00 pm  Cincinnati Bengals  Baltimore Ravens
  1:00 pm  Jacksonville Jaguars  Buffalo Bills
  1:00 pm  Los Angeles Rams  New Orleans Saints
  1:00 pm  New York Giants  Cleveland Browns
  1:00 pm  San Diego Chargers  Houston Texans
  1:00 pm  San Francisco 49ers  Miami Dolphins
  1:00 pm  Tennessee Titans  Chicago Bears
  4:05 pm  Seattle Seahawks  Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  4:25 pm  Carolina Panthers  Oakland Raiders
  4:25 pm  Kansas City Chiefs  Denver Broncos (s.o.)
  8:30 pm  New England Patriots  New York Jets
 Mon Nov 28 8:30 pm  Green Bay Packers  Philadelphia Eagles

Keep in mind all times and games are subject to change. Good luck to all teams and those who are also making picks as well.

Remember to check out the Facebook page for the Update. You can also check out my professional website for my other works and accomplishments. Don’t forget to like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and keep on reading. Until then, watch sports you knuckleheads!

Happy Thanksgiving,

Sebastian Maldonado

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