Leaving for Pittsburgh tonight ... here are the week 12 picks in a hurry
Patriots (8-2) @ Lions (2-8)
Line: PATS by 6.5
Surprised this line isn't higher. I'll take the Pats.
Saints (7-3) @ Cowboys (3-7)
Line: NO by 3.5
Nice turnaround for Dallas, but too little too late. I like the Saints. This line is way too low.
Bengals (2-8) @ Jets (8-2)
Line: NYJ by 8.5
What an obnoxious hype fest this will be. I'll take the Bengals and the spread. Jets aren't good enough to get 9 points against anybody.
Green Bay (7-3) @ Atlanta (8-2)
Line: ATL by 2.5
Matt Ryan is good at home. Aaron Rodgers is good everywhere. NFC Championship preview. I like Green Bay, but it's a very tough call.
Pittsburgh (7-3) @ Buffalo (2-8)
Line: PIT by 6
The streak ends here for Buffalo. I will take Pitt in a massive blowout.
Carolina (1-9) @ Cleveland (3-7)
Line: CLE by 6
Lot of uncertainty regarding quarterbacks. Claussen is questionable, as is McCoy. Either way, it's all Browns.
Jaguars (6-4) @ Giants (6-4)
Line: NYG by 7.5
They have the same record, but one team is great and the other is awful. You can probably guess which is which. I'll take New York in a big win.
Minnesota (3-7) @ Washington (5-5)
Line: WAS by 2.5
Upset of the Week: Minnesota wins its first game of the Leslie Frazier era.
Tennessee (5-5) @ Houston (4-6)
Line: HOU by 5.5
No Vince Young. Does that really matter? I'll take Houston but without much confidence.
Chiefs (6-4) @ Seattle (5-5)
Line: KC by 1
I'll take the Chiefs.
Miami (5-5) @ Oakland (5-5)
Line: OAK by 3
Hmmm ... I guess Miami .
Rams (4-6) @ Broncos (3-7)
Line: DEN by 4
That line's too high. This game should be close. I'll take the Rams.
Tampa (7-3) @ Baltimore (7-3)
Line: BAL by 7.5
Speaking of a line that's too high ... I'm all over Josh Freeman when he gets a 8 point cushion.
Philly (7-3) @ Chicago (7-3)
Line: PHI by 3.5
LOCK LOCK LOCK Michael Vick is unbeatable, Chicago is terrible. What are they thinking with this line?
Bolts (5-5) @ Colts (6-4)
Line: INDY by 3
HUGE game for both teams. Rivers is the league MVP, but I know you can't pick against Manning at home, especially coming off a loss. I'll take Indy.
San Fran (3-7) @ Arizona (3-7)
Line: SF by 1
Whatever a sad excuse for a Monday night game. I shouldn't even waste my time with a pick. Let's say San Fran I guess.
Last week: 8-8