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Week 12 Predictions

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 17: Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller #58 with his sack Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith #11 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO, September 17, 2015 (Photo By Joe Amon/The Denver Post)

Giants @ Browns: The Giants (7-3) will keep the Browns (0-11) winless, with a road win in the Dawg Pound. The Browns starting quarterback will be Josh McCown, in replace for the injured Cody Kessler, yet he will not give the Browns the winning edge they hope for.

Prediction: Giants 27, Browns 10

Titans @ Bears: Marcus Mariota and the Titans’ (5-6) powerful run game will out will the Bears (2-8), who will most likely be without their starting quarterback, Jay Cutler. The Titans have been heating up, while the Bears have won just one game in their last six tries. Prediction: Titans 24, Bears 17

Jaguars @ Bills: I do not think the Bills (5-5) are a strong team this year, but the Jaguars (2-8) have been so poor, now on a five game losing streak, it is hard to see them turning that around against the Bills and Rex Ryan’s defense. However, the Bills could be without LeSean McCoy, whose absence could put more pressure on Tyrod Taylor. Prediction: Bills 21, Jaguars 20

Bengals @ Ravens: The Bengals (3-6) continue their run under Marvin lewis as a terrible road team, and their record should only get worse when they visit the Ravens (5-5). Now, without AJ Green and Giovani Bernard the Bengals lack any offensive ability, which the Ravens should be able to take advantage of. Prediction: Ravens 28, Bengals 14

Cardinals @ Falcons: This is a matchup of two teams that no one can figure out. The Cardinals ( 4-5-1) cannot replicate their offense of last year, while the Falcons’ (6-4) offense has been great in most games, but sputtered last week against the Eagles. This game is the closest thing to a toss up this week, where I think the Cardinals finally get back on track. Prediction: Cardinals 33, Falcons 30

Rams @ Saints: The Rams (4-6) and the Saints (4-6) have the same record, but are extremely different teams. One team, the Rams, have their first pick in the draft starting for the second straight week, Jared Goff, while the other, the Saints, can pile on points with the veteran Drew Brees. The Rams have one of the best defenses in the NFL and the Saints’ defense has been coming on as of late. Prediction: Saints 27, Rams 14

49ers @ Dolphins: Since winning in Week One, the 49ers (1-9) have lost nine straight, even with Colin Kaepernick having some success with both his arms and legs. On the other hand, the Dolphins (6-4) are a team surging to make the playoffs, with five straight wins. The Dolphins should have no problem conquering this talentless 49ers team, plus they have been successful at home with a 4-1 record. Prediction: Dolphins 27, 49ers 20

Chargers @ Texans: The Chargers (4-6) travel to the Texans (6-4), as the Chargers have been awful on the road, at 1-4, and the Texans have been terrific at home, at 5-0. Even though the Texans are not as good as their record, they still should be able to beat the Chargers at home. Prediction: Texans 20, Chargers 17

Seahawks @ Buccaneers: The Seahawks (7-2-1) have emerged as one of the top teams in the NFC and travel to the Buccaneers (1-4), who have surprisingly been poor at home with a 1-4 record. The Seahawks will continue to challenge the Cowboys atop the NFC with a commanding win over the Bucs, who can compete one week and then get blown out the next. Prediction: Seahawks 30, Buccaneers 20

Panthers @ Raiders: The Panthers (4-6) have had a disappointing season so far, while the Raiders (8-2) continue to prove they are on of the best teams in the AFC. While the Panthers have looked better indecent weeks, they are still no match for this great offense in Oakland. Prediction: Raiders 30, Panthers 21

Patriots @ Jets: In this divisional rivalry, the Patriots (8-2) will face the Fitzpatrick led Jets (3-7). The Jets’ disappointing season could continue to go in a downward spiral when they face this tough Patriots team. The Jets’ weak defensive backs will not be able to stop Brady’s aerial attack. Prediction: Patriots 33, Jets 17

Chiefs @ Broncos: In possibly the highest profile match of the week, the Chefs (7-3) will take on the Broncos (7-3), in another divisional matchup.  These are two very good defenses and make-shift offenses. I think the better defense wins here. The Broncos should be able to hold Alex Smith and the Chiefs’ offense. Prediction: Broncos 20, Chiefs 17

Packers @ Eagles: These two teams, the Packers (4-6) and the Eagles (5-5), are two teams that have been struggling to find their groove the past few weeks. I think that the Packers will continue their struggles, while the Eagles’ defense will keep them undefeated at home. Prediction: Eagles 21, Packers 14

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