Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NFL Week 12 Pick Results

Winning team in bold.

Unanimous Picks (11-1)

Steelers @ Chiefs
Texans @ Jaguars
Panthers @ Colts
Packers @ Lions
Patriots @ Eagles
Browns @ Bengals
Vikings @ Falcons
Dolphins @ Cowboys
Bills @ Jets
Buccaneers @ Titans
Giants @ Saints


Redskins @ Seahawks
There's also a reason why Rex Grossman was the starting quarterback for the Bears as long as he was—he can, at times (and especially when he has a good supporting cast) play very well. The Seahawks managed to establish a 10-point fourth quarter lead, but "Good Rex" made a showing, driving the Redskins down the field for a couple late touchdowns, and it was more than the Seahawks could respond to.

Split Picks: (APR: 2-2, SRS 1-3, Line 2-2)

Cardinals (APR, SRS) @ Rams (Line)
Beanie Wells racked up a single game franchise record 228 yards rushing, Larry Fitzgerald managed to get 55 yards receiving (in spite of John Skeltons' awful day passing), and Patrick Peterson got another punt return touchdown. Against one of the worst teams in the league, that was enough for a win.
Broncos (APR) @ Chargers (SRS, Line)
Isn't Philip Rivers supposed to be a good quarterback? His passing numbers (19/36, 188 yards, 1 td) sure didn't show it in this game. Tim Tebow was virtually as productive (9/18, 143 yards, 1 td) on half as many attempts. Mix in some very timid play calling, and the Chargers' losing streak is now at 6 games.
Bears (APR, SRS) @ Raiders (Line)
Thanks to their defense, the Bears were in this game right to the end. But Caleb Hanie's 3 interceptions (along with a general inability to sustain drives) were more than the Bears were able to overcome.
49ers (APR, SRS) @ Ravens (Line)
As mentioned in the power rankings post, Frank Gore (39 yards on 14 carries) never got going in this game. Add in an astonishing 9 sacks on Alex Smith, and nearly 100 yards of penalties, and it's a wonder the 49ers managed to score even two field goals.


Another nice week of picks all around.

APR 13-3100-59-162.8%
SRS 12-4102-57-164.1%