Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NFL Week 12 Pick Results

Winning team in bold.

Unanimous Picks (8-4)


Texans @ Lions
Patriots @ Jets
Broncos @ Chiefs
Falcons @ Buccaneers
Ravens @ Chargers
49ers @ Saints
Vikings @ Bears
Raiders @ Bengals


Redskins @ Cowboys
The Cowboys followed what is getting to be a familiar script: turnovers and bad defense let their opponent sprint out to an early lead. Some late-game heroics made things interesting towards the end, but ultimately fell short.

Seahawks @ Dolphins
The Seahawks' defense gave up 435 yards to the Dolphins; only the Patriots gained more on them this season. Which is bad news for a team that's 2-5 when they give up 13 or more points.
Steelers @ Browns
The Steelers had 3 interceptions and 5 lost fumbles. Even the Browns can get a win when you spot them 8 turnovers.
Titans @ Jaguars
Chad Henne may not be a great quarterback, but it's starting to look like he's solidly better than Blaine Gabbert. Henne has led the Jaguars to their two highest-scoring results of the season, and their second win.

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

Rams (APR) @ Cardinals (SRS, Line)
Ryan Lindley had some decent first-half drives, and actually managed a half-time lead. But four interceptions, including a couple of pick-6s, was way more than the Cardinals were able to overcome.
Panthers (APR, SRS) @ Eagles (Line)
I almost wonder if I misread the line when I was doing the picks last week. The Panthers aren't a very good team, but the Eagles (particularly their defense) are just awful.
Packers (APR, SRS) @ Giants (Line)
The Packers continue to have many of the same issues that bounced them out of the playoffs last January: the offensive line barely slowed the Giants' pass rush, and the Packers' defense couldn't buy a stop. Even when they get all their playmakers back on the field and up to speed, the Packers' o-line issues may be a deal-breaker for another Super Bowl run.
Bills (SRS) @ Colts (APR, Line)
Like I said in the game picks, it would've been a shock for the Bills to win this. But they did manage to pull within a touchdown in the 4th quarter, and had a couple of chances to tie the game (and might have had a third, except their defense couldn't stop the Colts from running out the final 3:22 of the game).


APR 11-5 97-62-160.9%
SRS 9-7 95-64-160.0%
Line 10-6 105-54-165.9%