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Week 12 NFL Predictions

The Chiefs play the Buccaneers on Sunday — but we’re picking all of the NFL’s Week 12 games!

Detroit Lions v Houston Texans Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

For Week 12, we get a pair of Thursday games. Happy Thanksgiving!

The action kicks off with the Detroit Lions (4-6) hosting their traditional Turkey Day game against the Houston Texans (3-7) at 11:30 a.m. Arrowhead Time, followed by the Washington Football Team (3-7) playing for the NFC East lead (!) against the Dallas Cowboys (3-7) in Texas at 3:30 Arrowhead Time.

There was supposed to be another Thanksgiving game. The normal Thursday Night Football matchup — the Baltimore Ravens (6-4) on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0) — should have capped off the schedule. But because of multiple COVID-19 cases on the Ravens, the game will now be played Tuesday at 7 p.m. Arrowhead Time. The game remains on NBC and will be nationally televised.

This one will be of great interest to Kansas City Chiefs fans. With a Ravens victory, the Chiefs will control their own destiny in snatching the AFC’s first postseason seed from the Steelers. But to do that, they’ll also need to run the table. That process will start when the Chiefs (9-1) go on the road to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-4) during Sunday’s late games.

Elsewhere in the AFC West, the Los Angeles Chargers (3-7) travel to upstate New York to face the Buffalo Bills (7-3) and the Atlanta Falcons (3-7) host the Las Vegas Raiders (6-4) — both in Sunday’s early games — while the New Orleans Saints (8-2) grapple with the Denver Broncos (4-6) during the late slate at Mile High.

Sunday’s early matchups will also feature a big AFC South battle between the Tennessee Titans (7-3) and the Indianapolis Colts (7-3) at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Green Bay Packers (7-3) will host the Chicago Bears (5-5) for Sunday Night Football, while the Seattle Seahawks (7-3) will travel to the City of Brotherly Love to take on the Philadelphia Eagles (3-6-1) on Monday Night Football.

PLEASE NOTE: AP staff picks for the upcoming Chiefs game are not revealed in this article — nor does it contain a reader poll for the Chiefs game. Both of those will be found in our weekly Chiefs score and predictions article.

Here are our picks for this weekend’s games. Be sure to cast your vote, too!


Arrowhead Pride readers pick

READER RECORD: 107-52-2

Poll

Which team wins Texans (3-7) at Lions (4-6)?

This poll is closed

  • 73%
    Texans
    (76 votes)
  • 26%
    Lions
    (28 votes)
104 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Washington (3-7) at Cowboys (3-7)?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    Washington
    (136 votes)
  • 27%
    Cowboys
    (52 votes)
188 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Ravens (6-4) at Steelers (10-0)?

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    Ravens
    (163 votes)
  • 48%
    Steelers
    (153 votes)
316 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Panthers (4-7) at Vikings (4-6)?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Panthers
    (127 votes)
  • 64%
    Vikings
    (226 votes)
353 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Browns (7-3) at Jaguars (1-9)?

This poll is closed

  • 93%
    Browns
    (330 votes)
  • 6%
    Jaguars
    (22 votes)
352 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Chargers (3-7) at Bills (7-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Chargers
    (59 votes)
  • 83%
    Bills
    (293 votes)
352 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Titans (7-3) at Colts (7-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Titans
    (149 votes)
  • 57%
    Colts
    (204 votes)
353 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Giants (3-7) at Bengals (2-7-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 86%
    Giants
    (295 votes)
  • 13%
    Bengals
    (47 votes)
342 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Raiders (6-4) at Falcons (3-7)?

This poll is closed

  • 65%
    Raiders
    (229 votes)
  • 34%
    Falcons
    (119 votes)
348 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Dolphins (6-4) at Jets (0-10)?

This poll is closed

  • 91%
    Dolphins
    (313 votes)
  • 8%
    Jets
    (28 votes)
341 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Cardinals (6-4) at Patriots (4-6)?

This poll is closed

  • 80%
    Cardinals
    (270 votes)
  • 19%
    Patriots
    (64 votes)
334 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins 49ers (4-6) at Rams (7-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    49ers
    (19 votes)
  • 94%
    Rams
    (318 votes)
337 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Saints (8-2) at Broncos (4-6)?

This poll is closed

  • 88%
    Saints
    (302 votes)
  • 11%
    Broncos
    (38 votes)
340 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Bears (5-5) at Packers (7-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Bears
    (29 votes)
  • 91%
    Packers
    (313 votes)
342 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Seahawks (7-3) at Eagles (3-6-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 91%
    Seahawks
    (310 votes)
  • 8%
    Eagles
    (30 votes)
340 votes total Vote Now

Reader Record by Week

Predictions W-L-T
Week 1 picks 10-6-0
Week 2 picks 14-2-0
Week 3 picks 11-4-1
Week 4 picks 10-5-0
Week 5 picks 9-5-0
Week 6 picks 9-5-0
Week 7 picks 11-3-0
Week 8 picks 7-7-0
Week 9 picks 10-4-0
Week 10 picks 8-5-1
Week 11 picks 8-6-0
Total 107-52-2