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B-Man's NFL Picks for Week 12
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 12:51pm

Welcome to Week 12 of the 2014 NFL season!

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On to my Week 12 picks. Let's go!

Stats for The B-Man
Season Record:89-87, 50.6% (3411 out of 10383) Vs Spread
99-76, 56.6% (3677 out of 5676) Straight-Up
Week 12 Record:4-11, 26.7% (7564th) Vs Spread
9-6, 60.0% (3636th) Straight-Up
Career Record:2353-2293, 50.6% (16th season)
Ranked 67 out of 229 (min. 15 seasons)
(Straight-Up)764-477, 61.6% (5th season)
Ranked 697 out of 1054 (min. 4 seasons)

GameVs. SpreadStraight-Up
CHIEFS at RAIDERS
Line: Chiefs by 6 1/2
Vs Spread: 80.3% of you picked the CHIEFS
Straight-Up: 93.4% of you picked the CHIEFS
CHIEFS
CHIEFS
These picks are late posting so I won't have much to say about this game. I thought about taking the Raiders but really felt like KC would wear them down with the run. Oakland was bound to get somebody this season and they got the Chiefs.
BROWNS at FALCONS
Line: Falcons by 2 1/2
Vs Spread: 51.5% of you picked the BROWNS
Straight-Up: 50.9% of you picked the BROWNS
BROWNS
BROWNS
Atlanta survived against a very average Panthers team last week. So I don't look at it like they are going on a run now to win the NFC South - it still looks like the Saints to lose. Meanwhile, the Browns are playing games with their fans, getting their hopes then dashing them. I think they'll bounce back here to keep the yo-yo going.
JETS at BILLS
Line: Bills by 4 1/2
Vs Spread: 73.1% of you picked the BILLS
Straight-Up: 88.8% of you picked the BILLS
JETS
JETS
Buffalo loses their home field advantage because they literally lost their home field in over 6 feet of snow. The game is now set for Monday night at 7pm in Detroit. That will mess with practice schedules and put the Jets in better position to get the upset.
BUCCANEERS at BEARS
Line: Bears by 5 1/2
Vs Spread: 75.3% of you picked the BEARS
Straight-Up: 92.5% of you picked the BEARS
BEARS
BEARS
Chicago finally got a home win last week, though it was Minnesota. This week they get the Bucs, who tend to struggle in cold weather games. While the temperature should be just above 40 degrees (under which the Bucs are something like 2-25 all-time), it should work to the advantage of the Bears.
BENGALS at TEXANS
Line: Texans by 1 1/2
Vs Spread: 54% of you picked the BENGALS
Straight-Up: 51.9% of you picked the TEXANS
TEXANS
TEXANS
The Ryan Mallett era got off to a 1-0 start last week with his first career TD pass thrown to do-it-all-defender JJ Watt. While Cincy played well in upsetting the Saints in New Orleans last week, this will be a dogfight and a spot where Andy Dalton may falter.
JAGUARS at COLTS
Line: Colts by 13 1/2
Vs Spread: 69.6% of you picked the COLTS
Straight-Up: 98.4% of you picked the COLTS
COLTS
COLTS
The Colts offense can easily outscore the Jags by 2 TDs, even if their D gives up some points. Indy won by 24 in Jacksonville earlier this season.
PACKERS at VIKINGS
Line: Packers by 9 1/2
Vs Spread: 70.8% of you picked the PACKERS
Straight-Up: 95.5% of you picked the PACKERS
VIKINGS
PACKERS
I'm trying to gauge when some of the hot teams will have a let down. Kansas City had theirs Thursday night at Oakland. Could this be the one for Green Bay. I think the Vikings can scare them this week in Minnesota.
LIONS at PATRIOTS
Line: Patriots by 6 1/2
Vs Spread: 74.1% of you picked the PATRIOTS
Straight-Up: 92.2% of you picked the PATRIOTS
LIONS
PATRIOTS
Same logic here. Can the Lions cool off the Pats? I think so. Detroit's D is stiff against the run so the Pats will have to switch game plans again from last week. That could give the Lions a shot here but Detroit will have to score some points. I'm splitting this pick, thinking the Pats will win but not cover.
TITANS at EAGLES
Line: Eagles by 10 1/2
Vs Spread: 61.7% of you picked the EAGLES
Straight-Up: 97% of you picked the EAGLES
TITANS
TITANS
Tennessee had the Steelers on the ropes most of the game but couldn't close it out last Monday night. They are hungry for a win and can give the Eagles some fits as a double-digit underdog.
RAMS at CHARGERS
Line: Chargers by 4 1/2
Vs Spread: 63.1% of you picked the CHARGERS
Straight-Up: 78.9% of you picked the CHARGERS
CHARGERS
CHARGERS
St Louis is coming off another Goliath takedown (Broncos) while the Chargers are trying to get back on the playoff track. I think San Diego will be up for this one and win going away.
CARDINALS at SEAHAWKS
Line: Seahawks by 6 1/2
Vs Spread: 66.1% of you picked the CARDINALS
Straight-Up: 61.6% of you picked the SEAHAWKS
CARDINALS
CARDINALS
I'm staying on the Cardinals bandwagon til they show any signs of losing. Right now they are getting the job done across the board while the Seahawks stop and start. Arizona got a win up in Seattle last season so I don't think they will have any problems with the atmosphere.
DOLPHINS at BRONCOS
Line: Broncos by 6 1/2
Vs Spread: 78% of you picked the BRONCOS
Straight-Up: 92.3% of you picked the BRONCOS
BRONCOS
BRONCOS
Miami's been hot but they catch Denver in a bad spot, coming off their loss to the Rams. Manning will be focused and should have a stellar game. I don't think the Dolphins can keep up.
REDSKINS at 49ERS
Line: 49ers by 8 1/2
Vs Spread: 74.6% of you picked the 49ERS
Straight-Up: 97% of you picked the 49ERS
49ERS
49ERS
I would normally take the points here, but SF's defense is getting healthy just in time for the stretch run while RGIII and the 'Skins offense is sputtering. That matchup should allow the Niners to win easily.
COWBOYS at GIANTS
Line: Cowboys by 3 1/2
Vs Spread: 77.2% of you picked the COWBOYS
Straight-Up: 86.8% of you picked the COWBOYS
COWBOYS
COWBOYS
I haven't seen enough from the Giants this year to trust them getting only 3.5 points, even in a division rivalry game at home. Dallas took care of business in London and had a nice break to rest. So they should be at full tilt for this one.
RAVENS at SAINTS
Line: Saints by 3 1/2
Vs Spread: 52.4% of you picked the SAINTS
Straight-Up: 60.6% of you picked the SAINTS
SAINTS
SAINTS
The Saints home field advantage took a hit last week, but I think this Monday night primetime affair will bring it back. I look for Drew and co. to come out hot and put up alot of points. Flacco may be able to keep pace but it won't take much for the Saints to cover the points.

Good luck with your own picks this week!

B-MAN