Thanksgiving NFL football is here! Week 12 of the 2015 NFL schedule kicks off with three games on Thursday and every team in action still has a shot at a postseason berth. As crazy as it sounds, the Lions and Cowboys are still very much alive – even with a 3-7 record! Sure, they will have to win almost every game remaining, but with the way the NFC is shaping up, a team that finished 9-7 or 8-8 may make a Wild Card.
According to a Sportsline report, the Lions and Eagles will get Turkey Day underway at 12:30 p.m. ET from Ford Field in Detroit. The Lions look to win their third straight game as they host an Eagles team who is coming off getting embarrassed at home vs. Tampa Bay last Sunday. Game 2 will feature the undefeated Carolina Panthers taking on the Dallas Cowboys from Big D, while the nitecap is a battle of the NFC North as the Bears take on the Packers from Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
Thanksgiving football marks the final stretch of the year. With only a little over a month to go, teams that need wins to stay alive for a postseason spot have no margin for error, as time is beginning to run out on the 2015 regular season.
Last week’s picks finished under.500 for the first time in over a month, however we are still well above the .500 mark for the season. It may be all the visions of turkey and stuffing in my head, but I feel a good week is in store with the NFL picks, as we try to avoid too many “turkey selections.”
Below is a look at the Week 12 schedule, TV start times, odds and the weekly picks.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Philadelphia at Detroit (PICK) 12:30 pm — FOX
Carolina (-1) at Dallas 4:30 pm — CBS
Chicago at Green Bay (-8) 8:30 pm — NBC
Sunday, Nov. 29
New Orleans at Houston (-3) 1:00 pm — FOX
Buffalo at Kansas City (-4) 1:00 pm — CBS
San Diego at Jacksonville (-4) 1:00 pm — CBS
Minnesota at Atlanta (-2) 1:00 pm — FOX
Miami at N.Y. Jets (-3) 1:00 pm — CBS
N.Y. Giants (-2) at Washington 1:00 pm — FOX
Oakland at Tennessee (PICK) 1:00 pm — CBS
St. Louis at Cincinnati (-9) 1:00 pm — FOX
Tampa Bay at Indianapolis (-3) 1:00 pm — FOX
Arizona (-10) at San Francisco 4:05 pm — FOX
Pittsburgh at Seattle (-3.5) 4:25 pm — CBS
New England (-3) at Denver 8:30 pm — NBC
Monday, Nov. 30
Baltimore at Cleveland (-2) 8:30 pm — ESPN
Picks: Detroit +1, Dallas PICK, Green Bay -8, Indy -3, NY Jets -3, Arizona -10, Pittsburgh +3.5
Last Week – 2-3
Year to date – 40-24-3