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NFL picks Week 12: Predicting this week's games

Jason Butt and Daniel Park take a crack at picking this week's slate of games.

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Park: Hey, your last name is a conjunction AND named after Mark Sanchez's notorious Butt Fumble gaffe. How exciting!

Jason Butt: ...

DP: Guess who's winning our Race to Chipotle? Yes sir, I'd like a side of guac with that entrée, thanks. I went 9-5 last week with a clutch Chiefs over Seahawks pick. Butt played it safe like the recorder in second grade. For the season I am 99-60-1, he's 98-61-1.

Let's go:

20 Chiefs at 24 Raiders

Park's take: This game already happened and I genuinely thought the Chiefs would win by the score below:

Park's pick: Chiefs 20, Raiders 17

Butt's take: I took the Chiefs too. Oops.

Butt's pick: Chiefs 27, Raiders 17

Browns at Falcons

Park's take: While there's a slight chance for snow this weekend. ...

Park's pick: Browns 24, Falcons 13

Butt's take: The Falcons have won two in a row. But how in the world are they going to defend Josh Gordon?

Butt's pick: Browns 27, Falcons 21

Buccaneers at Bears

Park's take: Can you teach me how to Lovie? The Bears aren't messing around anymore. Too bad the Buccaneers aren't either. #RoadWarriors

Park's pick: Buccaneers 28, Bears 14

Butt's take: Some are saying the 2-8 Buccaneers could wind up winning the NFC South. They won't. Can they beat the Bears? Most definitely.

Butt's pick: Buccaneers 21, Bears 17

Bengals at Texans

Park's take: Tough take here. While I hope the best for quarterback Ryan Mallett, I also see A.J. Green flying to space and back.

Park's pick: Bengals 23, Texans 13

Butt's take: The Bengals got back to looking like a potential postseason team last week. This Sunday, they'll be going against a much tougher defense though. However, I still like Cincinnati to win.

Butt's pick: Bengals 21, Texans 17

Jaguars at Colts

Park's take: Call me crazy but I think the Colts will block a game-winning field goal attempt to seal the deal.

Park's pick: Colts 20, Jaguars 18

Butt's take: You're crazy, Park.

Butt's pick: Colts 41, Jaguars 17

Packers at Vikings

Park's take: Rumor has it: Butt is secretly a Vikings aficionado. #Exposed

Park's pick: Packers 53, Vikings 21

Butt's take: Hey, who told you that?

Butt's pick: Packers 38, Vikings 20

Lions at Patriots

Park's take: Both teams are evenly matched. I'll take Patriots because I'm a firm believer in the Belichick. The football genius doesn't care if he's against the best team in the league, or the worst team in the Arena Football League. Football is football.

Park's pick: Patriots 30, Lions 17

Butt's take: Can't go against New England at this point with how its played of late.

Butt's pick: Patriots 31, Lions 24

Titans at Eagles

Park's take: If the Titans win I will film myself at McDonald's ordering a Mettenberger.

Park's pick: Eagles 37, Titans 12

Butt's take: Philly rebounds after a miserable game against Green Bay.

Butt's pick: Eagles 35, Titans 14

Rams at Chargers

Park's take: I made a decision after digesting every thought on this matchup. The Rams defensive line is grossly good. The sky's the limit for the Chargers offense at any given time. The Rams crushed Denver, snipped San Fran by one and juiced Seattle by two. Darn.

Park's pick: Chargers 21, Rams 14

Butt's take: Can the Rams sustain the momentum they had from last week's big win over Denver? Sure, why not?

Butt's pick: Rams 24, Chargers 21

Cardinals at Seahawks

Park's take: Breathe, Daniel, you've been through this before. Break them down. Don't buy into the stats, headlines; hone into key injuries, style of play, coaching. Imagine the refereeing, blown calls. ... The Seahawks will. ...

Park's pick: Cardinals 21, Seahawks 17

Butt's take: The Cardinals are the best team in the NFL. But this game is at Seattle. Then again, no one has been able to run against the Cardinals this year. I still like Russell Wilson to get the job done, though.

Butt's pick: Seahawks 27, Cardinals 24

Dolphins at Broncos

Park's take: The Broncos really don't want to miss out on a postseason entrance because they lost to the beautiful water creatures at Mile High.

Park's pick: Broncos 30, Dolphins 27

Butt's take: Last week was a fluke. The Broncos get back to business against a pretty good Dolphins defense.

Butt's pick: Broncos 28, Dolphins 20

Redskins at 49ers

Park's take: Griffin III versus Kaepernick. I wonder how much that football card's worth. #12Cents Oh, could someone check how many Redskins players are under the bus?

Park's pick: 49ers 42, Redskins 23

Butt's take: The Redskins have become a laughing stock. Will Jay Gruden be back next year? Seriously.

Butt's pick: 49ers 31, Redskins 14

Cowboys at Giants

Park's take: I just noticed it says "Butt's pick" above my name. Wow. The Cowboys will "butt's pick" Eli Manning off four times this Sunday.

Park's pick: Cowboys 31, Giants 21

Butt's take: Yes, the Cowboys will in fact "butt's pick" Eli Manning four times. I'm down with that prediction.

Butt's pick: Cowboys 38, Giants 24

Park's take: I won't waste your time analyzing this decision. The Bills defense will rectify their game-costing mistakes in their loss to Miami. #SorryChris

Park's pick: Bills 24, Jets 20

Butt's take: The Bills should be able to win this game, even away from home in Detroit. Way to go, blizzard.

Butt's pick: Bills 20, Jets 17