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Baltimore Beatdown Picks: Week 12

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As fall turns to winter, the playoff picture continues to take shape. With three games kicking off today, several teams must fight through a short week to find a victory. The Baltimore Beatdown prediction standings continue to shuffle, and the readers are making a march to the top. Vote in the polls at the bottom to help with the push for first place!

Current standings:

  1. Frank and Kyle A. (103-56)
  2. Readers (101-58)
  3. Sage and Jake (99-60)
  4. Vas (97-62)
  5. Logan and Zach (93-66)
  6. Kyle B. and Dustin (91-68)

An analysis of the Baltimore Beatdown staff picks

Consensus winners

After dismantling Philadelphia, New Orleans offense will continue to feast on Thanksgiving Day against an lackluster Atlanta squad. The Raiders secured just their second win of the year in Week 11. But with the Ravens snapping their skid against Cincinnati, Oakland should be an easy task at home. Fresh off a bye, New England will be looking to distance themselves from an embarrassing showing against the Titans, and the Jets will get caught in the cross hairs of a hungry Patriots team.

The Chargers were shocked by Denver in the final seconds of Week 11. However, Arizona is disaster, most recently losing to a one win Raiders team. Even with Ryan Tannehill returning, the Dolphins face a Colts squad that is a much stronger opponent than their .500 record suggests. The Steelers came from behind to knock off Jacksonville, and Ben Roethlisberger continues to find ways to lead Pittsburgh into the win column, even when he struggles. Tennessee is a roller coaster franchise, defeating the Patriots one week and then getting thrashed by Indianapolis the next. Deshaun Watson and the Texans are the opposite, as they look to extend their win streak to eight games.

‘Lone wolf’ picks

  • Vas is the only writer to pick the Bills to beat the Jaguars (JAX -3.0)

The Jaguars are spiraling, most recently giving up 14 points in the fourth quarter to let Pittsburgh erase a deficit for the victory. While Buffalo was able to dominant the Jets with Matt Barkley at quarterback, the Jaguars defense should be able to contain an offense that lacks a consistent identity.

All writers’ picks can be found in the table below.

NFL Week 12 Picks

Games Frank Kyle A. Sage Jake Vasilis Logan Zach Kyle B. Dustin BB Readers
Games Frank Kyle A. Sage Jake Vasilis Logan Zach Kyle B. Dustin BB Readers
Bears at Lions Lions Lions Bears Lions Bears Lions Bears Bears Bears Vote
Redskins at Cowboys Redskins Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Redskins Cowboys Cowboys Vote
Falcons at Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Vote
Raiders at Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Vote
49ers at Buccaneers Buccaneers Buccaneers 49ers Buccaneers Buccaneers Bucaneers 49ers Buccaneers 49ers Vote
Patriots at Jets Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Vote
Giants at Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Giants Eagles Giants Eagles Eagles Vote
Jaguars at Bills Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Bills Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Jaguars Vote
Seahawks at Panthers Panthers Seahawks Seahawks Panthers Panthers Panthers Seahawks Panthers Seahawks Vote
Browns at Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals Browns Browns Browns Browns Bengals Bengals Vote
Cardinals at Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Chargers Vote
Dolphins at Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Vote
Steelers at Broncos Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Vote
Packers at Vikings Vikings Packers Packers Vikings Vikings Packers Packers Vikings Packers Vote
Titans at Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Vote
Week 11 Record 6-7 8-5 6-7 8-5 6-7 8-5 4-9 4-9 8-5
Season Record 103-56 103-56 99-60 99-60 97-62 93-66 93-66 91-68 91-68 101-58

Vote in the polls for all Week 12 games!

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Bears or Lions?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Bears
    (0 votes)
  • 100%
    Lions
    (1 vote)
1 vote total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Redskins or Cowboys?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Redskins
    (4 votes)
  • 71%
    Cowboys
    (10 votes)
14 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Falcons or Saints?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Falcons
    (2 votes)
  • 92%
    Saints
    (25 votes)
27 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Raiders or Ravens?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Raiders
    (9 votes)
  • 90%
    Ravens
    (89 votes)
98 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: 49ers or Buccaneers?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    49ers
    (26 votes)
  • 62%
    Buccaneers
    (44 votes)
70 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Patriots or Jets?

This poll is closed

  • 83%
    Patriots
    (66 votes)
  • 16%
    Jets
    (13 votes)
79 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Giants or Eagles?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    Giants
    (24 votes)
  • 67%
    Eagles
    (50 votes)
74 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Jaguars or Bills?

This poll is closed

  • 65%
    Jaguars
    (48 votes)
  • 34%
    Bills
    (25 votes)
73 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Seahawks or Panthers?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Seahawks
    (29 votes)
  • 59%
    Panthers
    (43 votes)
72 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Browns or Bengals?

This poll is closed

  • 57%
    Browns
    (45 votes)
  • 42%
    Bengals
    (33 votes)
78 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Cardinals or Chargers?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Cardinals
    (9 votes)
  • 87%
    Chargers
    (64 votes)
73 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Dolphins or Colts?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Dolphins
    (8 votes)
  • 88%
    Colts
    (62 votes)
70 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Steelers or Broncos?

This poll is closed

  • 64%
    Steelers
    (48 votes)
  • 36%
    Broncos
    (27 votes)
75 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Packers or Vikings?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Packers
    (25 votes)
  • 62%
    Vikings
    (41 votes)
66 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 12: Titans or Texans?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    Titans
    (7 votes)
  • 89%
    Texans
    (62 votes)
69 votes total Vote Now