NFL Picks Week 12: Experts Pick Pittsburgh Steelers To Beat Seattle Seahawks

NFL picks for Week 12 have many CBS experts picking against the Seattle Seahawks again. The Week 12 NFL picks for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks game favor Ben Roethlisberger leading his team to another road win. The analysts at CBS Sports have picked the Steelers to take a must-win game away from the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. If the prediction does turn out to be correct, the Steelers would improve to 7-4 in the NFL standings and give the team a stronger hold of the first wild card spot in the AFC.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Seahawks may be forced to play without star running back Marshawn Lynch again. If he elects to go through surgery for a sports hernia, it could spell an end to his 2015 NFL season. That would give backup running back Thomas Rawls a chance to take over the full-time job. Rawls ended up rushing for 209 yards on 30 carries against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11. That made him the first Seahawks running back since Shaun Alexander to eclipse 200 rushing yards in a game.

Thomas Rawls Runs Over San Francisco 49ers [Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images]Favoring the Pittsburgh Steelers to beat the Seattle Seahawks isn’t the only upset projected in the Week 12 NFL picks. The Dallas Cowboys are also picked to upset the undefeated Carolina Panthers. Even though the Panthers sport an impressive 10-0 record, the analysts at CBS Sports feel that the return of Tony Romo is enough to push the Cowboys past them. That is despite the Cowboys possessing the worst record in the NFC at 3-7. While Cam Newton is being talked about for NFL MVP, this seems like the opposite of support for his campaign.

Within the Week 12 NFL picks, there are three Thursday games (Thanksgiving Day) for fans to enjoy. Those November 26 games are the Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys, and Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers. The Lions, Cowboys, and Packers have received the support from these NFL experts, meaning every home team has been picked to win. That’s not a stretch, typically, but don’t tell fans of the Eagles, Panthers, or Bears that they are severe underdogs.

None of the Thanksgiving Day games were unanimous selections among the Week 12 NFL picks. There were a few unanimous picks, though, and they are the Kansas City Chiefs over the Buffalo Bills, the Cincinnati Bengals over the St. Louis Rams, and the Arizona Cardinals over the San Francisco 49ers. A few games also had only one analyst picking the underdog and those predictions are the Jacksonville Jaguars over the San Diego Chargers and the Cleveland Browns over the Baltimore Ravens.

Tom Brady Beats Buffalo Bills [Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images]One of the most intriguing games of the week is the New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos. The CBS Sports analysts have predicted that the Broncos will win this game, despite Peyton Manning still sidelined by the 8-2 team. The undefeated Patriots (10-0) are dealing with quite a few injuries, as well, which could be the reason that the experts are turning against the team in a very important match-up. A win by the Patriots could just about clinch home field advantage through the playoffs, but a Broncos victory could put that at risk.

The rest of the Week 12 NFL picks predict the Minnesota Vikings beat the Atlanta Falcons, the Indianapolis Colts beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New York Jets beat the Miami Dolphins, the New York Giants beat the Washington Redskins, the Oakland Raiders beat the Tennessee Titans, and the Houston Texans beat the New Orleans Saints. The Sunday night game on November 29 is Denver vs. New England, and the Monday night game on November 30 is Baltimore vs. Cleveland.

There are no longer any teams on bye weeks, showcasing that the race for the NFL Playoffs is fully underway. There are quite a few good games within the Week 12 NFL picks, suggesting the experts had a tough time picking games this week. The games get started at 9:30 a.m. PT with Philadelphia at Detroit on Thanksgiving Day.

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