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.
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.
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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