Because we believe in giving thanks across the country, you get the NFL.com picks a day early this week.
I'd say, "Enjoy," but if you're a Minnesota Vikings fan, you're probably going to be mad at me. Their game in Chicago is difficult to read because of Jay Cutler's injury. Ditto Panthers-Eagles, because of injuries to Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy. That said, there are so many even-steven matchups that Week 12 should produce some close shaves. In fact, if there were ever a week where this prognosticator could go .500 (or worse?), this is it.
The record for the season and last week is in italics below. However, what isn't italicized might be the real story. Somehow, and somewhat undetected, this hack has managed to nail four -- four -- scores in the past three weeks. That includes predicting the exact score in the Denver Broncos' 30-23 win over the San Diego Chargers last Sunday. As someone in my home state of Texas used to say: "Even the sun shines on a dog's butt some days."
Alright let's get to some picks ...
Elliot Harrison went 12-2 in his predictions for Week 11, giving him a 78-33-1 record since taking over this space in Week 4. How will he fare in Week 12? His picks are below, with home teams listed second: