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NFL Week 12 Picks: Eagles beat Packers; Cowboys defeat giants. Chargers win

NFL Week 12 Picks: Eagles beat Packers; Cowboys defeat giants. Chargers win

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jalen Hurts ducks from pressing the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in Indianapolis. (Zach Bollinger/The Associated Press)

NFL writer for The Times Sam Farmer examines the games played this week. Lines according to FanDuel Sportsbook (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record was 9-5 (. 643); Season 98-65-1 (.601). Using spreads with scores predicted by Farmer, the record against the spread last week was 5-8-1 (.385); Season 76-84-4 (.475). Pacific Times.

The Bills (7-3) in the Lions (4-6)

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen passes against the Cleveland Browns during a game.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen passes against the Cleveland Browns during a game Sunday in Detroit. (Rick Ossentowski/The Associated Press)

Thursday, 9:30 a.m

Television: Channel 2.

Line: bills by 9 1/2. O/U: 54 1/2.

The Lions are playing really well, so it won’t be easy for Buffalo, but the Bills are almost a bit desperate to keep up with the AFC. Josh Allen finds a way, but Detroit keeps things interesting.

prediction: Bills 28, Black 21

Giants (7-3) at Cowboys (7-3)

Dallas Cowboys safety Jayron Keers and safety Malik Hooker celebrate after a play.

Dallas Cowboys safety Jayron Kearse (27) and safety Malik Hooker (28) celebrate after a play during halftime against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday in Minneapolis. (Stacy Benges/The Associated Press)

Thursday, 1:30 p.m

Television: Channel 11.

Line: Cowboys by 10. O/U: 45 1/2.

Cowboys are riding high after the Vikings are destroyed and that may be because of a bit of comedy. The Giants have to do a decent job of containing the race to keep it close.

prediction: Cowboys 27, Giants 23

Patriots (6-4) at Vikings (8-2)

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks on the court during halftime against the Dallas Cowboys.

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks takes the field during halftime against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in Minneapolis. (Stacy Benges/The Associated Press)

Thursday, 5:20 p.m

Television: Channel 4.

Line: Vikings by 2 1/2. O/U: 42 1/2.

The Vikings are set to make a comeback after last week’s fiasco. The Patriots play well on defense but their offense has trouble moving the ball around. Still, Kirk Cousins ​​is struggling in prime time.

prediction: 23 Vikings, Patriots 18

Ravens (7-3) at Jaguars (3-7)

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews before a game against the Cleveland Browns.

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews prepares before a game against the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 23 in Baltimore. (Nick Wass / Associated Press)

Sunday 10 am

Television: no one. DirecTV: 705.

Line: Crows by 4. O/U: 43 1/2.

The Crows are intrigued, but they keep finding ways to win. The Jaguars had an off week, so maybe they can find a way to restart after six losses in seven games. Not this week.

prediction: Crows 27, Jaguars 21

Texas (1-8-1) at Dolphins (7-3)

Miami Dolphins cornerback Kader Kohou responds to a play against the Detroit Lions.

Miami Dolphins linebacker Koho responded to a game against the Detroit Lions in the second half in Detroit on Oct. 30. (Paul Sancia/The Associated Press)

Sunday 10 am

Television: no one. DirecTV: 706.

Line: dolphins by 13 1/2. O/U: 46 1/2.

The Texans have played a lot of teams close and will try to keep them running, but there aren’t a lot of teams that have the speed to match the Dolphins offense. They are relaxed and well.

prediction: Dolphins 33, Texas 17

Bengals (6-4) at Titans (7-3)

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw a pass during the game.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Borough threw a pass during Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh. (Matt Duresco/The Associated Press)

Sunday 10 am

Television: no one. DirecTV: 707.

Line: Bengals by 2 1/2. O/U: 42 1/2.

It must be a great game. The Bengals heat up just in time and Joe Burrow plays really well. The Titans’ Mike Vrabel gets more out of his players than most coaches in the NFL.

prediction: 24 Bengals, Titans 21

Broncos (3-7) at Panthers (3-8)

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson vs Las Vegas Raiders.

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday in Denver. (Bart Young / Associated Press)

Sunday 10 am

Television: no one. DirecTV: 708.

Line: Broncos by 2 1/2. O/U: 36 1/2.

Neither team inspires much confidence. The Panthers are just fine on defense, and Denver doesn’t seem to be attacking much. But the Broncos still have enough to win this game on the road.

prediction: Broncos 16, Panthers 9

Pirates (5-5) at Browns (3-7)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones runs the ball in for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones runs the ball in for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in Munich, Germany on November 13. (Steve Luciano/The Associated Press)

Sunday 10 am

Television: Channel 11. DirecTV: 709.

Line: Pirates by 3 1/2. O/U: 42 1/2.

Tom Brady smiles again and finally catches the ball long enough for the plays to develop. This isn’t a great game for the Browns, who want to run and play from that. Tampa Bay stops running.

prediction: Pirates 27, Browns 20

Bears (3-8) Jets (6-4)

Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson runs during the first half against the Atlanta Falcons.

Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson runs during halftime against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in Atlanta. (Danny Karnick/The Associated Press)

Sunday 10 am

Television: no one. DirecTV: 710.

Line: aircraft by 6. O/U: 38 1/2.

Justin Fields’ shoulder injury will really affect the Bears, but he might play. The Jets were a bit of a mess on offense last week, so they turned to Mike White at quarterback.

prediction: 20 bears, 16 planes

Hawks (5-6) at Leaders (6-5)

Washington defensive leaders Darrick Forrest celebrates after an interception.

Washington Chiefs defensive back Darrick Forrest (22) celebrates after his interception against the Houston Texans on Sunday in Houston. (Matt Patterson / Associated Press)

Sunday 10 am

Television: no one. DirecTV: 711.

Line: leaders by 4. O/U: 41 1/2.

The Falcons don’t really throw it, and now Kyle Bates is out. This puts a lot of pressure on rookie Drake London. Washington is playing well and gaining confidence with Taylor Hynecke at quarterback.

prediction: Leaders 27, Falcons 21

Chargers (5-5) at Cardinals (4-7)

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert celebrates with teammates following a touchdown drive against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) celebrates with teammates following a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs at SoFi Stadium on Sunday. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Sunday, 1:05 p.m

Television: Channel 2. DirecTV: 712.

Line: chargers by 3. O/U: 48 1/2.

With or without Kyler Murray, the Cardinals are okay at best and their injury list is long. The Chargers are flailing after losing to Kansas City, but they’ve played well and are getting healthier.

prediction: Chargers 31, Cardinals 20

Raiders (3-7) at Seahawks (6-4)

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett takes out a pass.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett catches a pass during halftime against the Arizona Cardinals on November 6 in Glendale, Ariz. (Ross D. Franklin/The Associated Press)

Sunday, 1:05 p.m

Television: no one. DirecTV: 713.

Line: Seahawks by 3 1/2. O/U: 47 1/2.

The Raiders stopped their slide by defeating the bad Broncos. Seattle is off for a week and DK Metcalf should be healthier. Being home helps the Seahawks get back on track.

prediction: Seahawks 28, Raiders 21

Rams (3-7) at Chiefs (8-2)

Rams wide receiver Toto Atwill catches the ball in front of New Orleans Saints safety Chris Harris Jr.

Toto Atwill (15) catches the ball in front of New Orleans Saints safety Chris Harris Jr. (19) to score a touchdown Sunday in New Orleans. (Tyler Kaufman / Associated Press)

Sunday, 1:25 p.m

Television: Channel 11. DirecTV: 714.

Line: heads by 15. O/U: 43 1/2.

These perks go in opposite directions. Injuries have devastated the Rams and things are not going to get better any time soon. The bosses are starting to gain momentum.

prediction: Chiefs 34, Rams 13

Saints (4-7) at 49ers (6-4)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw a pass during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw a pass during halftime against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday in Mexico City. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/The Associated Press)

Sunday, 1:25 p.m

Television: no one. DirecTV: 715.

Line: 49ers by 8 1/2. O/U: 42 1/2.

Elijah Mitchell’s recovery allows the 49ers to use Christian McCaffrey more strategically. This is going to be a tough team in the long run. Saints will not be.

prediction: 49ers 28, Saints 17

Packers (4-7) at Eagles (9-1)

Aaron Jones of the Green Bay Packers during a game against the Tennessee Titans.

Aaron Jones of the Green Bay Packers during a game against the Tennessee Titans on November 17 in Green Bay, Wis. (Maury Gach / Associated Press)

Sunday, 5:20 p.m

Television: Channel 4.

Line: Eagles by 6 1/2. O/U: 46 1/2.

The Eagles panicked in Indianapolis but they survived. That should get them fine-tuned to deal with a really bad Green Bay team. The fill receivers will have a hard time opening up to those angles.

prediction: Eagles 28, Packers 20

Steelers (3-7) at Colts (4-6-1)

Indianapolis Colts safety Rodney McLeod Jr celebrates as a defensive tackle against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Indianapolis Colts safety Rodney McLeod Jr. celebrates at a defensive end against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in Indianapolis. (Zach Bollinger/The Associated Press)

Monday, 5:15 p.m

Television: ESPN.

Line: Colts by 2 1/2. O/U: 39 1/2.

Jonathan Taylor and the Seventh Front in Indianapolis is the difference. Matt Ryan will likely be sacked a lot, but the Colts have enough to give Jeff Saturday his second win.

prediction: Colts 24, Steelers 18

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.


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