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I went 8-8 last week. That puts me at 100-60 for the season. For a comparison, check out the “experts” over at ESPN.

Here are my picks for the NFL’s Week 12:

*THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20*

Cincinnati 1-8-1 at Pittsburgh 7-3 – 8:15 PM (Line: Steelers by 10.5)

This should be a low-scoring game.

RJ’s Pick: Pittsburgh by 5

*SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23*

Tampa Bay 7-3 at Detroit 0-10 – 1:00 PM (Line: Buccaneers by 8.5)

The Lions haven’t won a game since December 23rd of last year.

RJ’s Pick: Tampa Bay by 14

New York Jets 7-3 at Tennessee 10-0 – 1:00 PM (Line: Titans by 5)

The AFC’s top-scoring offense (289 points scored for the Jets) versus the NFL’s stingiest defense (131 points allowed by the Titans).

RJ’s Pick: Tennessee by 9

Buffalo 5-5 at Kansas City 1-9 – 1:00 PM (Line: Bills by 3)

The Chiefs have dropped six straight, worst in the AFC. And Buffalo has lost four straight. One of those streaks shall end here.

RJ’s Pick: Buffalo by 7

Chicago 5-5 at Saint Louis 2-8 – 1:00 PM (Line: Bears by 8.5)

The Rams have given up a league-worst 317 points through ten games, for an average of 31.7 points per game. (Do the math!)

RJ’s Pick: Chicago by 2

New England 6-4 at Miami 6-4 – 1:00 PM (Line: Dolphins by 2)

The Dolphins have won four straight. I don’t think Ronnie Brown will rush for four touchdowns in this one.

RJ’s Pick: New England by 4

Minnesota 5-5 at Jacksonville 4-6 – 1:00 PM (Line: Jaguars by 2.5)

Jack Del Rio is going through his change of life. (By that I mean he’s been moody, not that he’s experiencing vaginal dryness or loss of breast fullness.)

RJ’s Pick: Jacksonville by 7

Philadelphia 5-4-1 at Baltimore 6-4 – 1:00 PM (Line: Ravens by 1.5)

These are two above-average teams that will both probably be watching the playoffs at home.

RJ’s Pick: Philadelphia by 3

RJ’s Lame-Game Of The Week: Houston 3-7 at Cleveland 4-6 – 1:00 PM (Line: Browns by 3)

Cleveland is 1-4 at home. The Texans are 0-5 on the road.

RJ’s Pick: Cleveland by 6

San Francisco 3-7 at Dallas 6-4 – 1:00 PM (Line: Cowboys by 10)

This one should be a slaughter.

RJ’s Pick: Dallas by 24

Oakland 2-8 at Denver 6-4 – 4:05 PM (Line: Broncos by 9.5)

The Broncos are starting to pull away a little in the AFC Worst West.

RJ’s Pick: Denver by 13

Washington 6-4 at Seattle 2-8 – 4:15 PM (Line: Redskins by 3.5)

The Redskins are 3-1 on the road this season.

RJ’s Pick: Washington by 8

RJ’s Game Of The Week: New York Giants 9-1 at Arizona 7-3 – 4:15 PM (Line: Giants by 3)

The Cardinals are undefeated at home. Kurt Warner is having his best season since at least 2001, maybe ever. The Super Bowl champion Giants have the best record in the NFC, the second-best defense in the NFL (in terms of total yards allowed per game), and the highest scoring offense in the league. This is a must-see game right here.

RJ’s Pick: Arizona by 3

Carolina 8-2 at Atlanta 6-4 – 4:15 PM (Line: Falcons by 1)

This is another excellent matchup. Atlanta’s postseason hopes would brighten considerably with a victory here. The Panthers need a win to ensure that they remain alone atop the NFC South.

RJ’s Pick: Atlanta by 5

Indianapolis 6-4 at San Diego 4-6 – 8:15 PM (Line: Chargers by 2.5)

Both teams need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Chargers have been incredibly unlucky this year. Their six losses have been by 1, 1, 2, 5, 7, and 9 points. (That explains why they have a losing record but a +25 point differential.) The Colts have won three straight after starting the season 3-4, but only one of their victories has been by more than six points.

RJ’s Pick: San Diego by 6

*MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24*

Green Bay 5-5 at New Orleans 5-5 – 8:30 PM (Line: Saints by 2.5)

The Packers are in a three-way tie for first place in the NFC North. The Saints, who have the same record, are alone in last place in the NFC South. (What a difference a division makes.) The Saints have the top offense in the league in terms of total yards gained per game. I expect a high-scoring affair.

RJ’s Pick: Green Bay by 4

* * *

(If you’re interested, you can check out the full list of Danny Sheridan’s Odds and ESPN’s NFL “Expert” Picks.)

WEEKLY RESULTS (2008):

Week One – 9-7
Week Two – 10-5
Week Three – 10-6
Week Four – 7-6
Week Five – 9-5
Week Six – 6-8
Week Seven – 11-3
Week Eight – 9-5
Week Nine – 10-4
Week Ten – 11-3
Week Eleven – 8-8

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  • A1johnny

    Last week I went 14 & 1 and finally won my Simplysportsware.com office football pool. My current win loss record is 107 – 52 – 1

    My picks for week 12 are

    Pit
    Min
    Bal
    Mia
    Chi
    Cle
    Dal
    TB
    Buf
    Ten
    Den
    NYG
    Was
    Atl
    San
    GB

    I agree with RJ the Giants / Arizona game is the game of the week. I also think it is going to come down to which Quarterback makes the fewest mistakes.

    Good luck to all.

  • http://intersportswire.com alessandro

    Pittsburgh

  • http://www.pbase.com/adam_and_misti Adam

    I’ll have to disagree with the G men vs the Cards as the game of the week. I’m predicting a brutal defeat for the Cards. My pick would be the Jets vs the Titans, but we’ll see.

    I went 12-4 last week, bringing me up to 99-61.

    For week 12 I’m going for…

    Steelers
    Browns
    Cowboys
    Bucs
    Jets
    Bills
    Bears
    Jags
    Ravens
    Broncos
    Giants
    Seahawks
    Chargers
    Packers

  • http://www.pbase.com/adam_and_misti Adam

    Panthers
    Pats

    :)

  • EEL

    I have to agree with everyone so far on games of the week.
    ( GAMES OF THE WEEK )

    JETS / TITANS
    DOLPHINS / PATS
    PANTHERS / FALCONS
    GIANTS / CARDS
    ————————–
    PICKS FOR WEEK 12

    BUCCS
    JAGS
    BEARS
    BROWNS
    CHIEFS
    DOLPHINS
    TITANS
    RAVENS
    49ERS – UPSET OF THE WEEK :-)
    BRONCS
    GIANTS
    SEAHAWKS
    FALCONS
    COLTS
    ( MONDAY )
    PACKERS

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    Final Score:

    Steelers 27, Bengals 10 – RJ 1-0

  • http://intersportswire.com alessandro

    BUF, CHI, PHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, WAS, ARI, GB, TB, TEN, NE, SD, JACK, ATL

  • http://intersportswire.com alessandro

    AND a little shout out to the CFL:

    Go Alouettes Go!

    The 96th Grey Cup between the Montreal Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders takes place Sunday.

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    Final Scores:

    Texans 16, Browns 6 – RJ 1-1

    TB 38, Detroit 20 – RJ 2-1

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    Final Scores:

    Bears 27, Rams 3 – RJ 3-1

    Jets 34, Titans 13 – RJ 3-2

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    Final Scores:

    Vikings 30, Jaguars 12 – RJ 3-3

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    This is kinda funny…

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    Final Scores:

    Bills 54(!), KC 31 – RJ 4-3

    Dallas 35, SF 22 – RJ 5-3

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    Final Scores:

    NE 48(!), Miami 28 – RJ 6-3

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    Final Scores:

    Baltimore 36, Philly 7 – RJ 6-4 [Ed Reed had a 108-yard interception return!]

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    ESPN’s NFL “experts” through 10 games:

    Wickersham
    7-3

    Fleming
    6-4

    Hoge
    7-3

    Jaworski
    9-1

    Schlereth
    8-2

    Allen
    7-3

    Mortensen
    8-2

    Golic
    4-6

    Accuscore
    6-4

    Pick ‘em
    7-3

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    Final Scores:

    Oakland 31, Denver 10 – RJ 6-5

    Atlanta 45(!), Carolina 28 – RJ 7-5 [Michael Turner had four rushing touchdowns!]

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    Final Scores:

    Giants 37, Cardinals 29 – RJ 7-6

    Redskins 20, Seattle 17 – RJ 8-6

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    Final Scores:

    Colts 23, SD 20 – RJ 8-7

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    ESPN’s NFL “experts” through 15 games:

    Wickersham
    10-5

    Fleming
    10-5

    Hoge
    10-5

    Jaworski
    13-2

    Schlereth
    12-3

    Allen
    10-5

    Mortensen
    11-4

    Golic
    7-8

    Accuscore
    8-7

    Pick ‘em
    10-5

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    Who won the Grey Cup, Alessandro?

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    Final Score:

    NO 51, GB 29 – RJ 8-8

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    ESPN’s NFL “experts” in Week 12:

    Wickersham
    11-5

    Fleming
    10-6

    Hoge
    10-6

    Jaworski
    13-2

    Schlereth
    12-4

    Allen
    10-6

    Mortensen
    11-5

    Golic
    7-9

    Accuscore
    8-8

    Pick ‘em
    10-6

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    RJ straight-up through 12 weeks: 108-68

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    ESPN’s NFL “experts” through 12 weeks:

    Wickersham
    104-72

    Fleming
    110-66

    Hoge
    113-63

    Jaworski
    108-56

    Schlereth
    115-61

    Allen
    113-63

    Mortensen
    120-56

    Golic
    102-73

    Accuscore
    118-58

    Pick ‘em
    102-60

  • http://roblogpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/11/chris-dodd-pwned.html RJ Elliott

    RJ ATS in Week 12: 5-11-0

    RJ ATS through 12 weeks: 72-101-3

  • http://www.roblogpolitics.blogspot.com RJ Elliott

    Week 13 is up!