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NFL Week 12 picks: Steelers, Eagles, Patriots cover big spreads; Saints lock of week

Newsday Thanksgiving is known for its big spreads, and Week 12 continues with that theme. The Patriots, Steelers and Eagles are huge favorites, which should not be a surprise considering they're at the top of the list for Super Bowl odds. Don't let the big numbers scare you away. These teams are hot and could all win in routs. Favorites went 8-4-1 against the spread (ATS) last week, continuing a hot...
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Football Fantasy! Ectoplasmic Eddie Goldman, priming Patrick Mahomes and Jermaine Kearse’s Panthers tryout

Field Gulls (Lars Russell) — Blaine Gabbert’s revenge, extraterrestrial impact in Pittsburgh and Chuck Pagano on the hot seat for the fifth straight year in NFL week 12. Let’s eat! Note: If you came looking for fantasy football recommendations, I don’t have anything for you. This season, Football Fantasy! here at Field Gulls will offer a recurring daydream considering the weekly football schedule from a perspective...
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Phinsider Week 12 Game Previews and Predictions

The Phinsider (Justin Hier (FinsReport)) — Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of Justin Hier’s weekly Game Previews and Predictions! Thanksgiving is one of everyone’s favorite holidays for a whole host of reasons. People get to hang with family members they haven’t seen in a while, platters upon platters of delicious food is served for by the boatload, and NFL football is on not once, not twice, but three times in the middle of the...
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NFL Fantasy Football: Who to start and sit in Week 12

Cincy Jungle (PatrickJudis) — Who should be in your lineup before you have to put your phone away for Thanksgiving dinner? We’ve got your sit/start advice for Week 12 in the NFL. The Bengals’ season seems to have a second wind to it this week, and hopefully your fantasy team is as alive in the fight for the playoffs. If you need some last second help setting up your lineup before you enter a Thanksgiving food coma, we...
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NFL picks, predictions against the point spread, Week 12

SBN: Big Blue View (Jesse Bartolis) — Maybe I have this thing figured out (probably not), but I went 8-4-2 in Week 11 to get me a little ahead in the season. And the season record would be fine if I could erase the extremely impressive 0-12-2 record I had in Week 7. This week here could be a very big week. It’s an odd week with a lot of big point spreads and a lot of home dogs — two things I tend to gravitate towards. Minnesota...
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Daily Bucs Links: Thanksgiving

Buc 'Em (Sander Philipse) — On the thanksgiving games, and more. NFL playoff picture: The Chargers can still win the AFC West - SBNation.com A veteran quarterback, a stout pass rush, and a total inability to win close games. Thanksgiving football: What's the deal with the NFL's Turkey Leg Award? - SBNation.com The Turkey Leg Award is probably the best part of football on Thanksgiving. Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue...
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Pick the Vikings to snap that three-game losing streak versus Detroit today

StarTribune.com The Vikings and Packers went in opposite directions last week in terms of how they played and how people like us try to predict how they will play.For the Vikings, I scrapped all the over-thinking, psycho-analysis, mumbo-jumbo logic that goes into the typical NFL guess. With the Vikings healthy, playing well and, oh yeah, good, I just went with a good team at home. And it won 24-7 with the...
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Bill Musgrave wants “cleaner” offensive approach for Broncos

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Josh Alper) — Bill Musgrave will work his first game as Broncos offensive coordinator against the Raiders this Sunday and he outlined some of what he plans to do on Wednesday. Musgrave takes over for Mike McCoy, who was fired after reports emerged that people inside the team felt his playbook was too unwieldy. Given that criticism and [ more ]
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Century Links 11/23: Happy Thanksgiving Field Gulls!

Field Gulls (Brendan O'Leary) — Read! Pete Carroll mulls over decisions made in Seahawks loss - The Washington Post Coach Pete Carroll was taking responsibility Wednesday for decisions that contributed to Seattle’s loss against Atlanta that left the Seahawks having to play catch up in the NFC playoff race. 49ers stick with Beathard to face Seahawks (Nov 26, 2017) | FOX Sports After finally earning their first win of...
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Scouting the Browns’ Week 12 opponent: Cincinnati Bengals - Our Q&A with Cincy Jungle

Dawgs by Nature (Chris Pokorny) — We ask about the Bengals’ playoff chances, their thoughts on A.J. McCarron, what the future holds for the team’s running back position, what’s up with John Ross, and more. On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns are on the road for another Battle of Ohio as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals . To help preview a few topics from the Jaguars ’ perspective, we reached out to Scott Schulze from ...
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Things for Broncos fans to be Thankful for

Mile High Report (Taylor Kothe) — It’s Thanksgiving in Broncos Country. Despite a 3-7 record, Broncos fans still have plenty to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving, Broncos Country! Here’s to turkey, ham, pies, and all the fixings. I’d like to wish everyone safe travels, good traffic, and excellent times with friends and family. And, of course, great food! It’s been a disappointing season for the Broncos, but Broncos...
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Pick the Vikings to snap that three-game losing streak versus Detroit today

StarTribune.com (Mark Craig) — The Vikings and Packers went in opposite directions last week in terms of how they played and how people like us try to predict how they will play.For the Vikings, I scrapped all the over-thinking, psycho-analysis, mumbo-jumbo logic that goes into the typical NFL guess. With the Vikings healthy, playing well and, oh yeah, good, I just went with a good team at home. And it won 24-7 with the...
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Jack Del Rio: Raiders needed defensive shake up in firing Ken Norton Jr.

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Despite the fact that Jack Del Rio oversees a large chunk of the defensive side of the football in his role of head coach of the Oakland Raiders, he felt the struggles of the unit required a change in the coaching staff to try to spark improved play from the beleaguered unit the rest of [ more ]
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2017 Week 11 Patriots Power Rankings

Pats Pulpit (Marima) — Check out what the ‘experts’ are saying about the Patriots after Week 11. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! GO PATS! Around the AFC East: New England (8-2) vs. Miami (4-6) Buffalo (5-5) at Kansas City (6-4) NY Jets (4-6) vs. Carolina (7-3) AFC Matchups: Pittsburgh (8-2) vs. Green Bay (5-5) Jacksonville (7-3) at Arizona (4-6) Tennessee (6-4) at Indianapolis (3-7) Baltimore (5-5)...
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Bruce Irvin, Khalil Mack miss practice one day after Ken Norton’s firing

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Charean Williams) — Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin expressed his displeasure with the firing of defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. by tweeting a one-word expletive in all caps. On Wednesday, he and defensive end Khalil Mack separately left practice and were listed as not practicing for what the team termed “not injury related.” Draw your own conclusion. Michael Gehlken [ more ]
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