Nason’s NFL Picks: Week 12

​Week 11 was a great bounce back week for yours truly (my apologies for the lack of analysis) with a nice 12-2 record. This week I can tell will be tough (as you will see a lot of these games are a toss up for me), so let’s see how it goes!


Last Week’s Record: 12 – 2
Season Record: 103 – 57 – 1

Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans

The Texans come limping into this matchup after having been blown out of the water by Lamar Jackson and the Ravens last week, while the Colts are coming off an impressive 20-point win over Jacksonville, and may have TY Hilton back. Logic says Indianapolis, but I like Deshaun Watson to bounce back and show out.

Winner: Texans

Denver Broncos @ Buffalo Bills

Denver has proven this season it is not a team that knows how to win games. Coming off an embarrassing loss to the Vikings, which featured a blown 20-point halftime lead, they head into Buffalo to face a tough defense and Josh Allen, coming off one of his best passing performances of his career.

Winner: Bills

New York Giants @ Chicago Bears

The Bears are pretty bad, and so are the Giants. In a game that is certain to feature a lot of turnovers, I’ll take the Giants in an upset. The Giants offense has a much higher upside than Chicago.

Winner: Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals

I think this is the week, the week Cincy finally pulls off a win. The Steelers will be missing Maurkice Pouncey due to suspension, and Juju Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, and James Conner may all miss this week due to injury. The Bengals will likely be without AJ Green still, but hey, anything can happen in this league.

Winner: Bengals

Miami Dolphins @ Cleveland Browns

The Browns are riding a 2-game winning streak and face a Dolphins team that just put 2 of their DB’s on IR. With Baker Mayfield growing more confident by the week, the Cleveland passing attack should have a day.

Winner: Browns

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons

I just got Mike Evans in fantasy, so I need my prediction of him having a huge day against the Falcons secondary to come true. Between him and Godwin, Jameis Winston should be able to put up points of this Falcons team, who I am not confident will keep this winning streak going.

Winner: Bucs

Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans Saints

Kyle Allen posted another multiple interception game last week against Atlanta and faces an even tougher New Orleans secondary this week. Christian McCaffrey can’t win this game on his own.

Winner: Saints

Seattle Seahawks @ Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles offense is struggling. Injuries to the receivers and inconsistent play from Carson Wentz has one of the most talented teams in the league on paper struggling to keep themselves in the playoff hunt. In come the Seattle Seahawks, fresh off a bye week and led by Russell Wilson, who may be looking to retake the MVP lead with a big game.

Winner: Seahawks

Detroit Lions @ Washington Redskins

Don’t fault Dwayne Haskins, the kid just wants to win. He can’t help the fact that this Redskins team lacks talent in every area. I don’t see them winning another game this season. Also, Jeff Driskel looked really good against Dallas last week.

Winner: Lions

Oakland Raiders @ New York Jets

2 of the hotter teams in the league, Sam Darnold and Derek Carr are playing at very high levels. The Jets play very well at home, and Darnold has seemingly found his guys in Jamison Crowder and Ryan Griffin, so give me the J E T S JETS JETS JETS!

Winner: Jets

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans

Big Nick Energy played well in his 1st game back, and the Jags defense will be looking to bounce back after an embarrassing division loss. I think I’m only picking them so I could say Big Nick Energy to be honest.

Winner: Jaguars

Dallas Cowboys @ New England Patriots

If this game was in Dallas I may pick differently, but the Cowboys tend to struggle on the road and comes in with some banged up stars, including WR Amari Cooper, DE DeMacus Lawrence, and OL La’el Collins. Add to that the Patriots activating starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn, and this ends up a 10 point Patriot win.

Winner: Patriots

Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers

The defense has carried the 49ers for much of this season, but Jimmy G proved last week that this offense can win games when needed. His top 2 pass catchers, Emanuel Sanders and Deebo Samuel, are banged up, but that should just make this game more interesting. 49ers in a tight one.

Winner: 49ers

Baltimore Ravens @ Los Angeles Rams

Lamar Jackson simply cannot be stopped right now, and it certainly doesn’t help that Jared Goff looks like the guy we saw struggle under Jeff Fisher.

Winner: Ravens

Photo: (Nick Wass – AP Photo)

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