NFL Picks: Week 12

Pats 7, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; Matt Horne (left) from Alberta, Canada, Lenny Rose from Taunton, MA and David Somerville from Alberta, Canada pose for a photo wearing Tom Brady (not pictured) and Peyton Manning (not pictured) jerseys before the game between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Each week Just Blog Baby editor Chase Ruttig gives his NFL picks against the spread. Here are his Week 12 selections. Home team in CAPS, spreads from Bet365. 

Panthers (-4) over DOLPHINS

Miami had a nice comeback game to help out their AFC playoff dreams and Carolina could be experiencing some #TrapGame effects after that epic win on Monday over New England, but that bad Dolphins line won’t be able to hold up against the Panthers like they did against the Chargers woeful pass rush. Panthers roll.

Bears (-1.5) over RAMS

In McCown We Trust.

TEXANS (-10) over Jags

Texans get out all of their eight game losing streak frustrations on the Jaguars at home.

Vikings (+5) over PACKERS 

Just so this kid can squirm a little bit:

RAVENS (-3.5) over Jets

Saw enough of Geno Smith in Buffalo to know not to touch the Jets here. Ravens pick up a huge AFC Wild Card race victory over New York.

BROWNS (-2.5) over Steelers

Cleveland is simply a better football team than the 2013 Steelers. Who woulda thunk it?

CHIEFS (-3.5) over Chargers 

The Chargers defense is terrible and its offense is mediocre, they aren’t beating Kansas City at Arrowhead. Warning: Andy Reid and Alex Smith love to play it close, but this game isn’t going to see the line drop.

LIONS (-7.5) over Bucs

Revis on Calvin Johnson will be an entertaining match up, but a motivated Lions team coming off a #TrapGame defeat in Pittsburgh will be looking to put points up in bunches. I like the Lions even though they are laying a touchdown plus.

Colts (+3) over CARDS 

Laying a field goal against Carson Palmer in a must win game with Andrew Luck on the other side of the battle? I am in.

RAIDERS (+1.5) over Titans 

Just Win Baby.

GIANTS (-2.5) over Cowboys

Eli Manning continues to keep the Giants rolling in a topsy turvy NFC East race.

Broncos (-2) over PATRIOTS 

New England’s defense is just too suspect to bet against Manning and the Broncos this week.

Enjoy the games everyone.

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