While passing around the sides and turkey, debate your picks for Week 12’s loaded Thanksgiving Day slate and 13 other games in your office or family NFL pool. The Green Bay Packers close out Turkey Day with a primetime matchup against their NFC North rival Chicago Bears, and are nine-point favorites at home as they cling to the division lead.
Thanksgiving also features a Philadelphia Eagles squad that’s a perfect 6-0 all-time when playing on the holiday, but they are a pick (PK) on the road against the Detroit Lions, while the undefeated Carolina Panthers put their perfect record on the line against the Dallas Cowboys.
Carolina’s never played on Thanksgiving, and though the betting line opened as PK, the Panthers and quarterback Cam Newton are now a one-point road favorite to a Cowboys squad that just snapped a seven-game losing streak and welcomed back quarterback Tony Romo.
Turning to Sunday and Monday’s games, the Arizona Cardinals, who have won four straight, are the biggest favorite of the week and predicted to blowout the San Francisco 49ers by 10 points on the road.
The Cincinnati Bengals have lost two straight after winning their first eight, but could get back on track as nine-point home favorites over the St. Louis Rams.
And on “Sunday Night Football,” what was supposed to be an all-time great matchup between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning is instead expected to be Brady vs. Brock Osweiler as the Patriots stand as 5.5-point road favorites over the Denver Broncos.
The pool rules are quite simple. Just circle the team you believe will win and then tally the total number of correct choices. The player with the most correct picks wins Week 12.
In the event of a tiebreaker, use “Monday Night Football’s” combined score to determine a winner. This week the Baltimore Ravens are underdogs by less than a field goal to the Cleveland Browns, and however much each team scores those numbers will be added together. The player whose guess is closest to the tally wins.
Below is the full schedule for Week 12’s games, and you can click here to download a printable version of the document.