Predicting Bengals-Browns and all Week 12 games

Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison offers his predictions for Week 12 of NFL games.

Minnesota Vikings (8-2) at Detroit Lions (6-4)

Never pick against the Lions on Thanksgiving.

Pick: Lions 27, Vikings 24

Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) at Dallas Cowboys (5-5)

Never pick against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.

Pick: Cowboys 31, Chargers 24

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New York Giants (2-8) at Washington Redskins (4-6)

Never pick the Giants the rest of the year.

Pick: Redskins 32, Giants 20

Buffalo Bills (5-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)

The Chiefs have lost four of five, but the Bills will help them get right.

Pick: Chiefs 31, Bills 17

›› Dennard making most of opportunity this season

Tennessee Titans (6-4) at Indianapolis Colts (3-7)

The Colts aren’t as bad as people think, and the Titans aren’t as good.

Pick: Colts 21, Titans 20

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-6) at Atlanta Falcons (6-4)

The Falcons are starting to put things together.

Pick: Falcons 34, Buccaneers 21

›› Bengals, Browns own longest active 30-point streaks

Miami Dolphins (4-6) at New England Patriots (8-2)

You could run this game through a simulator 1,000 times and get 1,000 Patriots wins.

Pick: Patriots 35, Dolphins 13

Chicago Bears (3-7) at Philadelphia Eagles (9-1)


Pick: Eagles 35, Bears 13

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Carolina Panthers (7-3) at New York Jets (4-6)

Carolina gets caught looking ahead to the Saints.

Pick: Jets 21, Panthers 17

Seattle Seahawks (6-4) at San Francisco 49ers (1-9)

Even if Pete Carroll has more senior moments, Seattle should handle the 49ers.

Pick: Seahawks 31, 49ers 17

New Orleans Saints (8-2) at Los Angeles Rams (7-3)

If you have anyone from either team in fantasy, start him.

Pick: Rams 42, Saints 41

›› Bengals kicker Bullock testing Marvin’s patience

Jacksonsville Jaguars (7-3) at Arizona Cardinals (4-6)

The Jaguars clinch their first non-losing season since 2010.

Pick: Jaguars 24, Cardinals 20

Denver Broncos (3-7) at Oakland Raiders (4-6)

One team fired its offensive coordinator, the other its defensive coordinator. Who’s next?

Pick: Raiders 28, Broncos 10

Green Bay Packers (5-5) at Pittsburgh Steelers (8-2)

This one looked so appealing when the schedule first came out. Not so much now.

Pick: Steelers 35, Packers 20

›› Baby steps on O-line creating big chunks in pass game

Houston Texans (4-6) at Baltimore Ravens (5-5)

The Ravens just might get their fourth shutout of the year.

Pick: Ravens 16, Texans 3

Cleveland Browns (0-10) at Cincinnati Bengals (4-6)

The Bengals have 99 problems, but the Browns aren’t one.

Pick: Bengals 31, Browns 10

Last week : 8-5

This season: 95-55

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