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NFL Week 12 game picks from The Falcoholic

Week 12 of the 2022 NFL season kicked off with three pretty good games on Thanksgiving. Read on for our picks and predictions for this weekend’s slate of games.

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Week 11 was a positive one for the Atlanta Falcons, as they snapped a two-game losing streak with a victory over the improving Chicago Bears. We also saw the Philadelphia Eagles narrowly avoid an upset against the Indianapolis Colts, the Detroit Lions upset the New York Giants, the Dallas Cowboys blow the doors off the Minnesota Vikings, and the Kansas City Chiefs pull off a thrilling comeback against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Week 12 featured a three-pack of games on Thanksgiving, and all three wound up being pretty entertaining. The Buffalo Bills survived a spirited effort from the Detroit Lions, while the Dallas Cowboys defeated the division-rival New York Giants. In the evening, the Minnesota Vikings narrowly defeated the New England Patriots in a game that featured a controversial overturned touchdown catch.

Before we get to the picks, let’s check in on our staff standings.

The standings continue to tighten, as Aaron Freeman has moved into a narrow lead for first place with a 64% correct pick rate. Dave “Boss Man” Choate is just behind him at 63%. Jeanna “Mad Online” Kelley holds on to a 1-win lead, as both she and Kevin Knight are tied at 60%. Will McFadden continues to close the gap, as he has improved to 55%.

Speaking of Week 12, here are the staff’s picks. As more writers join in, they’ll appear in the picks below.

What are your thoughts on this week’s slate of games? Any particular matchups you’ll be watching?

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