Week 12 NFL Matchup Predictions

Week 12 Matchup Predictions

11/21/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

November 12, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel (99) celebrates a sack against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of the game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRESteelers (6-4) @ Browns (2-8): The Steelers' offense struggled mightily at home against the Ravens last week, in large part due to the absence of Ben Roethlisberger. Of course, it didn't help that Big Ben's backup, Byron Leftwich, played a good amount of the game with multiple broken ribs that were obviously affecting his play. A healthy Charlie Batch will be under center for the Steelers this week, and fortunately for them, they are playing a team that has plenty of their own offensive struggles. The Steelers' top ranked defense will suffocate the Browns, and the offense will squeeze out enough points to get the win.

Steelers win 20-10.

Bills (4-6) @ Colts (6-4): The Colts haven't lost at home since September 23rd, and the Bills are 2-4 on the road, beating only the Browns and Cardinals. Andrew Luck has struggled to convert yards intto points so far this season, but he'll find a way to do it against a Bills team that gives up the 3rd most points in the league. The Bills will turnover the ball at the wrong time and not be able to make up for their defensive woes.

Colts win 35-27.

Broncos (7-3) @ Chiefs (1-9): Sorry Chiefs fans, but you know who I have to pick here, right? The Broncos have ripped off five straight wins - three of which came on the road - behind Peyton Manning's MVP-caliber play. In their past seven games, the Chiefs have either turned the ball over 4+ times, or scored 13 points or less. There's no reason to think Peyton's exceptional play will slow down this week, and there's no reason to think Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn, or whoever is behind center will be able to counter it.

Broncos win 31-13.

Seahawks (6-4) @ Dolphins (4-6): The Seahawks have been pretty disappointing outside of Seattle this year, while the Dolphins most recent game in Miami was a 37-3 loss to the 4-6 Titans. Though the Seahawks' offense has struggled badly on the road, they won't struggle as much as rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill will against their dominant defense.

Seahawks win 19-13.
November 18, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
Falcons (9-1) @ Buccaneers (6-4): Falcons fans have to hope that Matt Ryan got all the interceptions out of his system, because the Cardinals might be the only team against which you can throw five picks and still get a win. Fortunately for Ryan, he can get out of his slump against the Bucs' 32nd ranked pass defense. Josh Freeman has been playing fantastic football lately, leading his team to four straight wins, but the last time he played against a high powered offense he couldn't quite get the job done - his defense just gives up too much through the air to the elite quarterbacks.

Falcons win 38-28.

Titans (4-6) @ Jaguars (1-9): The Jaguars are going to have some hope leading up to a game for the first time in a long time. After their near victory over the 9-1 Texans in Houston, the team shook up their offense with changes at quarterback and running back, and I think the Jaguars will now believe that they can hang in there with any team. The Titans are coming off of a confidence booster, as well, beating the Dolphins on the road by 34. Something just has me wanting to go with Chad Henne and the Jaguars at home - maybe it's the Jaguars showing signs of life against the Texans, maybe it's the Titans' 30th ranked defense, or maybe I'm just stupid. We'll see.

Jaguars win 24-20.
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11/25/12   |   JenX63   |   33139 respect

(Edited by JenX63)

" I think this becomes a battle between RG3 and Romo, who will both play well, and Romo simply has more weapons at his disposal."
RGIII had better weapons this time around.