NFL Week 12 odds, picks: Colts shock Buccaneers plus Raiders at Cowboys turns into Thanksgiving thriller

It’s Thanksgiving Week and we all know what that means around here: Instead of giving you football picks today, I’m going to list off my 15 favorite Thanksgiving side dishes because that’s way more exciting. Just kidding, I’m not going to do that and that’s mainly because it would only take roughly four seconds. There are only two side dishes I like to have on Thanksgiving and they’re both wine. 

Actually, I also enjoy sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, garlic potatoes, baked potatoes, and really, any kind of potato, but I’m going to stop talking now because I’m starting to sound like Bill Belichick. 

For some reason, I’m not surprised that Belichick is a potato guy. If you would have asked me before today which NFL coach was mostly like to be a potato guy, I would have 100% guessed Belichick. 

Since Belichick and I both love potatoes, does that mean I’m going to pick the Patriots to win this week? Let’s get to the picks and find out. 

Actually, before we get to the Week 12 picks, here’s a quick reminder that you can check out the weekly picks from every NFL expert by clicking here. Also, as you may or may not know, I’m in charge of the NFL newsletter here at, which I’m only telling you about because it makes the perfect holiday gift and it also brings people together. For instance, if you can’t be with your family for Thanksgiving, then just sign them up for the newsletter and then you can read it together every day and it will feel like you’re in the same room as them, except not really. To subscribe, all you have to do is click here and enter an email address. 

On top of the newsletter, I also do a podcast three days per week with Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson, AKA two guys who have never invited me over for Thanksgiving. Thanks guys. I thought we were friends. Although the lack of a Thanksgiving invite definitely makes things awkward when we’re…


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