NFL Week 12: Picks and predictions

Oct 23, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) pumps his fist during the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at Ford Field. Lions won 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 23, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) pumps his fist during the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at Ford Field. Lions won 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

We are getting into the home stretch of the 2016 NFL season, and it is time for Matt Verderame to make his Week 12 picks for this weekend.

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions (-2.5)

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Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (-7)

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Pittsburgh Steelers (-9) at Indianapolis Colts

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San Francisco 49ers at Miami Dolphins (-7.5)

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Tennessee Titans (-5.5) at Chicago Bears

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Oct 2, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter of their game against the Carolina Panthers at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 48-33. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 2, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter of their game against the Carolina Panthers at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 48-33. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons (-4)

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Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (-4)

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New York Giants (-6.5) at Cleveland Browns

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Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints (-7)

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Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills (-7)

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San Diego Chargers at Houston Texans (EVEN)

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Nov 20, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) dives to the end zone for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 20, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) dives to the end zone for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks (-5.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Carolina Panthers at Oakland Raiders (-3.5)

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New England Patriots (-9) at New York Jets

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Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos (-3)

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Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles (-3.5)

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Last Week: 11-3
Season: 94-67

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