Three Week 12 NFL bets I like

By William Hill  ( 


For many years, this week featured the first and only Thursday NFL games. The Lions would be the early kickoff, the Cowboys played later in the afternoon and then we’d all sit down with full stomachs and take in the Egg Bowl for dessert (maybe second or third desserts if we’re being truthful). Now Thursday games have become the norm, and we get a third NFL game on Thanksgiving night every year. The Steelers and Ravens will square off in the nightcap this year in what looked for weeks like it could decide not only the division but perhaps who gets the AFC playoff bye. After a rash of injuries, the Ravens are fighting just to qualify for the playoffs, with the Steelers long gone in the race for the division and six games from completing a perfect regular season. The Cowboys and Washington play in a game that is suddenly somehow pivotal to deciding who limps away with the NFC East title after the Cowboys’ big upset of the Vikings. The Texans play the Lions in the early game, and ... well, at least we can bet on it. Let’s get to the picks ...


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