Another week in the books and an early NFL week set to begin with the Thanksgiving games. The Raiders are coming off their first win last week and none of the staff picked it would happen. Not surprising, really. For a team that hadn't won 16 games in a row, the odds were not in their favor.
That being said, the Chiefs taking that game last Thursday was the only consensus pick the staff got wrong. Otherwise, it was a very good week. Tyler came in with the best record with an impressive 14-1 total, helping him take the lead from me with an 11-4 mark for the week. As it so happens, it was the Rams who let me down with a stupid interception thrown by Shaun Hill in the final seconds and the game went from at very least overtime and possibly a win, to a loss. Just. Like. That.
Those same Rams are the team the Raiders will face this week in St Louis. They have four wins on the season and as the only non-winning team the Raiders face the rest of the season, there are a couple of the staff who are betting on black. Tyler and Jeff both think the Raiders ride the momentum from their first win to take two in a row. It could be evenly split depending on what RDreamer aka Raiderdamus has to say in his Friday Foretelling.
There are only five consensus picks this week -- the Colts, Ravens, Bengals, Steelers, and Dolphins. Going rogue this week are RDreamer who is picking the Jaguars to lose their grip on the number one overall pick with a win over the Giants, Asher picking the Falcons to not tank for once and serve the Cardinals their second loss in a row, Jeff taking the Patriots in Green Bay (one I thought would have far more indecision than that), and myself who is picking the team that just lost to the Raiders to take out the big, bad Broncos.
The games begin at 9:30am Pacific (12:30 Eastern), so here are this week's picks:
|Week 12 total||14-1||11-4||12-3||11-4||11-4||11-4|
|Chicago at Detroit||CHI||DET||DET||
|Philadelphia at Dallas||DAL||PHI||PHI||PHI||PHI||DAL|
|Seattle at San Francisco||SF||SF||SEA||SEA||SF||SF|
|Washington at Indianapolis||IND||IND||IND||IND||IND||IND|
|Tennessee at Houston||TEN||HOU||HOU||TEN||HOU||HOU|
|Cleveland at Buffalo||BUF||BUF||BUF||CLE||BUF||CLE|
|San Diego at Baltimore||BAL||BAL||BAL||BAL||BAL||BAL|
|NY Giants at Jacksonville||NYG||NYG||JAX||NYG||NYG||NYG|
|Cincinnati at Tampa Bay||CIN||CIN||CIN||CIN||CIN||CIN|
|Oakland at St. Louis||OAK||STL||*??||OAK||STL||STL|
|New Orleans at Pittsburgh||PIT||PIT||PIT||PIT||PIT||PIT|
|Carolina at Minnesota||CAR||MIN||MIN||CAR||MN||MIN|
|Arizona at Atlanta||ARI||ARI||ARI||ARI||ATL||ARI|
|New England at Green Bay||GB||GB||GB||NE||GB||GB|
|Denver at Kansas City||DEN||KC||DEN||DEN||DEN||DEN|
|Miami at NY Jets||MIA||MIA||MIA||MIA||MIA||MIA|
*RDreamer's pick for the Raiders vs Rams will be revealed in his Friday Foretelling.