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NFL Predictions: Neil Reynolds and Jeff Reinebold make their Week 12 picks
Last Updated: 03/12/18 5:32pm
It's Thanksgiving week in the NFL, meaning we're nearing the business end of the season, and we do so with Jeff Reinebold still holding a slender one-game advantage over Neil Reynolds in their weekly predictions battle...
Each week, on the Inside the Huddle podcast, Neil and Jeff make their predictions for every NFL game, keeping a tally of their records as the season goes on. Honours were even in Week 11, with both returning an 8-5 record, but who comes out on top in Week 12?
2018 Prediction Results
|Neil Reynolds||Jeff Reinebold|
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Read on to see Neil and Jeff's Week 12 predictions...
New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles, NFL Sunday LIVE
Sky Sports Action (407), 5pm, Sunday
NEIL PICKS: EAGLES
This is a 'lose-and-go-home' game in the NFC East. I feel like Philadelphia should have the talent, but it's New York who are trending in the right direction at the moment. I want to pick the Giants, but I just feel there has got to be a response by the Eagles after being embarrassed by the Saints last week - the largest ever margin of defeat for a defending Super Bowl champion.
JEFF PICKS: GIANTS
I'm going to go with the Giants. They've played better the last couple of weeks, while the Eagles are really struggling - they're giving up way too much yardage on the ground and can't create a turnover on defense. If Philly don't win, you can certainly stick a fork in them.
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Denver Broncos, NFL Sunday LIVE
Sky Sports Action (407), 9.25pm, Sunday
NEIL PICKS: STEELERS
Pittsburgh to win on the road. Denver have it in them to make some noise at home, but I just can't see the Steelers slipping up.
JEFF PICKS: STEELERS
You're right, the Broncos can make some noise, but I don't think they'll make enough noise and so Pittsburgh will beat them to keep their streak going.
Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings, NFL Sunday LIVE
Sky Sports Action (407), 1.10am, Monday
NEIL PICKS: PACKERS
Two pretty desperate teams. I think Minnesota have tripped over themselves a few too many times in prime time this season, so I'm going to go with Green Bay to win on the road.
JEFF PICKS: VIKINGS
If the Packers can beat the Vikings, and the Bears win on Thanksgiving, those guys in Chicago will be saying "it's all here for us. But, that said, I'm going to take the Vikings because I just think the Packers are asking Aaron Rodgers to make every play. Golly! He just doesn't have enough weapons around him.
Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans, Monday Night Football
Sky Sports Action (407), 1am, Tuesday
NEIL PICKS: TEXANS
I don't trust the Titans. You see a good performance one week, and then what we saw in defeat to the Colts last week. Plus, Houston have won seven in a row - Texans for an eighth.
JEFF PICKS: TEXANS
I'm going to take Houston too. In Tennessee, no Marcus Mariota at quarterback means no chance, and it doesn't look like he's going to play.
Week 12 Predictions
|Neil Reynolds||Jeff Reinebold|
|Bears @ Lions||Lions||Bears|
|Redskins @ Cowboys||Cowboys||Cowboys|
|Falcons @ Saints||Saints||Saints|
|Giants @ Eagles||Eagles||Giants|
|Browns @ Bengals||Browns||Browns|
|49ers @ Buccaneers||Buccaneers||Buccaneers|
|Jaguars @ Bills||Jaguars||Bills|
|Raiders @ Ravens||Ravens||Ravens|
|Seahawks @ Panthers||Seahawks||Panthers|
|Patriots @ Jets||Patriots||Patriots|
|Steelers @ Broncos||Steelers||Steelers|
|Cardinals @ Chargers||Chargers||Chargers|
|Dolphins @ Colts||Colts||Colts|
|Packers @ Vikings||Packers||Vikings|
|Titans @ Texans||Texans||Texans|
NEIL PICKS: LIONS
I've picked this one as my shock of the week. I just fancy the Lions. They have played well at home on Thanksgiving in the recent past; I'm relying on Matthew Stafford and Kenny Golladay teaming up and getting it done.
JEFF PICKS: BEARS
I could see an upset here too, with the Bears coming into this one off the back of a late Sunday night finish, giving them basically no time to practise. But, I'm sticking with Chicago as I just think they're a better overall football team.
NEIL PICKS: COWBOYS
I think Dallas are looking good on defense, and they're leaning on Ezekiel Elliott more on offense now. I'm going for the Cowboys at home.
JEFF PICKS: COWBOYS
I like Dallas, because they've figured out they can't put everyone on Dak Prescott's shoulders at quarterback and they need to feed Zeke the ball.
NEIL PICKS: SAINTS
This is a great NFC South rivalry game, and the last one between these two earlier in the season went to overtime, but I've got to go with New Orleans at home.
JEFF PICKS: SAINTS
Atlanta has two chances in this game, slim and none. And slim just left town. The Saints get the win at home.
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