New York Jets at New England Patriots (-3): The Jets seem primed to beat New England in Gillette for the second time in three years, but the Patriots have won 25 regular season games at home for a reason. Home team wins and covers.
Buffalo at Minnesota (-7): Neither team is going anywhere but have to like the fact that the Vikings should be able to run the ball against the Bills, which gives them a huge advantage. Vikings win and cover.
San Francisco at Green Bay (no line): The Packers could really use this win and at home, they should be able to put in a good performance against the 49'ers. I like Troy Smith at quarterback for San Fran, but he's not enough in this game.
Cleveland at Miami (-4 ½): Dolphins are a desperate team facing an uphill battle to get into the playoffs, and they won't underestimate the Browns. It will be a close one, by a field goal, but Miami wins.
Dallas at Indianapolis (-5): Colts win. Even under their new head coach, the Cowboys don't have a shot against a beat-up Indianapolis. Colts cover.
Pittsburgh at Baltimore (-2 ½): Every time you think the Steelers might lose, they seemingly step up and win. Not in this game. Ravens by a field goal.
Dan Feuerstein's picks:
New York Jets at New England Patriots (-3): This is the game of the season for the NFL, no offense to Steelers vs. Ravens. This will be a shootout and the Jets will pull it out with a game winning field goal.
Pittsburgh at Baltimore (-2 ½): The 1B game of the season as the AFC North is on the line. Both of these teams will go to the playoffs, but I have a good feeling that the Ravens will sweep the series and win the division.
Atlanta (-1 ½) at Tampa Bay: Depending on what happens in this game on Sunday afternoon, the Falcons could remain on pace with the Jets and Patriots for the best record in the NFL. Something tells me the Bucs will knock off the Falcons.
Cleveland at Miami (-4 ½): Was shocked that the Dolphins found a way to beat the surging Raiders. The Dolphins are terrible at home, and the Browns will bark and bite the Fins at Sun Life Stadium for a road win.
Dallas at Indianapolis (-5): I believe we know that Peyton Manning and the Colts told their fans that they were "sorry for how we played against the Chargers." But while they are going to try and make that apology stick, the Cowboys will be taking a big win on the road and fix their wounded pride in a failed season.
Oakland at San Diego (-13 ½): My gimmie game of the week. The Chargers will dismantle the Raiders.
Denis Gorman's picks:
New York Jets at New England Patriots (-3): Rex Ryan has termed Monday night's revival of the Jets-Pats blood feud as the National Football League's game of the year. It is impossible to argue with him as both teams (and Atlanta) have a NFL-best 9-2 record. The winner will be in position for home field throughout the AFC playoffs. Taking the Jets because we think their corners will shut down Tom Brady's receivers.
Chicago (-3) at Detroit: The most impressive team in Week 12? The Bears. Jay Cutler outplayed Michael Vick, and the Chicago defense forced the explosive Eagles into a grind-it-out game. Chicago has won four in a row and Cutler is among the main reasons for their success. He has completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 828 yards and nine touchdowns, while only being picked three times. Go with the Bears.
San Francisco at Green Bay (no line): Not entirely sure why a line hasn't been created. The Packers are among the league's most explosive teams even with their 20-17 loss to Atlanta in the Georgia Dome Sunday. San Francisco improved to 4-7 after trouncing the Cardinals, 27-6, Monday night. However the 49ers lost running back Frank Gore for the season with a fractured hip. Picking the Pack.
Buffalo at Minnesota (-7): Not sure what was more hysterical over the weekend: Leslie Frazier telling a Fox sideline reporter following the Vikings' 17-13 win in Washington that Brett Favre suggested ‘Let's run a naked' (bootleg) or Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson's emotionally interesting tweets after dropping a sure touchdown in overtime. Buffalo went on to lose the game, 19-16, on Shaun Suisham's 41-yard field goal. A good rule of thumb is to take the team that doesn't have a player publicly call out religious entities on the internet. Backing the Vikings.
Atlanta (-1 ½) at Tampa Bay: The NFC South has quietly laid claim to the title of best division in the NFL. Three of the four teams in the division—The Falcons, Saints and Buccaneers—are alive for NFC playoff berths. That the Bucs are alive for a playoff berth in the first week of December should be enough for Raheem Morris to earn NFL Coach of the Year honors. That all said, the Falcons are going to win and cover convincingly.
Dallas at Indianapolis (-5): The Cowboys did an admirable job battling back after falling behind by 14 points in their 30-27 Thanksgiving Day home loss to the Saints. Still, Roy Williams' catch-and-run-and-fumble defined Dallas' season. Peyton Manning had a rough Sunday night as he was picked four times and repeatedly hit by the Chargers in San Diego's 36-14 rout. In fact, Manning has been awful in the Colts' last four games, having tossed nine interceptions against seven touchdowns. Indy is 1-3 in that stretch. The Colts begin the process of healing themselves Sunday.
Kristian R. Dyer:
Against The Spread: 26-27-0
Against The Spread: 32-24-0
Against The Spread: 31-28-0