NFL Picks Week 12 - DLT's Deadlocks

Bodacious Bird Dude! - Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE

DLT is on fire as he completed a 12-2 week. Can he kick the stuffing out of turkeys this week?

First, I wanted to wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to those of us in America and all the ships at sea. Since we are all reflecting on what we're thankful for this year, I think I'm going to give you a little bit of what each team in the NFL should be giving thanks for.

I'm also thankful that the football gods have smiled upon me the past three weeks. Last week I posted a 12-2 week, a rare impressive one if I do say so myself.

Of course, in a tryptophan coma that can all change in a blink of a sleepy eye. We have a full slate of games as the bye weeks are finally over.

While I'm still coherent (relatively speaking - you don't think I actually do these sober do you?), let me do the picks.

Last Week: 12-2 86% Upset Special: 0 for 1

Season: 91-68-1 57% Upset Specials: 6-23 21%

Thanksgiving

Texans 30, Lions 13 - The Cowardly Ones are thankful that none of their players found their way into the clink the night before the game. The Texans are thankful that Andre Johnson has made it through the season without getting banged up.

Redskins 27, Cowboys 24 - The Redskins are thankful they got their hands on RG III while Dallas is thankful that Jon Gruden is still out there.

Patriots 30, Jets 20 - The Patriots are thankful Tom Brady is still Tom Brady, even at age 35. The Jets fans are thankful at the end of this season they won't have to hear Rex Ryan's b.s. anymore.

Sunday

Titans 23, Jaguars 13 - The Flaming Thumbtacks are thankful this disappointing season is almost over. While not thankful that Blaine Gabbert is injured, the Jags are thankful they have at least a semi-competent QB starting this week.

Colts 30, Bills 23 - The Colts are thankful that they're one of the Luck-iest franchises in the league. The Bills fans are thankful that Ralph Wilson made it through another year and their team isn't off to Toronto or LA.

Upset Special: Browns 16, Steelers 13 - The Browns are thankful to be catching the Steelers at their weakest point. The Steelers are thankful they built up enough wins early on to wait on Ben.

Bengals 30, Raiders 13 - The Bengals are thankful for a soft schedule to get them back into the playoff chase. The Raiders are thankful Mark Davis won't be firing their head coach every year like his dad did and will give Dennis Allen a chance to build something.

Broncos 30, Chiefs 10 - The Broncos are thankful they don't have to hear the words "Tebow Time" anymore. The Chiefs are thankful they'll have the pick of the QB crop in April's draft.

Upset Special #2: Dolphins 23, Seahawks 13 - The Dolphins are thankful this game is in Miami, not Seattle. The SeaHags are thankful the replacement refs gave them an extra game cushion.

Upset Special #3: Buccaneers 31, Falcons 28 - The Bucs are thankful for Doug Martin, Vincent Jackson and Greg Schiano's toes on the line. The Falcons are thankful for feasting on a weak schedule.

Upset Special #4: Vikings 20, Bears 10 - The Vikings are thankful they're catching the Bears reeling. The Bears are thankful that Jay Cutler should be back in a week or two.

Ravens 27, Chargers 23 - The Ravens are thankful that Joe Flacco has grown into a top flight quarterback. The Chargers are thankful that the Rose Bowl has approved allowing the playing of NFL football for five years while the Los Angeles super mega awesomeplex is built.

Rams 27, Cardinals 13 - The Rams are thankful that Ryan Lindley is the Cardinals quarterback. The Cards are thankful that they have a solid defense.

49ers 37, Saints 23 - The Niners are thankful that they drafted Colin Kaepernick and have a dynamite defense. The Saints are thankful they still have Drew Brees.

Sunday Night

Giants 30, Packers 28 - The G-men are thankful they play in the NFC Least. The Meat Packers are thankful Aaron Rodgers is still upright.

Monday Night

Panthers 26, Eagles 20 - The Pussy Cats are thankful to finally end their losing streak. The Angry Birds are thankful that...well...oh just throw some snowballs at Santa already.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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