Week 12 NFL picks 2012: Thankful for a lot of things, but not football this Sunday

Leon Halip

Here are my Week 12 NFL picks against the spread, full of first place gravy GIFs.

I wish the Lions' tradition of losing on Thanksgiving every year wasn't the only football tra-dish of the week. Every single year I feel like it should carry over to Sunday and the rest of the league who didn't have the privilege to play in front of millions of viewers on Thursday is put on a Holiday bye week. No more games. It'd be the second day of thanks in a matter of four days (third if you count Black Friday deals at Best Buy) and I'd definitely appreciate it.

After a long weekend of football, Kid Rock, heartbreak, booze, turkey and stuffing, and family stuff, I can't seem to get up for the culmination of the weekend ... another whole day of football. I mean, I've done it and I'll do it again, but it's just hard on the body.

Alas, a full day of football is here, because my suggestion is not plausible, and I'm still floating the spread pick 'em cloud nine in FIRST PLACE. My heart's not entirely in it this Sunday, so I wouldn't be surprised if there's a crashing to Earth. Then again, I've said that before.

Thursday's Picks:

Texans (-2.5) over LIONS

Not happy about it:

Down_medium_medium_medium

COWBOYS (-3) over Redskins

Ryan_gif_medium

Patriots (-5.5) over JETS

I would've given 'em ten:

Liar-liar-jim-carrey-1014518_576_384_medium

BEARS (-1.5) over Vikings

Cutler-tice-x-large_medium

BENGALS (-7.5) over Raiders

Palmer-bloody_medium

Steelers (-0.5) over BROWNS

Batch1008_medium

Broncos (-9.5) over CHIEFS

Kansas-city-chiefs-495x325_medium

BUCS (+0.5) over Falcons

Tumblr_lg4w7hmp2g1qbwdexo1_400

Titans (-2.5) over JAGUARS

Dancing-jaguars-fan-gif

CHARGERS (+1.5) over Ravens

135976810_crop_450x500_medium

Rams (+2.5) over CARDINALS

1472652_o_medium

(this GIF could also apply for Seahawks/Dolphins)

EAGLES (-0.5) over Panthers

Okay, above GIF could also apply here. I'll just leave this one blank.

Teasers (+14)
Bills (+17.5) over COLTS

Tumblr_lyj903njnl1qkzq2g

DOLPHINS (+16.5) over Seahawks

45684d1353464002t-dolphins-sign-free-agent-og-ryan-durand-joe-philbin2_medium

SAINTS (+16) over 49ers

628x471_medium

Packers (+17) over GIANTS

Tumblr_mdv41qlvd31qzthxgo1_500

Last Week: 10-4

SEASON: 105-53-2

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Detroit

You must be a member of SB Nation Detroit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Detroit. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.