Week 12 is a special one, considering it started with a pair of Thanksgiving contests. The Houston Texans beat up on the Lions in Detroit, 41-25, while the Washington Football Team shredded the Cowboys in Dallas, 41-16. Here we look at NFL Week 12 odds and break down the individual games for the rest of the week.
Intriguing matchups on Sunday’s 11-game ledger in Week 12 include a Justin Herbert versus Josh Allen showdown when the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Buffalo Bills, a Kyler Murray versus Cam Newton duel in New England, a key AFC South battle featuring the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts, and a Kansas City Chiefs versus Tampa Bay Buccaneers clash in the second wave of games that features Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady renewing acquaintances.
We are now scheduled to have another Tuesday night football game as well, with the Ravens vs. Steelers game being pushed back again due to a growing number of positive COVID-19 cases within both organizations.
NFL Week 12 odds
NFL Week 12 odds comparisons from the top US sportsbooks.
Thursday, Nov. 26
Houston Texans (-3) at Detroit Lions – 12:30 p.m. ET
The Texans were able to notch their second win over the last three games Sunday, hanging on for a 27-20 victory over the Patriots. Meanwhile, the significantly short-handed Lions suffered the ignominy of a shutout defeat, getting blanked by the Carolina Panthers, 20-0.
Both teams have had trouble slowing down the opposition consistently this season. For the Lions, they’ve been slightly worse defending the ground attack, although slightly better doing so at home (130.2 YPG allowed, compared to 144.8 YPG on road). The matchup doesn’t set up as too daunting in this regard, however. The Texans are operating with a miscast Duke Johnson as their bell-cow back due to David Johnson’s placement on IR with a concussion. Despite some notable names in their secondary, Detroit is also giving up a robust 266.0 passing yards per contest at Ford Field. However, they could be dealing with a short-handed Texans receiving corps. Both Randall Cobb (toe) and Kenny Stills (quadriceps) suffered Week 11 in-game injuries and could be inactive for this game.
Houston’s Achilles heel all season has been defense, especially stopping the run. The Texans were encouragingly much better than usual in that regard against the Patriots (3.6 yards per carry allowed, including 3.9 or fewer to running backs and just 2.0 to Cam Newton). They may catch another break Thursday if D’Andre Swift is unable to clear concussion protocol in time for the game. Coach Romeo Crennel’s squad could also well be facing a hobbled air attack that would help mask its growing deficiencies against the pass. There’s a chance Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola both sit out again for Detroit with their respective hip injuries.
Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys (-2.5) – 4:30 p.m. ET
Washington heads into their 10th all-time Thanksgiving meeting with their division rivals off a win. The Football Team notched a 20-9 victory over the Bengals, a game in which they knocked first overall pick Joe Burrow out for the season with a torn ACL. The Cowboys secured a much-needed triumph in their own right by impressively going into Minnesota and toppling what had been a surging Vikings squad, 31-28.
Strange as it may sound, this game is critical to the NFC East race despite the fact each team enters with 3-7 records. Both Washington and Dallas are just a half-game behind the first-place 3-6-1 Eagles. The Football Team should have its chances to succeed through both the ground and air in this game. Even in Sunday’s upset win, Dallas allowed 430 total yards and 7.0 yards per play to Minnesota. The Cowboys continue to particularly struggle against the run (NFL-high 163.2 rushing yards per home game allowed). While their pass defense numbers appear better on the surface (232.6 YPG allowed), the ‘Boys have given up an NFL-high 19 TDs to receivers.
The Dallas offense – which is still finding its way under Andy Dalton – has a much thornier matchup. No team is allowing fewer passing yards per game that Washington’s 195.4. The Football Team’s 120.4 rushing yards per game surrendered speaks to more vulnerability, but both the 4.14 RB yards and 4.03 adjusted line yards per carry they went into Week 11 allowing ranked them in the top half of the league.
Therefore, this game could see both Dallas’ talented receivers and the impressive backfield duo of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard work for everything they get. It’s worth noting both Dalton and Elliott looked refreshed coming out of the bye against the Vikings – the veteran quarterback threw for three touchdowns, while Zeke crossed the century mark (103 yards) for the first time all season and did so at 4.9 yards per carry.
Sunday, Nov. 29
Los Angeles Chargers at Buffalo Bills (-4.5) – 1 p.m. ET
The Chargers prevailed in a close game for a change in Week 11, holding off the winless Jets at home despite some tense moments late. Meanwhile, the Bills were off in Week 11 after losing a heartbreaker to the Cardinals in Week 10 on a Kyler Murray Hail Mary heave to DeAndre Hopkins.
Los Angeles’ defense has consistently underperformed this season, with its struggles against New York serving as the latest example. The ‘Bolts no longer have injury as an excuse, either. Both Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram have returned in recent weeks. The propensity for defensive breakdowns is especially concerning considering they now have the high-powered Bills offense on tap and coming off a bye at that. Buffalo arrives with the fourth-most passing yards (278.9) and 11th-most points (27.2) per game. Los Angeles is surrendering a nearly identical 27.3 points per contest.
The Bills defense hasn’t exactly lived up to preseason expectations either. Meanwhile, Chargers rookie QB Justin Herbert has exceeded them. That also sets up as a potential recipe for plenty of offensive success for the visitors. Buffalo is giving up a robust 251.4 passing yards per home game and a 67.9% completion rate at Bills Stadium as well. For his part, Herbert is completing 68% of his throws and has a sparkling 22:6 TD:INT. L.A.’s Kalen Ballage-led backfield also has a premium matchup versus a unit surrendering 141.8 rushing yards per home game and 4.67 RB yards per carry.
Although Los Angeles is 2-1 ATS as a road dog and could easily have a much better record than its current 3-7 mark, the Bills are relatively comfortable () home favorites at the moment.
Sunday, 11/29 Update: Austin Ekeler has been activated from injured reserve for the Chargers and will suit up for Los Angeles, with Kalen Ballage (ankle) expected to miss the contest.
Arizona Cardinals (-1) at New England Patriots – 1 p.m. ET
The Cardinals couldn’t quite follow up that thrilling 32-30 win over the Bills in Week 10 with anything near as exciting Week 11, although they were in Seattle’s half of the field when they turned the ball over on downs in the closing minute to drop a 28-21 decision to the Seahawks. Meanwhile, the Patriots’ Cam Newton completed a Hail Mary of his own – a la Murray against Buffalo – but it was still about 20 yards short of the goal line in a 27-20 road loss to the Texans on Sunday.
Arizona will have a few extra days of recuperation time prior to this game, which gives Kenyan Drake a chance to allow his previously gimpy ankle to get back to full strength. Drake looked to be moving well against Seattle despite finding running room at a premium. He now draws a matchup against a Patriots defense giving 132.0 rushing yards per home game. Considering New England has Stephon Gilmore back in the secondary and has played its best pass defense in Foxboro, Arizona’s ground attack could be particularly pivotal to its success.
Newton still has an erratic body of work this season despite Sunday’s success. He may need to take plenty on his shoulders again against a fast-paced Cardinals team that’s going to afford him and his teammates some extra plays. In contrast to Arizona’s matchup against his defense, Newton may be best poised for success through the air, where the Cardinals are allowing 264.0 passing yards per home contest and a 71.7 percent completion rate over the last three.
Each team sports 3-2 records straight up in the home/road splits that apply for this game, but the Cardinals’ more consistent performance this season helps currently make them () road favorites.
Sunday, 11/29 Update: Larry Fitzgerald is out for Arizona due to his placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but the Cardinals’ line remains essentially unchanged.
Miami Dolphins (-7.5) at New York Jets -1 p.m. ET
The Dolphins got a bit of humble pie in the thin air of Denver on Sunday, falling to the Broncos by a 20-13 score in a game that saw rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa get pulled for Ryan Fitzpatrick due to ineffectiveness. The Jets put a real scare into the host Chargers as they continued to look like a functional offense with Joe Flacco under center, but they ultimately fell by a 34-28 margin.
Miami will need to quickly reset to avoid falling into another complacency trap against their winless division rivals. The good news for Tagovailoa – who coach Brian Flores confirmed late Sunday is still the starting quarterback – is the matchup sets up best through the air. New York allowed another 366 passing yards and three touchdowns to Justin Herbert on Sunday, knocking them down to the third-worst pass defense in the league (288.3 PYPG allowed). On the ground, Salvon Ahmed was given another chance to helm the backfield in Week 11 and did well until game script conspired against him.
New York’s rush defense notably has some startling home/road splits that shine unfavorably on their MetLife Stadium performances – the Jets have given up 142.2 rushing yards per home game.
Miami is still ranked in the top 10 in points allowed per game, and the Fins also surrender the seventh-fewest passing yards per road contest (209.6). Flacco now has a 5:2 TD:INT over his last two starts and was integral to New York coming very close to upsetting both the Patriots and Chargers. However, Sam Darnold reportedly has a good chance to return to action from his shoulder injury Week 12. Flacco arguably has earned the right to at least one more start, but Darnold likely gets the call if he’s healthy despite the fact he’s thrown for under 200 yards in four of his last five contests.
Even with the Dolphins’ stumble and the Jets’ recently improved play, the fact Miami shut out New York in its first meeting likely plays a part in its current status as a () road favorite.
Sunday, 11/29 Update: Tagovailoa is expected to sit out for Miami due to a thumb injury suffered in practice this week, thrusting Ryan Fitzpatrick back into the starting role. However, the Dolphins’ projected advantage essentially remains unchanged – which is unsurprising given the opposition and the fact Fitzpatrick is a proven commodity who may even prove to be an upgrade through the air.
New York Giants (-6.5) at Cincinnati Bengals – 1 p.m. ET
The Giants took their bye in Week 10 after heading into the break with consecutive wins over Washington and the Eagles. The Bengals suffered a loss of the worst possible kind in Week 11, as first overall pick Joe Burrow was lost for the season with a serious knee injury on a sack and Cincy went on to fall to Washington, 20-9.
Daniel Jones has still thrown more interceptions (nine) than touchdowns (eight) and has 13 total turnovers. However, he completed 70.9 percent of his throws in New York’s aforementioned pair of victories and didn’t throw a pick in either. The combination of the bye week and a Bengals defense that’s giving up 271.5 passing yards per home contest could set the stage for another strong performance. The Giants have also been able to support a serviceable ground attack centered on Wayne Gallman and Alfred Morris in recent weeks. In that regard, they’re potentially in good shape – Cincy is surrendering 136.2 rushing yards per contest, along with the second-most adjusted line yards (4.88) and RB yards (5.21) per carry.
The Bengals offense is facing some dark times at the moment in light of Burrow’s injury and the fact Joe Mixon remains on IR with his foot issue. Ryan Finley looked fairly lost when pressed into emergency duty under center Sunday. A full week of starter’s reps should help, and the matchup may not set up badly either – the G-Men have been given up 272.7 passing yards per over the last three games and 267.6 on the road this season overall. Notably, Finley and his talented array of pass catchers may represent Cincinnati’s best chance at success. New York gives up 90.4 rushing yards per road contest.
Even with Burrow and Mixon unavailable, oddsmakers aren’t being too harsh, given the quality of opponent – Cincinnati is currently a () home underdog.
Sunday, 11/29 Update: Brandon Allen gets the starting call for the demoted Ryan Finley at quarterback for the Bengals, but the move is essentially a lateral one with respect to Cincinnati’s on-field and betting outlook.
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts (-3) – 1 p.m. ET
The Titans did it to the Ravens yet again Sunday, coming from behind to post a 30-24 overtime win against Baltimore in its backyard. The Colts had a spirited comeback of their own versus a quality opponent, overcoming a two-touchdown deficit versus the Packers to notch their own win in the extra period.
Tennessee goes from the proverbial frying pan to the fire in terms of defensive matchup Week 12. The Colts did have a few pass-defense breakdowns against Green Bay, but it’s difficult to find a team that hasn’t had its share of trouble versus Aaron Rodgers. The Colts are still ranked in the top 10 against both the run and pass, but Ryan Tannehill and his talented offensive teammates have been able to transcend matchup in averaging 26.0 points per game against the similarly tough units of the Bears, Steelers and Ravens. However, Indy did do quite the job of frustrating them in a Week 10 road win.
The Colts will look to carry over the significant momentum Philip Rivers and the rest of the air attack have built up over the last two games. Rivers has thrown for 596 yards and posted a 4:1 TD:INT in that pair of contests and has shown encouraging rapport with rookie Michael Pittman. With a 6-foot-4 frame, the athletic wideout could be considered a close counterpart of the Titans’ own A.J. Brown in time and sports a 10-167-1 line in Indy’s back-to-back wins, including a 7-101 line against Tennessee in Week 10.
This marquee rematch currently sees the Colts as () favorites.
Sunday, 11/29 Update: The Colts placed Jonathan Taylor on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, leaving them down an important offensive piece. However, their deep backfield mitigates the absence to a large degree.
Cleveland Browns (-7.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars – 1 p.m. ET
It wasn’t easy, but the Browns equaled their 2019 win total of seven victories by edging the Eagles in Week 11. The Jaguars didn’t come close to sniffing success after a competitive first quarter against the Steelers, dropping a 27-3 decision to Pittsburgh in game during which rookie QB Jake Luton threw four interceptions.
The Jaguars defense has been flat-out bad while allowing the third-most total yards per game (411.3), but a bulk of its troubles has come versus opposing air attacks. Jacksonville is surrendering 282.4 passing yards per contest and a more respectable 129.1 rush yards per game. They’ve been trending up in the latter category of late, yielding just 97.7 rushing yards in the last three contests. The Jags figure to need to summon up every ounce of that improvement in this matchup, as the duo of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt have helped Cleveland average the third-most rushing yards (156.8 per contest) despite Chubb missing four games.
The Browns have gotten an assist from the weather in their last three games, which have all come at home in either extremely windy or rainy conditions. That’s helped Cleveland give up just 40 combined points in those contests to the Raiders, Texans and Eagles. They’ll lose that advantage in Week 12, but the Jaguars may not represent much of a step up in competition if Luton remains at the helm. Gardner Minshew (thumb) did put in limited practices leading up to Week 11, so it remains to be seen if the second-year signal-caller will be able to make it back for this contest.
Both the Browns (1-3 ATS on the road) and Jaguars (2-3 ATS at home) have underwhelmed versus the number in their applicable Week 12 home/road splits, but Jacksonville’s cumulative sorry state still currently renders them as fairly sizable () home underdogs.
Sunday, 11/29 Update: Both DJ Chark (ribs) and Chris Conley (hip) are out, while Minshew will only serve in a backup capacity to spot starter Mike Glennon. The developments have helped the Browns up their projected advantage slightly heading into kickoff.
Carolina Panthers at Minnesota Vikings (-3) – 1 p.m. ET
The Panthers overcome the absences of both Teddy Bridgewater (knee) and Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) in Week 11 with the help of a standout effort from their defense. Carolina shut out short-handed Detroit, 20-0, with former XFL star P.J. Walker more than holding his own under center. The Vikings were unable to extend their winning streak to three games, falling to the Cowboys by a 31-28 score with blown lead late.
The Panthers expect to have Bridgewater back for this contest after he practiced in limited fashion all of last week and was reportedly on the verge of garnering active status versus Detroit. McCaffrey is a different story, with early-week reports indicating he’s likely out against Minnesota. That would leave the backfield in the hands of Mike Davis yet again versus a defense that allowed Ezekiel Elliott his first 100-yard effort of the campaign Sunday and yields 4.5 RB yards per carry. The Vikes have also given up a a healthy 56-369-1 line through the air to running backs, particularly relevant given Davis’ pass-catching skills.
The Vikings, and Dalvin Cook in particular, draw a second consecutive tantalizing ground matchup. Carolina did muster an impressive effort versus a Detroit backfield devoid of a true lead back, but they’re still the unit that entered Week 11 allowing the third-most RB yards per carry (4.89). And although the Panthers were also fortunate to face an injured Matthew Stafford that was missing his top two wideouts Sunday, they’re still giving up a 68.5 percent completion rate and 276.2 passing yards per road game.
An expected absence by McCaffrey and at least some uncertainty for the time being regarding Bridgewater likely plays a part in the Vikings currently checking in as () home favorites.
Sunday, 11/29 Update: Bridgewater is off the injury report and will start, while McCaffrey is officially out. On the Vikings side, Adam Thielen isn’t expected to play due to his placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier in the week, even though he subsequently produced a negative test result. Even with the star wideout’s expected absence, Minnesota’s projected advantage has held relatively firm.
Las Vegas Raiders (-3.5) at Atlanta Falcons – 1 p.m. ET
The Raiders nearly pulled off the improbable feat of sweeping the season series from the defending-champion Chiefs on Sunday night before giving up a late Travis Kelce touchdown to go down by a 35-31 score. The Falcons couldn’t quite get their defense settled versus the versatile Taysom Hill, who tagged them for 284 total yards and a pair of rushing scores in a 24-9 victory over the Saints.
Despite coming up short against the Chiefs, Las Vegas is clearly one of the AFC’s most improved teams and is benefiting from some of the best play of Derek Carr’s career. The veteran posted 275 yards and three touchdowns versus what had been a near-elite Kansas City secondary and now gets a Falcons defense that’s been picked apart by nearly every team it’s come up against. Atlanta is allowing the second-most passing yards per game (300.3), fifth-highest completion percentage (68.5) and third-highest yards per attempt (8.0). Carr and his pass-catching cohorts could take center stage as well, with Atlanta a true funnel unit that only allows 3.71 adjusted line yards and 3.60 RB yards per tote.
The pass-happy Falcons were fairly abysmal through the air versus New Orleans. Matt Ryan was sacked a whopping eight times and tossed a pair of picks on his way to a modest 232 yards. However, it’s worth noting Julio Jones did miss a good chunk of time during the game with a hamstring issue. Jones could be a game-time decision for this contest as per early-week reports. That would leave Ryan short-handed in his attempt to exploit what is a favorable matchup against a Las Vegas squad giving up 273.6 passing yards per contest.
With Jones very questionable for this contest and the Falcons taking a big step back Week 11, Atlanta currently finds itself as a () home underdog.
Sunday, 11/29 Update: Todd Gurley has been ruled out for Atlanta with a knee injury and Jones is now out as well. The Raiders remain solid road favorites heading into kickoff.
New Orleans Saints (-17) at Denver Broncos – 4:05 p.m. ET
The Broncos are now more than a two-touchdown underdog against New Orleans as all of their quarterbacks – Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles – are high-risk COVID-19 close contacts. Denver went so far as to ask the NFL if they could activate assistant coach Rob Calabrese to be the starting QB on Sunday. The league denied that request, so the Broncos are now set to start wide receiver Kendall Hinton under center.
New Orleans has also been juggling their quarterbacks but their situation is not nearly as dire as Denver’s. The Saints got their temporary Drew Brees-less tenure off to an excellent start in Week 11, toppling the Falcons by a 24-9 score with an excellent performance by Taysom Hill in his first starting QB audition.
New Orleans will weather Brees’ absence just fine if Week 11 results are any indication. Hill’s ability as a runner was never in doubt, but the fact he completed 78.3 percent of his passes while averaging an impressive 10.1 yards per attempt certainly had to give Sean Payton some peace of mind. The matchup in Week 12 won’t be as appealing as it was against the Falcons, but the fact Denver has given up a 43-217-3 line on the ground to QBs certainly sets the highly mobile Hill up well if the coverage is a little tighter this time around.
The Broncos offense has much less optimistic prospects. The Saints have been absurdly good against the run, especially of late, allowing a microscopic 36.3 rushing yards per game over the last three to vault to the top of the NFL for the season with just 74.3 rush yards per contest surrendered. That’s particularly ominous news for the Broncos, who will certainly opt to run the ball more times than not.
Given the disparity in matchups, the Saints are currently () road favorites after being a 6-point favorite earlier in the week.
Sunday, 11/29 Update: Along with the Ravens-Steelers contest, this game has the most outlandish COVID-19-related scenarios of the week. Denver will be playing this contest without any bona fide quarterbacks, as Drew Lock, Jeff Driskel, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were all placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list in the past few days. Undrafted rookie receiver Kendall Hinton, who played some quarterback during his college tenure at Wake Forest, is expected to start. The unprecedented scenario has led to an unsurprisingly enormous swing on the point spread for New Orleans, with the Saints gaining a full nine points in their projected advantage at most sportsbooks.
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams (-5) – 4:05 p.m. ET
The 49ers took a much-needed bye Week 11 after being handed a humbling 27-13 loss by the Saints in Week 10. The Rams upended Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in a Week 11 Monday night road contest by a 27-24 score.
The Niners should emerge from their week off an increasingly healthier squad. Raheem Mostert (ankle), Tevin Coleman (knee) and Deebo Samuel (hamstring) could all be back for this contest, while Brandon Aiyuk should be off his second reserve/COVID-19 list stint by kickoff as well. However, it will still be Nick Mullens and not Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) under center. That’s less than optimal considering the Rams enter their Week 11 Monday night clash with Tampa Bay allowing the second-lowest passing yards per game (199.7).
Sunday, 11/29 Update: Samuel, Mostert and Jeff Wilson are all off injured reserve and available for this game, while Coleman and Aiyuk will remain out. The news for a fortified 49ers offense did lower the Rams’ projected advantage to 5.5 points at multiple sportsbooks, down from a full seven earlier in the week.
Kansas City Chiefs (-3.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 4:25 p.m. ET
The Chiefs will be glad to avoid the Raiders until next year barring an unforeseen postseason matchup. They barely avoided a sweep at the hands of their division rivals Sunday night before pulling out a 35-31 win via a Patrick Mahomes-Travis Kelce scoring connection. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers suffered a 27-24 home loss to the Rams on Monday night, a game in which Tom Brady threw two fairly ugly interceptions at critical junctures.
Mahomes will likely be in for another heavy workload in this contest, as KC’s prospects of making consistent gains on the ground with any of their backs appear dim. Tampa Bay enters the Week 12 matchup versus the Rams allowing a miserly 76.6 rushing yards per game and an NFL-low 3.02 RB yards per carry. Not that Andy Reid minds putting the ball up plenty, and the matchup against the Bucs secondary can be difficult but certainly not prohibitive. Tampa Bay has shown excellent ball instincts as a unit by recording an NFC-high 12 interceptions but also allow 251.8 passing yards per game and a 71.5 percent completion rate at home.
The Chiefs are currently () road favorites in a line that will certainly bear monitoring all the way to kickoff.
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (-7.5) – 8:20 p.m. ET
The Bears were off in Week 11 after suffering a difficult 19-13 loss to the NFC North mate Minnesota in Week 10, one that saw Nick Foles suffer a hip injury late in the contest. The Packers appeared to be on their way to a big road win over the Colts with a two-touchdown halftime lead before ultimately squandering it and falling in overtime, 34-31.
Foles is doubtful for Sunday night’s game and Mitchell Trubisky is set to start in his place. The other notable injury situation is tied to running back David Montgomery, who missed Week 10 with a concussion. Montgomery is likely to play.
Aaron Rodgers has been excellent all season and is on a three-game 300-yard passing streak. However, he, Davante Adams and Aaron Jones will confront a formidable matchup in the form of a Bears defense that’s ranked in the top 10 with 340.1 total yards allowed per game and in the top half of the league against both the run and pass. Rodgers did get a key reinforcement back for the passing game in Allen Lazard in Week 11. He logged 36 snaps in his first contest following a six-game absence.
Despite the Week 11 loss, the Packers are currently still solid () home favorites.
Sunday, 11/29 Update: Montgomery is now confirmed as available for the contest, and Trubisky is fully expected to start despite Foles technically not being officially ruled out as of Sunday morning. Green Bay’s projected advantage has continued to steadily climb throughout the week, however.
Monday, Nov. 30
Seattle Seahawks (-6.5) at Philadelphia Eagles – 8:15 p.m. ET
The Seahawks notched a much-needed victory against a divisional opponent they’re jostling with for the NFC West crown in Week 11, knocking off the Cardinals in a Thursday night clash. The Eagles fell yet again in what was only a slightly improved performance by Carson Wentz, dropping a 22-17 decision to the Browns.
Seattle’s pass defense stepped up nicely versus the Cardinals. However, the Seahawks are still giving up 343.7 passing yards per game, including 355.0 per road contest. This could therefore be a get-right matchup for Wentz if there ever was one. The Eagles signal-caller is completing a career-low 58.4% of his throws but will undoubtedly at least have a chance to hit on some big plays against a unit that’s allowing 8.0 yards per attempt and a 71.2 percent completion rate when traveling. Wentz may also need to try and take on even more than usual with Seattle giving up just 91.2 rushing yards per contest.
The Eagles defense continued to show some vulnerability to the run against Cleveland, and the Seahawks could have lead back Chris Carson back from his foot injury for this game to give them a full backfield for the first time in more than a month. Philly is surrendering 142.8 rushing yards per game at home while just 196.8 per contest at the Linc. That could well lead to a lower-volume game for Russell Wilson as Pete Carroll potentially leans heavier on the run game and defense on the road.
Even with the Eagles serving as hosts, the Seahawks are currently () road favorites.
Sunday, 11/29 Update: Jalen Hurts will apparently see time at quarterback with Wentz off the field Monday night, according to Sunday morning reports.
Wednesday, Dec. 2
Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers – 1:15 p.m. ET
Editor’s Note: This game was originally scheduled to be played last Thursday night but has been postponed to Wednesday night due to COVID-19 concerns.
The Ravens will be without QB Lamar Jackson, who tested positive for COVID-19. Back-up Robert Griffin III is expected to start for Baltimore. Pittsburgh got valued nickel corner Mike Hilton back from injury against Jacksonville and is now allowing the third-fewest passing yards per game (203.5) while also nabbing an NFL-high 15 interceptions, so it could be tough sledding for the Ravens through the air. The outlook isn’t any brighter on the ground for the run-heavy Baltimore offense. The Ravens will also be missing both Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins for this contest due to their respective positive COVID-19 tests. Pittsburgh also gives up a miserly 86.2 rushing yards per home game and entered Week 11 giving up the second-fewest adjusted line yards per carry (3.39).
The Steelers will be facing off with a Ravens defense that simply hasn’t been itself at times this season. That unit figures to be short-handed again along the defensive line, where both Brandon Williams (ankle) and Calais Campbell (calf) could sit out again. Pittsburgh has been much more pass-heavy in recent weeks, but coach Mike Tomlin might opt to lean a bit on James Conner in this spot if Baltimore’s front is indeed compromised. The Ravens eventually wore down against Derrick Henry on Sunday without Williams and Campbell, while the Eagles’ Miles Sanders needed only nine carries to garner 118 yards back in Week 7, the other game Williams missed this season.
The Steelers had been around 4.5-point favorites for most of the past week but Pittsburgh is now () due to the fact that Jackson will be out and that Baltimore has not been able to practice in-person.
Sunday, 11/29 Update: The COVID-related news just keeps coming for both teams. The Steelers placed James Conner on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, sidelining him for this contest, while the Ravens did the same with both tight end Mark Andrews and key pass rusher Matt Judon on Sunday morning. More absences are possible before kickoff for each squad, but Baltimore’s significantly more depleted roster currently has Pittsburgh’s projected advantage into double digits.
NFL Week 12 lookahead lines vs. current spread
Here are NFL Week 12 odds with a glance at the lookahead line, current spread and moneyline.
|Matchup||Lookahead line||Current spread||Moneyline|
|Houston at Detroit||Lions -1.5||Texans -3||Texans -161, Lions +141|
|Washington at Dallas||Cowboys -1.5||Cowboys -2.5||Cowboys -140, Washington +120|
|Arizona at New England||Cardinals -2.5||Cardinals -1||Cardinals -125, Patriots +105|
|Carolina at Minnesota||Vikings -3.5||Vikings -3||Vikings -146, Panthers +126|
|Cleveland at Jacksonville||Browns -6||Browns -7.5||Browns -330, Jaguars +280|
|Las Vegas at Atlanta||Raiders -3||Raiders -3.5||Raiders -183, Falcons +163|
|LA Chargers at Buffalo||Bills -5||Bills -4.5||Bills -215, Chargers +185|
|Miami at New York Jets||Dolphins -7||Dolphins -7.5||Dolphins -360, Jets +290|
|New York Giants at Cincinnati||Bengals -2.5||Giants -6.5||Giants -280, Bengals +235|
|Tennessee at Indianapolis||Colts -3.5||Colts -3||Colts -145, Titans +125|
|New Orleans at Denver||Saints -6.5||Saints -17||Saints -1600, Broncos +890|
|San Francisco at LA Rams||Rams -7||Rams -5||Rams -220, 49ers +190|
|Kansas City at Tampa Bay||Chiefs -2.5||Chiefs -3.5||Chiefs -170, Buccaneers +150|
|Chicago at Green Bay||Packers -7||Packers -7.5||Packers -385, Bears +315|
|Seattle at Philadelphia||Seahawks -4.5||Seahawks -5.5||Seahawks -275, Eagles +225|
|Baltimore at Pittsburgh||Steelers -2.5||Steelers -9||Steelers -430, Ravens +340|