NFL Predictions Week 12 – 2016


Using our predictive formula we’ve predicted every NFL game on the board in week 12 including Cowboys vs. Redskins, Patriots vs. Jets and Panthers vs. Raiders.

With three Thursday games, the NFL doesn’t give any bye weeks in week 12 so we’ve still got a full slate on Sunday.

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November 24, 2016
Vikings 47% 20 42
Lions 53% 22 -2.5
Redskins 37% 21 51
Cowboys 63% 27 -7
Steelers 56% 26 -3
Colts 44% 23 53.5

November 27, 2016
Chargers 49% 24 47
Texans 51% 25 -1
Titans 54% 23 -3.5
Bears 46% 21 43
Jaguars 34% 19 45.5
Bills 66% 27 -7.5
Bengals 41% 18 40.5
Ravens 59% 23 -4.5
Cardinals 45% 24 50.5
Falcons 55% 27 -4
49ers 34% 20 45.5
Dolphins 66% 28 -7.5
Rams 41% 20 45.5
Saints 59% 25 -7
Giants 58% 24 -7
Browns 42% 20 44.5
Seahawks 52% 23 -5.5
Bucs 48% 22 45
Panthers 42% 23 48
Raiders 58% 27 -4.5
Chiefs 44% 19 39.5
Broncos 56% 23 -3
Patriots 61% 24 -8
Jets 39% 19 47

November 28, 2016
Packers 36% 20 47.5
Eagles 64% 27 -3.5

We’re 9-2 on the season with our NFL Survivor Pool picks.  See who we pick to survive NFL week 12.

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NFL Survivor Pool Picks Week 12 – 2016

We want you to survive your eliminator pool this NFL season so we’re giving our free survivor pool strategy all season. Our picks are based upon our data driven NFL predictions and power rankings.

We’re 9-2 surviving the season with a win last Sunday as the Lions defeated the Jaguars to survive.

Survivor Pool Pick Strategy:

We start with our list of 16 predicted winners:

Lions over Vikings
Cowboys over Redskins
Steelers over Colts
Texans over Chargers
Titans over Bears
Bills over Jaguars
Ravens over Bengals
Falcons over Cardinals
Dolphins over 49ers
Saints over Rams
Giants over Browns
Seahawks over Bucs
Raiders over Panthers
Broncos over Chiefs
Patriots over Jets
Eagles over Packers

Now there are four steps to easily cut down your potential pick for your NFL survivor pool.

Eliminate Toss-Up Winners

First we eliminate toss-up games.  That means we’re cutting the 1 point winners out of the list.  This knocks out the Seahawks and Texans.  We have 14 teams remaining to consider in week 12.

Eliminate Road Winners

Next we eliminate road teams.  I don’t like taking road teams to win in the NFL at all.  Just too risky when you need a win, go with a home team.

Eliminating predicted road winners, the Steelers, Patriots, Titans and Giants are out of contention.  We have 10 teams left.

Eliminate Low Ranking Winners

Next, I look for team that aren’t in our 20 of the power rankings.  This eliminates the Saints, ranked 23rd, from contention.  Nine teams remain.

Eliminate Winners Playing Good Teams

Then, I look for our predicted winners that are playing teams ranked in the top 16 and take them out of consideration.  This eliminates the Broncos against the sixth ranked Chiefs and Cowboys against the 10th ranked Redskins are out.  Seven teams remain.

Eliminate the Teams We’ve Already Picked in 2016

2016 Survivor Pick Results
Week 1 – Texans (Win)
Week 2 – Panthers (Win)
Week 3 – Packers (Win)
Week 4 – Chargers (Loss)
Week 5 – Steelers (Win)
Week 6 – Bills (Win)
Week 7 – Chiefs (Win)
Week 8 – Broncos (Win)
Week 9 – Vikings (Loss)
Week 10 – Cardinals (Win)
Week 11 – Lions (Win)

Of the seven teams still eligible, we have used the Bills and Lions earlier this season so they’re out.  We have five potential NFL survivor pool picks in week 12, the Ravens, Falcons, Dolphins, Raiders and Eagles.


Final  Survivor Pool Pick Candidates

5 – Raiders (against Panthers) – The Raiders won Monday night in Mexico City.  The conditions of being at such elevation and in heavy pollution, can cause great fatigue.  It might impact the Raiders’ performance this Sunday as they’re trying to recover.

4 – Eagles (against Packers) – The Eagles are trying to stay in the playoff race while the Packers are crumbling.  Do the Packers rise up on Monday night to upset the Eagles? Never count Aaron Rodgers out.

3 – Falcons (against Cardinals) – The Cardinals have fallen this season.  They can’t protect Carson Palmer and that’s disrupted the offense mightily.  The Falcons will try to jump out to an early lead to let the pass rush attack.

2 – Ravens (against Bengals) – This is more of a play against the Bengals.  Without AJ Green, the offense doesn’t have much spark.  This is a divisional game which means it be close.

1 – Dolphins (against 49ers) – The Dolphins are hot having won five straight and welcome the lowly Niners to town this week.  Expect the ‘Phins to keep the momentum going.  Take the Dolphins to survive NFL week 12.

NFL Power Rankings Week 12 – 2016

NFL Power Rankings – Week 12

Using our predictive formula we rank all 32  teams in our weekly NFL power rankings.

1 Dallas Cowboys
2 New England Patriots
3 Seattle Seahawks
4 Denver Broncos
5 Oakland Raiders
6 Kansas City Chiefs
7 Atlanta Falcons
8 Minnesota Vikings
9 Philadelphia Eagles
10 Washington Redskins
11 New York Giants
12 Buffalo Bills
13 Detroit Lions
14 Miami Dolphins
15 Pittsburgh Steelers
16 Baltimore Ravens
17 Arizona Cardinals
18 Houston Texans
19 Indianapolis Colts
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
21 San Diego Chargers
22 Tennessee Titans
23 New Orleans Saints
24 Carolina Panthers
25 Green Bay Packers
26 Los Angeles Rams
27 Cincinnati Bengals
28 New York Jets
29 Jacksonville Jaguars
30 Chicago Bears
31 San Francisco 49ers
32 Cleveland Browns

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NFL Pick ‘Em – Game Winners Week 12 2016

NFL Pick ‘Em – Week 12

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NFL Playoff Predictions – November 22, 2016


NFL week 11 is in the books so it’s time to take a look at the playoff picture and predict who will win Super Bowl 51.

In the AFC, the AFC West sends three teams to the playoffs with the Raiders being the two seed, the Chiefs the fifth seed and the Broncos the sixth seed.  The Patriots are the top seed.

In the NFC, the 9-1 Cowboys are the top seed.  The Seahawks follow as the two seed.  The NFC East gets the two wild card spots with the fifth seeded Giants and sixth seeded Redskins.

Using the NFL standings following week 11, we predict the NFL playoffs.

AFC Wildcard Predictions

Denver Broncos (6) at Houston Texans (3)

Broncos 21
Texans 20

Kansas City Chiefs (5) at Baltimore Ravens (4)

Chiefs 19
Ravens 21
AFC Divisional Round Predictions

Denver Broncos (6) at New England Patriots (1)

Broncos 20
Patriots 24

Baltimore Ravens (4) at Oakland Raiders (2)

Ravens 21
Raiders 24
AFC Championship Prediction

Oakland Raiders (2) at New England Patriots (1)

Raiders 21
Patriots 27
NFC Wildcard Predictions

Washington Redskins (6) at Detroit Lions (3)

Redskins 23
Lions 24

New York Giants (5) at Atlanta Falcons (4)

Giants 23
Falcons 28
NFC Divisional Round Predictions

Atlanta Falcons (4) at Dallas Cowboys (1)

Falcons 24
Cowboys 30

Detroit Lions (3) at Seattle Seahawks (2)

Lions 19
Seahawks 23
NFC Championship Prediction

Seattle Seahawks (2) at Dallas Cowboys (1)

Seahawks 19
Cowboys 24

super bowl 51 prediction

Super Bowl 51 Prediction

New England Patriots vs. Dallas Cowboys

Patriots 22
Cowboys 23

The Cowboys win Super Bowl 51 if it happened today.  Check back weekly through the end of the NFL regular season for our NFL Playoff predictions.

See our week 12 NFL predictions and 2017 Mock Draft based upon current NFL standings.