RADIO.COM Sports NFL Week 12 expert picks

Tim Kelly
November 25, 2020 - 3:43 pm

Like everyone else, the NFL had to make some adjustments for Thanksgiving in 2020.

The third and final game on the league's slate for Thanksgiving had been slated to be Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers, but COVID-19 forced the game to be pushed back, upsetting quite a few Steelers players.

Instead, we'll be left with just two Thanksgiving games, Houston Texans at Detroit Lions and The Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys. Neither are especially sexy matchups, but that doesn't mean they don't carry quite a bit of importance.

The Lions are coming off of 20-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers, and the futures of both general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia - and perhaps quarterback Matthew Stafford - hang in the balance. Meanwhile, 2020 has turned into a lost season for the Texans, but Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt led Houston to a 27-20 upset in New England last week. Having won two out of three games, Romeo Crennel appears to have a chance to land the Texans' job on a full-time basis if things continue to trend in the right direction.

In the second - and final - game of the day, The Washington Football Team and Cowboys will quite literally be playing for first place in the lowly NFC East. Both teams won in Week 11, and whichever wins Thursday evening will pass the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants for the lead in the worst division in the sport.

Before we get into our picks for Week 12, let's take a look at the season-long records of our RADIO.COM Sports central team:

Current Prediction Standings
Jesse Pantuosco: 105-54-1 (7-7 last week)
John Healy: 101-64-1 (9-5 last week)
Jordan Cohn: 98-61-1 (4-10 last week)
Tim Kelly: 97-60-1 (8-6 last week)

Without further ado, here are selections on every game from this week's slate:

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