The NFL playoff race is heating up after a busy Week 11. The 49ers and Patriots remain the top teams in each conference, but both head into huge matchups in Week 12. The 49ers host the Packers while the Patriots host the Cowboys. These games should offer further insight into just how good the four teams are coming down the stretch.
We open Week 12 with a huge game for AFC South supremacy on Thursday Night Football when the Texans host the Colts. Sunday brings a trio of big games including Packers-49ers and Cowboys-Patriots mentioned above, as well as Seahawks-Eagles Sunday afternoon. We close out the week with Ravens-Rams as Baltimore looks to hang with the Patriots and the Rams look to hang in the wild card race.
As we head into Week 12, there will be plenty of information to consider in deciding how we want to wager on various games. The Colts will be without Marlon Mack due to a broken hand, and the Bears might be without Mitchell Trubisky due to a hip injury — although that could be an upgrade for them! We’ll be waiting all week for word on players like Tyler Lockett, James Conner, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and others. Many won’t move the point spread in a big way, but they’ll all be worth tracking heading into the weekend.
We’re not going to bet on every single matchup on the card this week, but there are some intriguing ones. Our decisions will be influenced by injury news and depth chart changes, so we’re here to help you prepare for everything that will go down this week.
Check back for news updates as well as analysis and picks. We’ll have an odds rundown for each game and best bets to sufficiently prep you. Good luck with your wagering in Week 12!