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Full list of Week 12 predictions as the playoff race heats up

The holidays are approaching, which means the playoff race is heating up. We’ve got a full list of predictions heading into a critical Week 12.

Ronald Blair III of the San Francisco 49ers sacks Aaron Rogers of the Green Bay Packers during the game at Lambeau Field on October 15, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

Welcome to Week 12 of the 2019 NFL season! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means good eats and of course the playoff race is really starting to heat up. Nobody has clinched a playoff berth, and nobody will be clinching one this week, but there are some critical games on the slate.

Tonight, the week gets going with an AFC South matchup on Thursday Night Football that has huge divisional ramifications. The Houston Texans host the Indianapolis Colts with both teams sitting at 6-4 and atop the division. The Colts won their first matchup in Indianapolis, so this is must-win for the Texans. A loss drops them a game back of the Colts, but effectively puts them two games back due to the tiebreaker.

Prime time this week is loaded. Aside from Colts-Texans on Thursday, we get Packers-49ers on Sunday Night Football and Ravens-Rams on Monday Night Football. Add in Seahawks-Eagles and Cowboys-Patriots during the day on Sunday and we could see some sizable shifting atop the playoff races.

I’m back once again with my weekly NFL picks. For Thursday I put together a complete list of straight up picks, and Sunday morning I’ll have my picks against the spread given how much can change between now and then. I’ll have a TNF pick against the spread later this morning.

If you’re in a pick ‘em contest, I’ve put together my complete list of Week 12 straight up picks. You can check out SB Nation’s full list of experts picking here, where I’m 94-68 heading into this week. I’ll have my full list of picks against the spread on Sunday. I’m taking the Colts +3.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook tonight on TNF, and will have a full write up later this morning.

Colts vs. Texans: Texans
Buccaneers vs. Falcons: Bucs
Broncos vs. Bills: Bills
Giants vs. Bears: Bears
Steelers vs. Bengals: Steelers
Dolphins vs. Browns: Browns
Panthers vs. Saints: Saints
Raiders vs. Jets: Raiders
Seahawks vs. Eagles: Seahawks
Lions vs. Washington: Lions
Jaguars vs. Titans: Jaguars
Cowboys vs. Patriots: Patriots
Packers vs. 49ers: 49ers
Ravens vs. Rams: Ravens