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Full list of Week 12 straight-up picks with confidence levels

We break down picks for the full NFL slate and how confident we are this week.

Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) carries the ball between New York Giants Safety Jabrill Peppers (21) and Linebacker Kyler Fackrell (51) in the second half during the game between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles on October 22, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time for the annual holiday triple-header of football. The day will feature Bears-Lions and Raiders-Cowboys during prime eating hours, and then Bills-Saints in the evening after many of us have passed out in food comas.

It’s been a wild year of upsets and we saw that again last week. Notably, the Texans beat the Titans fairly handily. I put together my usual weekly picks and came away with a 9-6 record. I break my picks up by confidence levels — high, medium, low, and no. I went 3-1 in high confidence picks, 3-2 for medium, 3-2 for low and 0-1 with my Saints over Eagles no-confidence pick.

Below are my straight-up confidence picks for Week 12. A game with three asterisks (***) after it indicate a game where I’m picking the betting underdog to get the win. I’ve got five underdog upsets this weekend. We’ll probably see a fair number, but who knows who they’ll actually be. I find it interesting that this week I only have one high confidence pick. There are a lot of tough matchups this weekend and the parity of the NFL is making it harder and harder to make even basic straight-up picks.

High confidence

Bills over Saints

Medium confidence

Cowboys over Raiders
Bengals over Steelers
Falcons over Jaguars
Packers over Rams***
49ers over Vikings
Ravens over Browns

Low confidence

Buccaneers over Colts
Panthers over Dolphins
Patriots over Titans
Broncos over Chargers***
Seahawks over Washington***

No confidence

Lions over Bears***
Texans over Jets
Giants over Eagles***

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