There are amazing games this weekend in the NFL, but there’s one on Sunday that separates itself from the others. Tom Brady against Peyton Manning for the 14th time will steal all the lights, and it gives us the opportunity to make some cash at the same time.
These are the best NFL week 12 against the spread predictions; two division rivalry games and one huge Sunday Night matchup:
San Diego Chargers +5 at Kansas City Chiefs -5. Game Total 41.5.
The Kansas City Chiefs were tremendously disappointing last week against the Broncos, and now they need to bounce back against the Chargers.
Their offense was awful as QB Alex Smith couldn’t move the ball with consistency, despite running it well. Smith threw 230 yards, 2 TDs, without interceptions, but he converted only four of 13 third down conversions on the night.
“We didn’t do a good enough job offensively,” Kansas City coach Andy Reid said. “That’s my responsibility. We’re a young football team. We’ll get it worked out and fixed and get better next week.”
San Diego lost to the Dolphins last week and now has three losses in a row. “We made too many mistakes from start to finish,” coach Mike McCoy said. “We hurt ourselves way too much.”
Prediction: Kansas City. Under 41.5.
Dallas Cowboys +2.5 at NY Giants -2.5. Game Total: 56.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Giants last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas, and 5 of the NY Giants last 7 games at home overall.
Both teams have good offenses that can move the ball up and down, but also make mistakes with inconsistent quarterbacks like Eli Manning and Tony Romo.
The Giants are on a four game winning streak, and they could have a shot at the NFC East title division, despite starting with six losses in a row.
“Anytime you win four in a row, there are some good things happening,” head coach Tom Coughlin said. “There are some things as a coach that I’d like to clean up, but we’re happy to be in the position that we’re in, and we’ll be back in the division this week [against Dallas].”
Prediction: NY Giants -2.5 and the OVER.
Denver Broncos -3 at New England Patriots +3. Game Total: 56.
There’s no game like Peyton Manning vs Tom Brady. It’s a game you wait for all year and always delivers. Brady leads the series 9-4 and beat the Broncos last season, but things have changed since then.
The Patriots enter this week after losing a close one against the Panthers on Monday Night; Tom Brady looked ok, but he will need a bigger effort against the Broncos.
Denver beat the Chiefs, but their offense is getting familiar to defenses. “Our plan was to get to the quarterback, but the ball is coming out quick,” Chiefs Tamba Hali said. “He did a great job and their team did a great job protecting him.”
Prediction: Patriots +3.