There are a dozen games to be played in the National Football League to complete the twelfth week of regular season action and only one of them, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts, will be played under a dome. The eleven outdoor sites have a number of games with cloudy skies, but no forecast of any severe weather.
The New England Patriots have a chance to pull back ahead of the Buffalo Bills in the AFC East Division. The Bills won on Thanksgiving, 31-6, to catch Bill Belicheck’s squad with both teams owning 7-4 won/loss records. With a victory over the Tennessee Titans, the Patriots pull back ahead, a loss drops them one-half game back of the Bills.
Buffalo will have their open date in two weeks, with the Patriots on the schedule next Sunday for a game played at Orchard Park. The Patriots have won five straight games since their overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys on October 17. Is this a spot where the Patriots could be caught looking past Tennessee with the Bills coming up?
Are the Titans a good squad to back to take advantage of the Patriots possible lapse in focus?
The Titans are playing poorly after injuries have crippled both their offense and defense and still they are alone in first place in the AFC South Division. Having a division lead and playing poorly while hurt by injuries is a horrible set of circumstances to expect good things to come.
While going into the Bills game with a ½ game lead would be advantageous, the game next week means more to the standings probable outcome than this soft spot for the Patriots.
For this week’s Qoxhi selections, we have three, the contests offered both the right situations and the talent to get it done.
The public has their own ideas, their three most bet teams are the Philadelphia Eagles (-4) over the New York Giants, Green Bay Packers (+2½) over the Los Angeles Rams and tonight’s game, favoring the Baltimore Ravens (-3) over the Cleveland Browns.
As for the Qoxhi selections, they are now posted on this site and if a Bullet Play develops in the final hour leading up to the day’s first kickoff, that game will be added to the list of recommendations by 9:45 a.m. Pacific Time.