NFL 2022: Week 12 picks and TV listings

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley runs the ball against Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alim McNeill during the second half of Sunday's game in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Munson)

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley runs the ball against Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alim McNeill during the second half of Sunday's game in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Munson)

It’s not often that you have a great slate of NFL games on Thanksgiving Day. I like the lineup this year.

It starts with the Buffalo Bills playing in Detroit again, this time against the Lions. The Bills had to play their Sunday home game against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field because of the blizzard that struck Western New York. The Bills ended a mini-skid with a win over the Browns.

Meanwhile, the Lions, who have been awful for several years, are on a three-game winning streak. They are coming off an impressive win over the New York Giants.

Speaking of the Giants, they will face their NFC East rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. Both teams are two games behind the division-leading Philadelphia Eagles, so the loser of this game could just about be out of contention for winning the division.

The schedule caps off with the New England Patriots facing the Minnesota Vikings and their quarterback, Kirk “I can’t play well in prime time” Cousins. The Vikings looked awful against the Cowboys on Sunday.

I continue to lead in the Daily Gazette’s U Pick ’Em Football contest. I was 10-4 in Week 11 to go to 102-61-1. My Gazette colleague Adam Shinder was 8-6. He is 96-67-1.

You can play the U Pick ‘Em contest by clicking https://dailygazette.com/football/?contestid=3#registration/login.

Here are my Week 12 picks.

THURSDAY

Buffalo 34, Detroit 28

Dallas 40, N.Y. Giants 10

New England 21, Minnesota 13

SUNDAY

Denver 14, Carolina 10

Tampa Bay 28, Cleveland 14

Baltimore 30, Jacksonville 17

Miami 35, Houston 7

N.Y. Jets 17, Chicago 14

Tennessee 21, Cincinnati 18

Washington 24, Atlanta 17

L.A. Chargers 31, Arizona 10

Seattle 24, Las Vegas 14

Kansas City 35, L.A. Rams 13

San Francisco 28, New Orleans 10

Philadelphia 31, Green Bay 20

MONDAY

Indianapolis 14, Pittsburgh 13

WEEK 12 TV SCHEDULE 

(Subject to change)

THURSDAY

CBS6 (WRGB) and Paramount+ — Buffalo at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson). 

FOX23 (WXXA) — N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 4:30 p.m. (Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi).

NBC13 (WNYT) and Peacock — New England at Minnesota, 8:20 p.m. (Mike Tirico, Tony DUngy and Jason Garrett, Melissa Stark).

SUNDAY

FOX23 (WXXA) — Chicago at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. (Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver); L.A. Rams at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. (Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi).

CBS6 (WRGB) and Paramount+ — Tennessee at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn).

DirectTV NFL Sunday Ticket — Baltimore at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Amanda Renner); Houston at Miami, 1 p.m. (Spero Dedes, Jay Feely, Aditi Kinkhabwala); Atlanta at Washington, 1 p.m. (Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink); Denver at Carolina, 1 p.m. (Chris Myers, Robert Smith, Jen Hale); Tampa Bay at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake); Las Vegas at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. (Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuletta, A.J. Ross); L.A. Chargers at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins); New Orleans at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. (Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin). 

NBC13 (WNYT) and Peacock — Green Bay at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. (Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark).

MONDAY

ESPN and ESPN+ — Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, 8:15 p.m. (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters).

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