It’s Thanksgiving Week and we all know what that means around here: Instead of football picks, I’m going to share all my favorite Thanksgiving recipes with you!
Actually, that’s a lie. I have no recipes. I’ve never cooked a turkey in my life, I’ve never been within five feet of a green bean casserole and I’m not even sure how mashed potatoes are made. I think you just get potatoes and mash them, but I can’t say that with 100% certainty.
My favorite Thanksgiving recipe is any recipe that involves wine, because I can just pour it in a glass and consume it without actually cooking anything. Speaking of drinking wine, I feel like I should donate a bottle to every Jets fans alive to help them get over what happened on Sunday. After a demoralizing loss like that, I’m not sure I can ever pick them to win again.
I don’t want to make Jets fans sadder than they already are, so let’s just get to the picks.
Actually, before we get to the Week 12 picks, here’s a quick reminder that you can check out the weekly picks from every CBSSports.com NFL expert by clicking here. Also, as you may or may not know, I’m in charge of the NFL newsletter here at CBSSports.com, which I’m only telling you about because it makes the perfect holiday gift and it also brings people together. For instance, if you can’t be with your family for Thanksgiving, then just sign them up for the newsletter and then you can read it together every day and it will feel like you’re in the same room as them, except not really. To subscribe, all you have to do is click here and enter an email address.
On top of the newsletter, I also do a podcast three days per week with Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson, AKA two guys who have never invited me over for Thanksgiving. Thanks guys. I thought we were friends. Although the lack of a Thanksgiving invite definitely makes things awkward when we’re around each other, I still join them every Monday, Tuesday and Friday on the Pick Six podcast, which is our daily NFL podcast here at CBSSports.com. Brinson and I actually came up with some early best bets for Week 12 and you can listen to those below (Our early best bets for Week 11 went 4-0 and since we’ll obviously get every game right again, you should probably listen).
Alright, let’s get to the Turkey Day edition of the picks.
NFL Week 12 Picks
Buffalo (7-3) at Detroit (4-6)
Thursday, 12:30 p.m. ET (CBS, Paramount+)