The NFL Fixture Week 12 give 2022 season Start with three Thanksgiving Day games and we’ve got you covered. Our NFL Nation reporters bring us the key to every game and bold predictions for every game.
In addition, ESPN Stats & Info provides some great stats to know and Betting nugget for each contest, and ours Soccer Strength Stats (FPI) go inside the numbers with game projection. ESPN Researcher, Kyle Soppe, Helpful great ball game Intel too. Finally, Seth Walder and Eric Moody give us the final score choose for all three competitions. Everything you want to know is here in one place to get you ready for a stressful afternoon NFL football.
Let’s get into the full Thanksgiving Day ranking, which includes Josh Allen against the Lions and the NFC East match between the Giants and the Cowboys. The football-filled holiday culminates with a battle between the Patriots and the Vikings. Who will be one step closer to post-season with Thursday’s win?
12:30 p.m. ET | CBS | Transmitted: BUF -9 (54)
What to watch for: After a 1-6 start, the Red Lions are trying to extend a rare three-game winning streak in the first nationally televised game of the season. But the Bills are one of the toughest teams in the league and are familiar with Ford Field, having just played in Motor City after a blizzard forced them to relocate in Week 11. The holiday game could be a penalty shootout with both teams ranked in the top six in points per game, yards per game and yards per play across 10 competitions. — Eric’s Wooden Court
Bold Predictions: Bill quarterback Josh Allen there will be a perfectly right game, throw 300 yards and dash at least 50 yards more. After a bumpy first half against the Browns, he put on a strong performance in the second half to win, completing 81.8% of passes and throwing 10.3 yards per attempt. The Lions defense has conceded the most yards per game (415.9) and per pass (8.1) in the NFL. The Bills’ offense started on the right track for the final two quarters on Sunday, and fighting the Lions will be a great opportunity for a complete performance. — Alaina Getzenberg
Statistics to know: The Lions are looking for a third game in a row with 30 points, which would be their longest streak in a single season since 1997. A big reason they are accumulating points is running backwards. Jamaal Williams, whose 12 TD rushes this year are the most in the NFL and the sixth most in a single season in franchise history. Williams now has five games with many hasty touches in 2022, the most drawn by a Lions player in a single season since 1950.
Things to know to imagine: Buffalo running backwards Single Devin has hit 15 imaginary points three times this season, and two of those cases have come in the past two weeks. He has a total of 133 yards of dash (66.5 per game) and three hasty touchdowns in the past two games. See the 12th week chart.
Nugget betting: Since 2004, Detroit lost 3-11 by margin and 0-14 outright as the weaker team on Thanksgiving. Detroit’s last upset win on Thanksgiving came in 2003 against Green Bay (+7). Read more.
Feedback on Thanksgiving Day: On Thanksgiving in 1997, Detroit ran against Barry Sanders dashing 167 yards and three touchdowns against the Bears in a 55-20 win for the Lions. Read more.
Moody’s Picks: Bill 31, Lion 20
Walder’s picks: Bill 34, Lion 17
FPI prediction: BUF, 82.7% (11.2 points average)
4:30 p.m. ET | FOOD | Transmitted: DAL -9 (44.5)
What to watch for: The Cowboys won five straight games against New York at AT&T Stadium and 11/12 finals against their NFC East rivals. This will be the two teams’ first Thanksgiving meeting since 1992, with a 30-3 win in Dallas. But the holiday didn’t go well with the late Cowboys. They lost three games in a row on Thanksgiving Day, their longest streak since losing four in a row from 1986 to 1989. — Archer Todd
Bold Predictions: The giant runs back Saquon Barkley will rush over 140 yards to keep the game over. The Short-Handed Giants will have no choice but to rely on Barkley more than usual. It can work against a Dallas defense whose weakness is stopping the run. The Cowboys ranked 26th in defensive rush (136.1 yards per game) and Barkley had two games with 30 or more executions and over 140 yards. Make it three. — Jordan Raanan
Statistics to know: Since the start of last season, no quarterback has hit the ground with a higher rate than the Cowboys’ Dak Prescott (11.4%). He’s made 25 such touchdowns in that span, the most in the NFL. That could be a problem for New York on Thursday. The Giants deliver the NFL’s highest rate of lightning (43%).
Things to know to imagine: Dallas runs again Tony Pollard has reached 464 yards from his 61 touchdowns in the past three games, while the mate is at the bottom of the field. Ezekiel Elliott has gone 241 yards in his last 61 touchdowns. Pollard also has six touchdowns in the script since Week 8, the most in the NFL during that period with Jamaal Williams. His four consecutive games at 100 meters from the script were also the longest in the league. See the 12th week chart.
Stephania Bell and Field Yates break down the fictional outputs of Tony Pollard and Ezekiel Elliott.
Feedback on Thanksgiving Day: In 1982, Giants defensive lineback Lawrence Taylor intercepted Lions quarterback Gary Danielson in the fourth inning and sent it home 97 yards to claim the go-ahead – and ultimately win the game – shot touch the ball. Read more.
Moody’s Picks: Cowboy 28, Giant 21
Walder’s picks: Cowboy 24, Giant 20
FPI prediction: DAL, 87.2% (average 13.6 points)
Matchup must read: What does Jones need to prove to be a part of the Giants’ future? … Where do Cowboys’ Elliott, Pollard rank among the elite RB duos? … Are the Giants exposed in Week 11? … Giants WR Robinson off season with torn ACL … What Chef Hoppie Cooked for the Cowboys Stars for Thanksgiving
8:20 p.m. ET | NBC | Transmitted: MIN -2.5 (42)
What to watch for: The Patriots had their way with the Viking midfielder Kirk’s cousin in two games against him, beat his team both times and kept him averaging 5.0 yards per attempt – his lowest against any team he has ever faced in many matches. This season, the Patriots are also defending the kind of defense that has put him in trouble. They’re putting pressure on 34% of opponents’ dropouts, the third-highest percentage in the NFL. The Vikings will play without a prominent left tackle Christian Darrisaw (concussion) and Cousins’ QBR are down 60 points under pressure in 2022. –Kevin Seifert
Bold Predictions: midfielder Mac Jones and the Patriots’ struggling red zone offense – 31st in the NFL in TD rate (12 out of 28 trips, 42.9%) – will come out of the rut and score twice from within the 20-yard line. That’s an area the Vikings have struggled to defend, as they rank last in the NFL in terms of opponent’s touchdown (20 touchdowns in 28 trips, 71.4%). –Mike Reiss
Statistics to know: The Patriots have scored 17 points or less in all six of their wins this season (0-4 when scoring 17 points more) and they have now gone two games in a row without conceding a goal. which loser. New England have gone three games in a row without meeting TD before once in franchise history (2018-2019) and the Vikings have failed to score in Week 11 for the first time in the past 93 games. their.
Things to know to imagine: Viking receiver Justin Jefferson picked up just 6.3 imaginary points last week in a heavy loss to the Cowboys after scoring 15 points in each of his previous six games. The last time he failed to catch 5 passes in a game was in Week 3, and he has continued that success with consecutive double-digit catching attempts. See the 12th week chart.
Nugget betting: Minnesota (4-5-1 ATS) and Kansas City (4-6 ATS) are the third and fourth teams in the past 20 seasons to start 8-2 or higher but have a disparate losing record ( 2018 Rams, 2012 Ravens). Read more.
Feedback on Thanksgiving Day: In 1998, Vikings receiver Randy Moss caught three 163-yard passes in front of the Cowboys — and all three made touchdowns. Read more.
Moody’s Picks: Vikings 24, Patriots 14
Walder’s picks: Vikings 27, Patriots 19
FPI prediction: MIN, 62.6% (average 3.7 points)
Matchup must read: Patriots’ attack returns to TD with seconds remaining stuns Jets … After one of the worst defeats ever for an 8-1 team, the Vikings story changes again … Patriots hope to ‘turn the switch’ in the red zone and score more TDs … Jefferson, Vikings look to regroup after ’embarrassing’ loss