Cover Photo: Justin Berl/Getty Images
Week 12 of the NFL season has some dastardly games on the slate, and more than a few favorites could end up falling. From potential playoff matchups to divisional games and tough rematches, this week in pro football promises to be an entertaining one.
Let's take a look at three teams that could get caught slipping. All odds, spreads and lines provided via FanDuel Sportsbook.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills (+3) - Sunday: 1 p.m. EST
Scott Halleran/Getty Images
We can all agree that the Jaguars should only be favored against a team like the Bills at this point. After all, Jacksonville has lost six straight games and seven of their last eight. The Bills can really make their mark in this matchup on defense, as they rank second in the NFL for total yards allowed per game (302.2). The Jags have been awfully sloppy with the football, as they're tied for the fourth-most turnovers in the league. Also, the Jaguars knocked Buffalo out of the playoffs last season, giving them plenty of added motivation.
2. New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles (+6) - Sunday: 1 p.m. EST
Rob Carr/Getty Images
Speaking of motivation, the Giants should have plenty as they look to pay back the Eagles for a Thursday night thumping at MetLife Stadium back in Week 6. The G-Men have rattled off two wins in a row against the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they will certainly aim to hold off an Eagles team desperate for a win. Philly is a six-point favorite in this game, and that just seems like too much against a resurgent Giants team in a divisional game.
1. Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos (+3) - Sunday: 4:25 p.m. EST
Joe Sargent/Getty Images
The most shocking part of the trio comes to us from the Mile High City, a place that visiting teams often have trouble properly acclimating. The Steelers have won six straight games and seven of their last eight, but they showed just how vulnerable they could be on the road last week in Jacksonville before luckily being saved by the dumpster fire that is the Jags. The Broncos are coming off their biggest win of the season and do tend to play much better at home – Denver is 2-3 at home this season, but its three losses came by margins of four (Kansas City Chiefs), three (Los Angeles Rams), and two (Houston Texans) against playoff-bound teams. The spread took a huge dive in this game as the Steelers opened as six-point favorites but have since dropped to three in their favor.
Get $5 with your first deposit on FanDuel. Join Now.
Al Walsh is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Al Walsh also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username 14AdotWalsh. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.