Week 12 early NFL games: Jared Hackmyer picks Giants vs Bengals, Jets vs Dolphins, Colts vs Titans, more
Raiders (-3) FALCONS (54.5)
Jared’s Pick: Raiders
Breakout Player: RB Josh Jacobs
Atlanta has a great offense, this week without RB Todd Gurley, but it hasn’t been enough to win games this season. The Raiders should expect the ball to be in the air a lot and If they can contain QB Matt Ryan, this shouldn’t be close.
BILLS (-5) Chargers (52.5)
Jared’s Pick: Bills
Breakout Player: WR Stefon Diggs
L.A.’s offense has been putting up points with QB Justin Herbert, but their defense is allowing more. Going against an offense like Buffalo’s, the Chargers D is going to have to step up if they want to be in this game. The Chargers usually don’t get blown out, but Buffalo has been playing way better football and should cover.
Giants (-6) BENGALS (43.5)
Jared’s Pick: Giants
Breakout Player: TE Evan Engram
With the loss of QB Joe Burrow for Cincinnati, they could lose out the rest of the season. Burrow gave them a whole new look when the rest of their team still needed rebuilding. New York isn’t one of the best teams, but QB Daniel Jones has had two straight games with no turnovers, and their defense has been solid.
COLTS (-3) Titans (50.5)
Jared’s Pick: Colts
Breakout Player: RB Jonathan Taylor
Indianapolis is coming off of a huge win against Green Bay. No one, not even Green Bay has been able to get past the Colts’ elite defense. Tennessee has been playing better after a few tough losses, but when these two met in Week 10, Indianapolis annihilated the Titans. This game should be closer but the Colts will cover.
Browns (-6.5) JAGUARS (49.5)
Jared’s Pick: Browns
Breakout Player: RB Nick Chubb
This game should be a blowout. Jacksonville is starting QB Mike Glennon, who hasn’t started a game since 2017. Cleveland’s defense isn’t great, but I don’t see Jacksonville scoring many points with this lineup. I think both RBs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt will have big days because QB Baker Mayfield shouldn’t have to throw much.
Panthers (+3) VIKINGS (51)
Jared’s Pick: Panthers
Breakout Player: WR Robby Anderson
Minnesota is coming off an ugly loss to Dallas, who just lost to the Football Team, and star WR Adam Theilen is out. No one will confuse the Panthers for an elite team, but they've been more consistent and will not only cover but win..
Cardinals (-1.5) PATRIOTS (49)
Jared’s Pick: Cardinals
Breakout: QB Kyler Murray
New England has been very inconsistent this season and to have any chance against the Cardinals they're going to have to score. A lot. Fortunately for them, Arizona allows teams to score. If Kyler Murray has one of his big games this week, it’s going to be very hard for the Patriots to win this game. I wouldn’t expect a huge game from DeAndre Hopkins going against Stephon Gilmore, so expect Murray to use his wheels. The Cards will cover.
Dolphins (-7) JETS (44.5)
Jared’s Pick: Dolphins
Breakout Player: WR DeVante Parker
With or without Tua Tagovailoa healthy for Miami, I’d expect Miami to keep the ball in the air a lot against New York’s horrible secondary. This game may be a little closer with QB Sam Darnold back for the Jets, but Miami should cover.
Jared Hackmyer is the founder of GOATNYG on Instagram.