49ers stay hot; Bills, Cowboys, Pats win on Thanksgiving

Long story short, thanks for these Week 12 NFL picks:

49ers 30, Saints 14: A post-Mexico, post-Thanksgiving setback is unacceptable for the 49ers in the postseason. By the way, remember the 49ers playoff win over the Saints at Candlestick a decade ago? Yes, Niners fans are still thankful for that.

Bills 34, Lions 23: Josh Allen improved to 3-0 on Thanksgiving Day. The Lions fell to 37-44-2 on Thanksgiving, a slightly better record than the Turkeys. Road: Bills -9 1/2

Cowboys 21, Giants 10: This O’Dell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes will become a major storyline as the game opens, and one look at the Giants’ weakened offensive line will have OBJ OMG and flying to DFW. Line: Cowboys -10

Patriots 20, Vikings 17: It’s the first of four prime-time games on the Patriots’ schedule. Kirk Cousins, not made for prime time. Line: Patriots +2 1/2

Broncos 26, Panthers 20: Sam Darnold made his first start at quarterback for the Panthers this season. Where will he spend next season? Line: Broncos -2 1/2

Buccaneers 23, Browns 21: A post-Munich, post-bye setback is unacceptable for the Bucs in the postseason. Line: Browns +3 1/2

Ravens 24, Jaguars 23: After beating the Panthers last week, the Ravens eliminated the NFL’s other expansion franchise in 1995. Line: Jaguars +4

Dolphins 37, Texas 13: Mike McDaniel worked in the bye lab to get this win and return to Levis Stadium next Sunday. Line: Dolphins -13 1/2

Jets 21, Bears 16: Jets starting quarterback Sunday: Mike White, not Zach Wilson. The Jets’ starting quarterback next season: The highly paid Jimmy Garoppolo? Line: Bear +6

Titans 21, Bengals 17: Tennessee outscores its scoring average (19.3 points per game) and keeps the Bengals from being intimidated by the average (26.5 points). Line: Titans +2 1/2

Chiefs 19, Falcons 17: From 1-4 to 7-5, Washington is the comeback team of the year. Line: Falcons +4

Chargers 28, Cardinals 27: Both of those teams beat the Raiders, and both lost to the 49ers, so the 49ers will beat the Raiders on New Year’s Day. Line: Cardinals +3 1/2

Raiders 26, Seahawks 24: A post-Munich, post-bye setback sunk the Seahawks as the Raiders won back-to-backs for the first time this season. Line: Raiders +3 1/2

Chiefs 33, Rams 19: With the Rams’ championship reign coming to an end, don’t feel bad for Aaron Donald about his dwindling assistants. Road: Rams +15 1/2

Eagles 24, Packers 23: Philadelphia improves to 4-1 with this final prime-time appearance — unless they flex perfectly to replace the Raiders at the Steelers on Christmas Eve in Dallas. Road: Packers +6 1/2

Last week: 9-4 straight up, 5-7-1 against the spread

Season: 95-67-1 straight up, 84-76-1 against the spread


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