Predictions, picks and odds for NFL Week 12 matchup

The Atlanta Falcons (5-6) and Washington Commanders (6-5) will square off on Sunday to determine playoff position.

Commanders rise to the top at the right time. They have won five of their last six games and have dominated in all three. Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke provided the spark, but Washington’s defense deserves the credit. They allowed 10 points last week and could get star Chase Young back on Sunday.

Kyle Pitts won’t be tough on the Falcons. It’s a huge loss for the action-adventure game. Atlanta relies on a third-down rushing attack led by Cordarrelle Patterson and company. The backfield is averaging 159.4 yards per game.

Here are the betting details and USA TODAY NFL staff’s Falcons vs. Here are the picks for Commanders Week 12:

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Lorenzo Reyes: Commanders 25, Falcons 20

Washington has covered five of its last six games and the defense will only get stronger with the addition of Chase Young to the active roster. Taylor Heinicke says this team plays competitively, and with Kyle Pitts now sidelined, the Falcons needed some breaks on special teams to get past the Bears.

Washington Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) runs against the Houston Texans during the second quarter at NRG Stadium.

Washington Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) runs against the Houston Texans during the second quarter at NRG Stadium.

Safid Dean: Chiefs 21, Falcons 17

There are two minor offenses in this game, but the Chiefs have won four of their last five, and they should take care of the visiting Falcons.

Lance Pugmire: Commanders 21, Falcons 20

Having won four of five, Washington has given the NFC East four over-.

Jarrett Bell: Falcons 26, Chiefs 24

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