The Week 12 NFL slate is stacked with nice matchups. Our NFL Nation reporters deliver us the keys to each recreation, a daring prediction for every matchup and ultimate rating predictions.
Moreover, ESPN Stats & Info supplies a stat to know for every recreation, and the Soccer Energy Index (FPI) goes contained in the numbers with a matchup score (on a scale of 1 to 100) and a recreation projection. ESPN Fantasy’s Kyle Soppe and ESPN Chalk’s Mackenzie Kraemer hand out useful nuggets as effectively. It is all right here to assist get you prepared for a loaded weekend of NFL soccer.
Let’s get into the total Week 12 schedule, together with an NFC showdown on Sunday evening.
Leap to a matchup:
SEA-PHI | TB-ATL | CAR-NO
MIA-CLE | DEN-BUF | NYG-CHI
OAK-NYJ | DET-WSH | PIT-CIN
JAX-TEN | DAL-NE | GB-SF
Thursday: HOU 20, IND 17
Bye: ARI, KC, LAC, MIN
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup score: 71.6 | Unfold: PHI -2 (48)
What to observe for: Whereas standout proper sort out Lane Johnson stays in concussion protocol, the Eagles have been working rookie Andre Dillard, who has been skilled at left sort out, on the appropriate facet in anticipation of Johnson’s absence. Seattle defensive finish Jadeveon Clowney traces up totally on that facet, which may make for a bushy day for Carson Wentz. — Tim McManus
Daring prediction: The Seahawks will sack Wentz 4 instances. That qualifies as daring for a cross rush that was a significant disappointment till it received to Jimmy Garoppolo 5 instances two weeks in the past. The Seahawks are coming off a bye and eventually have one thing near the cross rush they envisioned with Quinton Jefferson wholesome, Jarran Reed rounding into kind and Clowney persevering with to dominate. — Brady Henderson
Stat to know: Seahawks operating again Chris Carson has recorded a dashing landing in every of his previous three highway video games. The one Seattle gamers to take action in 4 consecutive highway video games over the previous 15 seasons are Shaun Alexander (seven straight in 2005) and Marshawn Lynch (4 straight in 2011).
What to know for fantasy: Eagles tight finish Zach Ertz is the one tight finish to have caught at the least 9 passes in consecutive video games this season, and three of the highest 4 tight finish performances in opposition to the Seahawks this season have come away from Seattle. See Week 12 rankings.
Betting nugget: Seattle has lined in seven straight video games as a highway underdog, together with the playoffs. It’s 3-Zero outright this season as a highway underdog. Learn extra.
Henderson’s choose: Seahawks 27, Eagles 21
McManus’ choose: Seahawks 28, Eagles 20
FPI prediction: PHI, 56.5% (by a mean of two.2 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Wentz, mushy schedule: Keys to an Eagles playoff push … Former Patriots Hollister, Gordon present enhance to Seahawks’ passing recreation
1 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup score: 52.2 | Unfold: ATL -4 (51)
What to observe for: The Falcons have 13 sacks and 25 quarterback hits over the previous three video games. They need to be capable of sustain the stress in opposition to the Bucs’ Jameis Winston, who has been sacked a league-high 36 instances. An improved cross rush has allowed the Falcons to start out creating turnovers, with 4 interceptions final weekend. Winston additionally has a league-high 18 picks. — Vaughn McClure
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Daring prediction: Winston will throw two extra interceptions in opposition to a rejuvenated Falcons protection that pressured Carolina’s Kyle Allen closely final weekend and picked him off 4 instances. And Atlanta receivers Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley will mix for over 200 receiving yards in opposition to a younger Tampa Bay secondary that is giving up 371.Eight yards per recreation. — Jenna Laine
Stat to know: Bucs receiver Mike Evans is simply seven yards shy of his sixth consecutive season with 1,000 receiving yards. He’d be a part of Randy Moss (2003) as the one gamers in NFL historical past with 1,000 receiving yards in every of their first six seasons.
What to know for fantasy: Atlanta’s Jones has gone seven straight video games and not using a landing after scoring in seven straight. The latest time he went seven video games in a row in a season and not using a landing, he responded with 25.1 fantasy factors and a WR4 end for the week. See Week 12 rankings.
Betting nugget: Tampa Bay is 2-Eight in opposition to the unfold (ATS) this season, the worst mark within the NFL. It has didn’t cowl in six straight video games, the longest lively streak within the league. Learn extra.
Laine’s choose: Falcons 26, Buccaneers 21
McClure’s choose: Falcons 28, Buccaneers 17
FPI prediction: ATL, 65.7% (by a mean of 5.Four factors)
Matchup must-reads: Bucs assured in TE Howard regardless of expertise ‘not displaying up on Sundays’ … Can Falcons rebound from 1-7 begin to save Quinn’s job? … Teaching workers shares blame for Buccaneers’ rash of errors
1 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup score: 51.7 | Unfold: NO -10 (47)
What to observe for: That is about as “must-win” because it will get for the Panthers, who at the moment are three video games behind New Orleans within the NFC South after shedding three of the previous 4. And so they’ll be counting on Christian McCaffrey to threaten one of many NFL’s most underrated streaks: The Saints haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 36 consecutive video games, together with the playoffs. — Mike Triplett
Daring prediction: McCaffrey will rush for 150 yards in opposition to a protection permitting solely 85.Three per recreation. He’ll do it as a result of quarterback Kyle Allen will get again to being a recreation supervisor and counting on his playmakers as an alternative of making an attempt to make issues occur as he is executed the previous 4 weeks, leading to 9 interceptions. — David Newton
Stat to know: Carolina’s Allen has a 1-Three file, 59% completion proportion, 6.Three yards per try and 3-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio over the previous 4 video games. He started his season as a starter with a 4-Zero file, 66% completion proportion, 7.Four yards per try and 7-Zero TD-INT ratio.
What to know for fantasy: Saints receiver Michael Thomas has been a top-15 receiver in every of his previous seven video games and is on tempo for 379.5 fantasy factors this season, a complete amongst WRs that solely Antonio Brown and Randy Moss have touched since 2003. See Week 12 rankings.
Betting nugget: Over the previous 5 seasons, Drew Brees is 16-Eight ATS in division video games and 8-Four ATS at house. Nonetheless, three of the 4 house losses got here as at the least nine-point favorites, together with a Week 10 loss in opposition to Atlanta. Learn extra.
Victor Cruz and Rob Ninkovich anticipate Drew Brees and the Saints will finally be an excessive amount of for the Panthers to deal with.
Newton’s choose: Saints 17, Panthers 13
Triplett’s choose: Saints 26, Panthers 19
FPI prediction: NO, 82.8% (by a mean of 12.6 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Panthers QB Allen will get reboot in place the place it began … LB Davis making case as Saints’ greatest free agent of the last decade … Massive questions forward on futures of QB Newton, coach Rivera … Saints revive offense with heavy dose of Kamara
1 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup score: 34.4 | Unfold: CLE -11 (44.5)
What to observe for: How will a depleted Browns defensive position cope with out three starters, together with sort out Larry Ogunjobi and finish Olivier Vernon, assuming the latter stays out with a knee harm? In fact, not having star pass-rusher Myles Garrett shall be a problem to beat, too — this recreation and past. — Jake Trotter
Daring prediction: Cleveland’s Nick Chubb will rush for a season excessive of 165-plus yards. The Dolphins have the 31st-ranked run protection, permitting 148.Three yards per recreation, and with current accidents within the secondary, it appears attainable they may overcompensate on the again finish to guard their younger defensive backs. — Cameron Wolfe
Stat to know: Chubb has 607 dashing yards earlier than first contact this season, the fourth-most within the NFL. The Dolphins have allowed 653 (second-most within the NFL).
What to know for fantasy: Six instances this season has a receiver scored over 21 fantasy factors in opposition to the Dolphins. And Odell Beckham Jr. has seen double-digit targets in consecutive video games for the primary time this season. See Week 12 rankings.
Betting nugget: That is the second time because the franchise returned to Cleveland in 1999 that the Browns have been a double-digit favourite. The opposite time was in Week 17 of 2007, when Cleveland beat San Francisco 20-7 as a 13.5-point house favourite. That’s the longest drought by any crew with out being a double-digit favourite. Learn extra.
Wolfe’s choose: Browns 31, Dolphins 16
Trotter’s choose: Browns 28, Dolphins 14
FPI prediction: CLE, 86.4% (by a mean of 14.6 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Changing ‘once-in-a-generation participant’ Garrett will not be straightforward for Browns … WR Parker’s breakout season with Miami is lastly right here
1 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup score: 33.5 | Unfold: BUF -4 (37.5)
What to observe for: Regardless of sporting the league’s 23rd- and 25th-ranked passing offenses, the Payments and Broncos function the AFC’s high two broad receivers by receiving yardage in John Brown and Courtland Sutton, respectively. Each groups additionally possess elite cornerbacks in Tre’Davious White and Chris Harris Jr., who may make issues troublesome for the wideouts. — Marcel Louis-Jacques
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Daring prediction: If the Broncos maintain Payments quarterback Josh Allen underneath 50% in completion charge, they will pull the upset. The Broncos have the league’s No. Four cross protection and rank No. Eight in scoring protection, however they’ve allowed a 66% completion charge general this season. Within the Payments’ three losses, Allen has been held to 46.4%, 47.1% and 53.7%. These are additionally the one 3 times he is been beneath 60% this season. — Jeff Legwold
Stat to know: The Broncos have a 28.5% conversion charge on third down this season (third-worst in NFL), whereas the Payments have the sixth-best charge allowed (34.6%).
What to know for fantasy: The Payments’ Brown was the top-scoring participant in fantasy final week and has over 50 receiving yards in all 10 of Buffalo’s video games. See Week 12 rankings.
Betting nugget: Seven of 10 Buffalo video games have gone underneath the whole this season, whereas 14 of the previous 18 Denver video games have gone underneath. Learn extra.
Legwold’s choose: Payments 16, Broncos 13
Louis-Jacques’ choose: Payments 17, Broncos 9
FPI prediction: BUF, 60.1% (by a mean of three.5 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Contained in the Payments’ turnaround: Tradition-first method fuels progress, yields wins … Broncos’ Fangio molding Simmons right into a high security … LB Edmunds’ message sparks Payments as they start pivotal stretch … How digital actuality coaching helps Broncos rookie Drew Lock
1 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup score: 31.0 | Unfold: CHI -6 (40.5)
What to observe for: The Giants have allowed 34 sacks on the season, however Chicago’s star pass-rusher, Khalil Mack, is in a funk. Mack has only one sack over the previous six video games, and he didn’t file a single sort out within the Bears’ loss to the Rams final weekend. — Jeff Dickerson
Daring prediction: Sure, Mack might need solely 5.5 sacks this season, however he will get three Sunday in opposition to the Giants. The Giants’ offensive line hasn’t performed effectively, and proper sort out Mike Remmers has struggled whereas coping with a again harm. It units up for Mack to do some main harm. — Jordan Raanan
Stat to know: The Bears have scored the fifth-fewest factors per recreation this season (16.9), however the Giants’ protection is permitting 28.9 (third-most within the NFL).
What to know for fantasy: Golden Tate’s WR25 common weekly end this season is the ninth-best amongst certified receivers. See Week 12 rankings.
Betting nugget: New York is 9-Four ATS on the highway over the previous two seasons. One of many “highway” ATS losses got here final weekend when it was the highway crew in opposition to the Jets. Ten of the 13 video games went over the whole. Learn extra.
Victor Cruz thinks the Giants shall be effectively rested and ready after the bye and can get the victory in opposition to the Bears.
Raanan’s choose: Bears 23, Giants 13
Dickerson’s choose: Bears 17, Giants 13
FPI prediction: CHI, 78.2% (by a mean of 10.Four factors)
Matchup must-reads: Delicate adjustments on means for Giants in ultimate six video games … Bears’ Nagy: Trubisky to be QB starter when wholesome
1 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup score: 18.8 | Unfold: OAK -3 (46.5)
What to observe for: The Jets can validate their two-game profitable streak over dangerous groups with a victory over a high quality opponent. Their top-ranked run protection shall be examined by rookie operating again Josh Jacobs. Since permitting a 66-yard run by Leonard Fournette in Week 8, the protection has allowed solely 183 dashing yards on 88 carries for a 2.1 common. — Wealthy Cimini
Daring prediction: The Raiders is not going to enable a sack by Jets security Jamal Adams, who’s coming off a three-sack recreation and has six on the season. “When you do not account for that man,” Raiders quarterback Derek Carr mentioned, “he can spoil a soccer recreation.” — Paul Gutierrez
Stat to know: Le’Veon Bell has not rushed for greater than 70 yards in any recreation this season, and his 1.6 dashing yards earlier than first contact is the worst within the NFL (minimal 75 rushes).
What to know for fantasy: Since Week 5, there are two operating backs with a number of video games of 110 dashing yards and at the least three receptions: Christian McCaffrey and Jacobs (each have three such video games over that stretch). See Week 12 rankings.
Betting nugget: That is the second time within the present Jon Gruden period (since 2018) that Oakland has been a highway favourite. Final season, it misplaced 34-Three as a 1.5-point favourite at San Francisco. Total, Oakland is 4-Eight ATS in all highway video games in that span (3-Eight in previous 11 video games). Learn extra.
Gutierrez’s choose: Raiders 17, Jets 16
Cimini’s choose: Raiders 27, Jets 24
FPI prediction: OAK, 53.1% (by a mean of 1.1 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Jets S Adams on a brand new mission, blitzes his means into file guide … Raiders management future in path to (gulp) playoffs … RB Bell rips NFL for ‘random’ HGH blood exams … DT Williams should ship or else Jets shall be haunted by what-ifs … Crosby, Collins creating one (Raider) nation underneath a groove
1 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup score: 7.9 | Unfold: DET -3.5 (41.5)
What to observe for: The Redskins can tie a franchise file (1960-61 seasons) in the event that they lose their 10th straight recreation at house Sunday. However the Lions are 1-3-1 on the highway this season and 1-21 all time when taking part in at Washington. — John Keim
Daring prediction: Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins will throw three landing passes and two interceptions. The Lions have allowed two or extra passing touchdowns in every of the previous six video games and have not recorded an interception since Oct. 14. Detroit’s poor cross protection continues and can give Haskins confidence, nevertheless it’s not sufficient for Washington to win. — Michael Rothstein
Stat to know: The Redskins’ offense is lifeless final in effectivity (16.5), passing yards per recreation (169.8) and factors per recreation (12.5).
What to know for fantasy: The Lions’ Jeff Driskel is QB6 over the previous two weeks, however Kenny Golladay sits at WR35 in these two video games. See Week 12 rankings.
Betting nugget: Washington is 1-7 ATS in its previous eight video games as a single-digit underdog, together with 0-Four at house and 0-Three this season. Learn extra.
Rothstein’s choose: Lions 31, Washington 21
Keim’s choose: Lions 27, Redskins 17
FPI prediction: DET, 68.9% (by a mean of 6.6 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Stafford says occurring IR hasn’t been mentioned … Lions have one of many NFL’s worst defenses, however solutions are laborious to seek out
1 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup score: 7.6 | Unfold: PIT -7 (39)
What to observe for: The winless Bengals host a Steelers crew that has gained 4 of its previous 5 however is coming off final week’s controversial loss at Cleveland. Each offenses are averaging lower than 20 factors per recreation. — Ben Child
Daring prediction: Benny Snell will rush for 100-plus yards. The rookie has missed the previous three video games after minor knee surgical procedure, however he absolutely practiced Wednesday. With James Conner’s aggravated shoulder harm, the Steelers as soon as once more want a operating again to step up and fill his spot. The winless Bengals have the worst run protection within the NFL, permitting 167 dashing yards per recreation. — Brooke Pryor
Stat to know: The Bengals are already eradicated from postseason competition. Week 11 matches the earliest a crew has been eradicated since at the least 2002 (the 2014 Raiders and 2008 Lions are solely groups since 2002 to be eradicated earlier by date).
What to know for fantasy: Pittsburgh’s Jaylen Samuels is poised for an elevated position and is averaging 16.6 fantasy factors for his profession in video games throughout which he will get at the least 10 touches. See Week 12 rankings.
Betting nugget: Previously 4 seasons, house groups which might be 0-5 or worse outright are 4-13 ATS. Cincinnati has misplaced 12 consecutive video games outright (0-10 this season) however is 6-6 ATS in that span (4-6 this season). Learn extra.
Pryor’s choose: Steelers 14, Bengals 10
Child’s choose: Steelers 17, Bengals 14
FPI prediction: PIT, 66.2% (by a mean of 5.6 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Bengals receivers want somewhat house — and an improve in expertise … Steelers’ accidents exacerbate offensive weaknesses
4:05 p.m. ET | CBS
Matchup score: 46.4 | Unfold: TEN -3 (41.5)
What to observe for: The Jaguars’ 29th-rated run protection (134 yards per recreation) shall be decided to maintain Derrick Henry from having one other excellent efficiency in opposition to it. Despite the fact that Jacksonville held Henry to solely 44 yards within the earlier assembly, this weekend ought to give offensive coordinator Arthur Smith one other alternative to give attention to the operating recreation. — Turron Davenport
Daring prediction: Leonard Fournette will get 20 carries for the Jaguars. The Jags have uncared for him the previous two video games (over that point, 11 first-half carries and 19 whole); coach Doug Marrone mentioned they will be recommitted to the run recreation, so Fournette will get a heavy workload. It will not be straightforward, although. The Titans are giving up 102.5 yards per recreation on the bottom and have allowed simply 5 dashing scores all season. — Mike DiRocco
Stat to know: Since Henry entered the league in 2016, no operating again has scored extra touchdowns in opposition to the Jaguars than Henry. In reality, his eight touchdowns are 5 greater than the closest backs (Lamar Miller and Christian McCaffrey, with three every).
What to know for fantasy: Fournette has by no means rushed for 70-plus yards in opposition to the Titans, and he has failed to attain in three straight matchups with the divisional rival. See Week 12 rankings.
Betting nugget: Since Ryan Tannehill grew to become the starter, all 4 Tennessee video games have gone over the whole. When Marcus Mariota was the starter, the underneath was 5-1 in Tennessee video games. Learn extra.
Victor Cruz and Rob Ninkovich agree the Titans’ operating recreation will energy them to victory in opposition to the Jaguars.
DiRocco’s choose: Titans 21, Jaguars 7
Davenport’s choose: Titans 27, Jaguars 17
FPI prediction: TEN, 66.5% (by a mean of 5.7 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Jaguars intention to save lots of season of their home of horrors: Nissan Stadium … How the Titans grew to become the NFL’s hottest crimson zone crew … Jaguars don’t have any margin for error, and Foles has to ship … Who’s greatest at FIFA 20? Titans bond, trash-talk over video-game tourney
4:25 p.m. ET | Fox
Matchup score: 85.9 | Unfold: NE -6.5 (46)
What to observe for: Cowboys coach Jason Garrett famous the Patriots’ knack for profitable the turnover differential (No. 1 within the NFL at plus-18), whereas the Cowboys are minus-1 on the season (12 takeaways, 13 giveaways). The turnover battle may very well be key Sunday. — Mike Reiss
Daring prediction: Tom Brady will cross for 300 yards in opposition to the Cowboys. Brady has 5 300-yard video games this season however none previously 4. Since 2010, Brady has had simply three five-game spans of not having at the least 300 yards passing. — Todd Archer
Stat to know: The Cowboys lead the NFL in whole offense this season (444.6 yards per recreation) and have essentially the most environment friendly offense per FPI. However the Patriots lead the NFL in whole protection (249.9 opponent yards per recreation) and have essentially the most environment friendly protection per FPI. The Patriots have allowed simply 9 offensive touchdowns.
What to know for fantasy: The Cowboys have three of the highest 12 receivers over the previous three weeks, however they face a Patriots protection this weekend that’s permitting a league-low 22.5 fantasy factors to receivers this season and is on tempo to have the bottom WR fantasy factors per recreation common in opposition to because the 2009 Jets. See Week 12 rankings.
Betting nugget: New England has lined seven consecutive video games in opposition to NFC opponents, together with the Tremendous Bowl (7-1 ATS because the begin of final season). Total, Brady is 44-24-2 ATS in his profession in opposition to NFC groups within the common season. Learn extra.
Archer’s choose: Patriots 30, Cowboys 20
Reiss’ choose: Patriots 27, Cowboys 17
FPI prediction: NE, 70.4% (by a mean of seven.2 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Basic matchup: Cowboys’ ‘America’s Staff’ vs. New England’s ‘We’re all Patriots’ … Brady jokes he has disliked Cowboys ‘since popping out of the womb’ … DE Bennett on going through Patriots: ‘It is by no means private within the NFL’ … Patriots’ D makes corrections, now bracing for explosive Cowboys
8:20 p.m. ET | NBC
Matchup score: 84.9 | Unfold: SF -3 (47.5)
What to observe for: This shall be a battle of the NFC’s high two seeds and one which pits two of the sharpest younger branches of the Shanahan teaching tree in opposition to one another: Kyle Shanahan and Matt LaFleur. Count on two offenses that look comparable, however the crew that emerges with an enormous victory within the NFC playoff image would be the one which takes higher care of the ball. — Nick Wagoner
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Daring prediction: Two developments shall be damaged on this recreation: The Packers will harm the 49ers with at the least one deep ball, and it’ll come by the hands of Marquez Valdes-Scantling — who regardless of rating tied for second within the NFL with 5 catches of 40-plus yards this season has just one reception of any type previously three video games. — Rob Demovsky
Stat to know: The Packers have performed man protection 56% of the time this season, the sixth-highest charge within the NFL utilizing ESPN’s protection metrics. Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo ranks high 5 within the NFL in completion charge, yards per dropback and Complete QBR in opposition to man.
What to know for fantasy: Excluding the injury-plagued 2017 season that noticed him miss time across the bye week, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has failed to attain even 16 fantasy factors within the week following a bye three consecutive instances. See Week 12 rankings.
Betting nugget: Inexperienced Bay is 6-Zero outright and 5-1 ATS in opposition to groups that entered with profitable data this season. That features two video games as an underdog, which Inexperienced Bay gained outright each instances. Learn extra.
Demovsky’s choose: 49ers 31, Packers 28
Wagoner’s choose: 49ers 34, Packers 27
FPI prediction: SF, 60.8% (by a mean of three.7 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Rodgers: Should beat 49ers ‘as soon as at their place in some unspecified time in the future’ … What the 49ers want to repair with difficult schedule forward … California, right here we come — a day later for the Packers this time
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Matchup score: 89.6 | Unfold: BAL -3 (46.5)
What to observe for: The Rams protection has allowed a league-low 11 factors per recreation over its previous 4 video games, which occurs to coincide with the arrival of cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Nonetheless, most of these video games have been in opposition to groups with struggling offenses, together with the Bengals, Steelers and Bears. The Ravens come to Los Angeles because the NFL’s top-scoring crew, averaging 34.1 factors per recreation. This would be the new-look Rams protection’s first true check, and it will be in opposition to a quarterback who’s the front-runner to win MVP. — Lindsay Thiry
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Daring prediction: Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters exacts some revenge in opposition to his former crew and units an NFL file with one other pick-six. Peters would turn into the primary participant in league historical past to attain defensive touchdowns in three consecutive highway video games, in keeping with Elias Sports activities Bureau analysis. — Jamison Hensley
Stat to know: The Rams run the second-most performs per recreation with at the least three broad receivers (52.Four per recreation). With out Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods final weekend, they ran simply 17 snaps with three broad receivers, by far their fewest in a recreation within the Sean McVay period. With out these receivers, L.A. had designed runs on 62% of performs, its highest mark previously two seasons.
What to know for fantasy: The Ravens’ Lamar Jackson has been a top-three quarterback seven totally different instances this season and is on tempo to attain 16.7 extra fantasy factors than Patrick Mahomes did in his historic 2018. See Week 12 rankings.
Betting nugget: Since transferring to Los Angeles, the Rams are 1-7-1 ATS as a house underdog (0-7-1 of their previous eight video games), together with 0-Four with Jared Goff and 0-2 underneath McVay. Learn extra.
Hensley’s choose: Ravens 24, Rams 23
Thiry’s choose: Ravens 30, Rams 28
FPI prediction: BAL, 53.0% (by a mean of 1.1 factors)
Matchup must-reads: Contained in the Rams-Chargers marriage because the NFL fights for Los Angeles … Why Jackson and Harbaugh wanted one another, and soccer wanted them collectively … S Weddle says he will not share Ravens intel with Rams … After rolling one other playoff contender, Ravens are NFL’s scariest crew … Ravens CB Peters: No laborious emotions that Rams traded him