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NFL picks week 12

ROGER MILLS
Published November 28, 2004

Bucs (4-6) at Panthers (3-7)

COMMENT: More talent helps the Bucs prevail in battle of the wounded.

MILLS' PICK: Bucs 21, Panthers 10

NICHOLAS' PICK: Bucs 18, Panthers 10

Jaguars (6-4) at Vikings (6-4)

COMMENT: Confidence is coming back for the Vikings, maybe Randy Moss too.

MILLS' PICK: Vikings 24, Jaguars 20

NICHOLAS' PICK: Vikings 22, Jaguars 16

Eagles (9-1) at Giants (5-5)

COMMENT: This heated rivalry will be close. Until T.O. makes a play.

MILLS' PICK: Eagles 31, Giants 24

NICHOLAS' PICK: Eagles 30, Giants 18

Titans (4-6) at Texans (4-6)

COMMENT: As long as Steve McNair's playing, the Titans are winning.

MILLS' PICK: Titans 17, Texans 14

NICHOLAS' PICK: Texans 16, Titans 12

Redskins (3-7) at Steelers (9-1)

COMMENT: Who's the bigger bust, Mark Brunell or Joe Gibbs?

MILLS' PICK: Steelers 27, Redskins 10

NICHOLAS' PICK: Steelers 26, Redskins 13

Browns (3-7) at Bengals (4-6)

COMMENT: Simple, Bengals rebound after a tough loss to the Steelers.

MILLS' PICK: Bengals 18, Browns 15

NICHOLAS' PICK: Bengals 16, Browns 12

Chargers (7-3) at Kansas City (3-7)

COMMENT: Who's the bigger bust, Dick Vermeil or Gunther Cunningham?

MILLS' PICK: Chargers 34, Chiefs 27

NICHOLAS' PICK: Chargers 32, Chiefs 22

Saints (4-6) at Falcons (8-2)

COMMENT: Don't want to give the Falcons credit? Ask the Saints on Monday.

MILLS' PICK: Falcons 28, Saints 10

NICHOLAS' PICK: Falcons 20, Saints 12

Dolphins (1-9) at 49ers (1-9)

COMMENT: The question is, which one deserves a second win?

MILLS' PICK: 49ers 13, Dolphins 10

NICHOLAS' PICK: 49ers 18, Dolphins 13

Bills (4-6) at Seahawks (6-4)

COMMENT: Drew Beldsoe doesn't have that magic in consecutive games.

MILLS' PICK: Seahawks 20, Bills 17

NICHOLAS' PICK: Seahawks 18, Bills 16

Jets (7-3) at Cardinals (4-6)

COMMENT: Momentum is in the Jets favor. So, time to pick the Cardinals.

MILLS' PICK: Cardinals 20, Jets 19

NICHOLAS' PICK: Jets 21, Cardinals 17

Ravens (7-3) at Patriots (9-1)

COMMENT: As good as the Patriots have been, this time they slip at home.

MILLS' PICK: Ravens 20, Patriots 18

NICHOLAS' PICK: Patriots 28, Ravens 22

Raiders (3-7) at Broncos (7-3)

COMMENT: On any given Sunday, right? Please!

MILLS' PICK: Broncos 34, Raiders 20

NICHOLAS' PICK: Broncos 22, Raiders 17

Records

Last week: Roger 12-4 overall, 9-6-1 vs. spread. Nicholas 12-4 overall, 11-4-1 vs. spread.

Season: roger 98-62 overall, 80-76-4 vs. spread. Nicholas 91-69 overall, 81-75-4 vs. spread

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