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NFL Week 12 schedule: 5 best bets on favorites

As we enter the weekend of the NFL Week 12 schedule, these five favorites are good bets to cover their spreads.

5. Washington Football Team (-1) vs. Seattle Seahawks

This is all about value. The Seahawks have the better roster and superior quarterback, but Russell Wilson has been awful since returning from his finger injury. Seattle has lost both those games scoring 13 total points, and at 3-7, is out of the NFC playoff picture. Meanwhile, the Football Team has won two straight and at 4-6, can get back into the hunt for a wild card spot with a victory at home on Monday night.

4. Houston Texans (-2.5) vs. New York Jets

The Texans aren’t going to make this column very often. Houston won last week for the first time since Week 1 despite being outgunned and outplayed by the Tennessee Titans throughout the affair. However, the Jets are also 2-8 and look miserable on both sides of the ball. The comes down to whether you believe the head coach-quarterback combination of David Culley and Tyrod Taylor beats Robert Saleh and Zach Wilson by a field goal.

3. Baltimore Ravens (-3.5) vs. Cleveland Browns

Cleveland is falling apart. Last week, the Browns were barely able to beat the winless Detroit Lions in their own building, with injured quarterback Baker Mayfield throwing a pair of interceptions. Now, they draw the Ravens, who have an MVP candidate under center in Lamar Jackson and one of the league’s best coaching staffs. The Browns have talent, but the Ravens are the better team, at home, in primetime.

2. Philadelphia Eagles (-3.5) at New York Giants

The Eagles have a real shot of making the playoffs. Philadelphia has won two straight and at 5-6, visits the three-win Giants. If Jalen Hurts and Co. can continue playing at this level, they have a chance to win their next five games with the Giants twice, the Football Team another two times and then another trip to MetLife Stadium for the Jets. This before hosting the Dallas Cowboys in Week 18. Philadelphia us playing well and is the better team.

1. New England Patriots (-7) vs. Tennessee Titans

Who do the Titans have left? Tennessee is without star running back Derrick Henry and its dynamic duo of receivers in A.J. Brown and Julio Jones. Patriots quarterback Bill Belichick is one of the best ever at scheming against offenses, and Tennessee has little to try and take away. Expect New England to stifle Ryan Tannehill in Foxboro.

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