The NFL Week 12 schedule for the 2022 season kicks off with three games on Thanksgiving Day, and we’ll bring you everything you need to know. Our NFL Nation reporters give us game-by-game clues and bold predictions for every game.
In addition, Sportzshala Stats & Information provides great stats to know and a betting nugget for each competition, and our Football Strength Index (FPI) comes in numbers with game projection. Sportzshala researcher Kyle Soppe also gives away useful information about fantasy football. Finally, Seth Walder and Eric Moody give us the final scores for all three contests. Everything you want to know is in one place to help you get ready for a busy day of NFL football.
Let’s move on to the full Thanksgiving list, including Josh Allen vs. the Lions, and the NFC East matchup between the Giants and the Cowboys. The culmination of the football-intensive holiday will be the battle between the patriots and the Vikings. Who will take another step towards the playoffs with a victory on Thursday?
Go to match:
BUF-DET | NEW YORK VALLEY | NON-MIN
Accounts (7-3) against Lviv (4-6)
12:30 pm ET | CBS | Distribute: BUF -9 (54)
What to look for: After a 1-6 start, the red-hot Lions are trying to extend a rare three-game winning streak in their first nationally televised match of the season. But the Bills are one of the toughest teams in the league, and they’re already familiar with Ford Field, having just played at Motor City after a blizzard forced them to change seats in Week 11. in the top six in points per game, yards per game, and yards per game in 10 contests. — Eric Woodyard
Bold Prediction: Bills quarterback Josh Allen will put in a complete right game, throwing for 300+ yards and running for at least 50 more. 10.3 yards per try. The Lions’ defense has produced the most yards per game (415.9) and pass attempt (8.1) in the NFL. The Bills offense began to move in the right direction in the last two quarters of Sunday, and the Lions game will be a great opportunity for a full performance. — Alena Getzenberg
Stat you need to know: The Lions are looking to their third consecutive 30-point game, their longest single-season streak since 1997. The main reason they score is running back Jamaal Williams, whose 12 rushing touchdowns this year is the most in history. NFL and sixth in a single season in franchise history. Williams now has five rushing touchdown games in 2022, the most in a season by a Lions player since 1950.
Injuries: Accounts | lions
What you need to know about fantasy: Buffalo running back Devin Singletary has racked up fantastic 15 points three times this season, two of those times in the last two weeks. He has 133 yards (66.5 per game) and three touchdowns in his last two games. See week 12 rating.
Essence of rates: Since 2004, Detroit is 3-11 against the spread and 0-14 as an underdog on Thanksgiving. Detroit’s last disappointing Thanksgiving victory came in 2003 over Green Bay (+7). Read more.
Thanksgiving return: On Thanksgiving Day in 1997, Detroit running back Barry Sanders rushed for 167 yards and three touchdowns against the Bears in the Lions’ 55–20 victory. Read more.
Moody’s Choice: Billy 31, Lviv 20
Walder’s Choice: Billy 34, Lviv 17
FPI Forecast: BUF, 82.7% (average 11.2 points)
Must Read Match: Accounts credit Buffalo community after win: ‘That was for you’…Williams leads during Lions winning streak
Giants (7-3) and Cowboys (7-3)
4:30 pm ET | FOX | Distribute: DAL -9 (44.5)
What to look for: The Cowboys have won five straight times against New York City at AT&T Stadium and 11 of 12 overall against their NFC East rivals. It will be the first Thanksgiving meeting between the two teams since 1992, a 30-3 victory for Dallas. But the holiday hasn’t been kind to the Cowboys of late. They lost three games in a row at Thanksgiving, their longest such streak since losing four in a row from 1986 to 1989. — Todd Archer
Bold Prediction: Running back Saquon Barkley’s Giants will be rushing 140-plus yards to keep the game. The incomplete giants will have no choice but to rely on Barkley even more than usual. This can work against the Dallas defense, whose weakness is to stop the attack. The Cowboys are ranked 26th in defensive speed (136.1 yards per game), and Barkley already has two games with 30 or more carries and 140+ yards. Do three. — Jordan Raanan
Stat you need to know: Since the start of last season, no quarterback has thrown more touchdowns than the Cowboys’ Duck Prescott (11.4%). During that time, he threw 25 such touchdowns, the most in the NFL. This could be a problem for New York on Thursday. The Giants bring the highest blitz in the NFL (43%).
Injuries: Giants | cowboys
What you need to know about fantasy: Dallas running back Tony Pollard has 464 yards on 61 touches in his last three games, while fellow fielder Ezekiel Elliott has 241 yards on his last 61 touches. Pollard also has six touchdowns in a scrimmage since Week 8, an NFL record for this period with Jamaal Williams. His four straight games with 100 yards to scrimmage are also the longest active streak in the league. See week 12 rating.
Essence of rates: Since 2020, New York has been leading 7-0 in short-rest games, all with Daniel Jones as the starting quarterback. Read more.
Thanksgiving return: In 1982, Giants defenseman Lawrence Taylor intercepted Lions quarterback Gary Danielson in the fourth quarter and led him 97 yards home for a swipe—and eventual game-winning—touchdown. Read more.
Moody’s Choice: Cowboys 28, Giants 21
Walder’s Choice: Cowboys 24, Giants 20
FPI Forecast: DAL, 87.2% (mean 13.6 points)
Must Read Match: What does Jones need to prove to be part of the Giants’ future? … Where do Elliott and Pollard of the Cowboys rank among the elite RB duos? … Were the Giants exposed in Week 11? … Giants WR Robinson out for the season with an ACL tear … What Chef Hoppy Cooks for Thanksgiving Cowboys Stars
Patriots (6-4) and Vikings (8-2)
8:20 pm ET | NBC | Distribute: MIN -2.5 (42)
What to look for: The Patriots got their way with Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins in two games against him, beating his teams both times and holding him for an average of 5.0 yards per try — his lowest total against any team he faced in several games. This season, the Patriots are also fielding the kind of defense that gets him in trouble. They put pressure on 34% of dropped opponents, the third-highest rate in the NFL. The Vikings will play without Christian Durrisow’s outstanding left tackle (concussion) and Cousins’ QBR dropped 60 points due to pressure in 2022. — Kevin Seifert
Bold Prediction: Quarterback McJones and the Patriots’ struggling red-zone offense, which ranks 31st in the NFL in TD percentage (12 in 28 games, 42.9%), will break out of the slump and score twice from 20-yard range. line. This is an area where the Vikings have a hard time defending as they rank last in the NFL in opposing touchdown percentage (20 touchdowns vs. 28 trips, 71.4%). — Mike Reiss
Stat you need to know: The Patriots have scored 17 points or less in all six of their wins this season (0-4 if they have scored over 17 points), and they have now gone two straight games without a touchdown. New England went three consecutive games without a touchdown against once in franchise history (2018–2019), and the Vikings failed to score a touchdown in Week 11 for the first time in 93 games.
Injuries: Patriots | vikings
What you need to know about fantasy: Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson scored just a fantastic 6.3 points in a crushing loss to the Cowboys last week after scoring 15 points in each of his previous six games. He last failed to catch five passes in a game in Week 3, and continued that failure with consecutive double-figure catches. See week 12 rating.
Essence of rates: Minnesota (4-5-1 ATS) and Kansas City (4-6 ATS) are the third and fourth teams in the past 20 seasons to start 8-2 or better but have record losses against margin (2018 Rams, 2012 Ravens). ). Read more.
Thanksgiving return: In 1998, Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss caught three passes for 163 yards against the Cowboys—and all three went for touchdowns. Read more.
Moody’s Choice: Vikings 24, Patriots 14
Walder’s Choice: Vikings 27, Patriots 19
FPI Forecast: MIN, 62.6% (mean 3.7 points)
Must Read Match: The Patriots return the TD with seconds to spare and stun the Jets… After one of the worst 8-1 defeats in the team’s history, the Vikings’ narrative is once again changing… The Patriots are looking to “flick the switch” in the red zone and score more TDs.. Jefferson and Vikings hope to regroup after ‘shameful’ defeat