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Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 12

Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 12

The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com. (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 7-7 (.500); season 98-62 (613). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 4-10 (.286); season 84-72-4 (.538).


Philadelphia (4-6) at Detroit (3-7)

Thursday, 9:30 a.m.

Lions 24, Eagles 20

TV: Channel 11.

Line: Lions by 2. O/U: 45.

The Lions tend to play well on Thanksgiving, and the Eagles are in a tailspin. That said, the Lions aren’t very good, either, even though they have won two in a...