Sam Farmer's NFL picks for Week 12

Jacksonville at N.Y. Giants

Records: 6-4; 6-4.

When: Sunday, 10 a.m.

TV: none. DirecTV: 704.

Line: Giants by 7. O/U: 44.

The Jaguars have won three in a row and could present real problems for the Giants, who won't have injured receiver Hakeem Nicks. Jaguars 23, Giants 17


Pittsburgh at Buffalo

Records: 7-3; 2-8.

When: Sunday, 10 a.m.

TV: none. DirecTV: 705.

Line: Steelers by 6. O/U: 43.

The Steelers are heading into the softest part of their schedule having put together an impressively complete game in a thrashing of Oakland. Steelers 27, Bills 20


Tennessee at Houston

Records: 5-5; 4-6.

When: Sunday, 10 a.m.

TV: none. DirecTV: 706.

Line: Texans by 6. O/U: 45.

The Vince Young situation is a distraction, and even Houston's soft pass defense might be able to contain Rusty Smith, the third Tennessee QB in three games. Texans 35, Titans 28


Minnesota at Washington

Records: 3-7; 5-5.

When: Sunday, 10 a.m.

TV: none. DirecTV: 707.

Line: Redskins by 1. O/U: 43.

With Leslie Frazier at the helm, the Vikings should get the same kind of adrenaline surge that the Cowboys got with Jason Garrett. Vikings 30, Redskins 21


Green Bay at Atlanta

Records: 7-3; 8-2.

When: Sunday, 10 a.m.

TV: Channel 11. DirecTV: 710.

Line: Falcons by 2. O/U: 47.

The Falcons are very tough at home but too often are settling for field goals in the red zone. The Packers have allowed a league-low 14 touchdowns. Packers 30, Falcons 24


Carolina at Cleveland

Records: 1-9; 3-7.

When: Sunday, 10 a.m.

TV: none. DirecTV: 709.

Line: Browns by 10. O/U: 37.

If Colt McCoy can't go, Jake Delhomme is ready to play against his old team. Carolina doesn't have the offense for a shootout. Browns 20, Panthers 13


Kansas City at Seattle

Records: 6-4; 5-5.

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.

TV: none. DirecTV: 712.

Line: Chiefs by 1. O/U: 44.

Even though the Chiefs are 1-4 on the road, Matt Cassel is starting to hit his stride — his passer rating since Week 6 is a gaudy 108.9. Chiefs 17, Seahawks 14


Miami at Oakland

Records: 5-5; 5-5.

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.

TV: Channel 2. DirecTV: 713.

Line: Off board.

The Dolphins have won four in a row in Oakland, yet these Raiders are different. They're more mature and should rebound strong from Pittsburgh loss. Raiders 35, Dolphins 28


Philadelphia at Chicago

Records: 7-3; 7-3.

When: Sunday, 1:15 p.m.

TV: Channel 11. DirecTV: 708.

Line: Eagles by 3. O/U: 42.

The Eagles have the speed on the outside to test Chicago's defense, and then there's the stress of trying to stop Michael Vick. Eagles 38, Bears 24


Tampa Bay at Baltimore

Records: 7-3; 7-3.

When: Sunday, 1:15 p.m.

TV: none. DirecTV: 711.

Line: Ravens by 7. O/U: 41.

This is a prove-it game for the Buccaneers, who are 7-0 against teams with losing records, and 0-3 against teams better than .500. Ravens 20, Buccaneers 17


St. Louis at Denver

Records: 4-6; 3-7.

When: Sunday, 1:15 p.m.

TV: none. DirecTV: 714.

Line: Broncos by 4. O/U: 44.

The Rams have yet to win on the road this season. Denver has lost four of five and will be coming off a short week. The Rams have more incentive. Rams 27, Broncos 20


San Diego at Indianapolis

Records: 5-5; 6-4.

When: Sunday, 5:15 p.m.

TV: Channel 4.

Line: Colts by 3. O/U: 51.

The Chargers simply match up well against Indianapolis, plus they're getting back receiver Vincent Jackson and possibly tight end Antonio Gates. Chargers 28, Colts 25


San Francisco at Arizona

Records: 3-7; 3-7.

When: Monday, 5:30 p.m.


Line: 49ers by 1. O/U: 40.

The 49ers are reshuffling their offensive line after giving up 11 sacks in the last two games. That's not a good sign. Cardinals 17, 49ers 15

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