Week 12 NFL Picks: Packers Bounce Back Against Vikings

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Your APC writers show their faith in the Packers to rebound from a three-game losing streak at home against the rival Vikings.

After most of the writers here at Acme Packing Company were pessimistic about the Packers' game in New York last week, our fears came to fruition as the Green Bay defense couldn't force enough turnovers and the offense was held to just a single touchdown despite moving the ball well at times through the air.

This week, however, is a different story. The Packers host the Minnesota Vikings, who insist on continuing to start Christian Ponder for reasons that even Vikings fans cannot comprehend. Compound that with a defense that allows the fourth-most passing yards per game, is in the bottom half of the league in interceptions, and is the worst in the league in terms of Pro-Football-Reference's "expected points contributed," we should see the Packers put points on the board with Scott Tolzien continuing to play quarterback.

That's our position on this game, and it's a clean sweep with all of us picking Green Bay to win on Sunday. Here are our complete picks, and make sure to submit yours for the APC Pick'Em contest.

Game Tex Jason Josh Tony Dan Eric VCF Consensus
NO @ ATL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
NYJ @ BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL
PIT @ CLE PIT CLE PIT CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE
CAR @ MIA CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR
CHI @ STL STL CHI STL CHI CHI STL CHI CHI
TB @ DET DET DET DET DET DET DET DET DET
MIN @ GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB
JAX @ HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU
SD @ KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC
IND @ ARI IND ARI IND IND ARI ARI IND IND
TEN @ OAK OAK OAK TEN OAK OAK TEN OAK OAK
DAL @ NYG DAL DAL DAL DAL NYG NYG NYG DAL
DEN @ NE DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN
SF @ WAS SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF

Our unanimous picks are New Orleans on Thursday night along with the Ravens, Panthers, Lions, Packers, Texans, Chiefs, Broncos, and 49ers. A few of us are picking the Rams to beat the Bears at home, a result which would certainly please Packers fans.

As for last week, Dan crushed it with a 12-3 week, while overall it was pretty solid for all of us. Eric continues to hold a slim lead overall.

Author Overall Week 11
Eric 107-55 11-4
VCF 106-56 11-4
Jason 105-57 10-5
Dan 103-59 12-3
Tex 100-62 10-5
Josh 99-63 9-6
Tony 97-65 9-6
Consensus 104-58 11-4

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