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Week 12 NFL Picks: Packers expected to beat Bears on Thanksgiving Day

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Favre and Starr in the building? Yeah, we're sticking with Green Bay this week.

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This week's NFL Picks are here a day early, thanks to having three games taking place on Thanksgiving Day. While the traditional games hosted by the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys are of course going on, we at Acme Packing Company will have our main course in the evening as the Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears in the evening.

It should come as no surprise that APC is picking the Packers to defeat the Bears. Green Bay has won the last four meetings between the two teams, including a week one victory in Chicago to kick off the 2015 season, a blowout at Lambeau a year ago, and the division-clinching win in week 17 of 2013 at Soldier Field.

With Brett Favre's jersey retirement ceremony and the reunion of the Packers' three Hall of Fame-caliber quarterbacks taking place on Thursday night, we think that Green Bay will be able to ride the wave of emotion to a victory over the Bears and an 8-3 record.

Week 12 Picks

Game Tex Jason Aron Brendan Kris Paul Adam VCF Consensus
PHI @ DET PHI PHI PHI DET PHI PHI DET DET PHI
CAR @ DAL DAL CAR DAL DAL CAR DAL CAR CAR Tie
CHI @ GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB*
BUF @ KC KC KC KC KC KC BUF KC KC KC
STL @ CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN*
NO @ HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU NO NO HOU HOU
TB @ IND TB IND TB TB TB TB TB IND TB
SD @ JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX*
MIA @ NYJ NYJ NYJ MIA MIA NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ
MIN @ ATL ATL MIN MIN ATL MIN MIN MIN ATL MIN
NYG @ WAS NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG*
OAK @ TEN OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK OAK*
ARI @ SF ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI*
PIT @ SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA PIT PIT SEA SEA
NE @ DEN NE NE NE NE DEN NE NE NE NE
BAL @ CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE BAL CLE CLE CLE CLE

After a brutal week 10, APC bounced back with a solid performance in week 11 as everyone was at least two games over .500. Here's how things break down:

Overall Standings

Author Week 11 Overall
Tex 9-5 105-55
VCF 10-4 100-60
Aron 9-5 99-61
Jason 10-4 98-62
Brendan 10-4 95-65
Kris 9-5 94-66
Adam 8-6 93-67
Paul 9-5 92-68
Consensus 9-4-1 98-58-4

As always, punch in your predictions for this week's Packers game below.