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APC Week 12 NFL Picks: Can the Packers right the ship in Minnesota?

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APC is split once again, but gives the Packers the smallest of margins.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings Jim Matthews-USA TODAY Sports

Are we crazy?

Somehow, Acme Packing Company’s writers still believe in the Green Bay Packers’ ability to right the ship this week. Facing a difficult environment in Minnesota on Sunday night, the Packers effectively have a make-or-break game against the Vikings in a game that has a +/- 40% swing for both teams’ playoff chances.

It’s one of three massively important games in the NFC this week, and Ben Baldwin of The Athletic illustrates:

With such a critical game for both teams, APC is predictably split on the results of Sunday’s game. However, once again, we find the blog split 7-6 in favor of a Packers victory.

As for the games on Thanksgiving Day, our writers are much more consistent in their picks. We see little dropoff from Mitchell Trubisky to Chase Daniel in Chicago, and a large majority of us have the Bears beating the Lions in the early game.

The same can’t be said for another quarterback injury, with Colt McCoy replacing Alex Smith in Washington. APC is unanimous in picking the Cowboys to win in the afternoon game, and we also see no contest in Saints-Falcons, with a sweep for New Orleans.

Week 12 Picks

Game Tex Jason Peter Kris Bob Jon M Jordan Matub Mike Paul Shawn Wendi Zach APC Pick
Game Tex Jason Peter Kris Bob Jon M Jordan Matub Mike Paul Shawn Wendi Zach APC Pick
CHI @ DET CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI DET CHI CHI Chi CHI CHI DET CHI
WAS @ DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL*
ATL @ NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO*
OAK @ BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL*
JAX @ BUF JAX JAX JAX BUF BUF JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX BUF JAX JAX
SEA @ CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR SEA CAR CAR CAR CAR SEA CAR SEA SEA CAR
CLE @ CIN CLE CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CLE CLE CIN CIN CLE CLE CIN
NE @ NYJ NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE*
NYG @ PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI NYG PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI*
SF @ TB TB TB TB SF SF TB TB TB TB SF TB TB TB TB
ARI @ LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC*
PIT @ DEN PIT PIT PIT PIT DEN PIT PIT DEN DEN PIT PIT DEN PIT PIT
MIA @ IND IND IND IND IND IND MIA IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND
GB @ MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN GB GB GB GB GB MIN GB MIN GB GB
TEN @ HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU

Enjoy this week’s games, and have a great Thanksgiving Day!