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APC NFL Picks, Week 12: Predicting Packers to pull road upset over 49ers on Sunday night

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APC likes the Packers’ chances against a banged-up San Francisco squad.

San Francisco 49ers v Green Bay Packers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The team’s travel schedule to California is different this week than it was a few weeks back when they lost to the Los Angeles Chargers. Will that yield a different result?

This Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers will play the San Francisco 49ers in the game of the year (so far) in the NFC. This is arguably the highest-leverage game that the green and gold have played in more than two seasons, dating back to their last playoff run following the 2016 season. A win puts Green Bay in the driver’s seat for at least a first-round bye. A loss drops them back into a tie for the division lead with a game remaining against the Minnesota Vikings.

Furthermore, as mentioned above the Packers’ only other trip West this season was a massive letdown. APC isn’t letting that game cloud our expectations of this team, however. This Packers team has beaten four teams that currently have winning records on the season, and their 8-2 record is well-deserved. With great health and added preparation coming out of the bye week, Matt LaFleur’s squad should be in a great position to make a statement in the conference with six games to go.

That’s exactly what APC’s contributors expect, by and large, and 11 of our 13 writers pick the Packers to overcome their three-point underdog status and win the game outright.

Make your picks in the comments, and check out all of our predictions for week 12 here.

Week 14 Picks

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Game Tex Jason Peter Jon M Kris Matub Paul Shawn Wendi Mike Alex C Composite
DAL @ CHI DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL CHI DAL DAL DAL CHI DAL
CAR @ ATL ATL CAR ATL ATL CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR
BAL @ BUF BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BUF BAL BAL
CIN @ CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE*
WAS @ GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB*
DEN @ HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU*
DET @ MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN DET MIN
SF @ NO NO SF NO NO NO SF SF NO NO NO SF NO
MIA @ NYJ MIA NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA
IND @ TB TB IND TB IND TB TB IND TB TB TB TB TB
LAC @ JAX LAC JAX LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC JAX JAX LAC
PIT @ ARI PIT PIT PIT ARI PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT ARI PIT
KC @ NE KC NE NE NE KC NE KC NE NE KC NE NE
TEN @ OAK TEN TEN TEN OAK TEN TEN OAK TEN OAK TEN TEN TEN
SEA @ LAR SEA SEA LAR SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA
NYG @ PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHi PHI PHI*