NFL odds and lines, Week 12: Bears vs. Rams 2017

The St. Louis Rams are set to play host to the Chicago Bears for a Week 12 matchup on Sunday. St. Louis (4-6) has struggled this season, unable to find a consistent offense, but things are looking up after a three-game losing skid was snapped in Week 10. Chicago (6-4) is in a first-place tie with the Detroit Lions in the NFC North after a solid 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in overtime in Week 11.

This will be the first of two meetings between the rivals, and they Toronto Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys won’t meet again until Week 17. The division could look a lot different at that point, but this game is plenty important. It’s a pretty even matchup on paper, and the odds line up with that assessment, too.

Cleveland opened as 2.5-point favorites for the matchup, according to OddsShark. That line did narrow throughout the week, with some sites having the Browns favored by as little as 1 point while others offer them at 1.5 points. It’s likely that oddsmakers view these two teams as being very evenly matched, and that Cleveland is getting the narrow nod due to home-field advantage.

The over/under for the matchup opened at 41.5 points and hasn’t moved much. That total has gone under in four of Pittsburgh’s last six games and over in four of Cleveland’s last six.

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The Panthers may have lost a big part of their defense on Monday night.

Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson left the team’s Week 11 game against the New England Patriots in the third quarter with a right knee injury.

Just two minutes into the third quarter, Johnson was playing contain and had tossed Patriots right tackle Marcus Cannon to the ground. Cannon then swung his leg back towards Johnson and clipped him at the knee. It was a questionable move by Cannon to swipe his legs at a defender without looking.

Johnson went down to the ground immediately and was helped to the sideline. He had Toronto Maple Leafs Cheap Jerseys to be carted back to the locker room.

Johnson entered the game with 8.5 sacks this season and has been one of the Panthers’ top defensive players throughout his seven year career. Just two years ago, Johnson agreed to a six-year contract extension that paid him $32 million in guaranteed money.

Things were setting up for a brutal fourth quarter collapse by the Giants, but Scott Tolzien is a good guest. He’s not going to embarrass you at home like that, even if it means throwing a pick six to a defensive lineman.

Through Week 10, the Giants had been unable to sustain long, clock-chewing possessions, last in the league with only seven drives of 10 plays or more. They picked up three more against the Packers, thanks in part to two fourth down conversions, and now the Giants are TIED. For last. But, hey, improvement!

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Ray Lewis had some thoughts on Ahmad Brooks’ personal foul.

Ahmad Brooks was penalized for a personal foul on Sunday that many of us found a bit questionable. I’m not surprised the call was made, but it does not make the rule any less of a pain in the butt. Jim Harbaugh and Ahmad Brooks disagreed with the call, and current and former players are questioning it s well.

“First concern obviously is that he’s ready to return when doctors give him the green light,” Del Rio said. “When he’s able to go, he’ll go.”

This weekend, the Broncos travel to face the New England Patriots, a team that Welker Trade Cheap Jerseys spent the previous six seasons of his career with. In that span, Welker went to a pair of Super Bowls but could not earn his first ring, losing both times to the New York Giants. In those years, Welker eclipsed the 100-reception mark five times.

With Welker’s status for this Sunday in jeopardy, the Broncos will have to Vintage MLB Jerseys Cheap prepare a few different gameplans for Mr. Peyton Manning.

With roughly 17 minutes to play, the Bucs got into the end zone for the fourth time and took a 38 to 6 lead. I’m so embarrassed for you, Atlanta. You can’t come to my birthday party now. It’d be social suicide.

Even in the good years, Tampa is never a team that puts up a ton of points; in their entire existence the Bucs have only scored 40 points in a game eight times, ahead of only the Texans and the Panthers. How did Atlanta wind up as team number nine? By allowing Mike Glennon to complete every pass he threw for the last three quarters. Seriously, you can’t even come over to work on our group project for history class, Atlanta.

The Green Bay Packers are favored to best the Minnesota Vikings in Week 12.

It’s probably a safe bet that none of us expected the Week 12 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers would be a game featuring the No. 4 and No. 3 teams within the NFC North. Minnesota (2-8) has struggled mightily this season, and was blown out by the Seattle Seahawks in its last outing.

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The Spurs’ Becky Hammon and Kings’ Nancy Lieberman are both assistant coaches in the NBA. The Clippers also employ Natalie Nakase as an assistant video coordinator.

Recently, Hammon turned down an offer to become head coach of Florida’s women’s basketball team. She made that decision, according to Swish Appeal, in order to pursue her goal of becoming the NBA’s first female head coach.

The NBA also employs Lauren Holtkamp as its sole female referee, though Violet Palmer and Dee Kantner preceded her. Silver said that a woman becoming a head coach should be easier than becoming a referee without the physical requirements of officiating.

“When it is not a function of how high you can jump or how strong you are, there is no physical litmus test to being a head coach in the league,” he said, “there is absolutely no reason why a woman will not ascend to be a head coach in this league. We are very focused in on it.”

Silver also said more women will be officiating NBA games as early as next season. The good thing in all this is that these men now know what is happening to them, and why. Another thing, which could be good or could be just another thing, is that all involved, them and us, now understand more clearly what comes with this sport and that job. We’ve been Vip Cheap Jerseys understanding that more clearly for a while now. We’re still figuring out what to do with it.

Steelers vs. Browns 2017 odds and lines: Cleveland the narrow favorite at home

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns will face off Sunday in a matchup that will determine second place within the AFC North in Week 12. Cleveland (4-6) is returning home after a brutal loss to the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) in Week 11. The Steelers (4-6) just notched a surprising 37-27 victory over the Detroit Lions at home in their most recent outing.

St. Louis is coming off a bye week, and should have some momentum — whatever UK Cheap Jerseys that is worth — after routing the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10. Chicago fell to Detroit in Week 10 (and was swept by the Lions thanks to a Week 4 loss in Detroit), but followed that up with the big win over Baltimore. The schedule is fairly easy from here on out, so the Bears are definitely hoping for a first-place finish in the NFC North.

While the Bears are better on paper, this game is being played in St. Louis, and the Rams did dominate the Colts. That’s led to an even opening line, according to OddsShark. Only one of the top sites had shifted by midweek, favoring the Rams by a single point.

The over/under for the matchup is right around 46 points. That total has gone over in nine of Chicago’s last 12 games, and over in six of St. Louis’ last seven.

This may be controversial, but I’m going to say it anyway: with the Bengals’ Geno Atkins Website For Cheap Jerseys out, Bucs three technique Gerald McCoy is the best defensive tackle in football. You might think I’m saying that because he had three sacks in the Bucs’ win over the Falcons. I mean, it didn’t hurt.

That’s not really it though. I still believe that the game McCoy had against the Seahawks a couple of weeks ago was his best of the year and he didn’t record a sack in that game. You can go back and watch every single game of the season and you won’t find one where he wasn’t dominant.

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The St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks will meet on Monday night at the Edwards Jones Dome, seemingly headed in opposite directions.

St. Louis is 3-4, but things feel much worse than that after Nike NFL Jerseys China quarterback Sam Bradford tore his ACL, putting him out for the rest of the season. Without Bradford, St. Louis has to rely on Kellen Clemens and newly-signed Brady Quinn to keep this team competitive. On Thursday, a story came to light about the Rams calling Brett Favre to try and coax him out of retirement, but nothing came of it as Favre declined.

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III had a rough outing, getting hit 11 times and leaving the game with a left knee injury late. His 132 passing yards easily marked the worst performance by a QB against Denver’s suspect passing defense this season. Broncos defenders Terrance Knighton and Von Miller each had particularly strong games pursuing RGIII, notching a sack apiece (Miller’s first on the season) while Knighton’s pressure also forced a late Griffin interception.
As for Washington, it now sits at 2-5 and in some trouble when it comes to securing a playoff berth. The saving grace for the Redskins is the division they play in, the NFC East, which is being led by the 4-4 Dallas Cowboys.

Sean R. Patterson of Hogs Haven broke down Sunday’s showing, talking about Griffin’s sub-par effort:

Robert Griffin III made a huge mistake when he tried to throw the ball to a double-covered Jordan Reed late in the second quarter. Garcon was open for a touchdown and Morgan was wide open for a big play first down. Griffin should consider him lucky that his mistake was not a turnover. He was not so lucky the rest of the game.
Next week, Denver has a bye while Washington hosts the Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale San Diego Chargers.