2021 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 12

NFL Picks, Week 12 - Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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Cleveland Browns (6-5) at Baltimore Ravens (7-3)

Sunday, November 28, 8:20PM ET

Right now, the Cleveland Browns aren’t okay. They’re banged up, and Baker Mayfield isn’t playing like his usual self. It’s clear that injuries have taken a big bite of this squad, and it’s going to hurt their playoff hopes as we work our way through the final few weeks.

It doesn’t help the Browns’ odds that the Baltimore defense is still playing some solid football. They’ve done a good job of bailing out the Ravens when the offense isn’t clicking, and playing an integral role in their Week 11 win. Now it’ll do the same in Week 12, creating key turnovers and limiting the Cleveland offense to minimal success.

The Ravens will be even better off if Lamar Jackson can get back on the field after missing their Week 11 game due to illness. Injecting his dynamic talents into the gameplan will further Baltimore’s goal of knocking off this divisional rival.

Even if Jackson can’t go, I still think the Ravens get the job done. They’ll rely on their defense and running game, with Tyler Huntley doing just enough to get them over the hump. It’s not looking good for the Browns as the losses continue to pile up.

Prediction: Ravens win 23-17 | Spread: Ravens (-4.5)