Sunday Late NFL Previews
It's the final weekend of NFL "byes" - enjoy the time off Arizona, Kansas City, Los Angeles Chargers and Minnesota - but here's a quick-hitter spread stat for 'ya: NFL teams off their bye week enter Sunday's action at 9-15 ATS (against the spread) for a shabby .375 winning rate and we'll remind you that Green Bay, the New York Giants, Seattle and Tennessee are the teams coming off Week 11 byes
NFL WEEK 12
Let's get you geared up for more NFL Week 12 action - here's the key "late" games (as in 4:25 p.m. ET and 8:20 p.m. ET) on Sunday:
DALLAS (6-4) at NEW ENGLAND (9-1) - 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox
The word buzzing 'round the land Saturday morning was that Patriots' mega-star QB Tom Brady (right elbow) was "questionable" for this high-profile clash but you can expect Major Tom in there against a Cowboys team that ranks a solid seventh in the league in total defense. Gotta believe the only way the Cowboys have any real shot of an upset here as 6-point dogs is to balance this top-ranked offense (minimum 25 touches for RB Zeke Elliott no matter the score!) but, meanwhile, let's see if Brady's downfield throws are compromised after he was limited in late-week practice.
Spread Stats - New England is 7-3 ATS in its first 10 games this year and a hearty 31-12-2 spreadwise when playing non-AFC East opponents the past three-plus seasons. Dallas enters this game in Foxboro at 5-7-1 against the odds as an underdog the past two-plus seasons.
On Sunday Night, it's ...
GREEN BAY (8-2) at SAN FRANCISCO (9-1) - 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC
Anyone that "cashed" with the SF 49ers last week as 9.5-point betting favs against Arizona (see 36-26 win) should have considered that an early holiday gift from the gambling gods ... whatta wacky play to give the Niners that final defensive TD with no time leftand we're not exactly sure it was "kosher"!
Now, San Francisco's defense -- one that's allowed 26, 27 and 25 points the past three games - will get tested by Green Bay gunslinger QB Aaron Rodgers who - among other things - has thrown only two picks on the year. Consider SF has been held to 74 yards per game rushing - better believe the 49ers need TE George Kittle back in a hurry.
Spread Stats - San Francisco's 6-4 vig-wise overall this year but did you know the 49ers are a rotten 4-12 ATS as betting favorites since the start of the 2016 season? Green Bay is 7-3 ATS overall this season after going a combined 13-18-1 spreadwise the prior two seasons.
Finally, here's a look at NFL pointspread "streakers" as we zoom into Week 12 ...
Atlanta has covered its last three games in a row
Baltimore has notched four straight spread wins heading into Monday Night's game at the LA Rams
Denver has covered three consecutive games with a bye week squeezed in there
Detroit has lost five in a row to the Las Vegas numbers
And Tampa Bay has dropped six in a row to the vig