Tuesday 23 January 2018 / 01:33 AM

Games to look forward to in Week 12

From here on out any game that features a team .500 or better is a game worth watching – as the playoff race starts heating up the hits get bigger and the first downs are harder to come by.

We’re also heading into snow season, so you’d better warm up your Bell Cow and get ready to pound the rock.

1. Lions @ Patriots Detroit had a chance to prove that they’re ready for the Big Time last week against the Arizona Cardinals. They couldn’t muster more than 6 points against a stingy Cards defense.

This week they’ll be facing a New England team that’s won a league high (T-Arizona) six straight games, including a blowout laugher on the road against the Super Bowl hopeful Indianapolis Colts.

They’ll need to get it done if they don’t want to say “bye-bye” to first place in the NFC North.

2. Cardinals @ Seahawks – In 2013 Arizona was the only team to beat Russell Wilson and crew in Seattle. In 2014 the (9-1) Cardinals are taking the momentum they built over the latter half of last season and running with it.

Many expected Arizona to compete in the NFC West, but nobody saw them running away with the division like this.

This is a must-win for Seattle or their already thin playoff hopes will be downgraded to a sliver.

Expect to pony up a few bucks to get inside for this one:

3. Dolphins @ Broncos – On paper this could be a much closer game that you might expect. Miami is (6-4) and on an upswing while Denver is (7-3) after dropping two of their past three games.

Momentum is worth its weight in gold in the NFL, so don’t be surprised if the AFC Champs’ struggles continue.

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