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Week 12: Football Pick ‘Em with Coach Larkin

November 18, 2022

Coming off the potential game of the year, the Minnesota Vikings are arguably the hottest team in the NFL. The griddy king, Justin Jefferson, has been unstoppable, and Kirk Cousins has been playing at a very high level, earning the privilege of wearing his teammates chains on their team flights. On the other hand, my Dallas Cowboys are having a solid season, but they are coming off a tough, overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers. I predict that these two probable playoff teams will play in a close, entertaining matchup in Minnesota.

The key to this game will come down to who wins the battle between the star-studded Viking offense and the consistent Cowboys defense. When Kirk is on his game, Minnesota is a very hard team to beat. The Vikings have more than enough talented weapons including Cook, Thielen, Jefferson, and Hockenson, so the Cowboys will have their hands full. The Cowboys’ strength has been their stellar defensive play this year, allowing only 18.2 points per game this season. With the most sacks on the league, the Cowboys defensive line has been a huge part of their defensive success, along with Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs who have been exceptional this season. I predict that these two probable playoff teams will play in a close, entertaining matchup in Minnesota.

 

Picks

Who’s going to win outright/score?

Coach Larkin: Minnesota Vikings (21-17)

Adam Campisano: Dallas Cowboys (24-21)

Ben Purnell: Minnesota Vikings (28-21)

Luke Daley: Minnesota Vikings (25-17)

 

Which team will have more total yards?

Coach Larkin: Cowboys

Adam Campisano: Cowboys

Ben Purnell: Vikings

Luke Daley: Vikings

 

Who will have more total yards between Justin Jefferson and Ceedee Lamb?

Coach Larkin: Justin Jefferson

Adam Campisano: Ceedee Lamb

Ben Purnell: Justin Jefferson

Luke Daley: Justin Jefferson

 

What player scores the first touchdown?

Coach Larkin: Dalvin Cook

Adam Campisano: T.J. Hockenson

Ben Purnell: Tony Pollard

Luke Daley: K.J. Osborn

 

Over or Under 47.5 total points?

Coach Larkin: Under

Adam Campisano: Under

Ben Purnell: Over

Luke Daley: Under

 

What team will force more turnovers?

Coach Larkin: Vikings

Adam Campisano: Cowboys

Ben Purnell: Cowboys

Luke Daley: Vikings

 

Rankings
1. Coach Larkin 36-29
2. Ben Purnell 31-34
3. Adam Campisano 24-41
4. Luke Daley 21-44

 

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