NFL Week 12 kicks in and the underdogs that have been under performing for the past 3 months start to get hungry for redemption and respect. We saw it Thursday night when the Raiders and Derek Carr upset the playoff bound Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in a rainy showdown in Oakland.

I did make the call that the Raiders shouldn’t be underestimated but I was definitely surprised to see how well the rookie stepped in and stepped up with some mediocre talent surrounding him. With that win, so goes the 2014 NFL circle of parity, from our friends at ESPN.

ESPN creates the 2014 Circle of Parity

So let’s dig into my Week 12 NFL quick picks for Week 12. Remember picks are BOLD, CAPS and UNDERLINED I’m not digging into the Spread, Over/Under or any exotic or parlay bets, these straight up week 12 NFL picks.

Thursday, November 20

Chiefs
8:25 PM

RAIDERS
Sunday, November 23

Jets
1:00 PM

BILLS

BROWNS
1:00 PM

Falcons

BUCCANEERS
1:00 PM

Bears

Bengals
1:00 PM

TEXANS

LIONS
1:00 PM

Patriots

PACKERS
1:00 PM

Vikings

Jaguars
1:00 PM

COLTS

Titans
1:00 PM

EAGLES

RAMS
4:05 PM

Chargers

CARDINALS
4:05 PM

Seahawks

Dolphins
4:25 PM

BRONCOS

Redskins
4:25 PM

49ERS

Cowboys
8:30 PM

GIANTS
Monday, November 24

Ravens
8:30 PM

SAINTS
All times are in Eastern Time