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2012 NFL Season-to-Date

Upsets, Picks, Predictions and Performance
WhatIfSports.com
February 4, 2013

Each Tuesday, we provide our NFL Predictions for the upcoming week straight up and against the spread. Below is a breakdown of our prediction performance (whether our favored team actually wins), as well as some weekly picks like Upset of the Week (a team we pick to win outright that is an underdog) and Lock of the Week (the team that wins the highest percentage against the spread).

All our NFL content, including our Power Rankings and links to all other NFL content can be found here.

You can see our 2011 picks performance here.


Super Bowl XLVII
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 0-1 (0.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 1-0 (100.0%)
Super Bowl XLVII: Ravens 18 vs. 49ers 20 - 55.4 win% (incorrect, Ravens won 34-31)
Link to Super Bowl XLVII Picks

NFL Conference Championships
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 1-1 (50.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 1-1 (50.0%)
AFC Conference Championship: Ravens 21 @ Patriots 24 - 62.3 win% (incorrect, Ravens won 28-13)
NFC Conference Championship: 49ers 22 @ Falcons 20 - 55.9 win% (correct, 49ers won 28-24)
Lock of the Week: Patriots over Ravens - 62.3 win% SU (incorrect, Ravens won 28-13)
Link to NFL Conference Championship Picks

NFL Divisional
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 3-1 (75.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 2-1 (66.7%)
AFC Divisional: Ravens 19 @ Broncos 25 - 66.9 win% (incorrect, Ravens won 38-35)
AFC Divisional: Texans 23 @ Patriots 27 - 59.9 win% (correct, Patriots won 41-28)
NFC Divisional: Packers 20 @ 49ers 21 - 54.2 win% (correct, 49ers won 45-31)
NFC Divisional: Seahawks 19 @ Falcons 20 - 53.1 win% (correct, Falcons won 30-28)
Lock of the Week: Broncos over Ravens - 66.9 win% SU (incorrect, Ravens won 38-35)
Link to NFL Divisional Picks

NFL Wild Card
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 4-0 (100.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: N/A
AFC Wild Card: Bengals 22 @ Texans 27 - 62.3 win% (correct, Texans won 19-13)
AFC Wild Card: Colts 22 @ Ravens 24 - 53.2 win% (correct, Ravens won 24-9)
NFC Wild Card: Vikings 22 @ Packers 23 - 56.0 win% (correct, Packers won 24-10)
NFC Wild Card: Seahawks 18 @ Redskins 17 - 53.8 win% (correct, Seahawks won 24-14)
Lock of the Week: Texans over Bengals - 62.3 win% SU (correct, Texans won 19-13)
Link to NFL Wild Card Picks

NFL Week 17
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 10-6 (62.5%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 5-5 (50.0%)
Game of the Week: Cowboys 23 @ Redskins 21 - 53.9 win% (incorrect, Redskins won 28-18)
Lock of the Week: Broncos over Chiefs - 91.1 win% SU (correct, Broncos won 38-3)
Upset of the Week: Cowboys (+3) cover against Redskins (incorrect, Redskins won 28-18)
Link to Week 17 NFL Picks

NFL Week 16
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 11-5 (68.8%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 6-3 (66.7%)
Game of the Week: Giants 24 @ Ravens 25 - 51.3 win% (correct, Ravens won 33-14)
Lock of the Week: Patriots over Jaguars - 90.6 win% SU (correct, Patriots won 23-16)
Upset of the Week: Ravens (+1) cover against Giants (correct, Ravens won 33-14)
Link to Week 16 NFL Picks

NFL Week 15
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 10-6 (62.5%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 6-6 (50.0%)
Game of the Week: Colts 20 @ Texans 27 - 70.7 win% (correct, Texans won 29-17)
Lock of the Week: Texans over Colts - 70.7 win% SU (correct, Texans won 29-17)
Upset of the Week: Vikings (+2.5) cover against Rams (correct, Vikings won 36-22)
Link to Week 15 NFL Picks

NFL Week 14
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 8-8 (50.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 4-9 (30.8%)
Game of the Week: Cowboys 25 @ Bengals 26 - 50.1 win% (incorrect, Cowboys won 20-19)
Lock of the Week: Broncos over Raiders - 74.3 win% SU (correct, Broncos won 26-13)
Upset of the Week: Ravens (+1.5) cover against Redskins (incorrect, Redsking won 31-28)
Link to Week 14 NFL Picks

NFL Week 13
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 10-6 (62.5%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 9-2 (81.8%)
Game of the Week: Vikings 22 @ Packers 23 - 53.7 win% (correct, Packers won 23-14)
Lock of the Week: Patriots over Dolphins - 73.5 win% SU (correct, Patriots won 23-16)
Upset of the Week: Browns (+1.5) cover against Raiders (correct, Browns won 20-17)
Link to Week 13 NFL Picks

NFL Week 12
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 10-6 (62.5%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 3-4 (42.9%)
Game of the Week: Falcons 23 @ Buccaneers 20 - 56.8 win% (correct, Falcons won 24-23)
Lock of the Week: Broncos over Chiefs - 73.7 win% SU (correct, Broncos won 17-9)
Upset of the Week: Bills (+3) cover against Colts (incorrect, Colts won 20-13)
Link to Week 12 NFL Picks

NFL Week 11
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 12-2 (85.7%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 6-5 (54.5%)
Game of the Week: Packers 27 @ Lions 25 - 54.3 win% (correct, Packers won 24-20)
Lock of the Week: Texans over Jaguars - 91.8 win% SU (correct, Texans won 43-37)
Upset of the Week: N/A
Link to Week 11 NFL Picks

NFL Week 10
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 8-5-1 (60.7%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 5-6 (45.5%)
Game of the Week: Falcons 29 @ Saints 22 - 71.9 win% (incorrect, Saints won 31-27)
Lock of the Week: 49ers over Rams - 74.7 win% SU (no decision, 49ers and Rams tied 24-24)
Upset of the Week: Cowboys (+1.5) cover against Eagles (correct, Cowboys won 38-23)
Link to Week 10 NFL Picks

NFL Week 9
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 11-3 (78.6%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 7-5 (58.3%)
Game of the Week: Cardinals 21 @ Packers 25 - 63.5 win% (correct, Packers won 31-17)
Lock of the Week: Packers over Cardinals - 63.5 win% SU (correct, Packers won 31-17)
Upset of the Week: Buccaneers (+1.0) cover against Raiders (correct, Buccaneers won 42-32)
Link to Week 9 NFL Picks

NFL Week 8
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 10-4 (71.4%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 5-4 (55.6%)
Game of the Week: Falcons 22 @ Eagles 18 - 66.1 win% (correct, Falcons won 30-17)
Lock of the Week: Packers over Jaguars - 84.6 win% SU (correct, Packers won 24-15)
Upset of the Week: Colts (+3.5) cover against Titans (correct, Colts won 19-13)
Link to Week 8 NFL Picks

NFL Week 7
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 11-2 (84.6%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 4-5 (44.4%)
Game of the Week: Cardinals 19 @ Vikings 22 - 61.4 win% (correct, Vikings won 21-14)
Lock of the Week: 49ers over Seahawks - 68.9 win% SU (correct, 49ers won 13-7)
Upset of the Week: Browns (+3) cover against Colts (incorrect, Colts won 17-13)
Link to Week 7 NFL Picks

NFL Week 6
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 6-8 (42.9%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 5-6 (45.5%)
Game of the Week: Giants 21 @ 49ers 25 - 64.0 win% (incorrect, Giants won 26-3)
Lock of the Week: Steelers over Titans - 72.8 win% SU (incorrect, Titans won 26-23)
Upset of the Week: Vikings (+2.5) cover against Redskins (incorrect, Redskins won 38-26)
Link to Week 6 NFL Picks

NFL Week 5
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 11-3 (78.6%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 5-6 (45.5%)
Game of the Week: Eagles 21 @ Steelers 22 - 50.9 win% (correct, Steelers won 16-14)
Lock of the Week: Texans over Jets - 74.5 win% SU (correct, Texans won 23-17)
Upset of the Week: Seahawks (+2.5) cover against Panthers (correct, Seahawks won 16-12)
Link to Week 5 NFL Picks

NFL Week 4
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 13-2 (86.7%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 7-4 (63.6%)
Game of the Week: Saints 22 @ Packers 31 - 75.5 win% (correct, Packers won 28-27)
Lock of the Week: Texans over Titans - 77.6 win% SU (correct, Texans won 38-14)
Upset of the Week: Redskins (+2.5) cover against Buccaneers (correct, Redskins won 24-22)
Link to Week 4 NFL Picks

NFL Week 3
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 7-9 (43.8%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: - 8-6 (57.1%)
Game of the Week: Falcons 25 @ Chargers 21 - 59.9 win% (correct, Falcons won 27-3)
Lock of the Week: 49ers over Vikings - 75.3 win% SU (incorrect, Vikings won 24-13)
Upset of the Week: Falcons (+3) cover against Chargers (correct, Falcons won 27-3)
Link to Week 3 NFL Picks

NFL Week 2
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 9-7 (56.3%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 6-8 (42.9%)
Game of the Week: Cowboys 22 @ Seahawks 16 - 68.1 win% (incorrect, Seahawks won 27-7)
Lock of the Week: Patriots over Cardinals - 69.8 win% SU (incorrect, Cardinals won 20-18)
Upset of the Week: Ravens (+2.5) cover against Eagles (correct, Eagles won 24-23)
Link to Week 2 NFL Picks

NFL Week 1
Winning Percentage Straight Up: 8-8 (50.0%)
Winning Percentage Against the Spread: 8-6 (57.1%)
Game of the Week: 49ers 20 @ Packers 21 - 51.0 win% (incorrect, 49ers won 30-22)
Lock of the Week: Texans over Dolphins - 76.3 win% SU (correct, Texans won 30-10)
Upset of the Week: Bills (+3) cover against Jets (incorrect, Jets won 48-28)
Link to Week 1 NFL Picks

*(Any pick below 52.5% to win ATS is a NO PICK)

Ryan Fowler is the Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com. He can be reached at rfowler@whatifsports.com.

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