Week 12: Here Come the Pats

November 29, 2021 Week 12: Here Come the Pats


Patriots Win 6th Straight to Highlight NFL’s Week 12 Edition

It’s almost December, and Bill Belichick is back in his natural habitat — playoff position. The Patriots get the nod for the top story of Week 12 after smashing the Titans (36-13) to win their league-best sixth straight game and jump to 8-4 for the current No. 2 seed in the AFC. Had the Ravens lost on Sunday Night Football, New England would be holding the No. 1 spot. Rookie QB Mac Jones (23/32, 310 yards, 2 TDs) continued his ascent into stardom with one of his best performances yet. The Pats have outscored opponents 211-63 over the winning spree. They’ll get the Bills twice in the next three weeks for a pair of AFC East-deciding matchups.


NFL Week 12 Notes


Top Performers

QB J. Allen (BUF): 23/28, 303 total yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs

QB A. Rodgers (GB): 28/45, 307 yards, 3 TDs

RB L. Fournette (TB): 24 touches, 131 yards, 4 TDs

RB J. Mixon (CIN): 28 carries, 165 yards, 2 TDs

RB E. Mitchell (SF): 32 touches, 168 yards, 1 TD


Trio of Thanksgiving Games

Turkey Day brought a whirlwind of football action, featuring another Lions’ loss, an overtime thriller between the Raiders and Cowboys, and a Bills’ blowout against the Saints. You can see those highlights at the top of our highlights section below.


NFL Week 12 Scores & Highlights

Bears def. Lions (16-14) | Raiders def. Cowboys (36-33, OT) | Bills def. Saints (31-6) | Buccaneers def. Colts (38-31) | Jets def. Texans (21-14) | Giants def. Eagles (13-7) | Dolphins def. Panthers (33-10) | Patriots def. Titans (36-13) | Bengals def. Steelers (41-10) | Falcons def. Jaguars (21-14) | Broncos def. Chargers (28-13) | Packers def. Rams (36-28) | 49ers def. Vikings (34-26) | Ravens def. Browns (16-10)


Updated NFL Playoff Picture


Monday Night Football

Seahawks at Washington (Sun. 8:15 pm ET)


Additional Storylines

The Ringer: The Winners & Losers of Thanksgiving Day Football

NFL: Week 12: What We Learned From Sunday’s Games

CBS Sports: Week 12 Grades: Resurgent Dolphins Get ‘A+’ for Blowout Win


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