Predicting studs and duds for NFL Week 12

21Awesome Thanksgiving Day matchups and more.

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NFL Week 12 will kick off in grand form with three awesome Thanksgiving Day matchups. This will eventually be followed by 12 more exciting games for fans to soak in over the holiday weekend.

Starting the festivities off, three divisional showdowns will take place on Thursday. The game in Dallas is always a holiday tradition. This tilt is a crucial one for the Cowboys as they attempt to claw their way into first place in the NFC East.

On the AFC side, the New England Patriots will be trying to rebound from an absolutely horrific loss prior to their Week 11 bye. They will be aiming to improve on their 7-3 record which just so happens to be a tie with the first-place Houston Texans in the AFC South.

With many things to be thankful for not just now — but always — here are our stud and dud predictions for NFL Week 12.