Playbook picks: Colts or Bolts? Tough call

The November Nine. No, it’s not just the name given to the final table at the World Series of Poker. It also represents a feat two NFL teams are trying to accomplish Sunday night.

The Chargers are going for their ninth consecutive November victory, while the Colts are aiming for their ninth consecutive November home win. Which one of those two clubs will achieve their goal?

Sterling Sharpe, Michael Lombardi, Mike Mayock and Brian Baldinger made picks this week. While Lombardi and Mayock both like the Colts to get the job done, Baldinger sides with the Chargers.

Baldinger is also an island with his picks in two other key games. He predicts the Packers and Jaguars will come out on top this week, but Lombardi and Mayock go with the Falcons and Giants.

Without further ado, take a look at all of their Week 12 picks:

NFC Playbook: Friday 6 p.m. ET

Patriots at Lions
Sharpe: Patriots
Mayock: Patriots
Baldinger: Patriots

Jaguars at Giants
Lombardi: Giants
Mayock: Giants
Baldinger: Jaguars

Chiefs at Seahawks
Lombardi: Chiefs
Mayock: Chiefs
Baldinger: Chiefs

49ers at Cardinals
Lombardi: 49ers
Mayock: 49ers
Baldinger: 49ers

Packers at Falcons
Lombardi: Falcons
Mayock: Falcons
Baldinger: Packers

Eagles at Bears
Lombardi: Eagles
Mayock: Eagles
Baldinger: Eagles

Saints at Cowboys
Sharpe: Saints
Mayock: Saints
Baldinger: Cowboys

Vikings at Redskins
Lombardi: Redskins
Mayock: Vikings
Baldinger: Vikings

AFC Playbook: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET

Bengals at Jets
Sharpe: Jets
Mayock: Jets
Baldinger: Jets

Panthers at Browns
Lombardi: Browns
Mayock: Browns
Baldinger: Browns

Steelers at Bills
Lombardi: Steelers
Mayock: Steelers
Baldinger: Steelers

Dolphins at Raiders
Lombardi: Dolphins
Mayock: Raiders
Baldinger: Raiders

Chargers at Colts
Lombardi: Colts
Mayock: Colts
Baldinger: Chargers

Buccaneers at Ravens
Lombardi: Ravens
Mayock: Ravens
Baldinger: Ravens

Titans at Texans
Lombardi: Texans
Mayock: Texans
Baldinger: Texans

Rams at Broncos
Lombardi: Broncos
Mayock: Rams
Baldinger: Broncos

Playbook” combines Xs-and-Os analysis of each NFL game with roundtable debates on the NFL’s hottest topics. For more information, check out NFL Network’s broadcast schedule.

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