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NFL Survivor Pool: Week 12 selection from advanced computer model

Don't lock in your NFL Week 12 Survivor pick until you see the play from the SportsLine Projection Model
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The Week 12 NFL schedule features 15 games, including Titans vs. Patriots on Sunday in a battle of AFC division leaders. A total of five divisional rivalries will take place, as well as Rams vs. Packers in a matchup of two of the top teams in the NFC. Before you make your Week 12 NFL survivor picks, you NEED to see which team the SportsLine Projection Model is backing.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,300 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 12 of the 2021 season on an incredible 130-91 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is WAY UP.

The model can be used to crush the survivor pool format, which calls for picking one team to win each week but never using the same team twice. The team winning the most model simulations each week has been incredibly successful this season, as the 49ers in Week 1 (75 percent), Buccaneers in Week 2 (79 percent), Cardinals and Ravens in Week 3 (79 percent) and Bills in Week 4 (87 percent) were victorious. 

The Patriots in Week 5 (78 percent), Colts in Week 6 (81 percent), Cards in Week 7 (84 percent), Rams in Week 8 (91 percent) and Steelers in Week 9 (73 percent) were winners for survivor contestants who used those teams, as were the Buccaneers and Browns in Week 11 (73 percent).

In Week 12, we can tell you the model is shying away from the Buccaneers as they visit the Colts, who have won three straight games and five of their last six to climb into playoff contention in the AFC. The Buccaneers are winning only 43 percent of simulations, so the model is saving them for another week.

Instead, the model is backing a team that owns one of the best home records in the NFL! Picking this team not only will get you to Week 13, but will also put you in the optimal position to go deep in your NFL survivor pool. You NEED to see which team the model is backing before locking in your NFL survivor picks!

What is the optimal Week 12 Survivor Pool play? And which team will send you through to Week 13? ... Join SportsLine right now to see the SportsLine Projection Model's shocking survivor pick, all from the model that consistently crushes the NFL!

SportsLine Staff