NFL picks, fumbles turning into TDs at record rate
NFL teams are turning turnovers directly into points at a record rate. STATS says that 13.1 percent of interceptions and fumbles – more than one out of every eight – have been returned for touchdowns this season, the highest clip since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. There have been 48 pick-6s, the second most through any Week 12, behind only the 50 in 2012. The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-2 thanks in part to having 13 more takeaways than giveaways. The Seattle Seahawks are tied for second with a plus-11 differential, and they lead the NFL with a 10-1 record.