NFL picks, predictions for Week 13: Ravens wreck Steelers; Bengals outduel Chargers; Lions upset Vikings


The AFC playoff race is once more the main focus in a Week 13 which options 4 pivotal video games between contending groups. 

The Chargers (6-5) make the journey from the West Coast to play the Bengals (7-4) in a 1 p.m. recreation on Sunday. The Ravens (8-3) and Steelers (5-5-1) resume their rivalry in an enormous spot for Pittsburgh at 4:25 p.m. 

The prime-time video games are even higher. The Broncos (6-5) go to the Chiefs (7-4) on Sunday Evening Soccer, and the Patriots (8-4) go to the Payments (7-4) on Monday Evening Soccer. 

Every week, Sporting Information picks the NFL video games straight up. A take a look at our observe document thus far: 

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Patriots, 49ers, Buccaneers surge as Rams, Steelers tumble into Week 13

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NFL picks, predictions for Week 13

  • Dallas Cowboys (-5.5) at New Orleans Saints 

Thursday, 12:30 p.m., FOX 

Each groups are coming off Thanksgiving losses, and Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy (COVID-19) is not going to be on the sideline. Saints quarterback Trevor Seimian has struggled the final two weeks. New Orleans shall be in desperation mode, however the Cowboys are the higher crew. They need to get Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb again, too.  

Decide: Cowboys 28, Saints 21 

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-10.5) at Atlanta Falcons 

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX 

Tampa Bay is 5-6 ATS as a favourite this season, however they’re surprisingly 4-1 ATS when the road is double digits. The Falcons rank thirty first within the league in move protection. Tom Brady will exploit that for the second time this season, nevertheless it’s a bit of nearer on the highway. 

Decide: Buccaneers 35, Falcons 20 

  • Arizona Cardinals (-7.5) at Chicago Bears 

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX 

The Cardinals are coming off a bye week and hoping to get Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins again from accidents. Justin Fields nonetheless is coping with accidents to his ribs, so Andy Dalton may get the beginning once more. The Cardinals win on the highway, nevertheless it’s more durable than it seems to be. 

Decide: Cardinals 26, Bears 19 

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  • Los Angeles Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals (-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

The Bengals are coming off a press release recreation in opposition to the Steelers, and now the Chargers will make the cross-country flight for an early kickoff. Los Angeles beat Cincinnati 16-13 in Week 1 final season. The Bengals are 3-2 S/U at dwelling this 12 months, however Joe Burrow outduels Justin Herbert in a recreation with AFC Wild Card emotions. 

Decide: Bengals 27, Chargers 24 

  • Minnesota Vikings (-7) at Detroit Lions 

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

It is a matchup of two of the league’s worst run defenses, however Detroit’s DeAndre Swift and Minnesota’s Dalvin Prepare dinner may each miss due to accidents. The Lions misplaced a 19-17 heart-breaker within the first assembly. Might this be the time to get that first victory? Flip the rating this time. 

Decide: Lions 19, Vikings 17 

  • New York Giants at Miami Dolphins (-3) 

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX 

It is a battle of former Invoice Belichick assistants with Joe Choose and Brian Flores. Each offenses common lower than 20 factors per recreation. The Giants have to get Saquon Barkley on observe in opposition to a Miami run protection that enables 104.9 speeding yards per recreation. 

Decide: Dolphins 23, Giants 17 

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  • Philadelphia Eagles (-7) at New York Jets  

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS 

The Eagles have been a dud in Week 12 in opposition to the Giants, however Jalen Hurts ought to be capable of bounce again in opposition to a Jets’ protection that has allowed 266.2 yards per recreation. Zach Wilson is in his second begin since coming back from a knee damage, however the Eagles will give you the important thing turnover in crunch time. 

Decide: Eagles 26, Jets 20 

  • Indianapolis Colts (-8.5) at Houston Texans 

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS 

The Colts obtained away from the operating recreation early within the loss to the Buccaneers, however Jonathan Taylor ought to get a full workload in opposition to a Texans’ protection that enables 135.6 yards per recreation. Carson Wentz provides a pair of passing TDs, too. 

Decide: Colts 31, Texans 22 

  • Washington Soccer Workforce at Las Vegas Raiders (-2.5)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., CBS 

The Raiders had additional time after a vital Thanksgiving victory in opposition to the Cowboys, and tight finish Darren Waller averted a serious damage. Washington shall be engaged on a brief week, and the crew is 2-3 S/U on the highway. Las Vegas retains its AFC playoff push alive with a house victory. 

Decide: Raiders 29, Washington 23

  • Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Rams (-13) 

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., FOX

That is the largest line of the week, however watch out. The Rams have misplaced three video games and have did not cowl every of the final 5 weeks. Jacksonville is 2-0 ATS as a double-digit underdog, too. Matthew Stafford will get again on observe at dwelling, however the Jaguars will present some struggle within the second half. 

Decide: Rams 30, Jaguars 20 

  • Baltimore Ravens (-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers  

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS 

The Steelers are all of the sudden in desperation mode in opposition to the Ravens, who can take command of the AFC North with a convincing highway victory. Baltimore can depend on the operating recreation in opposition to a shaky Pittsburgh run protection, however the Ravens should defend the soccer higher. Pittsburgh may steal an upset right here, however we like Lamar Jackson to shake off the turnovers in an in depth one. 

Decide: Ravens 27, Steelers 26

  • San Francisco 49ers (-2.5) at Seattle Seahawks  

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS 

The Seahawks have the worst move protection within the league at 279.6 yards per recreation. San Francisco’s Jimmy Garoppolo can work with that, however a playmaker at receiver might want to step up if Deebo Samuel (groin) misses time. Seattle received the primary assembly 28-21, however the 49ers get payback and canopy for the fifth time in six video games. 

Decide: 49ers 28, Seahawks 21 

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  • Denver Broncos at Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (-9.5) 

Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC 

The Chiefs had a bye week, and the Broncos had a formidable victory in opposition to the Chargers. That units up what needs to be a enjoyable matchup between the AFC West rivals. Kansas Metropolis is 4-7 ATS this season and has performed three straight defensive struggles at dwelling. This one may have extra factors. 

Decide: Chiefs 28, Broncos 20 

  • New England Patriots at Buffalo Payments (-3)

Monday, 8:15 p.m., ESPN 

The Payments are 5-5 ATS as a favourite, and they’re matched up in opposition to the most well liked crew within the league in what needs to be a stay environment. These are the 2 finest scoring defenses within the league, so it may be tight. Will the Patriots run their win streak to seven video games? We expect they’ll. 

Decide: Patriots 23, Payments 20 



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