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NFL picks and predictions for Week 13. Ravens thrash Steelers; Bengals overduel Chargers. Lions defeat Vikings

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nfl picks, predictions for week 13: ravens wreck steelers; bengals

AFC playoff race is the main focus of Week 13, which features four crucial games between opposing teams.

The Chargers (6-5), are travelling from the west coast to face the Bengals (7-4). The Steelers (5-5-1), Ravens (8-3), and Steelers (5-5-1) will continue their rivalry at 4 :25pm in a big venue in Pittsburgh

Even better are prime-time games. In Sunday Night Football, the Broncos (6-5) host the Chiefs (7-4), and the Patriots (8-4 visit the Bills (7-4), in Monday Night Football.

Sporting News picks the NFL games each week. Here’s a look at the past record.

  • Week 12 7-7
  • Total: 109-69-1

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Patriots, 49ers, Buccaneers climb, while Rams, Steelers tumble in week 13

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NFL predictions and picks for week 13

  • Dallas Cowboys (-5.5), at the New Orleans Saints

Thursday, 12:30 pm FOX

Both teams are coming off Thanksgiving losses. Cowboys trainer Mike McCarthy (COVID-19), won’t be watching from the sidelines. Trevor Seimian, the Saints’ quarterback, has struggled over the past two weeks. New Orleans will be in Desperation Mode. However, the Cowboys have the better team. Amari Cooper should return, as well as CeeDee lamb.

Choose: Cowboys 28, Saints 21,

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10.5) at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday, at 1 p.m. FOX

Tampa Bay is a 5-6 favorite in the ATS, but they are 4-1 when the line is in double figures. The Falcons are 31st in league pass defense. Tom Brady will be able to take advantage of this for the second season. But it’s closer at home.

Choose:Buccaneers 35, Falcons 20,

  • Arizona Cardinals (-7.5), with the Chicago Bears

Sunday, at 1 p.m. FOX

DeAndre Hopkins and Kyler Murray have been unable to play this week so the Cardinals had a week of goodbye. Andy Dalton was able for Justin Fields to play again, despite him still having rib injuries. Although the Cardinals won on the road, it is more difficult than it seems.

Choose: Cardinals 26, Bears 19

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  • Los Angeles Chargers vs Cincinnati Bengals (-3)

Sunday, 1:05 p.m. CBS

The Bengals have just come off a victory against the Steelers and the Chargers will now fly to the Overland for an early kickoff. Los Angeles beat Cincinnati by 16-13 last season. The Bengals are at home with a score of 3-2 S/U, but Justin Herbert wins in a game that features AFC Wild Card feelings.

Choose: Bengals 27, chargers 24

  • Minnesota Vikings (-7), with the Detroit Lions

Sunday, 1:05 p.m. CBS

It’s a matchup between two of the league’s worst run defenses. But, DeAndre swift in Detroit and Dalvin cook in Minnesota could be both out with injuries. In the first meeting, the Lions lost a heartbreaker of 19-17. Could this be your first win? This time, you can flip the score.

Choose:Lions 19, Vikings 17.

  • New York Giants at Miami Dolphins

Sunday, at 1 p.m. FOX

This is a fight between a former Bill Belichick assistant and Joe Judge and Brian Flores. Both offenses averaged less then 20 points per games. The Giants need to get Saquon Barkley in line against a Miami Run defense which allows 104.9 yards per match.

Choose:Giants 17, Dolphins 23

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  • Philadelphia Eagles (-7) at the New York Jets

Sunday, 1:05 p.m. CBS

Although the Eagles were a disappointment in Week 12, against the Giants Jalenhurts should be able regain against a Jets defence that allowed 266.2 yard per game. Zach Wilson will be making his second start after returning from a knee injury. However, the Eagles will prove to be a major factor in crunch time.

Choose: Adler 26, Jets 20

  • Indianapolis Colts (-8.5) at Houston Texans

Sunday, 1:05 p.m. CBS

The Colts ran well in the loss to the Buccaneers. Jonathan Taylor, however, should get a full workload against a Texans defensive that allows 135.6 yard per game. Carson Wentz adds two passing touchdowns.

Choose: Colt 31, Texan 22

  • Washington Football Team at Las Vegas Raiders – 2.5

Sunday, 4:05 PM CBS

After a decisive win over Cowboys Thanksgiving night, the Raiders got extra time. Darren Waller did not sustain any serious injuries. Washington will work on a brief week. The team is 2-3 S/U traveling. Las Vegas maintains its AFC playoff push with a win at home.

Choose:Raiders 29, Washington


  • Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Rams (-13).

Sunday, April 5, 2005, FOX

This is the largest line, but it’s important to be cautious. The Rams are currently without coverage for five weeks after losing three of their last five games. Jacksonville is also 2-0 ATS, and is a double digit underdog. Matthew Stafford will be back at home but the Jaguars may struggle in the second half.

Choose:Jaguars 20, Rams 30, Jaguars

  • Baltimore Ravens (-33) at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sunday, April 25, at 4:25 PM, CBS

The Steelers are now in crisis mode against the Ravens. A convincing road win could see them take over the AFC North. Baltimore can still count on the game against a weak Pittsburgh Run defense. However, the Ravens need better football protection. Pittsburgh could surprise us here, but Lamar Jackson would be a great salesman.

Choose: Ravens 27, Steelers 26

  • San Francisco 49ers (-2.5) vs. the Seattle Seahawks

Sunday, April 25, at 4:25 PM, CBS

At 279.6 yards per match, the Seahawks are the worst pass defense team in the league. Jimmy Garoppolo of San Francisco can handle it, but Deebo Sam (bar) needs to be a playmaker at his receiver. The 49ers won the first meeting 28-21, but Seattle received coverage and payback for the fifth time in six matches.

Choose:49ers 28, Seahawks21

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  • Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC

The Chiefs had a week off and the Broncos beat the Chargers a convincing victory. This prepares for a great matchup between rivals in the AFC West. Kansas City is currently 4-7 ATS and has already played three consecutive defensive fights at-home. This one will score more.

Choose: Chiefs 28, Broncos 20

  • New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills

Monday, 8:15 PM, ESPN

The Bills are a 5-5 ATS favorite and they will face the hottest team in the league live. This match will be close because these are the lines of defense that have the best goals. Will the Patriots be able to extend their winning streak of seven games? We believe so.

Choose:Patriots 23, Bills 20,