Week 13 Predictions

1200xWeek 12 was a tough one to predict against the spread, and this slate of games is looking that way also. Two of the home favorite not only lost, but lost big on Thanksgiving. Both of those games featuring divisional foes with identical records didn’t make things any easier. Despite three games with playoff implications already out of the way, this should be another exciting weekend of football. Especially when you consider there is a game that could end up being a Super Bowl preview.

Last week: 12-3 , Season: 119-57

Last week against the spread: 6-9, Season: 89-87

Game of the weak: Raiders vs Rams: Despite these two teams combining for five wins, even this is an interesting game. Though they only have four wins, the Rams are a frisky team. The pieces aren’t fully in place, but with wins over the Broncos, Seahawks and 49ers, they’re on the right path. Last Thursday the Raiders recorded their first win of the year and another this Sunday could take them out of contention for the first pick. Both of these teams score less than 20 per game while both allow exactly 25.9 to their opponents. Something is going to have to give there. Raiders 17 Rams (-7.5) 26

Game of the week: Patriots vs Packers: Surprisingly, this is only the first time that Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers will face off against each other. Both teams and quarterbacks come into this one scorching hot. The Patriots have reeled off seven wins in a row while the Packers have won seven of their last eight. While all the attention is going to be on the quarterbacks (and rightfully so), I think the running game is going to decide the outcome. The Patriots have shown a recent willingness to run the ball and opponents are rushing for 4.5 yards a carry against the Packers. There’s a chance that it’s LeGarrette Blount, not Brady who makes the difference in this one. Patriots 31 Packers (-3.5) 26

Redskins 17 Colts (-9.5) 31

Giants 26 Jaguars (+2.5) 20

Titans 16 Texans (-6.5) 24

Browns 17 Bills (-1.5) 20

Chargers 20 Ravens (-4.5) 27

Bengals 23 Buccaneers (+3.5) 17

Saints 24 Steelers (-3.5) 30

Panthers 16 Vikings (-2.5) 21

Cardinals 23 Falcons (+2.5) 20

Broncos 31 Chiefs (+1.5) 24

Dolphins 26 Jets (+4.5) 14



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