Week 13 kicks off with a few exciting matchups and a lot of drama. Could the Bills upset the Patriots? The Browns get their first win? Check out our weather report for this Sunday below and our picks for who should win.
New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills – After Nathan Peterman’s disastrous start, the Bills will be hoping they can mount a successful offensive attack against the New England Patriots in Week 13. The truth is, that Buffalo has about as much of a chance of upsetting New England as pigs have flying, this game should be a relatively unexciting one.
Denver Broncos vs. Miami Dolphins – Both the Broncos and the Dolphins have had quarterback problems plaguing their seasons. Jay Cutler will be returning for Week 13 (much to the ire of Miami fans) with Matt Moore dealing with multiple injuries. Siemian will be back to starting for Denver now that Paxton Lynch is out which make it interesting to see which set of NFL fans can shower their QB’s with the most hatred.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears – San Francisco has one of the worst defenses in the entire NFL, which should give quarterback Mitchell Trubisky a chance to bounce back for Chicago. However, Garoppolo showed a few minutes of brilliance last week which gives the 49ers a fighting chance. In what should be a close game, it seems like San Francisco will have the better chance.
Detroit Lions vs. Baltimore Ravens – The Lions’ run game has yet to take off under Abdullah and with their on-the-field leader Matthew Stafford injured, it seems unlikely that Detroit will be able to defeat the Ravens who are riding a high after beating both Houston and Green Bay.
Minnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta Falcons – This matchup is one of the best of Week 13, with a reinvigorated Matt Ryan facing off against a successful Case Keenum. While the Minnesota defense is legendary, this is a must-win game for Atlanta and it doesn’t seem like they’ll be able to stop Ryan and Jones this week.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers – Jameis Winston is back, much to the delight of Tampa Bay fans, which should make this a pretty easy matchup. A Packers team without Aaron Rodgers is struggling and the Buccaneers have enough weapons across the board to make this a difficult game.
Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans – The Texans are usually known for their defense but with key players like JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus out for the season, the team just hasn’t been able to function. Even Lamar Miller and DeAndre Hopkins have been unable to jumpstart the offense which gives the Titans the edge in this matchup.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – Indianapolis might have shown some improvement this season, the Jaguars have exceeded expectations. Even with Blake Bortles throwing the ball, this should be a good comeback team for Jacksonville. Not to mention, the team probably gained a lot of new fans this week with the rumor going around that Eli Manning could be joining the roster.
Cleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Chargers – The Browns have been a mess for a while and there’s no way they’re going to stop now. San Diego should be able to add this Week 13 game to their win column.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals – Los Angeles has become one of the best teams in the league after being one of the worst last year. Their defense has improved vastly and Jared Goff has plenty of good options to throw to. With Cooper Kupp emerging as a threat last week, it could spell trouble for the Cardinals. Thankfully, their defense should be able to keep this game from being a blowout but Arizona should still be worried.
New York Giants vs. Oakland Raiders – The most exciting part of this Week 13 game will be watching how fans react at MetLife Stadium. Manning getting benched as had the NFL, fans, analysts, and commentators in an uproar and my guess is that many New York fans will be cheering on the Raiders. Oakland should have no problem stopping Geno (28:36 touchdown:interception ratio) Smith from scoring.
Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints – Whoever wins this game will be on the top of the NFC South and should be one of the more interesting games to watch. While Cam Newton has started playing better and Christian McCaffrey is finally making a big impact on offense, it seems like this might be the Saints year. Look for New Orleans to just edge out Carolina at the end of the day.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks – The Seahawks have struggled offensively all year and wide receiver, Doug Baldwin, has been falling well below his projected fantasy value all season. This game belongs to the Eagles, and Philadelphia might be a Super Bowl winning team this year with the best record in the NFL.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals – Pittsburgh is on a hot streak and Andy Dalton with his Bengals will not be able to stop them. Their offense is overwhelming, with Roethlisberger throwing the ball to Antonio Brown or handing off to Le’Veon Bell. Sorry Cincinnati, but the Steelers are probably looking at another blowout win.