I went 10-6 last week straight up, and 12-3-1 against the spread. For the season, that puts me at 113-63 straight up and 85-84-7 against the spread. For a comparison, check out the “experts” over at ESPN.com.
What follows are my picks for the NFL’s Week 13:
*Thursday, November 29*
New Orleans 5-6 at Atlanta 10-1 – 8:20 p.m. (Line: ATLANTA by 3.5)
The Falcons are 5-0 at home while the Saints are 2-3 on the road.
—RJ’s Pick: Falcons by 1
*Sunday, December 2*
Indianapolis 7-4 at Detroit 4-7 – 1:00 p.m. (Line: DETROIT by 4.5)
The outcome of this game doesn’t really matter much to me, as a Lions fan. They ain’t making the playoffs this year. But I am interested to see how many times Ndamukong Suh “accidentally” kicks Colts QB Andrew Luck in the nuts.
—RJ’s Pick: Lions by 8
Jacksonville 2-9 at Buffalo 4-7 – 1:00 p.m. (Line: BUFFALO by 6)
A crappy warm weather team going to play in a cold weather city in December = The Jaguars are gonna have a bad time.
—RJ’s Pick: Bills by 11
Seattle 6-5 at Chicago 8-3 – 1:00 p.m. (Line: CHICAGO by 3.5)
The Bears are 5-1 at home while the Seahawks are 1-5 on the road.
—RJ’s Pick: Bears by 9
San Francisco 8-2-1 at St. Louis 4-6-1 – 1:00 p.m. (Line: SAN FRANCISCO by 7)
The last time the 49ers and Rams played, back in Week Ten, they tied. I don’t think that’s going to happen again.
—RJ’s Pick: 49ers by 14
New England 8-3 at Miami 5-6 – 1:00 p.m. (Line: NEW ENGLAND by 7)
The Patriots have won five in a row. Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has 12 interceptions this season (including six in the last three games) compared to just seven TD passes.
—RJ’s Pick: Patriots by 18
Arizona 4-7 at New York Jets 4-7 – 1:00 p.m. (Line: NEW YORK JETS by 4)
The Cardinals have dropped seven straight. The Jets have lost four of their last five.
—RJ’s Pick: Jets by 10
Minnesota 6-5 at Green Bay 7-4 – 1:00 p.m. (Line: GREEN BAY by 7.5)
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is averaging 5.8 yards per carry this season, and leads the league is rushing yards with 1,236. The Packers are 4-1 at home.
—RJ’s Pick: Packers by 3
Houston 10-1 at Tennessee 4-7 – 1:00 p.m. (Line: HOUSTON by 6)
The Texans have won five in a row. The Titans are allowing almost 31 points per game.
—RJ’s Pick: Texans by 12
Carolina 3-8 at Kansas City 1-10 – 1:00 p.m. (Line: CAROLINA by 3)
The Panthers are averaging just 3.9 yards per carry this season, despite having Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams, Mike Tolbert … oh, and Cam Newton on their roster. The Chiefs have lost eight in a row.
—RJ’s Pick: Panthers by 7
Tampa Bay 6-5 at Denver 8-3 – 4:05 p.m. (Line: DENVER by 7)
The Buccaneers have the NFL’s top run defense. The Broncos have won six straight.
—RJ’s Pick: Broncos by 2
Cleveland 3-8 at Oakland 3-8 – 4:25 p.m. (Line: OAKLAND by 1.5)
The Browns are winless on the road this season. The Raiders have dropped their last four games.
—RJ’s Pick: Browns by 3
Cincinnati 6-5 at San Diego 4-7 – 4:25 p.m. (Line: CINCINNATI by 2.5)
Suddenly the Bengals are back in the playoff hunt after winning three in a row. The Chargers, on the other hand, have lost three straight.
—RJ’s Pick: Bengals by 6
Pittsburgh 6-5 at Baltimore 9-2 – 4:25 p.m. (Line: No Line)
This matchup has no line as I write this because Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger‘s status is still unknown. I expect a guy as tough as he is to play in a big game like this. But that doesn’t mean they’ll win.
—RJ’s Pick: Ravens by 13
Philadelphia 3-8 at Dallas 5-6 – 8:20 p.m. (Line: DALLAS by 10)
The Eagles have lost seven straight games. The Cowboys have the league’s most anemic running game.
—RJ’s Pick: Cowboys by 4
*Monday, December 3*
New York Giants 7-4 at Washington 5-6 – 8:30 p.m. (Line: NEW YORK GIANTS by 3)
The Redskins aren’t dead yet. A win here would put them at .500 and just one game behind the Giants in the NFC East. But I don’t think they’ll win.
—RJ’s Pick: Giants by 8
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