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NFL picks: Week 13

The staff makes their predictions for the upcoming slate of games.

New England Patriots v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

2018 standings

Name Wins Losses Win Pct Total Gms
Name Wins Losses Win Pct Total Gms
Matias 116 59 66.29% 175
Nic 113 62 64.57% 175
Pete 111 64 63.43% 175
Ghoji 67 39 63.21% 106
Matt 58 34 63.04% 92
Paddi 109 66 62.29% 175
Clark 108 67 61.71% 175
Heath 105 70 60.00% 175
Mark 98 77 56.00% 175

I’m sorry we didn’t get last week’s picks out to you all but that pesky thing called Thanksgiving kinda got in the way. Never the less, trust that we made picks and that they have been recorded. In fact, I t was actually a big week for all of us with only Mark recording single digit wins (sorry Mark). If the Giants had just continued to run with Saquon Barkley and Ben Roeslisberger hadn’t Ben Roeslisberger all over the place in Denver, Paddi would’ve recorded our first undefeated week. He has plenty to be angry about.

Let’s get into this week’s action:

Unanimous picks:

Ledge picks:

Right off the bat, I almost want to pick the Vikings just to help not unanimous curse the Patriots. I’m amazed that no one has confidence in the Vikings to win this game, even on the road. I understand their offense hasn’t been great this season and Kirk Cousins has struggled, but that defense is legit and the Patriots’ offense hasn’t exactly been blowing the doors off people. This game might be pretty close and I wouldn’t put it against the Vikings to pull it off. I won’t ledge on it, but something to think about.

In terms of ledge picks, it’s going to really kill me if Nic’s stupid Browns ledge pick comes true when all my Browns ledge picks let me down big time. The pain would be almost unbearable. Also for a hot sec there I kinda was rethinking locking up the Ravens to win in Atlanta on the RB1 podcast this week but I then I remembered Lamar Jackson is God and we’re just lucky to be alive while he’s playing football. We good.

As for my ledge pick, I think this Panthers team is in free fall and this team more than most relies on swag and hype, all stemming from Cam. I wouldn’t be surprised if an out-to-prove-himself Jameis Winston showed up Sunday and took control of this game early and never let the Panthers have a chance. We’ll see, but I like the upset.

Here are the rest of our Week 13 picks:

Week 13 picks

Week 13 games Pete Mark Nic Paddi Matias Clark Heath
Week 13 games Pete Mark Nic Paddi Matias Clark Heath
NO @ DAL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
BAL @ ATL BAL BAL BAL BAL ATL BAL BAL
DEN @ CIN DEN CIN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN
LAR @ DET LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR
ARI @ GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB
CLE @ HOU HOU HOU CLE HOU HOU HOU HOU
IND @ JAX IND IND IND IND IND IND IND
BUF @ MIA BUF MIA BUF BUF MIA MIA MIA
CHI @ NYG CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI NYG
CAR @ TB TB CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR
KC @ OAK KC KC KC KC KC KC KC
NYJ @ TEN NYJ TEN TEN TEN TEN NYJ TEN
MIN @ NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
SF @ SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA
LAC @ PIT LAC LAC PIT PIT PIT LAC LAC
WAS @ PHI PHI WAS PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI