NFL Week 13 picks, odds: Steelers take down Ravens, Bengals defeat Chargers and Patriots upset Bills

I’m not sure how much food I ate over Thanksgiving Weekend, but I’m pretty sure I gained roughly 17 pounds, which is kind of a coincidence, because I think that’s also how many picks I got wrong in Week 12. Sure, there weren’t even 17 games played and the math doesn’t add up at all, but when you eat turkey for five meals a day for five straight days, nothing makes sense. 

The only good news to come out of the weekend for me is that I didn’t catch COVID, but unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the Cowboys. The organization is dealing with a mini-COVID outbreak, which is going to keep Mike McCarthy from coaching on Thursday after he tested positive. 

Apparently, COVID went after everyone over Thanksgiving, because there are going to be a lot of key players missing from a lot of teams this week. 

If my picks are bad this week, I blame COVID. 

Alright, let’s get to the Week 13 picks. 

Actually, before we get to the picks, here’s a quick reminder that you can check out the weekly picks from every NFL expert by clicking here. If you don’t click over, I won’t be offended. However, I will be offended if you don’t sign up for’s NFL newsletter, which I’m in charge of. 

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Also, I would like you guys to know that I recorded a podcast on Monday night with Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson and we spent 45 highly entertaining minutes debating whether the Seahawks should think about blowing things up and starting over. Russell Wilson wants out. Pete Carroll is on the wrong side of 70. And it just feels like…


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