The Cheat Sheet: NFL Picks, Lines and Upsets – Week 13

Posted: November 28, 2013 by The Cheap Seat Fan in NFL
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One of the most successful, stable and thriving relationships alive is the one between football and Thanksgiving. It is a cornerstone of the holiday and a turning point in the NFL season. It’s the precursor to the stretch run of the season, and this 13th time around the NFL will see a few of the most meaningful games of the year.

Between the round 2 of the Broncos/Chiefs and the showdown for top billing in the NFC between the Seahawks and Saints, the week is sure to end on a high note. But it all begins with the traditional slate in Detroit and Dallas, and then a nightcap with the Black and Blue Division in Baltimore. And for the CHEAT SHEET, it represents and easy day to get the ball rolling back up the mountain of picks.

Week 12 represented a third consecutive week that saw the picks take a roller coaster ride around the town. Hell, there was even a tie thrown in there for the second straight year, which is the equivalent of seeing your brother and ex-girlfriend show up for dinner tonight. It’s just weird, and with six games featuring matchups of teams within one game of each other. Those are the tough calls, there are only two games (Tampa Bay at Carolina and New England in Houston) that could be call as legit safe calls.

It will be a tough week to make a safe bet, but a great one for football. And in the end, that is one thing that is close to top of every sports fan’s things to be thankful for, yet again.

RECAP

FREE MONEY OF THE WEEK: 2-6

UPSET of the WEEK: 2-4-1

Record—Last Week: 7-6-1, Season: 101-58-1

 

THURSDAY

Green Bay Packers (5-5-1) at Detroit Lions (6-5) [DET -6.0, Over/Under: 48.5] $$ Free Money of the Week $$

Oakland Raiders (4-7) at Dallas Cowboys (6-5) [DAL -9.5, Over/Under: 48]

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-6) at Baltimore Ravens (5-6) [BAL -2.5, Over/Under: 40.5] **UPSET of the WEEK**

SUNDAY

St. Louis Rams (5-6) at San Francisco 49ers (7-4) [SF -8.0, Over/Under: 42]

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9) at Cleveland Browns (4-7) [CLE -7.0, Over/Under: 40]

Tennessee Titans (5-6) at Indianapolis Colts (7-4) [IND -4.0, Over/Under: 45]

Chicago Bears (6-5) at Minnesota Vikings (2-8-1) [EVEN, Over/Under: 49.5]

Miami Dolphins (5-6) at New York Jets (5-6) [NYJ -2.0, Over/Under: 39.5]

Arizona Cardinals (7-4) at Philadelphia Eagles (6-5) [PHI -3.0, Over/Under: 48.5]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-8) at Carolina Panthers (8-3) [CAR -8.0, Over/Under: 41.5] $$ Free Money of the Week #1 $$

New England Patriots (8-3) at Houston Texans (2-9) [NE -9.0, Over/Under: 47.0]

Atlanta Falcons (2-9) at Buffalo Bills (4-7) [BUF -3.0, Over/Under: 46.5]

Denver Broncos (9-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) [DEN -5.5, Over/Under: 48.5]

Cincinnati Bengals (7-4) at San Diego Chargers (5-6) [EVEN, Over/Under: 48.5]

New York Giants (4-7) at Washington Redskins (3-8) [EVEN, Over/Under: 45.5]

MONDAY

New Orleans Saints (9-2) at Seattle Seahawks (10-1) [SEA -4.5, Over/Under: 47]

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