Randall the Handle's Week 13 NFL picks
The Texans won that game with Ryan Fitzpatrick at the helm for Houston but he was benched shortly thereafter in favour of Ryan Mallett, the latter gone for the season now. The law of averages is heavily on our side here, both statistically and just from having observed the lame Houston quarterback.
The Browns have played only one winning team in the past six weeks. That was that Thursday night game when they clobbered a Cincinnati team that forgot to show up. While Buffalo may not be elite, they are certainly more formidable that the Raiders, Jaguars, Bucs, Texans and Falcons. The Bills have struggled offensively, but they put it all together on Monday night when they hammered the Jets.
They now return to home where they are best and their strong defence should have no trouble keeping this ragged Cleveland offence in check. San Diego has not covered in six straight, but these are the most points being offered this season other than a trip to Denver.
With some of its offensive players back in the lineup, the Chargers managed 27 points last week against a stingy Rams defence after the Bolts suffered a power outage during several weeks prior. The Ravens are on a short week after winning in New Orleans and while they looked rather sharp in that win, they have been terribly inconsistent over this campaign. Prefer the generous points.
We catch the Giants in a vulnerable spot here after failing in an exciting one against hated Cowboys on Sunday night. The G-men are being asked to rebound in this lost season while having to give away road points at the same time. This New York squad has managed just five covers in past 17 road contests and have just one cover in past six games overall.
Have you looked at St. In order since Sept. How did New England and Green Bay not get in there? While the Rams lost the majority of those games, they still managed wins against the Broncos, 49ers and Seahawks and almost defeated San Diego last week. Louis will welcome an opportunity to strut its stuff against a weak visitor.
The Saints arrive here demoralized after dropping an unheard of three straight in the Superdome. Meanwhile, the Steelers had quietly won four of five before having last week off.
Now they are the beneficiary of the late bye week and New Orleans could feel the wrath of that. Doubtful they can pull this one off. While some question how good the Cardinals really are, they certainly lay over this blundering opponent. The Falcons have not won a game outside of their division, a current run.
Much can be attributed to a gruesome offensive line that should have Arizona frothing at the mouth with their talented array of pass rushers. As for coaching, we get Bruce Arians — who is a strong candidate for coach of the year — against Mike Smith, coach most likely fired on Dec.
Both Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have been on fire lately and picking between them is a futile exercise. While fading New England as an underdog has proven to be an unprofitable undertaking, the Packers have been so dominant at home this season that we are giving them the nod here.
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