NFL Week 13 Picks — UPDATED WITH MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL!!

This is the condensed version of picks for the NFL Week 13 games for Winners and Whiners between:

Los Angeles Rams at Detroit Lions
Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 12 Review:

Disclaimer: I am a New York Jets fan, which while currently living in Chicago, I equate to being the drunken obnoxious twin of the lovable loser Cubs fans prior to their winning the World Series title. I sat at my dive bar watching the Jets-Patriots game fairly confident the Jets would not ruin my “under” pick with a back-door touchdown that also would have killed people who took the Patriots giving whatever range of points one could get during the week. And that confidence was rewarded when that 4th down pass fell incomplete just after the two-minute warning.

Once again, I tried to be too cute by a half and threaded a needle that was not there in the Chargers-Cardinals game after taking the Chargers and the points and the over in the first half because I keep believing the Cardinals are going to somehow morph into a competent team with Josh Rosen. The only other incorrect pick that raised my hackles was Pittsburgh turning in a clunker for a second consecutive week after thinking it had purged itself of such performances in the win over Jacksonville.

Note: Monday’s picks will move late morning/early afternoon Monday after the “Bank the Bet” podcast in which Scott Steehn and I break down the NFC East blood feud between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. In a shameless boast of my prowess that will undoubtedly lead to some comeuppance, I am 11-1 with my MNF picks the last two weeks after sweeping a six-pack of picks in the Titans-Texans game. This contest, however, is more challenging to call.

So, please, give a listen! And as always, onto the picks!

Thursday, Nov. 29

New Orleans at Dallas — Saints over 15.5 1st Half (3/5) — LOSS!
New Orleans at Dallas — Saints -7.5 (3/5) — LOSS!

Sunday, Dec. 2

L. A. Rams at Detroit Lions:

L.A. Rams at Detroit Lions: Rams -10 (4/5) — WIN!
L.A. Rams at Detroit Lions Over/Under: Over 55 points (3/5) — LOSS!
L.A. Rams at Detroit Lions: Full Prop: Lions under 22.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
L.A. Rams at Detroit Lions: 1st Half: Rams -6.5 (5/5) — WIN!
L.A. Rams at Detroit Lions: 1st Half Over/Under: Over 27 points (3/5) — LOSS!
L.A. Rams at Detroit Lions: 1st Half Prop: Rams over 17.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!

Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers —

Arizona at Green Bay Packers: Packers -14 (4/5) — LOSS!
Arizona at Green Bay Packers Over/Under: Under 42.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Arizona at Green Bay Packers Full Prop: Cardinals under 14.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Arizona at Green Bay Packers 1st Half: Packers -8 (3/5) — LOSS!
Arizona at Green Bay Packers 1st Half Over/Under: Over 21.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Arizona at Green Bay Packers 1st Half Prop: Packers Over 15.5 points (5/5) — LOSS!

Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons –Falcons -1.5 (4/5) — LOSS!
Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals — Broncos -5.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans — Texans over 26.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars — Colts -3 1st half (3/5) — LOSS!
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins — Dolphins -180 1st half (3/5) — WIN!
Chicago Bears at New York Giants — Over 44 points (3/5) — WIN!
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Under 53.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders — Under 54.5 points (3/5) — LOSS!
New York Jets at Tennessee Titans — N.Y. Jets +6 1st half (3/5) — WIN!
Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots — Patriots -5 (3/5) — WIN!
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks — 49ers under 18.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Los Angeles Chargers at Pittsburgh Steelers — Chargers +2 1st half (3/5) — LOSS!

Monday, Dec. 3

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles: Eagles -6 (4/5) — WIN!
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles Over/Under: Over 45 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles Full Prop: Eagles over 25.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles 1st Half: Eagles -200 (3/5) — WIN!
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles 1st Half Over/Under: Over 22.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles 1st Half Prop: Eagles over 13.5 points (5/5) — WIN!

Previous Week’s Record: 17-15 (.531)
Season Record: 149-129-1 (.536)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          Season (0-0, .000)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          Season (0-0, .000)
3-Star Pick Record: 12-12 (.500)      Season (110-88-1, .555)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-2 (.500)           Season (18-24, .429)
5-Star Pick Record: 3-1 (.750)           Season (21-17, .553)

Author: Chris Altruda

Currently a freelance sportswriter on the hunt for full-time work. If you like my work or have constructive criticism, please share it and/or contact me at chris.altruda@hotmail.com or via Twitter at @AlTruda73 My portfolio of clippings can be viewed at http://www.clippings.me/caltruda And thank you for taking time out of your day to read my posts.

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