Week 13 of the NFL season is upon us and it is time to present the weekly series dedicated to early picks for each NFL game in the coming week. These picks are straight up and not against the spread. Here you get who the home team and away teams are as well as the chosen winner. In honor of the holiday season, you are getting the straight picks this week and I am forgoing the write-ups.
You will also get a weekly Lock of the Week. Each week I will pick one game that I feel cannot lose. With that will be supporting data to back up that stance. Obviously each week anything can happen in the NFL but there is always a game that sets itself apart from the others.
There is one left standing as the only unbeaten, can the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton keep it that way one more week against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints? Who will win the battle of New York, Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr or Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brandon Marshall? Can Kirk Cousins and the Redskins keep their NFC East lead after a bout with Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys? Without any further trepidation enjoy the 2015-2016 NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions, Lock of The Week.
Lock of the Week
Cincinnati Bengals over Cleveland Browns
In week 9, the Bengals throttled the Browns at home 31-10. Andy Dalton threw three touchdowns in only 27 attempts. Meanwhile the Browns will not be starting Johnny Manziel this time and instead it will be Austin Davis attempting to ensure the Browns split with the Bengals for the third year in a row.
This matchup pits the Bengals, who are allowing the least amount of points per game (17.5) against the Browns, who are 31st at 28.2. The tandem of Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill should both have a field day against a Browns defense that allows 135.6 yards per game on the ground.
It is hard to find a scenario that sees the Browns scoring more than 14 points this weekend and if that hold true, they will get doubled up by the Bengals. Expect a long day for Austin Davis but hey, he got on the field.
The Bengals can clinch a playoff berth with a win this week and losses by the Texans, Colts, and Jets. That should provide more than enough motivation to ensure another win against their division rival this week.
2015 Lock of the Week Record: 11-1-0
|8:30||Green Bay Packers||Detroit Lions||Packers|
|1:00||Houston Texans||Buffalo Bills||Bills|
|1:00||San Francisco 49ers||Chicago Bears||Bears|
|1:00||Cincinnati Bengals||Cleveland Browns||Bengals|
|1:00||Baltimore Ravens||Miami Dolphins||Dolphins|
|1:00||Seattle Seahawks||Minnesota Vikings||Vikings|
|1:00||New York Jets||New York Giants||Giants|
|1:00||Arizona Cardinals||St Louis Rams||Cardinals|
|1:00||Atlanta Falcons||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Bucs|
|1:00||Jacksonville Jaguars||Tennessee Titans||Jaguars|
|4:05||Kansas City Chiefs||Oakland Raiders||Raiders|
|4:05||Denver Broncos||San Diego Chargers||Broncos|
|4:25||Carolina Panthers||New Orleans Saints||Panthers|
|4:25||Philadelphia Eagles||New England Patriots||Patriots|
|8:30||Indianapolis Colts||Pittsburgh Steelers||Steelers|
|8:30||Dallas Cowboys||Washington Redskins||Redskins|
Do you think the upsets will pan out? Weigh in with your thoughts and let’s talk about it. So what did you think of the 2015-2016 NFL Week 13 Picks and Predictions, Lock of The Week? Do you agree? Disagree? Let’s hear your thoughts.