NFL Predictions: Week 13

This is a week that will be filled with divisional battle and tons of games with playoff implications. Sit back and enjoy what could be one of the best weekends of football in the 2005 season.

The Game Of The Week

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh – While the Steelers have a more balanced team, the Bengals have been very impressive this season and will finally step up and win the big game.

The Best Of The Rest

Tennessee at Indianapolis – The Colts are head and shoulders above the rest of the NFL. They have been dominating on both sides of the ball. Don’t expect the Titans to stand in their way.

Green Bay at Chicago – This is a battle of division rivals in reverse. Usually it is the Packers leading the division this late in the season but this year the Bears are in the drivers seat. Look for their defense to dominate in the December cold, and lead Chicago to the victory.

Minnesota at Detroit – A battle of the other two teams in the NFC North will be a much closer game. Both teams have had very turbulent seasons and need this win badly. The Vikings have more talent and will grab the win.

Dallas at NY Giants – This is a match up with huge playoff implications. Whichever team wins this game will grab control of the NFC East. The Giants have the home field advantage and will use it to seize control and win the game.

Tampa Bay at New Orleans -The Saints have been through more this season than any other team. But it has not helped their football at all. They will go down again against the Buccaneers.

Buffalo at Miami – Miami will need to step up their game on the offensive side of the ball if they even hope to be in this game. The Bills are just too strong and will have command of the whole game and walk away with the victory.

Atlanta at Carolina – This is a divisional battle that could decide which team goes to the playoffs and which one does not. The Panthers will be able to shut down the Falcons offense and grab the victory.

Houston at Baltimore – The Ravens have shown that they can stay with the big boys so they should have no problem dominating the lazy Texans.

Arizona at San Francisco – When the 49ers play well they are very dangerous. But that does not happen very often. The Cardinals offense will explode against San Francisco’s porous defense.

Washington at St. Louis – This is the classic defense versus offense battle. And as they say “Defense wins championships.” This bodes well for the Redskins who have one of the best defenses in the league. Look for them to take control of this game without looking back.

NY Jets at New England – The Patriots continue with the easy part of their schedule against the often-pathetic Jets. The Pats should not have a problem disposing of New York.

Denver at Kansas City – This is a game that the Chiefs need to win. Unfortunately for them they have to face the Broncos. Denver has been playing great football and will go into KC and steal a huge victory.

Oakland at San Diego – The Chargers have been clicking on all cylinders. The Raiders will be hard pressed to stay with them. Watch for this game to be a blow out from the start.

Seattle at Philadelphia – The Eagles will not be able to stay with the Seahawks. Without their top wide receiver and quarterback they will loose badly to the best team in the NFC.

Upset Special

Jacksonville at Cleveland – The Jaguars have been very inconsistent this season. They have a tendency to play to the level of their opponents. In this game that will come back to get them as the Browns will sneak up and grab the upset.

Overall Record:74-39