Week 13 signals the start of the home stretch to the NFL regular season, which the league will try and power through as it continues to deal with the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Two Week 13 games were moved due to the Baltimore Ravens' issues. The end result is no official "Thursday Night Football" game in Week 13, but a doubleheader on Monday night followed by another game on Tuesday.
As for the Week 13 slate, it features five divisional matchups, including New Orleans going for its ninth straight win when the Saints take on the Falcons in Atlanta. The Los Angeles Rams and Arizona will get together in a key NFC West matchup as all four teams are very much in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Week 13 also finds Cleveland in Tennessee in a matchup of 8-3 teams. This game has significant postseason implications, as does Giants-Seahawks. New York may be 4-7, but that's good enough to lead a watered-down NFC East while Seattle has a slim one-game lead in the NFC West.
On "Sunday Night Football," defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City can basically sew up the AFC West with a win over Denver. On Monday, Washington at undefeated Pittsburgh will serve as the opening act before Buffalo and San Francisco face off on "Monday Night Football." This game will take place in State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, because the 49ers had to relocate after Santa Clara County put in place new health restrictions that temporarily ban contact sports.
And Week 13 will wrap up on Tuesday night with Dallas and Baltimore meeting in a game that was originally scheduled for Thursday night. Week 13 also is the last of the bye weeks with Carolina and Tampa Bay finally getting theirs.
So which teams will come out on top in every NFL game in Week 13? Athlon's own Rob Doster (@AthlonDoster) and Ben Weinrib (@benweinrib), along with AthlonSports.com contributor Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer), predict the winners for every game this week:
NFL Week 13 Predictions
Teams on bye: Carolina, Tampa Bay
Indianapolis at Houston
Cincinnati at Miami
Jacksonville at Minnesota
Las Vegas at New York Jets
Philadelphia at Green Bay
New England at Los Angeles Chargers
Washington at Pittsburgh (Mon.)
^Cincinnati vs. Philadelphia in Week 3 ended in a tie.