The Thanksgiving games were certainly a treat, but the NFL saved the best for last as far as Week 12 played out. All four of the later Sunday games were close, highlighted by the overtime thriller in primetime between Kansas City and Denver.
The Chiefs’ fourth-quarter comeback and late field goal in extra time propelled them to 8-3, just a game behind the Raiders (9-2) for first in the AFC West and a game clear of the Broncos (7-4) for the first wild card spot. Up next for Andy Reid’s team is a trip to Atlanta to play the high-flying Falcons (7-4) on their own turf.
Atlanta knows it needs to keep winning with Tampa Bay (6-5) surging. The Buccaneers knocked off Seattle 14-5 at home on Sunday and will look to make it four wins a row when they fly across the country to take on San Diego.
As for the rest of the Week 13 slate, it kicks off in Minnesota with the Vikings hosting the Cowboys (10-1) for Thursday night football. Dallas has won 10 in a row, while Minnesota (6-5) hasn’t been the same team since getting off to a 5-0 start. Will either trend change this week?
Other intriguing matchups have the Giants (8-3), winners of six in a row, paying a visit to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers (6-5), who are tied for first in the AFC North with the Ravens. Miami (7-4) aims for its seventh straight victory as the Dolphins will travel to Baltimore. Buffalo (6-5) heads west hoping to continue its recent momentum against an Oakland team that’s the top seed in the AFC and has won five in a row. And the aforementioned Seahawks (7-3-1) will try to rebound at home on Sunday night against a Carolina team hoping for better results on the West Coast after coming up just short against the Raiders.
So which teams will come out on top in every NFL game in Week 13? Athlon's own Rob Doster (AthlonDoster), John Gworek (JohnGworek), Steven Lassan (AthlonSteven), and Mark Ross (AthlonMarkR), along with AthlonSports.com contributor Bryan Fischer (BryanDFischer), predict the winners for every game this week:
NFL Week 13 Predictions
Teams on bye: Cleveland, Tennessee
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Note: Ties are not included in season record.