NFL Week 13 picks, schedule, odds, accidents, stats, fantasy suggestions

The Week 13 NFL schedule for the 2022 season is stacked with nice matchups, and we have you coated heading into the weekend. Our NFL Nation reporters supply the most important keys and daring predictions for every matchup.

Moreover, ESPN Stats & Data offers an enormous stat to know and a betting nugget for every contest, and our Soccer Energy Index (FPI) goes contained in the numbers with sport projections. ESPN researcher Kyle Soppe palms out useful fantasy soccer intel, as properly. Lastly, Seth Walder and Eric Moody give us closing rating picks for each sport. Every little thing you need to know is right here in a single spot that will help you prepare for a loaded weekend of NFL soccer.

Let’s get into the total Week 13 slate, together with Mike McDaniel going through his outdated workforce, a rematch of final season’s AFC Championship Sport and the primary two playoff clinching situations (Eagles with a win and losses by Washington, Seattle and San Francisco; and Vikings with a win and a Lions loss). All of it culminates with a Monday Evening Soccer matchup between the Saints and the Buccaneers on ESPN. (Sport instances are Sunday until in any other case famous.)

Bounce to a matchup:
TEN-PHI | GB-CHI | NYJ-MIN
WSH-NYG | DEN-BAL | PIT-ATL
CLE-HOU | JAX-DET | MIA-SF
SEA-LAR | KC-CIN | LAC-LV
IND-DAL | NO-TB

Thursday: BUF 24, NE 10
Bye: ARI, CAR

1 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: PHI -5 (44.5)

What to observe for: The Eagles rush protection has allowed 525 yards (131.5 per sport) over the previous 4 video games, which ranks twenty third over that span. Now it’ll face its stiffest check in Derrick Henry, who ranks second in speeding yards (1,048). Rookie defensive deal with Jordan Davis (excessive ankle sprain) is eligible to come back off injured reserve this week. His presence will surely assist a Philadelphia protection modify to life with out security C.J. Gardner-Johnson, out with a lacerated kidney. — Tim McManus

Daring prediction: Henry will rush for 100 yards and Treylon Burks can have over 100 yards receiving. Henry has struggled over the previous three video games, however he’ll profit from the probably return of middle Ben Jones. The Titans have solely had two 100 yards or extra receiving video games, however relaxation assured they will give Burks each probability to shine after they go to Philadelphia to face A.J. Brown and the Eagles. — Turron Davenport

Stat to know: The Titans are 5-1 of their previous six conferences vs. the Eagles (relationship again to when the workforce moved from Houston to Tennessee in 1997).

Accidents: Titans | Eagles

What to know for fantasy: DeVonta Smith scored 15-plus factors 4 instances in a five-game stretch earlier this season, however because the Week 7 bye, he hasn’t hit 14 fantasy factors as soon as. See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: Tennessee is 8-1 in opposition to the unfold (ATS) in its previous 9 video games, together with 4-1 ATS as an underdog in that span. Its eight-game cowl streak was snapped final week in opposition to Cincinnati. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Eagles 27, Titans 21
Walder’s choose: Eagles 23, Titans 17
FPI prediction: PHI, 70.4% (by a median of 6.1 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Titans rookie WR Burks’ emergence is blossoming with Brown, Eagles up subsequent … ‘I really feel like I’ve gained’: A.J. Brown on displays on commerce … How the Eagles may clinch a playoff spot this weekend


1 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: GB -4.5 (43.5)

What to observe for: The Bears say Justin Fields (shoulder) is day-to-day and consider their upcoming Week 14 bye will not issue into whether or not he performs in opposition to Inexperienced Bay on Sunday. Fields was restricted Wednesday, however upgraded to full participation in observe on Thursday, so it is attainable that he will not carry an damage designation on the ultimate report. In the meantime, Aaron Rodgers, who sustained an damage to his ribs in opposition to Philadelphia, plans to play in opposition to Chicago, eyeing his eighth straight win over the Bears. The Packers playoff likelihood is slim, however a win at Soldier Subject would maintain them alive and a banged-up Rodgers underneath middle as a substitute of shutting it down for the rest of the season. — Courtney Cronin

Daring prediction: The Bears will not attain 400 yards of whole offense. Possibly you suppose that is not very daring contemplating the Bears solely common 323.3 yards per sport, which ranks twenty fourth within the NFL. However they’re going through a Packers’ protection that has allowed no less than 400 offensive yards in three straight video games. A fourth straight can be the primary time a Packers workforce has allowed that since 1983. Final Sunday, the Eagles rushed for 363 yards — 157 of these by quarterback Jalen Hurts. They’re probably going through one other operating QB on Sunday relying on whether or not Fields is ready to go. — Rob Demovsky

Stat to know: Seventeen mixed losses between the Packers and Bears this season is tied for his or her most getting into a gathering all time (additionally occurred in 1973 and 1969). This would be the first Bears-Packers matchup the place each groups enter with a dropping file since 2003.

Accidents: Packers | Bears

What to know for fantasy: David Montgomery has reached double-digit fantasy factors in consecutive video games for the primary time this season, a streak he appears to increase to a few in opposition to a Packers workforce he gashed for a season-best 122 yards on the bottom in Week 2. See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: Inexperienced Bay is 1-6 ATS as a favourite this season, with six straight ATS losses. Inexperienced Bay is 0-2 outright as a highway favourite this season (0-5 ATS, 1-4 SU up to now 5 video games as a highway favourite). Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Packers 24, Bears 14
Walder’s choose: Packers 30, Bears 17
FPI prediction: GB, 62.3% (by a median of three.7 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Love’s progress ‘good to observe,’ although Rodgers set to begin Sunday … Inside Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields’ journey with epilepsy … Rodgers to think about concept of QB swap if Packers are eradicated with ‘open thoughts’ … Bears’ Eddie Jackson to overlook remainder of season with foot damage

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Adam Schefter says so long as it is mathematically attainable for the Packers to make the playoffs, Aaron Rodgers would be the beginning quarterback.


1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: MIN -3 (44.5)

What to observe for: Each groups are in uncommon territory with their latest historical past. The Vikings may clinch the NFC North with a win and a Lions’ loss or tie to the Jaguars, or a tie and a Lions loss. That will be simply their third division title up to now 13 seasons. A Jets victory can be their eighth of the season and probably the most via 12 video games since 2010. The sport may hinge on whether or not Jets QB Mike White, an correct short-range passer, can capitalize on the Vikings’ mushy zone protection. The Vikings rank No. 32 in permitting 8.25 yards per try. — Kevin Seifert

Daring prediction: White will throw for greater than 275 yards in opposition to the Vikings’ zone-based protection. The Vikings lead the league in Cowl 2 utilization, based on ESPN Stats & Data. That frustrates some quarterbacks, however White’s energy is his endurance and willingness to dink and dunk as a substitute of attempting to play “hero ball,” as he calls it. White handed for 315 yards final week in opposition to a porous Bears protection; the Vikings rank thirtieth in whole yards allowed. — Wealthy Cimini

Stat to know: The Jets are 4-1 on the highway this season, which is tied for second-best highway file within the NFL (Eagles 5-0, Chiefs/Vikings 4-1). Their solely loss was a 7-0 setback in Week 11 to the Patriots on a punt returned for a landing.

Accidents: Jets | Vikings

What to know for fantasy: Garrett Wilson has 319 yards and 0 touchdowns in Zach Wilson’s seven begins this season. However Garrett has 309 yards and 4 touchdowns within the different 4 video games. See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: Minnesota is 8-0 outright as a favourite this season, one among three undefeated groups as a favourite (Washington 4-0, New York Jets 2-0). Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Vikings 27, Jets 23
Walder’s choose: Vikings 24, Jets 19
FPI prediction: MIN, 69.0% (by a median of 5.7 factors)

Matchup must-reads: After DNP, Jets RB James Robinson ‘upset,’ wonders how he matches … Inside Justin Jefferson’s record-breaking, physics-defying rise with the Minnesota Vikings … Robert Saleh: Mike White’s large sport hasn’t altered Jets’ QB plan … Clinching NFC North would give Vikings probability to meet their ‘aggressive rebuild’


1 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: WSH -2.5 (40.5)

What to observe for: The Giants have misplaced three of 4 and their lack of success can correlate on to their operating sport. Saquon Barkley hasn’t topped 53 yards speeding in any of these losses. When he rushes for no less than 70 yards this season, New York is 7-1. The Giants have mentioned all week it is crucial to get the run sport again on monitor in opposition to the Commanders, who come into the competition with the NFL’s eighth-best run protection (averaging 108.4 yards per sport). — Jordan Raanan

Daring prediction: Whereas Washington will proceed to emphasise the run sport, it will be the Commanders’ passing assault that leads to massive performs. Receiver Terry McLaurin will surpass 100 yards and rating twice and have no less than a pair massive performs off play-action. The Giants blitz greater than another workforce, but when Washington picks it up, it’ll relish its alternatives in opposition to a banged-up secondary. The Giants rank twenty ninth in yards per cross try vs. play-action. In McLaurin’s previous 4 video games vs. New York, he has averaged 97.3 yards per sport. — John Keim

Stat to know: The Commanders have gained the possession battle in six straight video games. They’re tied with the Giants (Weeks 4-10) for the longest streak within the NFL this season.

Accidents: Commanders | Giants

What to know for fantasy: Barkley has been tasked with one of many biggest workloads within the NFL this season, however since notching 35 carries in Week 10 in opposition to the Texans, he is picked up simply 61 yards on 26 totes. See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: The Commanders are 6-0-1 ATS in its previous seven video games, together with 4-0 ATS on the highway in that span. With Taylor Heinicke at quarterback, they’re 5-0-1 ATS this season. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Commanders 20, Giants 17
Walder’s choose: Giants 23, Commanders 14
FPI prediction: WSH, 51.2% (by a median of 0.5 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Brian Robinson’s enchancment, first 100-yard day powers Commanders run sport … Giants, Cowboys or Payments: The place will Odell Beckham Jr. land? … Is NFC East the NFL’s greatest division? … Giants’ Xavier McKinney says he expects to return this season


1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: BAL -9 (38.5)

What to observe for: After dropping late to Jacksonville final week, Lamar Jackson and the Ravens want to determine the run sport early. Baltimore has the NFL’s No. 2 floor sport and is 27-6 when gaining over 180 yards speeding, together with 4-1 this season. Denver’s protection has been spectacular this season however has struggled to cease the run. The Broncos rank nineteenth in run protection, giving up 185 yards final Sunday in Carolina. — Jamison Hensley

Daring prediction: In a season of 1 dismal efficiency after one other for the Broncos, quarterback Russell Wilson can have his second sport with two or extra landing passes. The Ravens have surrendered 5 300-yard passing video games to opposing quarterbacks this season — one 400-yard sport — however solely three opposing passers have discovered a option to throw for multiple landing cross in opposition to Baltimore’s protection. If the Broncos can lastly put apart their devotion to a three-wide receiver set as their main, Wilson will discover a approach on this one. — Jeff Legwold

Stat to know: The Broncos are 0-5 in highway video games performed within the U.S. this season (beat Jaguars in London in Week 8).

Accidents: Broncos | Ravens

What to know for fantasy: Jackson threw 10 landing passes and ran for 2 extra within the first three weeks this season. Since then, he has six landing passes and one on the bottom. See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: Denver video games are 10-1 to the underneath, the perfect underneath proportion within the league. Denver is the primary workforce to go underneath in 10 of its first 11 video games since 2011 (Jacksonville and Miami). Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Ravens 30, Broncos 9
Walder’s choose: Ravens 27, Broncos 13
FPI prediction: BAL, 84.1% (by a median of 11.8 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Hackett dispels ‘gossip’ round Wilson … The Ravens’ pre-snap movement: Massive-play instrument, however extra penalties … How did the Broncos get to all-time low? … Ravens’ Lamar Jackson leaves observe with quadriceps damage


1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: PIT -1 (42)

What to observe for: One among this sport’s most intriguing matchups will likely be Pittsburgh’s run protection in opposition to Atlanta’s speeding offense. The Steelers have held all however two of their opponents to underneath 125 speeding yards this season, whereas the Falcons have rushed for greater than 125 yards in all however two video games this 12 months — and have a top-five unit in each speeding metric. How this battle shakes out ought to decide who wins Sunday contemplating the failings each groups have in different areas of their offense and protection. — Michael Rothstein

Daring prediction: Falcons’ Cordarrelle Patterson will rating a speeding and return landing. Mike Tomlin ripped his workforce’s kickoff protection after it allowed an 89-yard return by the Indianapolis Colts to open the second half, jump-starting a near-Colts comeback. Patterson presents much more of a problem after recording his ninth profession kickoff return landing earlier this season, although the Steelers might get again Robert Spillane and Miles Boykin on particular groups. And whereas the Steelers’ run protection is enjoying properly, Patterson is a distinct problem as an enormous again (6-foot-2, 220 kilos). — Brooke Pryor

Stat to know: The Steelers have gained three straight conferences in opposition to the Falcons. Atlanta’s final win was in 2006 when Michael Vick threw 4 passing touchdowns in a 41-38 OT win.

Accidents: Steelers | Falcons

What to know for fantasy: George Pickens has seen no less than six targets in consecutive video games and in seven of his previous 9. The worth of these targets is one factor, however the expertise is clear and price a bet, if you happen to’re caught. See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: Pittsburgh is 3-0 ATS in its previous three video games in opposition to groups with dropping data. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Steelers 27, Falcons 20
Walder’s choose: Falcons 19, Steelers 16
FPI prediction: ATL, 66.3% (by a median of 4.8 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Pickett period blooming after quarterback’s full-circle win in Indianapolis … Falcons TE Pitts has knee surgical procedure, out remainder of season


1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: CLE -7 (47)

What to observe for: Deshaun Watson will make his regular-season debut because the Browns QB on Sunday after serving an 11-game suspension for violating the league’s private conduct coverage for sexual assault, as outlined by the NFL. He final performed in an NFL sport in January 2021 as a member of the Texans. However it will likely be Browns operating again Nick Chubb who would be the key to success in opposition to the Texans. The Texans have given up probably the most rushes and the second-most speeding yards within the NFL. — DJ Bien-Aime

Daring prediction: Each Chubb (141 yards) and Houston RB Dameon Pierce (139) will rush for season highs. This season, Pierce is averaging 4.4 yards per carry and Chubb is averaging 5.2. — Jake Trotter

Stat to know: The Browns have gained two straight in opposition to the Texans (2020, 2021). Cleveland has by no means gained three straight within the sequence (5-7 all-time file).

Accidents: Browns | Texans

What to know for fantasy: Over the previous two weeks, Pierce is averaging lower than one foot per carry earlier than contact. One foot, not one yard. See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: Quarterbacks who haven’t began a sport in 500 or extra days and are laying no less than seven factors of their first begin after the layoff are 1-6 ATS up to now 25 seasons, together with 1-3 outright and ATS up to now 15 seasons. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Browns 30, Texans 14
Walder’s choose: Browns 20, Texans 16
FPI prediction: CLE, 78.8% (by a median of 9.4 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Watson silent, however Browns teammates speak buzz of return … 2023 projected NFL draft order: Texans trying on the No. 1 choose? … Some girls who settled lawsuits vs. Watson to attend sport


1 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: JAX -1 (51.5)

What to observe for: After a Thanksgiving Day loss to Buffalo, the Lions, who’ve gained three of their previous 4, return residence to host the Jaguars. Jacksonville is trying to construct off a come-from-behind victory in opposition to the Ravens final Sunday. The No. 1 (Jaguars’ LB Travon Walker) and No. 2 (Lions’ DE Aidan Hutchinson) general picks from the 2022 draft will share the sector for the primary time. — Eric Woodyard

Daring prediction: The groups will mix for greater than 900 yards of offense. The Lions have the league’s worst protection (414.5 yards and 28.2 factors per sport allowed) and Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence is on a roll. He has thrown six TDs, no interceptions and topped 100 in passer ranking in his previous three video games. The Jaguars battle to get strain (17 sacks) on protection and Lions QB Jared Goff will submit his third 300-yard passing sport of the season. — Mike DiRocco

Stat to know: The Jaguars have misplaced 19 straight vs. NFC groups, and the Lions are winless up to now 11 video games vs. AFC groups (0-10-1). These are two of the longest lively winless streaks in opposition to groups in opposing conferences.

Accidents: Jaguars | Lions

What to know for fantasy: Jamaal Williams hasn’t caught a cross (or averaged even 4.0 yards per carry) in 4 straight video games, however he has masked a scarcity of versatility with 5 speeding scores over his previous three video games. See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: Jacksonville has did not cowl its previous seven video games as a favourite, together with 0-3 ATS this season and 0-6 ATS since 2020. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Jaguars 31, Lions 27
Walder’s choose: Jaguars 28, Lions 22
FPI prediction: JAX, 59.0% (by a median of two.7 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Jaguars QB Lawrence after comeback win: ‘I’ve all the time been this man’ … How high picks Walker, Hutchinson are doing within the NFL


1:05 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: SF -4 (46.5)

What to observe for: Miami coach Mike McDaniel returns to San Francisco to face the Niners and coach Kyle Shanahan for the primary time after the pair coached collectively for 14 years at varied stops. These groups run the identical offense however in vastly alternative ways. This matchup pits the Dolphins’ blazing pace in opposition to the Niners’ brute drive. Each kinds work properly as Miami is third and San Francisco is sixth within the NFL in yards per play, which implies this sport may come all the way down to which protection can create extra alternatives for its offense. — Nick Wagoner

Daring prediction: A 49ers protection that has allowed a league-low 46 explosive performs will quit three to Miami, together with a pair of lengthy touchdowns to Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Tua Tagovailoa will likely be unphased throwing in wet climate, turning into the second participant this season to throw for 300 yards in opposition to this San Francisco protection. — Marcel Louis-Jacques

Stat to know: The Dolphins have gained 5 straight and the 49ers have gained 4 consecutive video games. The house workforce has gained 9 of the previous 10 conferences between groups getting into on four-game profitable streaks with the common level differential being plus-17.4.

Accidents: Dolphins | 49ers

What to know for fantasy: Brandon Aiyuk has no less than seven targets or has scored a landing in six straight video games. See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: Over the previous 5 seasons, groups with no less than a .700 profitable proportion are 17-6 ATS when getting no less than 3.5 factors in video games in November or later. They’re 15-4 ATS when eradicating Week 17 video games. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: 49ers 34, Dolphins 21
Walder’s choose: Dolphins 26, 49ers 20
FPI prediction: SF, 65.2% (by a median of 4.5 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Dolphins assured Terron Armstead (pec) will return this season … How the Dolphins and 49ers run related offenses in numerous methods … ‘Disenchanted’ Mitchell out for 49ers with sprained MCL

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Stephen A. Smith breaks down how the 49ers can cease Tua Tagovailoa and beat the Dolphins.


4:05 p.m. ET | Fox | Unfold: SEA -7.5 (41)

What to observe for: Though the Seahawks are 1-7 in highway video games in opposition to the Rams relationship again to 2014, with a win on Sunday, Seattle has the prospect to make sure Los Angeles finishes this season with a dropping file. With another loss, the Rams can be the primary workforce because the 2003 Buccaneers (7-9) to have a dropping file the season after profitable the Tremendous Bowl. — Sarah Barshop

Daring prediction: Tyler Lockett will high 100 yards receiving and rating a landing. With DK Metcalf figuring to get loads of consideration from All-Professional cornerback Jalen Ramsey, along with his ordinary quantity of double groups, Lockett ought to see some favorable matchups. And with no Aaron Donald there to break down the pocket, Geno Smith ought to have the time he wants to search out Lockett on a deep shot or two. — Brady Henderson

Stat to know: Smith has thrown a number of passing touchdowns in 5 straight video games, which is the longest streak of his profession and the longest lively streak within the NFL.

Accidents: Seahawks | Rams

What to know for fantasy: Kenneth Walker III has been a scoring machine (9 speeding scores in his previous seven video games), however he is been held to underneath 3.0 yards per carry in three of his previous 4, giving him a decrease flooring than different elite backs. See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: Los Angeles is a league-worst 2-8-1 ATS this season, together with 0-4-1 ATS as an underdog, 1-5 ATS at residence and 0-5 ATS in opposition to groups with profitable data. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Seahawks 30, Rams 20
Walder’s choose: Seahawks 23, Rams 20
FPI prediction: SEA, 65.8% (by a median of 5.1 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Can Seahawks keep away from rookie wall in essential closing six video games? … Donald to overlook first sport as a result of damage … Seahawks’ protection threatens playoff hopes amid one other stoop … Rams figuring out long-term contributors


4:25 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: KC -1.5 (52.5)

What to observe for: The rematch of the AFC Championship Sport options two of the league’s high offenses. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and Bengals QB Joe Burrow are first and second, respectively, within the NFL in passing touchdowns. And Kansas Metropolis leads the league in factors per drive whereas the Bengals are fourth. — Ben Child

Daring prediction: The Chiefs will sack Burrow 4 instances. The Chiefs obtained him solely as soon as in final 12 months’s AFC Championship Sport, this in between the Bengals permitting 9 sacks to the Titans and 7 to the Rams. However the Chiefs’ cross rush is way extra productive this season — they’re fifth within the league with 35 sacks and have 21 sacks within the final 5 video games. Cincinnati has allowed 35 sacks, fifth most within the league this season. — Adam Teicher

Stat to know: Mahomes is 1-2 in his profession in opposition to the Bengals, together with the playoffs, with each losses coming final season (he has by no means misplaced three video games to the identical opponent). His 85 profession begins, together with the playoffs, with out dropping three video games vs. the identical opponent is the furthest right into a quarterback’s profession since 1950.

Accidents: Chiefs | Bengals

What to know for fantasy: Tee Higgins has gone over 100 receiving yards in consecutive video games (with out Ja’Marr Chase lively) after reaching triple figures simply as soon as in his first 9 video games this season. See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: Cincinnati has coated six straight video games as an underdog relationship again to final season, together with the playoffs. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Chiefs 30, Bengals 27
Walder’s choose: Chiefs 27, Bengals 24
FPI prediction: KC, 56.7% (by a median of two.1 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Chiefs QB Mahomes and spouse welcome son … Chase says he did not play Bengals-Titans as precaution … Sources: DT Williams to signal with Chiefs’ observe squad … Gordon says he is signing on to Chiefs’ observe squad

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Domonique Foxworth, Dan Graziano and Mike Tannenbaum weigh in on whether or not Jalen Hurts is probably the most reliable quarterback within the NFC.


4:25 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: LV -1.5 (50.5)

What to observe for: The Chargers are giving up 5.4 yards per carry, the worst in a single season within the Tremendous Bowl period. Raiders RB Josh Jacobs is coming off his tour de drive in Seattle, the place 229 of his 303 all-purpose yards and each of his TDs got here on the bottom. So, Las Vegas ought to run properly in opposition to the Chargers, proper? Properly, Jacobs has averaged solely 73.5 yards per sport and 4.2 yards per carry in six video games in opposition to the Chargers, and he’s nursing a strained left calf that had him a game-time choice earlier than final week’s present. — Paul Gutierrez

Daring prediction: Jacobs will flip in a 100-yard efficiency in opposition to the Chargers — regardless of speeding for under 57 yards in opposition to the Bolts in Week 1. The Raiders ended the Chargers’ hope of a playoff look with an time beyond regulation victory in Week 18 final season, however Bolts coach Brandon Staley mentioned that not-so-distant reminiscence “can have zero influence on the sport” on Sunday. What is going to have an effect? The Chargers’ porous run protection permits a median of 151.4 yards per sport (which ranks twenty eighth). — Lindsey Thiry

Stat to know: Justin Herbert has thrown 13 touchdowns and one interception in his profession in opposition to the Raiders (3-2 file). He has thrown no less than two passing TDs in 5 straight video games in opposition to the Raiders, which is tied for the second-longest streak in opposition to the Raiders in workforce historical past (Dave Krieg had seven straight).

Accidents: Chargers | Raiders

What to know for fantasy: Austin Ekeler scored 25 fantasy factors final week in Arizona, the sixth time he is racked up no less than 24 factors in a sport this season (tied for probably the most amongst all flex gamers). See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: Las Vegas has coated three straight video games as an underdog. The Raiders are 3-1 ATS as an underdog this season and 2-5 ATS as a favourite. That is their first sport as a house underdog since final 12 months’s Week 18 matchup in opposition to the Chargers (Raiders gained by three as 3-point residence underdogs). Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Chargers 34, Raiders 27
Walder’s choose: Raiders 30, Chargers 27
FPI prediction: LV, 61.9% (by a median of three.4 factors)

Matchup must-reads: The place Herbert lands on our Prime 25 Underneath 25 … Raiders gamers sustaining religion in Josh McDaniels regardless of gradual begin


8:20 p.m. ET | NBC | Unfold: DAL -11 (43.5)

What to observe for: Coming off a tough three-game stretch in 12 days, it would seem like the Cowboys can take a breather of their subsequent three video games in opposition to sub-.500 AFC South foes, beginning Sunday with the Colts. However Mike McCarthy is aware of the significance of December soccer. McCarthy has a 42-18 file in December as a head coach. The Cowboys lead the NFL with 45 sacks, which could make life for Matt Ryan tough since he has been sacked 32 instances in 10 video games. — Todd Archer

Daring prediction: Working again Jonathan Taylor will rush for 150 yards or extra in opposition to a Dallas protection that twice this season has allowed groups to run for greater than 200 yards. It may not be sufficient to attain a win, however the Colts have a chance to take advantage of an inconsistent Cowboys run protection. Taylor has battled accidents this season, however he is averaged 5 yards per carry in his previous 5 video games after posting a four-yard per-carry common in his first 4. — Stephen Holder

Stat to know: The Colts haven’t gained at Dallas since Week 3 in 1996. The Colts are winless in two video games at Dallas since that 1996 victory; they be part of the Chiefs (0-2), Texans (0-2) and Bengals (0-4) as the one groups who haven’t overwhelmed Dallas on its residence subject since 1997.

Accidents: Colts | Cowboys

What to know for fantasy: Nearly as good as Tony Pollard appears, fantasy is a sport of manufacturing and having scored in every of his previous 4 video games, Ezekiel Elliott continues to carry worth. See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: Dallas is an NFL-best 20-8 ATS because the begin of final season, together with 14-5 ATS as a favourite. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Cowboys 30, Colts 13
Walder’s choose: Cowboys 34, Colts 20
FPI prediction: DAL, 88.0% (by a median of 14.1 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Colts’ Jeff Saturday says he needs he had used late timeout … Giants, Cowboys or Payments: The place will Odell Beckham Jr. land? … OBJ free company: Cowboys, Payments, Giants stars entice WR … Is NFC East the NFL’s greatest division?


Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET | ESPN | Unfold: TB -4.0 (40.5)

What to observe for: The Bucs have been anticipated to run away with the NFC South in 2022, however dropping to the Browns in Week 12 opened the door for the Saints. This sport has significant potential within the standing. Making issues worse for Tampa Bay, All-Professional proper deal with Tristan Wirfs is out with a excessive ankle sprain, and the Bucs’ protection is struggling to place collectively full video games whereas the offense can not seem to clear the 17-point threshold lately. — Jenna Laine

Daring prediction: The Saints will win a low-scoring sport like their 9-0 victory in Tampa Bay final season. The Saints’ offense has struggled lots this 12 months and was shut out final week, however there have been some optimistic indicators from the protection these days, which has largely had Tom Brady’s quantity up to now few years. If Marshon Lattimore returns, anticipate one other stable efficiency in opposition to Brady, particularly contemplating the Bucs have struggled on offense. — Katherine Terrell

Stat to know: Tom Brady is 1-4 in opposition to the Saints within the common season since becoming a member of the Buccaneers in 2020, with the lone win coming this season. In 4 of these 5 video games, Brady has posted his lowest whole QBR in opposition to any single opponent since signing with Tampa Bay, and that features the win this season which was a season low.

Accidents: Saints | Buccaneers

What to know for fantasy: Mike Evans has been held underneath 13 fantasy factors in eight straight conferences with the Saints and enters this sport having failed to attain even 11 fantasy factors in three straight. See Week 13 rankings.

Betting nugget: New Orleans is 0-5 ATS on the highway this season. Learn extra.

Moody’s choose: Buccaneers 21, Saints 16
Walder’s choose: Buccaneers 23, Saints 13
FPI prediction: TB, 62.1% (by a median of three.5 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Saints would throw NFC South into chaos with win at Buccaneers … Supply: Bucs’ Wirfs (excessive ankle sprain) out weeks