NFL Picks Week 13: Picking Biggest Upsets of the Week

James MaahsContributor IIINovember 27, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 22:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins during a Thanksgiving Day game against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 22, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The NFL season is flying by with some surprising teams at the top of their respected divisions.

Some of these teams got there by going against the odds, winning when they were expected to do nothing more than be cellar dwellers in the standings.

But there's always a surprise when a new season picks up, and this year is no exception.

These will be the biggest upsets for Week 13 in the NFL:



Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears

It would be fair to give the Chicago Bears their due credit. A feel-good win against the Minnesota Vikings pushed them to the top of the NFC North.

But it gets iffy. The Bears lack offense and are very inconsistent in putting points on the board. Worse yet, they rely on their defense game in and game out to put out the win. When the defense lacks, they lose as was evidenced against the Texans and 49ers.

The Seattle Seahawks have had an up and down season up till now, winning one game and then losing a few after that. It's left them with a 6-5 record that will probably see them miss the playoffs.

The Seahawks rank eighth in rushing yards with 138 per game. Combine that with third overall in opponents' passing yards at 200 per game, and the Chicago Bears may be on the fence with this game.

A big advantage is that the Bears will be at home, but this will only take them so far in the game.

Seahawks 17, Bears 10


New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins

The New York Giants are about to go up against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins. 

The Giants are the obvious favorite in this game, but should they be?

The Redskins rank second in the NFL in rushing yards with 162.9 per game. This is mainly due to Griffin III, who has led the Redskins on a two-game winning streak.

The Redskins running game combined with throwing abilities by Griffin III will pick apart the Giants defense.

It will be a close game, but with the Redskins being at home, an upset is in the making.

Giants 23, Redskins 27


Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys

For as bad as the Philadelphia Eagles have been this season, the Dallas Cowboys have been following in their footsteps.

Both teams were expected to be better, a lot better, with the talent that each possess. But it wasn't meant to be as the Eagles will likely miss the playoffs, and the Cowboys are still on the fence.

The favorite in this matchup is the Cowboys, partially because of home-field advantage and that they have a somewhat decent QB in Tony Romo.

The Cowboys rank third in the NFL in passing yards with 296 and are the worse team in the league to rush the ball. It's been an up and down season for the Cowboys as their offense remains very inconsistent.

The Eagles though, have less consistency combined with a slew of injuries and a seven-game losing streak.

Though they will finally break that streak against the Cowboys.

Eagles 24, Cowboys 14