The NFL's December schedule begins Thursday night in Philadelphia, where Andre Johnson, Arian Foster and the Houston Texans take on Michael Vick and the Eagles in a game each team needs to win to protect their fragile places in tight playoff hunts.
Of course, that is not the marquee matchup of Week 13. In fact, the biggest game of the week will not be played until Monday night, when the Patriots and Jets square off in Foxboro for supremacy of not only the AFC East, but the entire AFC. In between those two, there will be a fistful of other games going a long way toward determining the winners of divisions, and some others pitting Wild Card hopefuls in need of a strong finish to the season.
Read on for the updated spreads, picks and fantasy advice for all 16 games in the NFL's critical Week 13.