NFL Quick Picks: Picking Every Game for Week 13

Josh McCainSenior Writer IDecember 2, 2010

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 28:  Wide receiver Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans is separated by umpire Garth DeFerlice #53 from cornerback Cortland Finnegan #31 of the Tennessee Titans after the two exchanged punches in the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium on November 28, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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After taking a week off because of Thanksgiving, I'm back with my quick picks for week 13.

HOU @ PHI:  Honestly who expects the terrible defense of Houston to stop Mike Vick?  Eagles win big 38-17.

BUF @ MIN: The once terrible Bills are playing some inspired football and Ryan Fitzpatrick looks like an up and coming stud.  I'll take the Bills 23-13.

CLE @ MIA:  As LeBron James makes his return to Cleveland, the Browns visit the Dolphins. What a week for those two cities.  The Heat should win big in Cleveland and, since Miami is playing at home, I'll take the Browns since the Dolphins have been bad at home.  Browns win 17-13.

JAC @ TEN: Kerry Collins is reportedly going to be under center for the Titans, so I think that will give them the edge at home.  Titans 17-14.

NO @ CIN:  The Bengals have already packed it in for the season and the Saints are trying to march back into the playoffs.  Saints win 27-10.

DEN @ KC:  The Chiefs were embarrassed in Denver and are looking for revenge. The Broncos probably have lame duck coach on their hands and haven't really played that hard for him the past one and half seasons, so the Chiefs win and continue their push to the playoffs. 28-14.

WAS @ NYG:  The Redskins need to run the table in order to even dream about the playoffs and it's possible, but they have to go to the Giants home field in order to do that.  New stadium, same results for the Skins, who are terrible in NY. Giants win 23-16.

CHI @ DET:  We all thought the Bears were pretenders, but lately they've looked like the real thing.  I'm still not sold on them, but they're playing the Lions so which ever team they are they'll still beat Detroit.  Bears win 20-10.

SF @ GB:  The 49ers just lost the only consistent weapon on Monday night.  I didn't like their chances before Frank Gore got hurt and I really don't like them now.  Aaron Rodgers continues to make the Packers fans forget about old number 4 and Pack win 38-17.

OAK @ SD:  It was a nice run Raiders' fans.  You guys got a few wins and had a share of the division lead at one point. You should be proud.  Now it's time to come back to reality, as it looks like the Chargers have righted their ship and are sailing to the post season.  Chargers win 24-10.

ATL @ TB:  The Bucs are a nice young team, but at this point in the season I think they'll begin to fall off.  The Falcons look like the real deal with Matt Ryan and may wind up with home field advantage in the play-offs.  Falcons win 20-17.

DAL @ IND:  The Cowboys have played hard the past two weeks and almost had a nice come from behind win over the Saints.  The Colts are playing their worst stretch of football since Peyton Manning's rookie season.  However, unless they're playing the Patriots, I almost never pick against the Colts and I won't here.  Colts win 27-14.

STL @ ARI:  Two years removed from the Super Bowl and the Cardinals have returned to the team they've always been .  The Rams will win easily 24-10.

CAR @ SEA:  Carolina is trying hard to get that number one pick and the Seahawks will help them with that.  Seattle wins 31-9.

PIT @ BAL:  The Steelers' offense has not gotten the boast we all expected they'd get upon the return of Big Ben.  The Ravens on the other hand have played like we expected them to play.  This game is basically for the division and I think the Ravens squeak it out by 3.  17-14.

NYJ @ NE:  Like the above game, this one might determine the divsion.  Both teams are playing extremely well and, honestly, it's a pick'em in my book.  So, since the Pats are at home, I'll take them by 3, 20-17.