NFL Week 13 Picks: Frank Caliendo Picks on Fox and 3 of My Picks

Jonathan MaurerCorrespondent IIDecember 3, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 27: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons scrambles against the Minnesota Vikings at the Georgia Dome on November 27, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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For those of you who want to play against Frank Caliendo, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson, just go to the Fox Sports website and play Frank's picks. Also, make sure to tune in and watch the Fox NFL Sunday Pregame show that starts at 12 p.m. ET.   

I apologize for not posting my picks last week, but this week I made sure to write this a couple days early.    

Last week I was 1-3.  

My picks were the Bucs over the Titans, Bears over the Raiders, Bengals over the Browns and the Giants over the Saints. 

Yeah...I'm an idiot. But I believe that this weeks picks will be better.    


Falcons vs. Texans  

The Texans have lost there quarterback and their backup quarterback, and now they are down to rookie third stringer T.J. Yates. I know a lot of people are concerned that the Texans might start to slip, but I think Yates will do a very good job.   

I saw him play in college and he reminds me of Tom Brady. Unlike Blaine Gabbert, Yates will have help, not just in the running game, but in the passing game and defense. It's going to be a close game and it should be very entertaining.  

My Pick: Texans   

Broncos vs. Vikings  

No, it's not Tebow vs. the Vikings, Tebow vs. Christian Ponder, Tebow vs. the Vikings defense, Tebow and everybody else vs. the Vikings, it's just the Broncos vs the Vikings.   

All the talk has been Tebow this, and Tebow that, but people forget that it is the defense that is actually carrying the team. The Broncos are running the spread offense, but we know that it's not going to last long. They will have to depend on Tebow passing the football, and that's not going to work.  

My Pick: Vikings 

Chiefs vs. Bears 

The Chiefs stepped up last week and the Bears took a step back. Based on that, I would pick the Chiefs, but I believe that Caleb Hanie will play better. If Tyler Palko is starting for the Chiefs, then I don't think I could make an easier pick.  

My Pick: Bears 

My Upset Pick of the week: Panthers over the Bucanneers