NFL Picks Week 13: San Diego Chargers and Teams Sure to Cover the Spread

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIDecember 4, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 27:   Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers throws against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium on November 27, 2011 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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As the season comes to a close, Vegas lines are starting to get really tricky.

Earlier in the year it was still easy to pick out one or two games a week that were safe bets. Now, it's becoming really difficult to key in on those games.

However, there still are some teams that you will find that are safe to cover the spread this weekend.

Here are three teams you should have no problem hitting big on.

San Diego Chargers (-3)

The San Diego Chargers have looked terrible this year.

Everybody from head coach Norv Turner to quarterback Philip Rivers is to blame. The entire team just hasn't lived up to the hype.

However, they are still a very talented team.

That talent alone should be enough to carry them over a Jacksonville team that just saw their head coach get fired.

The Jaguars defense is good, but there is no way they will hold the Chargers to within three points.

New York Jets (-3)

Just like the San Diego Chargers, the New York Jets just haven't lived up to the hype that Rex Ryan keeps feeding us.

As much as you may want to write the Jets off, they aren't out of the playoff picture yet.

They are going to come out hungry for a win this weekend to keep them in the hunt. Luckily for them, their opponent is a lowly Washington Redskins team.

The Redskins finally found something in rookie running back Roy Helu Jr. last weekend.

If you think that's enough to topple the Jets, then you are poorly mistaken.

New England Patriots (-20.5)

Sadly, I'm not kidding right now.

The New England Patriots are 20.5 point favorites this weekend against the still winless Indianapolis Colts.

Typically, a spread this big is something to laugh at. This week, there is a good chance the Patriots will cover it.

This Colts defense is atrocious. The Patriots will likely be up by at least 21 points by halftime.

Brady is going to hook up with Welker and Gronkowski early to build a big lead.

The only question is whether or not they will let off the gas late in the game. Belichick has never been one to do so in the past.