Week 13 of the NFL season is upon us, which can only mean one thing: there's just four weeks to go. It also means that Monday Night Football can wash the stench of the Cardinals off itself with the beauty and artistry that is the New York Jets at the New England Patriots.
New England is a 3.5 point favorite against New York at home, which is basically the Vegas odds-makers giving the Patriot the three-point home field advantage plus half a point for Tom Brady and his hair ... or his wife. Nine of our "experts" are picking the Patriots to cover the spread, with Bryan Gibberman making the homer pick for his Jets. Of course, both Kevin and the Coin Flip also picked New York and they have two of the three highest pick rates on our staff, so go figure.
The other big game of interest in the NFC is the Atlanta Falcons (9-2) at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-4). The Falcons beat the Bucs at home once this year and have the edge in most of the key statistical categories, which explains why they are a three-point road favorite. Our "experts" are split evenly on this one and personally, I'm going with the Bucs to win the revenge game. I also don't think the Falcons are a 10-2 team, so they are a due for a loss. How's that for some fine analysis?
Here's the rest of our picks for Week 13: