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These free week 13 NFL game predictions are for Thursday December 3rd through Monday December 7th 2009. If you do have a point spread question for week 13 just leave the spread and game in the comments. I will reply to the football point spread question within 24 hours. I do provide free game analysis and score predictions for each NFL game in the 2009 season.
Thursday December 3rd 2009
New York Jets at Buffalo
The Bills have are coming off a butt whipping of the Dolphins and the Jets beat a bad Panther’s team in week 12. The Bills have discovered that Terrell Owens is not quite over the hill yet and have a decent offense at last. The Jets started out hot then went cold and may be getting warm again in week 13 of the 2009 NFL season. The Bills struggle against the run and do well against the pass. This bodes well for Sanchez so look for the Jets to run often and well. New York wins a close one 24 to 21.
Sunday December 6th 2009
St. Louis at Chicago
The Rams are bad but the Bears are not exactly setting the world on fire in 2009. Stephen Jackson is the best player in the NFL that is seldom talked about. Kyle Bollier is trying to prove he is a starting quarterback in the NFL so he is hungry. The Bears are last in the NFL at running the ball and not much better at defending the run and this bodes well for Jackson. Jay Cutler has been decent at times but throws way too many picks. I like the Rams in a mild upset to beat the Bears 23 to 17.
New England at Miami
The Dolphins and their Wildcat Formation tend to give the Patriots problems. However with the loss of Ronnie Brown it has lost some of its pop. I don’t see the Dolphins recovering from a blowout loss to the Bills. My free week 13 NFL prediction is the Patriots 31, Dolphins 20.
Philadelphia at Atlanta
The Eagles played a stinker and just did get by the Redskins in week 12. Atlanta suffered some injuries and managed to beat the Bucs. With Matt Ryan and Michael Turner both coming off injures (at the time of this writing it is uncertain how badly they are injured) look for the Eagles to jump all over the Falcons. I think the Eagles win over the Falcons, 27 to 21.
New Orleans at Washington
The Saints better not take the Redskins too lightly as they have not yet given up this season. That being said this is a big mismatch and I think the Saints beat the Redskins 35 to 24.
Tennessee at Indianapolis
The Tennessee Titans are on a roll and Vince Young is on a tear since his return to starting. Vince Young is a new man and is playing smart and productive football.. The Colts are undefeated and Peyton Manning is the best quarterback in the NFL. However forget the quarterbacks for a moment. Chris Johnson is the best running back in the NFL as you can read about here.
The Colts are respectable at best at stopping the run and this could drop when Chris Johnson gets a shot at them. However the Titans poor pass defense more than makes up for the Colts run defense. Can the rejuvenated Vince Young beat the wily pro Peyton Manning? Not this week, Colts 31, Titans 27. Thanks for reading the analysis of the Titans/Colts game.
Oakland at Pittsburgh
Oh those nasty Steeler/Raiders games of the 70’s sure were great. Too bad the past is the past. I think even if the Steelers use Dennis Dixon again they will win. My free week 13 NFL prediction is Steelers 24, Raiders 10.
Denver at Kansas City
I had stuck a fork in the Broncos until they beat the Giants. Kansas City just sucks and I think they made a mistake in hiring Coach Haley. One interesting thing to this game is the Broncos desire to trade for Matt Cassel who ended up with the Chiefs. I believe they did better in getting Kyle Orton though. Denver will beat the Chiefs 24 to 17.
Tampa Bay at Carolina
Two bad football teams battle it out when the Bucs come to Carolina to play the Panthers. Carolina has some injury concerns and has no passing game, except in the form of interceptions. Tampa does not have much of a team though and the AFC South is a home team wins division. Carolina beats Tampa Bay 17 to 10.
Houston at Jacksonville
Both teams are coming off disappointing losses last week. The Jaguars can play decent offense at times but other times they show nothing. Houston has a decent team but can’t win big games against the Colts, but who can? Houston defeats the Jaguars 21 to 17.
Detroit at Cincinnati
The Lions can play decent offense but their defense, especially their pass defense sucks. The Bengals beat good teams but sometimes let down against weaker opponents. I don’t think they will this week and will beat the Lions 27 to 20.
San Diego at Cleveland
The Chargers need to fear a trap game to an extent when they fly east to Cleveland. The Browns can sometimes rise up to play well against good opponents. That being said I don’t see it happening. San Diego is just too good with Phillip Rivers leading them. My week 13 NFL prediction is Chargers 31, Browns 17.
Dallas at New York Giants
The Cowboys can finish off the Giants and take another step towards winning the NFC East division with a win. 2 months ago I would have picked the Giants without a 2nd thought. Eli Manning is having a less than stellar season in 2009 and Brandon Jacobs is not the back he was in the past. The Giants defense is solid but not great against the run or the pass.
Dallas has been playing well but can lose focus late in the season under Wade Phillips. Loosing to Green Bay and barely beating the Redskins are proof of that. However I think a big play on special teams will decide the game. Dallas defeats the Giants 24 to 21.
San Francisco at Seattle
The 2009 Seattle Seahawks have been an injury laden dud but may have found a running back in Justin Forsett. The problem with that is the 49er’s stop the run better than anything else they do. Look for Alex Smith to have some nice numbers against the Seahawks as the 49er’s win 24 to 14.
Minnesota at Arizona
Will this be a Brett Favre vs. Kurt Warner duel? Or will Warner miss another game due to his concussion? Brett Favre has found the fountain of youth this season and may well be the 2009 NFL MVP. Don’t forget the Vikings also have Adrian Peterson and a nice defense. Whether Warner plays or not the Vikings win. Vikes 28, Cardinals 17.
Monday Night December 7th 2009
Baltimore at Green Bay
I really thought both the Packers and Ravens would be better this season than they have shown. But both teams have had flashes of greatness and flashes of average as well. Green Bay has a nice winning streak going and is in the NFC playoff hunt for 2009. Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Grant are having nice seasons and the defense is coming around. They can stop the run and Woodson is a danger to intercept any pass coming his way.
Baltimore just hasn’t had the same defense in 2009 and are in big need of wide receivers. Joe Flacco is playing decently but has few targets. The Ravens can stop the run fairly well but struggle against the pass.
My free week 13 NFL prediction and analysis is that the Packers beat the Ravens 24 to 14.