Playoff races are heating up while other teams are already thinking about next year. Week 13 of the NFL season is here. This season marks the first time teams will be playing 17 games in the regular season, and the final stretch is here.
Check out the preview and betting odds for all the Week 13 matchups.
Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints (+6, 47.5)
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The Dallas Cowboys will be looking to get back in the win column on Thursday night after losing a heartbreaker to the Raiders last week on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys will be favored heading into one of the toughest places to play the NFL in New Orleans.
This week, the Cowboys will also be against COVID-19 as numerous staff members have tested positive and will miss the game.
New York Giants @ Miami Dolphins (-3, 42)
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 30, 2021
The Miami Dolphins defense strutted their stuff last week and dominated Cam and the Panthers from start to finish. This week Miami will welcome another shaky offense to the 305 when the New York Giants come to town. The Giants can’t afford to fall behind early in this one.
Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans (+7.5, 46)
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— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) December 1, 2021
The Indianapolis Colts have looked like a completely different team since their dreadful 1-4 start this season. After a tough loss to the defending champions last week, the Colts will travel to Houston to take on a franchise that is ready for the season just to be over. Expect the Colts big in this one.
Minnesota Vikings @ Detroit Lions (+7, 47.5)
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— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) November 28, 2021
The Detroit Lions are running out of time to put one in the win column this year. The Lions won’t be the first team to go 0-17 thanks to a tie with Pittsburgh, but the Vikings don’t want to be the team to give Detroit their first victory of the season. The Vikings are looking to get back to .500 on the season.
Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Jets (+6.5, 45.5)
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— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 30, 2021
The Philadelphia Eagles seem to be missing that one key ingredient to make a successful playoff run. The Eagles currently sit third in the NFC East standings, with their postseason hopes barely hanging by a thread. A win over the Jets could give the Eagles the life they are looking for.
Arizona Cardinals @ Chicago Bears (+7, 46.5)
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— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) November 30, 2021
Sometimes during a bye week, teams get forgotten while they rest. That isn’t the case for the first-place Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals will be favorites over a Chicago Bears team who took home a narrow win over the winless Lions on Thanksgiving.
Los Angeles Chargers @ Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5, 50.5)
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— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 30, 2021
A matchup that should create fireworks between two hungry young QB’s will be when the Chargers take on the Bengals. Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow are looking to begin the next chapter of QB’s in the NFL, and a win Sunday could change the entire direction of either organization.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons (+10, 50.5)
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— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 1, 2021
Tom Brady will forever be the most hated man in the city of Atlanta. We all know the 28-3 jokes will never die. Now Brady owns the Falcons own division. The Buccaneers are 10 point favorites in this one, and that line could easily move up before Sunday.
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Los Angeles Rams (-13, 48.5)
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— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 1, 2021
The Los Angeles Rams super team did not win one single game in the month of November. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. The Rams will look to regroup in December, and their first test will be against a Jacksonville team looking to play spoiler for teams who have a chance at postseason play.
Washington Football Team @ Las Vegas Raiders (-2.5, 48.5)
"If we take care of our business, we give ourselves a chance."
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) November 30, 2021
The Washington Football Team has been one of the hottest teams in the league in the month of November. Pulling off a few upsets, Washington looks to be a team that is still playing for something. The Raiders are slight favorites but can’t take this matchup lightly.
Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers (+3, 44)
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— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 30, 2021
The Ravens and Steelers have been sold to fans for years as one of the best rivalries in the NFL. Both teams are coming off of ugly performances that resulted in a Ravens win and a Steelers blowout loss. The AFC North is still up for grabs, with both teams looking for a big win.
San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks (+2.5, 46.5)
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— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 1, 2021
Another fun rivalry matchup takes place when the 49ers and the Seahawks meet in this NFC West matchup. The Pete Carrol Seahawks era looks to be on its last legs, as the 49ers are not giving up on this season just yet. The 49ers are slight favorites in this divisional matchup.
Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs (-10, 49.5)
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— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) November 28, 2021
Every team in the AFC West has a winning record. The Kansas City Chiefs sit atop the West with a 7-4 record, while the Denver Broncos are in a three-way tie for second with a 6-4 record. The Sunday night matchup will have enormous implications for the AFC West and could change both teams’ entire path to the 2021 postseason.
New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills (-3.5, 45)
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— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) December 1, 2021
If you asked fans of the NFL who would be winning the AFC East this late in the season before the season started, most would have said the Buffalo Bills. However, it shouldn’t come as no surprise that the New England Patriots aren’t ready for the Buffalo era. Monday night should be an entertaining game that could help decide the AFC East.