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Baltimore Beatdown Picks: Week 13

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With the regular season approaching the final stretch, teams are battling for the chance to make the playoffs. While some teams like the Ravens have turned the corner after a tough period in their schedule, others have fallen off entirely, left to compete for pride in 2018. The Baltimore Beatdown staff predicts all of the Week 13 games, and readers can vote in the polls in this article to compete for first place.

Current standings:

  1. Kyle A. (113-61)
  2. Frank and readers (112-62)
  3. Jake (110-64)
  4. Sage and Vas (109-65)
  5. Logan (103-71)
  6. Kyle B. and Zach (102-72)
  7. Dustin (101-73)

An analysis of the Baltimore Beatdown staff picks

Can Lamar Jackson keep the Ravens momentum going?

All signs point to Jackson under center for his third career start. While the Ravens have a losing road record this year, the Falcons have lost their last three games, wildly under performing compared to preseason expectations. Still, only four out of nine Beatdown writers believe Jackson will improve to 3-0 as a starter. A win in Atlanta would go a long way towards Baltimore’s push to end the postseason drought.

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Ravens or Falcons?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    Ravens
    (394 votes)
  • 25%
    Falcons
    (134 votes)
528 votes total Vote Now

Consensus winners

  • The Broncos extend their win streak against the Bengals (DEN -5.0): With Andy Dalton on IR adding to Cincinnati’s laundry list of injuries, Denver can pick up another victory to remain within in striking distance of the postseason.

Poll

Who will win Week 13: Broncos or Bengals?

This poll is closed

  • 92%
    Broncos
    (336 votes)
  • 7%
    Bengals
    (28 votes)
364 votes total Vote Now
  • The Rams roll the Lions (LAR -10.0): After the Lions were defeated by a backup QB on Thanksgiving, Jared Goff and Los Angeles’ high flying offense should win easily against a 4-7 Detroit squad.

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Rams or Lions?

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    Rams
    (319 votes)
  • 4%
    Lions
    (16 votes)
335 votes total Vote Now
  • The Colts take advantage of the struggling Jaguars (IND -4.0): Jalen Ramsey has been eating a lot of crow this season, and Jacksonville is spiraling. Andrew Luck’s comeback season should notch another W in Week 13.

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Colts or Jaguars?

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    Colts
    (249 votes)
  • 27%
    Jaguars
    (94 votes)
343 votes total Vote Now
  • The Packers bounce back against the Cardinals (GB -14.0): With Mike McCarthy on the hot seat, Green Bay exploits a weak opponent to inch back towards .500.

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Cardinals or Packers?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Cardinals
    (22 votes)
  • 93%
    Packers
    (304 votes)
326 votes total Vote Now
  • The Panthers stop their three-game skid with a win over the Buccaneers (CAR -3.5): With Seattle hitting their stride, Cam Newton and Carolina should take advantage of an ineffective divisional opponent this week to stay in the hunt.

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Panthers or Buccaneers?

This poll is closed

  • 85%
    Panthers
    (274 votes)
  • 14%
    Buccaneers
    (45 votes)
319 votes total Vote Now
  • The Chiefs destroy the Raiders (KC -15.0): Andy Reid’s prolific young quarterback should shred Oakland’s 26th ranked defense.

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Chiefs or Raiders?

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    Chiefs
    (309 votes)
  • 4%
    Raiders
    (13 votes)
322 votes total Vote Now
  • The Titans snap their two-game losing streak against the Jets (TEN -7.5): It seems like a distant memory when Tennessee led the AFC South early in the season, but the Jets are a bottom feeder team that the Titans can handle.

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Jets or Titans?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Jets
    (45 votes)
  • 85%
    Titans
    (274 votes)
319 votes total Vote Now
  • The Seahawks continue their wild card push with a win over the 49ers (SEA -9.5): After taking out the Packers and the Panthers in their last two games, Seattle is in a groove as they look to snag a wild card spot with the NFC West title firmly with the 10-1 Rams.

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: 49ers or Seahawks?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    49ers
    (9 votes)
  • 97%
    Seahawks
    (300 votes)
309 votes total Vote Now

‘Lone wolf’ picks

  • Logan — The Cowboys defeat the Saints (NO -7.5) and the Giants get a win over the Bears (CHI -4.5): While Dallas has responded to early season struggles to take the NFC East lead, the Saints have been decimating defenses. New York continues to fall short, while in contrast, Chicago continues to find ways to stay on top in the NFC North.

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Saints or Cowboys?

This poll is closed

  • 90%
    Saints
    (207 votes)
  • 9%
    Cowboys
    (21 votes)
228 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Bears or Giants?

This poll is closed

  • 86%
    Bears
    (276 votes)
  • 13%
    Giants
    (44 votes)
320 votes total Vote Now
  • Sage — The Chargers win on the road against the Steelers (PIT -3.5): Ben Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh have looked vulnerable lately, as Ben Roethlisberger has thrown five interceptions in his last two games.

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Chargers or Steelers?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    Chargers
    (215 votes)
  • 36%
    Steelers
    (123 votes)
338 votes total Vote Now
  • Vas — The Vikings leave Gillette Stadium with a victory over the Patriots (NE -5.0): If Tom Brady and company were traveling to Minnesota this game would have a different complexion, as New England is .500 on the road in 2018. However, the Patriots are 5-0 at home this season.

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Vikings or Patriots?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Vikings
    (85 votes)
  • 72%
    Patriots
    (228 votes)
313 votes total Vote Now

All writers’ picks can be found in the table below.

NFL Picks Week 13

Games Kyle A. Frank Jake Sage Vasilis Logan Kyle B. Zach Dustin BB Readers
Games Kyle A. Frank Jake Sage Vasilis Logan Kyle B. Zach Dustin BB Readers
Saints at Cowboys Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints Cowboys Saints Saints Saints Vote
Ravens at Falcons Falcons Falcons Falcons Ravens Ravens Falcons Ravens Falcons Ravens Vote
Bears at Giants Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Giants Bears Bears Bears Vote
Bills at Dolphins Bills Bills Dolphins Bills Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Vote
Broncos at Bengals Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos Vote
Rams at Lions Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Rams Vote
Colts at Jaguars Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts Vote
Browns at Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Texans Browns Texans Browns Texans Vote
Cardinals at Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers Vote
Panthers at Buccaneers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Vote
Chiefs at Raiders Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Vote
Jets at Titans Titans Titans Titans Titans Titans Titans Titans Titans Titans Vote
49ers at Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Vote
Vikings at Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Vikings Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Vote
Chargers at Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Chargers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Vote
Redskins at Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Eagles Redskins Eagles Redskins Eagles Vote
Week 12 Record 10-5 9-6 11-4 10-5 12-3 10-5 11-4 9-6 10-5 11-4
Season Record 113-61 112-62 110-64 109-65 109-65 103-71 102-72 102-72 101-73 112-62

Vote for the rest of the Week 13 matchups!

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Bills or Dolphins?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Bills
    (43 votes)
  • 66%
    Dolphins
    (87 votes)
130 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Browns or Texans?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Browns
    (30 votes)
  • 76%
    Texans
    (95 votes)
125 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who will win in Week 13: Redskins or Eagles?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Redskins
    (27 votes)
  • 78%
    Eagles
    (98 votes)
125 votes total Vote Now