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NFL Week 13 Predictions: Mikey's Crystal Ball

Will 13 be lucky for Mikey this week? Will it be lucky for BBV readers? Will the Giants solve RG3? Let's look into the crystal ball and find out.....

One thing I love about this time of the NFL season, aside from the fact that playoff races are heating up, is that we have a full slate of games. Of course, the bye weeks extend the season by one week, but it sure is nice to have a smorgasbord of games to watch on Red Zone or to see highlights of Sunday night. Bonus this week too--the Giants do not play until Monday night, meaning Red Zone ORGY. Okay, maybe that's a strong word, but I'm looking forward to Sunday, and then having the Giants take it to RG3 Monday. Hopefully.

New Orleans at Atlanta--The Falcons are 5-0 at home and the Saints 2-3 on the road. To some degree, you can throw out records in tough divisional games, but Atlanta smells blood here and the #1 NFC seed. Falcons 38, Saints 31

Houston at Tennessee--I lived in Nashville when the Texans were a young franchise, and the Titans were a powerhouse. Times sure have changed, including the fact that Gary Kubiak's Texans are a remarkable 5-0 on the road. Texans 30, Titans 17

New England at Miami--The hoodie can clinch a tie for the AFC East with a win, and it's hard to pick against them in that situation, Gronk or not. Patriots 31, Dolphins 27

Jacksonville at Buffalo--Chad Freaking Henne? Who saw that coming? Bills 24, Jaguars 22

Indianapolis at Detroit--What happened to the Lions? It seems like they remembered that they were the Lions. Colts 23, Lions 20

Carolina at Kansas City--Besides watching to see what Cam Newton and Jamaal Charles do, there's nothing to see here. Panthers 28, Chiefs 16

Arizona at NY Jets--Last week, Mark Sanchez ran into his center's giant a** And there are Jets' fans who think that a giant a** should be the team's logo. Jets 17, Cardinals 14

San Francisco at St. Louis--Wouldn't another tie be awesome? Ehhh, not really. Niners 27, Rams10

Minnesota at Green Bay--The Pack let the Giants' offense just trample them. And now here comes Adrian Peterson. But seriously, there is no way Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers let this one get away. Packers 33, Vikings 24

Seattle at Chicago--There are three teams in the NFL that have given up less than 200 points, and two of them are playing here (Seattle 185 and Chicago 175). So don't expect a shootout. Bears 10, Seahawks 6

Tampa Bay at Denver--Do you get the feeling John Elway knew what he was doing by letting Tebow go? Broncos 31, Bucs 30

Cincinnati at San Diego--Hey Norv! Tick tick tick tick tick. Bengals 28, Chargers 24

Cleveland at Oakland--Two 3-8 teams square off. Get your popcorn ready! Raiders 21, Browns 17

Pittsburgh at Baltimore--If Big Ben plays, the point spread has to shrink by almost a touchdown. I'm going to pick this game as if he plays. Steelers 24, Ravens 23

Philadelphia at Dallas--This may be the only time in my life I (and I know many of you) ever want the Eagles to win, so of course they won't. Hey Andy! Tick tick tick tick tick. Cowboys 23, Eagles 20

NY Giants at Washington--We need this one for a last quarter cushion, but this is the type of game the Giants lose after a really big win. Still, I'm still going Big Blue until they force me not to. Giants 34, Redskins 30

Last Week: 11-5

Season Record: 114-62