NFL Sure-Fire Picks Week 13: Lions to Feast on the Bears
I'm happy to report a 4-0 week, taking me to 35-8 on the season on Sure-Fire Picks. This week's picks include a Thanksgiving Day match-up, and the Monday Night Football game featuring the hapless Jets. These selections should help with your Pro Football Pickem' picks and maybe you can win a great prize from Enzo's Pizza Shack.
DETROIT over CHICAGO
The Detroit Lions get one of the traditional Thanksgiving Day games and they get it at home--which is huge this time of year. It's a short trip for the Bears, but the chance for the Lions to play indoors means the offense will finally score a touchdown for the first time in three weeks. The colder the weather gets, the more the Bears are melting away like the wicked witch of the West. Happy Thanksgiving, Detroit!
My Prediction: Lions 30 | Bears 20
CINCINNATI over TAMPA BAY
The Bengals have been up and down, while Tampa Bay has mostly been down. The Bengals are fighting and clawing for a playoff spot, while the Buccaneers are not. While Tampa Bay is better than their 2-9 record would indicate, that doesn't mean they are a good team. Cincinnati is and should roll.
My Prediction: Bengals 34 | Buccaneers 14
INDIANAPOLIS over WASHINGTON
There is no question the Colts are a playoff team, but their defense needs to catch up with the offense. Washington is in disarray -- as are the Redskins. Colt McCoy gets the start this week, but it won't matter. Getting good quarterback play isn't the only issue for the Redskins. It's looking more and more like Mike Shanahan wasn't the problem.
My Prediction: Colts 41 | Redskins 10
MIAMI over N.Y. JETS
After watching the Dolphins give the Broncos all they could handle last week, I believe this is a team that may be playoff worthy. A loss to the Jets would cause me to completely retract that statement. The Dolphins aren't bad -- unlike the Jets - who might be better off to call up the old #12 named Joe and let him play quarterback. It couldn't be any worse.
My Prediction: Dolphins 27 | Jets 10