NFL Pick’em: Week 13 NFL Picks
Welcome to our weekly NFL Pick’em. The hosts of the My Fantasy Podcast (Dan, Brandon and Orlando) pick every game straight up and crown one champion of all champions at the end of the season.
Standings after Week 11
Dan Schalk: 100-76
Brandon Reid: 111-65
Orlando Torres: 105-71
Week 13 NFL Picks
Chiefs at Jets
Dan Schalk: Kansas City Chiefs. Watch Kareem Hunt go for over 100 yards rushing and two TD’s.
Brandon Reid: Kansas City Chiefs. Both teams have lost five of their last six games. But the Chiefs are the ones with the talent to win, they just aren’t. Double team Robby Anderson, get the ball to Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill, and get out of town with the win. Not that hard.
Orlando Torres: Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are just about at their breaking point, but with the playoffs closing in this is the time to really buckle down and get it together.
Patriots at Bills
Dan Schalk: New England Patriots. The Bills could be classified as the Patriots “bitch” over the last 18 years…
Brandon Reid: New England Patriots. The Bills can’t pass the ball, and can’t score many points. Not a good recipe against the GOAT.
Orlando Torres: New England Patriots. Bills get destroyed. Period!
Broncos at Dolphins
Dan Schalk: Denver Broncos. Trevor Siemian has been the Broncos best QB option all season.
Brandon Reid: Denver Broncos. No one wins this game. But believe it or not, Denver is the better offensive team statistically.
Orlando Torres: Miami Dolphins. Will we get a brawl or a football game? Either way soooo many revenge narratives here. Julius Thomas, Adam Gase oh… and Jay Cutler? Fins up!
49ers at Bears
Dan Schalk: San Francisco 49ers. Jimmy Garoppolo is better than Mitchell Trubisky.
Brandon Reid: Chicago Bears. Jimmy Garoppolo makes a huge difference for the 49ers. But I still like the way the Bears have played gritty and tough over the last couple of months. They were simply out-classed last week. This may be the first time all year the Bears will be able to control the game and out physical their opponent.
Orlando Torres: San Francisco 49ers. Finally we get to see the debut of Garoppolo. Well we saw him last week throw the only touchdown for the Niners, so this week we see him in a full game, and that’s bad news for the Bears.
Lions at Ravens
Dan Schalk: Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore being at home swings the advantage their way.
Brandon Reid: Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore has the worst pass game in the NFL. But their run game is Top 10 cumulatively, and their defense is stout, especially at home. I think the Ravens are playing better than the Lions right now. The Lions have won three of their last four, but those were not real quality wins.
Orlando Torres: Detroit Lions. This is an important game for both teams, but realistically does anybody fear the ravens besides the defense just a little bit?
Vikings at Falcons
Dan Schalk: Minnesota Vikings. I don’t actually think the Vikings will win this game, but it will seriously help the Cowboys chances at the playoffs if it does happen.
Brandon Reid: Atlanta Falcons. This is a potential NFC Championship game matchup. The Vikings D has looked mean. They have won seven in-a-row, and shut down the league’s highest scoring offense two weeks ago. But I still believe Atlanta should have fairly high odds of winning the Super Bowl this year. This is huge test for them at home. Atlanta needs to prove they are the measuring stick in the NFC, not the Vikings, Eagles, or Rams.
Orlando Torres: Minnesota Vikings. All this talk about Zimmer possibly benching Keenum if he screws up, so I guess Keenum is going to have to toss 4 TD’s to silence his coach and the critics for another week.
Buccaneers at Packers
Dan Schalk: Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jameis is better than Brett (Hundley that is).
Brandon Reid: Green Bay Packers. The Bucs offense, and the whole team for that matter, hasn’t looked sharp this whole season. And I don’t feel real good about playing Jameis Winston when he isn’t 100%. I’ll go with the home team in this game of wasted seasons.
Orlando Torres: Green Bay Packers. Hundley looked great in a tough loss last week. The Bucs might finally get Winston back this week, but Hundley is finally starting to get into his rhythm.
Texans at Titans
Dan Schalk: Tennessee Titans. Calling Marcus Mariota please….
Brandon Reid: Tennessee Titans. OK Tennessee…here we go again. Another division game that you have to win. IF you are the better team, you have to put this one away. The Colts game was way too close. The Buzz around Titans fans is they are losing patience with Mariota, and I’m not sure anyone ever had too much confidence in Mularkey. I’m not real confident in this pick, but I know what SHOULD happen.
Orlando Torres: Houston Texans. The Titans are an absolute hot mess!!
Colts at Jaguars
Dan Schalk: Jacksonville Jaguars. Sure why not?
Brandon Reid: Jacksonville Jaguars. This may be a 40-point day for the Jags D. I don’t see much of a chance for the Colts to travel over to Jacksonville and control this game. Not even sure it matters what the Jags offense does.
Orlando Torres: Jacksonville Jaguars. The Colts are just playing the game of football with nothing to look forward to until next season, so give me the Jags as they look to lock up the AFC South.
Browns at Chargers
Dan Schalk: Cleveland Browns. First time I’ve picked em all year. No one in that Chargers secondary can cover a sober Josh Gordon!
Brandon Reid: LA Chargers. I’m done picking the Browns. They may have missed their window for a win this season. It definitely won’t be this week.
Orlando Torres: LA Chargers. Never forget last season when the winless Browns beat the Chargers!! Man what a time it was. Fans popping champagne and puffing cigars over one win! Unfortunately the Chargers are heating up right now, so this could get ugly fast.
Rams at Cardinals
Dan Schalk: LA Rams. I have a slight man crush on Sean McVay.
Brandon Reid: LA Rams. The Cardinals just don’t have enough healthy studs to compete in this race. They could get a fluky win and catch the Rams napping, but I doubt it.
Orlando Torres: LA Rams. There’s actually people labeling this as a trap game for the Rams. Ha please!
Giant at Raiders
Dan Schalk: New York Giants. I felt like making a funny–and since I’m out of the pick’em standings–watch Evan Engram catch three touchdowns.
Brandon Reid: Oakland Raiders. Lol
Orlando Torres: Oakland Raiders. Ben McAdoo and Geno Smith are a joke!
Panthers at Saints
Dan Schalk: New Orleans Saints. The Cowboys need a Saints win to make the wild card more attainable.
Brandon Reid: New Orleans Saints. The Saints held their own against the tough Rams D last week. Now they are back at home in the dome. I am still high on the Saints right now. They may not be the most complete team, but their parts sure are working well. This is another NFC playoff caliber matchup.
Orlando Torres: New Orleans Saints. Another week, another showdown in the NFC featuring the Saints. These two heavyweights from the South should put up a great evening of football, but I got the Saints bouncing back after a tough loss to the Rams
Eagles at Seahawks
Dan Schalk: Philadelphia Eagles. This would also help the Cowboys wild card chances with an Eagles victory.
Brandon Reid: Philadelphia Eagles. Another potential NFC playoff matchup here. This will be a great test for Wentz and the Eagles. No one is flying higher than the Eagles right now so I’m all in.
Orlando Torres: Seattle Seahawks. Finally the Eagles get some competition here on the road. This might not be considered as a trap game, but the nine game winning streak comes to an end on Sunday night.
Steelers at Bengals
Dan Schalk: Cincinnati Bengals. Andy Dalton will outplay Big Ben because I freakin said so.
Brandon Reid: Pittsburgh Steelers. I am playing this one safe just for the sake of the Pick’em title. But I’m calling upset alert. Bengals at home and hyped for this matchup. Steelers may be hitting the snooze this week in practice ahead of this game.
Orlando Torres: Pittsburgh Steelers. I love these AFC North battles because they’re always hard hitting, but besides hard hitting I’m not sure if offensively Cincinnati can knock off their division rival.
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