Don't be afraid of Week 13. There's no need for triskaidekaphobia with plenty of great games on the NFL schedule to open December.
Many of the favorites are hoping for nothing but good luck Thursday, Sunday and Monday, but based on how this crazy season has been, we know things will remain weird around the league.
Here are this week's predictions and prognostications, both against the spread and straight up. Thanks again to Bovada for the Week 13 betting lines. Watch NFL Live
Carson Wentz and Russell Wilson both are fun to watch. Their elusiveness and scrambling abilities are just as impressive as how they spread and push the ball downfield. Philadelphia has been unfazed in prime time, and the Eagles get a big break here, as their explosive offense won't need to deal with several key members of the Seahawks' defense. Wilson will do his best to rally Seattle, but Philadelphia has the better running game to finish a shootout.
Case Keenum looks unstoppable at the moment, and Minnesota's defense is cleaning up. But Matt Ryan and Atlanta are getting hot like they were during their 2016 Super Bowl run. The Falcons have learned how to use their new home to their advantage, and Vikings are overdue for a letdown. With Devonta Freeman set to return and re-join Tevin Coleman, the difference will be the hosts’ superior backfield committee.
Washington's offensive line is beat up even more than that of Dallas. That should wake up the Cowboys' pass rush to dominate a second matchup with their archrivals. The Cowboys will go back to being run-heavy with Dak Prescott, former Redskin Alfred Morris and Rod Smith to control the clock, take pressure off Prescott and lessen the exposure of the pass defense against Kirk Cousins. It won't be pretty, but the Cowboys will take this game to separate as the better desperate playoff hopeful