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It's Friday, and that means The Stack is here to make preview week 13 in the NFL and pick some winners.  So far, we're 1-0 following the Atlanta Falcons 23-13 win over the New Orleans Saints.  The Falcons defense was awfully impressive.  They picked off Drew Brees five times and didn't allow him to throw a touchdown, snapping his 54-game streak of throwing at least one touchdown.  Falcons can wrap up the NFC South with a Tampa Bay loss on Sunday.  Now, let's get to the rest of the week 13 games in "the stack" for today, Friday, November 30:

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Buffalo Bills 1:00 PM ET CBS

Jaguars are much better with Chad Henne at quarterback.  Will not shock me if they pull off the upset.  But the Bills have slightly more talent and playing at home, they'll win despite the fact that the game will be blacked out in Buffalo.

Prediction: Bills 24 Jaguars 20


Seattle Seahawks @ Chicago Bears 1:00 PM ET FOX

Again, won't be surprised if the road team can pull off an upset in this game.  Seahawks have a real good defense.  But the Bears have the more talented team and they should be able to win this game.

Prediction: Bears 23 Seahawks 17


Indianapolis Colts @ Detroit Lions 1:00 PM ET CBS

Andrew Luck must be licking his chops when looking at tape of the Lions secondary.  He should have a good game.  Calvin Johnson is also liking his matchup against the Colts secondary.  Lions are the more desperate team and they end their three game homestand with a win.

Prediction: Lions 27 Colts 20


Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers 1:00 PM ET FOX

Last week, the Vikings played a Bears team that was embarrassed on national television the week before.  The Packers were embarrassed on national television last week.  The Vikings are running into a buzzsaw.

Prediction: Packers 38 Vikings 17


Carolina Panthers @ Kansas City Chiefs 1:00 PM ET FOX

Cam Newton was superb Monday night.  The Panthers are playing on a short week and have to play on the road, but at least they get to play the Chiefs.  This may be the Chiefs last chance to win a game this season, at least at home.

Prediction: Panthers 24 Chiefs 16


New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins 1:00 PM ET CBS

When this game is over, we'll all see how much disparity in talent there is between the teams.  Patriots roll.

Prediction:  Patriots 38 Dolphins 20


Arizona Cardinals @ New York Jets 1:00 PM ET FOX

How will the Jets reobund dafter last week's embarrassing and humiliating loss last Thursday night?  It's a good and valid question.  I don't have a ton of faith in them, but I have a lot less faith in the Cardinals quarterbacks.  They have the worst quarterback situation in the league.

Prediction: Jets 20 Cardinals 16


San Francisco 49ers @ St. Louis Rams 1:00 PM FOX

Colin Kaepernick gets another start for the 49ers.  Feel bad for Alex Smith.  He doesn't deserve this.  Rams defense is good, but their team as a whole is no match for the 49ers.

Prediction: 49ers 30 Rams 14


Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans 1:00 PM ET CBS

Rest does the body good, and the Texans got plenty of rest following their Thanksgiving Day win.  The best team in the AFC will go into Tennessee and beat up the Titans.

Prediction: Texans 34 Titans 17


Denver Broncos @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4:05 PM ET FOX

Bucs have a couple of guys in the secondary that won't be playing due to suspension.  That's going to make for a long day against Peyton Manning.

Prediction: Broncos 27 Buccaneers 17


Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravnes 4:25 PM ET CBS

For the second time in three weeks, the NFL's fiercest rivals go at it.  Without Big Ben, the Steelers are sunk.  It doesn't look good that he will start.  That's very bad news for the Steelers and their playoff chances.  Ray Rice and company get a big victory.

Prediction: Ravens 20 Steelers 10


Cleveland Browns @ Oakland Raiders 4:25 PM ET CBS

Never thought I'd say that Brandon Weeden would be the key to a Browns victory, but if he plays Sunday, the Browns win.  They're better than their 3-8 record indicates.  The Raiders are 3-8 for a reason.  Plus the weather might be a factor with rain in the forecast.  This is a toss-up game, but I think I like the road team though it won't surprise me if the Raiders win.

Prediction: Browns 24 Raiders 19


Cincinnati Bengals @ San Diego Chargers 4:25 PM ET CBS

The Bengals have been playing really good football lately.  The Chargers haven't as evidenced by them giving up a 4th and 29 late in the 4th quarter last week against the Ravens.  While it certainly won't be shocking if the Chargers win, I'm going with the team playing the better football.

Prediction: Bengals 26 Chargers 20


Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys 8:20 PM ET NBC

The Cowboys were awfully disappointing last week in their Thanksgiving Day loss to the Redskins, but they've had a few more days to gather their thoughts and get ready for this game.  Plus, they're playing an Eagles team that looks like it's all but given up on the season.  Almost seems as though it should be a lock this week.

Prediction: Cowboys 31 Eagles 20


Coming up Monday: Week 13 NFL reaction and MNF preview




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