NFL Week 13 picks: At least the Draft is near for some teams?

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Dec 14, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) throws a pass and is pressured by Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs (6-5) at Oakland Raiders (6-5)

This is a great one, so make sure to watch the second half when the Saints are trailing by 10+ points and Drew Brees is getting hit every other play courtesy of Zach Strief. Kansas City is as red-hot as a team can be after a poor start, and Oakland remains in the playoff hunt as well. A wildcard spot is up for grabs here, and the winner will take a huge step towards game(s) in January.

Philadelphia Eagles (4-7) at New England Patriots (10-1)

Thanksgiving meant delicious food, time spent with the family and an awful outing by the Eagles. There is no indication that things would improve this week, but remaining competitive against an injury-riddled Patriots offense would be a step in the right direction. Don’t forget, the Eagles are still in contention for the playoffs in the joke that is the NFC East.

Denver Broncos (10-1) at San Diego Chargers (3-8)

Brock Osweiler played a magnificent fourth quarter in primetime to hand the Patriots their first loss of the season. There will be no need to rally from behind this week, as the Chargers are suffering from injuries all over the roster and an underachieving pass rush once again.

Sep 27, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; The New Orleans Saints lines up against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Carolina defeated the Saints 27-22. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers (11-0) at New Orleans Saints (4-7)

In Week 4 of the season, the Saints showed a great effort by keeping it close in Charlotte and Luke McCown played an outstanding game. This time around, a five-point loss would seem great. The Saints are going nowhere this year, and this week will present another opportunity to disappoint the loyal fans. It is a bitter pill to swallow, but the Panthers are the far superior football team.

Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis Colts (6-5) at Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5)

Andrew Luck seems to have made a full recovery, but there is no need to rush him back as Matt Hasselbeck did not just hold down the fortress, he built it in Luck’s absence. Pittsburgh enjoyed a beautiful day on offense in Seattle, and we can expect Big Ben to challenge the Colts deep, and making it an entertaining game.

Monday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys (3-8) at Washington Redskins (5-6)

It is beyond embarrassing, but the Redskins are in the driver’s seat in the NFC East. Divisional foe Dallas is in town, and the Cowboys are bringing a ton of problems with them. Their season is essentially over, and they will let Matt Cassel close out what is left of a disappointing campaign.