Dolphins will upset Raiders; Patriots will embarrass Colts

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Albert Breer went 13-3 with his predictions in Week 12 and is now 112-63 for the season. How will he fare in Week 13? His picks are below, with home teams listed second:

Ryan Fitzpatrick and Stevie Johnson may have blown late chances against the Jets, but the midseason collapse is over. With more young guys playing, Buffalo will improve in December.

Call me crazy, but I think Caleb Hanie will showed marked improvement this week. And the Bears defense, against the Chiefs' more muddled QB situation, will do the rest.

Atlanta has quietly caught fire, with five wins in six games, the lone loss coming in OT to New Orleans. Beat T.J. Yates, and the Falcons should be 10-4 going to the Superdome in Week 16.

The Dolphins have played well for a month now, the Raiders are banged up and traveling cross-country for a 1 p.m. start. Call this a hunch.

Tim Tebow wins again! (But it also will have something to do with the ferocious pass-rushing duo of Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller administering a beating on a rookie quarterback.)

My sense here is Bill Belichick will come into this game to prove a point. Part of that will be an effort to further expose his decade-long rival. And part of that will be running up the score.

The Steelers defense is getting healthy at just the right time, and that means another near-miss for a rookie quarterback, Andy Dalton, who's showing grit in these big games.

Tampa Bay hasn't won since beating New Orleans on Oct. 16, and this is another tough spot for Raheem Morris' crew, with the Panthers carrying spoiler potential in December.

Washington has quietly hit its stride, with a strong effort against Dallas and win in Seattle the past two weeks. But the Redskins' style of uglying up the game plays into the Jets' hands.

Jerry Jones told me after Dallas edged the Redskins he was glad Jason Garrett had that type of win "in his repertoire." Garrett got another against Miami. Now, his team needs a blowout.

New York's ability to get to Aaron Rodgers with a standard four-man rush will keep it close early. But there's only so much you can do against Green Bay before the dam breaks.

At some point, Baltimore is going to have to prove it can maintain its level of play after a big win. This trip to Cleveland is a perfect opportunity to do just that.

Ten days rest and a seething Jim Harbaugh will do plenty to have the homecoming Niners prepared, particularly on defense, to smother Sam Bradford and Co.

Drew Brees won't challenge Rodgers for MVP honors, but he's putting together a season to rival his 2009 campaign. And he doesn't have to worry about Ndamukong Suh on Sunday.

While most of the focus Monday night is likely to be on all the tumult in Jacksonville and the future of that franchise, this also could provide a referendum on the Bolts' pride.

Follow Albert Breer on Twitter @albertbreer.

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