NFL Week 13 viewer's guide

The Green Bay Packers host the Minnesota Vikings in a crucial NFC North tilt, and the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers renew their back-alley brawl of a rivalry. Elsewhere, Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins attempt to remain in the thick of the playoff race when the division-leading New York Giants pay a visit on Monday night.

    • Seattle at Chicago

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      There are plenty of playoff implications, especially as Seattle tries to keep pace, but the key Xs-and-Os battle will be these defenses against Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and Seahawks signal-caller Russell Wilson. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Bears victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Russell Wilson could be in for a difficult afternoon at Soldier Field, where the Bears have allowed the fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Playoff picture:

      The Bears are in the driver's seat in the NFC North, sitting a game ahead of the rival Packers. The Seahawks would be a wild-card team if the season ended today. More ...
    • Top five picks to click:


      » ATL picks: Majority take Bears
      » Brooks: Why Bears are kings of NFC North
      » Seahawks-Bears a must-see matchup
      » Marshall eager to face Seahawks CBs
      » QBs say the darndest things
    • On Twitter:

      #SEAvsCHI
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Minnesota at Green Bay

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Aaron Rodgers left MetLife Stadium on Sunday vowing to figure it out after an embarrassing defeat. Will he unleash what he's learned on Minnesota? This should be the Packers' bounce-back game if they are the team we think they are. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Packers victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      With the fantasy football playoffs on the horizon, it's imperative that you get your lineup right. Who are the key players for Week 13? Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Playoff picture:

      The Vikings sit just a game behind the Packers and could do wonders for their playoff hopes with a win over struggling Green Bay at legendary Lambeau Field. More ...
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Packers' Benson out for year
      » Packers' Jennings wants off leash
      » How did Giants expose Packers?
      » Brooks: Who's better, Packers or Bears?
      » Rapoport: What happened to Green Bay?
    • On Twitter:

      #MINvsGB
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Arizona at New York

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Outlooks are grim for both sides, with Arizona losers of seven in a row and the Jets falling victim to an amazing creation called "the Butt Fumble." The good news here is that one of these teams will win. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Jets victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      The Cardinals might have lost seven straight games, but that doesn't mean their defense is a slouch. Start Jets running back Shonn Greene at your own risk against an Arizona defense that has held its own in the midst of supreme struggles elsewhere. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Playoff picture:

      After a four-game winning streak to start the season, the Cardinals have lost seven consecutive games and have fallen behind the competition in the NFC. The Jets also have little hope of reaching the postseason. More ...
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Sanchez 'stunned' by butt-fumble
      » Brandt: Time for Tebow to switch positions
      » ATL Debate Club: What's next for Fireman Ed?
      » Has Tebowmania claimed another victim?
      » Whisenhunt: Cards starting Lindley in effort 'to win now'
    • On Twitter:

      #AZvsNYJ
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Indianapolis at Detroit

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      You'd never have predicted before the season that the high-powered, talent-filled Lions would be the team in this matchup grasping at faint playoff hopes. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Lions victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Brandon Pettigrew's frogettable fantasy season likely won't get a lift against the Colts. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Playoff picture:

      The surprising feel-good season of the Colts has the team in the thick of the AFC playoff chase. More ...
    • Top five picks to click:


      » ATL picks: Unanimous for Lions
      » 'Sound FX': Bruce Arians
      » Colts say Megatron 'has it all'
      » Suh: I'll always be punished for stomp
      » Schwartz: Stafford's mechanics 'outstanding'
    • On Twitter:

      #INDvsDET
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Jacksonville at Buffalo

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      The fact that the Bills haven't capitalized on their infusion of talent has led to predictable frustration, but it's not quite time to focus on 2013. The Jaguars, meanwhile, have played well under Chad Henne, who could be making a case for a permanent starting role. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Bills victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      C.J. Spiller should see 60 percent of the Bills' offensive snaps against a Jaguars defense that has allowed 12 total touchdowns to running backs this season. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Playoff picture:

      While the Jaguars' playoff chances faded into the wilderness during a seven-game losing streak, the Bills are clinging to faint hope. More ...
    • Top five picks to click:


      » ATL picks: Majority take Bills
      » Bills players throw support behind Gailey
      » Stats Lab: Henne vs. Fitzgerald
      » Johnson: 'I'm ready to move on to the Jaguars'
      » Setting the table: Jaguars vs. Bills
    • On Twitter:

      #JACvsBUF
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • New England at Miami

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Just like in previous years, the Patriots face the prospect of finishing out their division race, primed to knock off wannabes and coast to the playoffs. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Patriots victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Brandon Lloyd has scored double-digit fantasy points just once in his last seven contests, so it's tough to start the receiver with any confidence. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Playoff picture:

      The Patriots are in position to win the AFC East with a win, while the Dolphins are still in contention for a wild-card spot. More ...
    • Top five picks to click:


      » ATL picks: Unanimous for Patriots
      » Tannehill perplexed by NFL playoff scenarios
      » NFL MVP forecast: Manning leads Brady
      » Drive of the Week: Tannehill leads comeback
      » 10 Week 13 statistics that will blow your mind
    • On Twitter:

      #NEvsMIA
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Houston at Tennessee

      Sun 1:00 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      If the Titans are looking for hope in this divisional game, there is some. Houston has allowed an average of 34 points over its last two games, thanks mostly to a leaky secondary. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Texans victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Owen Daniels has re-emerged as a top fantasy option at tight end and is a must-start option against the Titans. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Playoff picture:

      The Texans can clinch a playoff berth with a victory, while the Titans need to go on a serious run and get help to make the playoffs. More ...
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Who is biggest threat to Texans in AFC?
      » Bigger issue: Texans' defense or offense?
      » The NFL Season: Foster as a hometown hero
      » NFL.com Power Poll: Texans are No. 1
      » Titans players kick it at middle school
    • On Twitter:

      #HOUvsTEN
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Tampa Bay at Denver

      Sun 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      There is no traditional rivalry, no history, no stake in a divisional race that will play out on Sunday in Denver. Just two really good teams with contrasting styles attacking one another the way they do best. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Broncos victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      It's hard to bench a quarterback playing as well as Josh Freeman, but this is the week if you possess another viable option at the position. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Playoff picture:

      The Broncos can clinch the AFC West title with a win. The Buccaneers are on the brink of getting into the NFC wild-card mix. More ...
    • Top five picks to click:


      » ATL picks: Unanimous for Broncos
      » NFL MVP forecast: Manning leads Brady
      » Moreno: 'I'm gonna help this team out'
      » Bucs could send Barber to corner
      » Kurt Warner's top five QBs
    • On Twitter:

      #TBvsDEN
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Pittsburgh at Baltimore

      Sun 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Twice in three weeks? Oh yes. Thank you, schedule makers. An encore to the first street fight. Ben Roethlisberger's status only increases the urgency for the playoff push for a desperate Steelers team. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Ravens victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Remember when the Steelers had a great fantasy defense? Well, this unit is just 25th in fantasy points at the position right now. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Playoff picture:

      The Ravens can clinch a playoff berth with a win and the AFC North title with a win and some help. The Steelers are just trying to remain in the AFC wild-card race. More ...
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Who needs to step up for Steelers?
      » Report: Harbaugh nearly faced Ravens mutiny
      » Breer: Ravens coach quotes the Good Book
      » Schein: Flacco can't be trusted
      » Clark: Success has made Steelers 'spoiled'
    • On Twitter:

      #PITvsBAL
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Cincinnati at San Diego

      Sun 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Two ships pass at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday. The Bengals (still one of the league's youngest teams and a franchise on the rise) vs. the downtrodden, disappointing, downturning Chargers. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Bengals victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      If we have learned anything about Philip Rivers this season, it's that you can't trust him to post good totals. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Playoff picture:

      The surging Bengals are on the cusp of crashing the AFC wild-card race, while the slumping Chargers are barely keeping pace in the chase. More ...
    • Top five picks to click:


      » 'Sound FX': Marvin Lewis
      » Bengals' Burfict could impact playoff race
      » Stick a fork in the Chargers
      » Dalton gets 'Madden NFL 13' ratings boost
      » Most soul-crushing losses of 2012
    • On Twitter:

      #CINvsSD
    • Watch: Game Preview
    • Philadelphia at Dallas

      Sun 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC Get Tickets
    • Why you should care:

      Schadenfreude is a powerful thing. Few fans feel sorry for the formerly brash Eagles. On Sunday night, they'll face Tony Romo's Cowboys, who are similarly bearing down on wasting another prime season for their core talent base. More ...
    • Who will win:

      Elliot Harrison predicts a Cowboys victory. See more experts predictions and make your own picks with NFL Weekly Pick 'Em
    • Fantasy implications:

      Dez Bryant, the start of the week in Week 12, is back in the saddle with a nice matchup against the Eagles. Michael Fabiano examines in Start 'Em, Sit 'Em.
    • Playoff picture:

      The Cowboys can take advantage of some tough games for teams currently ahead of them in the playoff race by stomping on whatever remains of the Eagles' dignity. More ...
    • Top five picks to click:


      » Ranking best potential coaching vacancies
      » Matthews endorses Chip Kelly for Eagles
      » Will 2012 tarnish Reid's legacy?
      » What's next for Eagles?
      » ATL Warming Seat: Reid is in a dark place
    • On Twitter:

      #PHIvsDAL
    • Watch: Game Preview

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