December football. Playoff-push time, cold-weather time and time for defenses to rise up and take hold of the NFL.
Not predicting any barn burners in Week 13, with many a close contest to help sort out the wild-card swamp pit that exists in both conferences. Who the best team is outside of the Panthers also needs filing, with many fans placing votes on my Twitter timeline for their Broncos. Not all fan bases are as passionate ...
The END? It's THAT bad? So, like, where are we on the Mayan Calendar?
You can see the result of that game, along with the rest of the Week 13 slate, below. Feel free to share your take on any of the brilliant predictions. @HarrisonNFL is the place.
Elliot Harrison went 9-7 on his predictions for Week 12, giving him a record of 102-74 so far this season. How will he fare in Week 13? His picks are below.
Considering the Browns' run defense, Jeremy Hill will get 25 carries. In other news, Andy Dalton came on "NFL HQ" this week. Asked if the Bengals were the best team in the AFC, he said, "You have to think that way." Well, if that descriptor is accurate, they'll take care of lesser teams on the road. #CINvsCLE
OK, so, yes. Anything can happen in a divisional game in New Orleans, and it would be soooo like the 2015 season -- filled with outcomes that have made zero logical sense -- for it to include a divisional rival handing the Panthers their first loss. But there just aren't many matchups for the Saints' offense to exploit. Carolina corner Josh Norman will have New Orleans receiver Brandin Cooks on lockdown. Most tight ends have accomplished diddly-poo against this Panthers D, so we don't see Benjamin Watson going for 140 yards, either. And given that this is the NFL's second-ranked run defense, well, good luck to Mark Ingram.
As quarterbacks age, the game slows down -- but so do their bodies. Roethlisberger is not at that point yet, although he has been dealing with various injuries. He exploited the Seahawks' secondary last Sunday, and he should have a big day against the Colts this week. Hasselbeck has surprised many with his ability at this stage of his career, but can he keep up in a potential track meet? #INDvsPIT
**Fun fact:** This series is tied at 8-8 all time on "Monday Night Football." [#DALvsWAS](https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23DALvsWAS) </content:weekly-predictions>
Still, the thinking here is that Green Bay's wideouts can't drop nearly as many passes as they did last week. Right? #GBvsDET