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Picking winners for Week 13 NFL games

Each week, the Around The League writer with the worst record in picks has to write our introduction. This week, that man is Marc Sessler.

Times are grim.

Small children are picking pro football games with more success than me. A nonthinking forest animal could go .500 on any given week -- but I can't.

This autumn shapes up as a season-long lesson in humility, and I embrace it.

Our world is transient. Fleeting. Passing away.

I go with the wind.


PACKERS AT LIONS (Thurs., 12:30 p.m. ET, FOX)

Dan Hanzus

Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


RAIDERS AT COWBOYS (Thurs., 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS)

Marc Sessler.

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling


STEELERS AT RAVENS (Thurs., 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling

Gregg Rosenthal


BUCCANEERS AT PANTHERS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Carolina could deliver a heaping helping of humility to Tampa Bay.

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


JAGUARS AT BROWNS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling

Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler


PATRIOTS AT TEXANS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling

Team ATL thinks the Patriots will beat the stuffing out of the Texans.


TITANS AT COLTS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Dan Hanzus

Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


BEARS AT VIKINGS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler

Chris Wesseling


DOLPHINS AT JETS (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal

Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


CARDINALS AT EAGLES (Sun., 1 p.m. ET, FOX)

Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal

Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


FALCONS AT BILLS (Sun., 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX)

Team ATL appears to believe the Bills will cook this bird good.

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


RAMS AT 49ERS (Sun., 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX)

Team ATL thinks the 49ers will roast the Rams.

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


BRONCOS AT CHIEFS (Sun., 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling

Marc Sessler


BENGALS AT CHARGERS (Sun., 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)

Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal

Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


GIANTS AT REDSKINS (Sun., 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC)

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Chris Wesseling

Marc Sessler


SAINTS AT SEAHAWKS (Mon., 8:40 p.m. ET, ESPN)

Team ATL believes the Saints will be the victim of some good old-fashion home cooking.

Dan Hanzus, Kevin Patra, Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler, Chris Wesseling


Week 12 record

Kevin Patra: 10-3
Gregg Rosenthal: 10-3
Chris Wesseling: 8-5
Dan Hanzus: 7-6
Marc Sessler: 6-7

Season record

Gregg Rosenthal: 119-56
Kevin Patra: 112-63
Chris Wesseling: 111-64
Dan Hanzus: 106-69
Marc Sessler: 104-71

First-place finishes

Kevin Patra: 5
Gregg Rosenthal: 4
Chris Wesseling: 4
Dan Hanzus: 1
Marc Sessler: 2

Last-place finishes

Marc Sessler: 4
Dan Hanzus: 3
Kevin Patra: 3
Chris Wesseling: 2
Gregg Rosenthal: 1

Hero picks*

Gregg Rosenthal: 8
Dan Hanzus: 4
Marc Sessler: 4
Kevin Patra: 3
Chris Wesseling: 1

* Only person to pick a game right.

Around the League experts made their picks for the Week 13 games. You can make your own picks with the NFL Weekly Pick 'em fantasy game.

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