NFL: Week 13 Game by Game Predictions

The 2019 NFL Season is upon us. The staff at IroniqMedia is dedicated to bringing you the utmost coverage of the NFL every season. This year we are going to bring you a new weekly picks feature. Staff members will pick the games each week and give you a reason behind their pick. Therefore, without further ado, here are the picks for week twelve.


Anthony Fiuza – Staff Writer

Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions: On this NFL Turkey Day extravaganza the Bears will bring the heat defensively and limit David Blough.

Da Bears win.
Buffalo Bills vs Dallas Cowboys: The Boys’ defense will make enough noise against Josh Allen and Frank Gore.
Boys win.
Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees and a Cameron Jordan-led defense at home, I like the Saints’ chances.
Saints win.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns: Pitt comes home and they should make enough defensive plays in this one.
Steelers win again.
Tennessee Titans vs Indianapolis Colts: Indy is at home and will find a way to slow down Derrick Henry. Ryan Tannehill might come down to Earth in this one.
Colts win.
San Francisco 49ers vs Baltimore Ravens: Baltimore gets to face a team traveling across the country. Jimmy G doesn’t have the same spark Lamar Jackson does.
Ravens keep rolling.
New York Jets vs Cincinnati Bengals: I don’t trust either team, but New York is figuring things out. Sam Darnold is spreading the ball around nicely.
Jets win again.
Philadelphia Eagles vs Miami Dolphins: Eagles need a win and Miami has no rhythm offensively.
Birds win.
Washington Redskins vs Carolina Panthers: Dwayne Haskins is having a rough time out there and it won’t be better against a Carolina team loaded with defensive standouts.
Panthers roll to a win.
New York Giants vs Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers has been lousy the past two weeks. He’ll break out in this contest.
Pack gets back on track.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Jacksonville Jaguars: Jameis Winston can sling the rock and he’ll get his fair share of chances with Nick Foles and the Jags struggling to score.
Bucs with a rare win.
Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals: Jared Goff and the Rams need to shake off a poor performance vs. Baltimore. The Cards haven’t been as good of late.
Rams win.
Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes will outduel Derek Carr, enough said.
KC wins it.
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos: Denver will get to see Drew Lock at QB, but Denver — at home — should pull off an upset victory. Philip Rivers and LA’s offense is putrid.
Broncos win.
New England Patriots vs Houston Texans: The Pats get to face a Houston running game that doesn’t make a ton of plays. Tom Brady picks apart the JJ Watt-less Texan defense.
Pats win.
Minnesota Vikings vs Seattle Seahawks: Kirk Cousins playing a good Seahawks team in Seattle, I don’t love it.
Hawks win.

Michael Bolesta – Staff Writer

(5-6)Chicago at Detroit(3-7-1) Thursday at 12:30 pm ET
> Chicago – the Bears get their second straight win to extend their NFL playoff hopes another week.
(8-3)Buffalo at Dallas(6-5) Thursday at 4:30 pm ET
> Dallas – the Cowboys play another great defense, but they will be able to finish a few of their drives in a low scoring game.
(9-2)New Orleans at Atlanta(3-8) Thursday at 8:20 pm ET
> New Orleans – the Saints have been chomping at the bit to play the Falcons again. In the last meeting, Atlanta’s defense shut them down while an opportunistic offense took advantage of Saints penalties which extended drives. If New Orleans cleans up the mistakes, they will avenge the loss and the offensive line will keep Drew Brees’ Jersey clean.
(5-6)Cleveland at Pittsburgh(6-5) Sunday at 1:00 pm ET
> Cleveland – the Browns have not won in Pittsburgh since 2003 and I think they are long overdue as the Steelers offense has struggled. Cleveland is finally piecing together a good rhythm on offense.
(8-3)Green Bay at New York Giants(2-9) Sunday at 1:00 pm ET
> Green Bay – Packers are not the best team, but do have a favorable NFL schedule down the stretch. The Vikings are going to meet them with the division on the line in Week 16, so Green Bay will not overlook the Giants.
(5-6)Philadelphia at Miami(2-9) Sunday at 1:00 pm ET
> Philadelphia – the Eagles are still within striking distance in the NFL’s NFC East and though the offense has not been great, I think they do enough to get the win.
(4-7)Tampa Bay at Jacksonville(4-7) Sunday at 1:00 pm ET
> Tampa Bay – the Bucs offense put up some great numbers against the Falcons. Jacksonville has struggled with Nick Foles, so we will go with the visitors.
(6-5)Tennessee at Indianapolis(6-5) Sunday at 1:00 pm ET
> Indianapolis – the Colts defense will contain Derrick Henry and pressure Ryan Tannehill. Jonathan Williams was very good last week and I would not be surprised if he duplicates his 104-yard effort.
(4-7)New York Jets at Cincinnati(0-11) Sunday at 1:00 pm ET
> New York Jets – the Jets have started to blossom in recent times. The Bengals had a great opportunity to get their first NFL win last Sunday, and I still think they will avoid the fate of Detroit and Cleveland that both have experienced within the last eleven years.
(2-9)Washington at Carolina(5-6) Sunday at 1:00 pm ET
> Carolina – the Panthers have struggled of late, but I think Washington is coming off a big win last week. It’s hard for me to envision this year’s outfit to string together consecutive wins, especially against a Carolina team that badly needs a result to stay in the NFL’s NFC Wild-Card chase with a month to play.
(10-1)San Francisco at Baltimore(9-2) Sunday at 1:00 pm ET
> Baltimore – both teams will feel each other out and will settle for field goals, but the Ravens offense will take what is given to stay one game back of the Patriots for home field in the AFC.
(6-5)Los Angeles Rams at Arizona(3-7-1) Sunday at 4:05 pm ET
> Arizona – the Cardinals have had two weeks to think about how close they came to beating the 49ers. They get a divisional victory while Los Angeles is not going in the right direction.
(4-7)Los Angeles Chargers at Denver(3-8) Sunday at 4:25 pm ET
> Denver – neither team has looked great recently, so I will give the edge to the Broncos defense playing at Mile High to create the takeaways for their fourth win.
(6-5)Oakland at Kansas City(7-4) Sunday at 4:25 pm ET
> Kansas City – coming off a bye Andy Reid teams traditionally do well. Oakland will put up points, but the Chiefs will win a high scoring game.
(10-1)New England at Houston(7-4) Sunday at 8:20 pm ET
> New England – The Texans could use this game with the Colts and Titans breathing down their necks, but time and again, the Patriots win in a plethora of ways, even with the offense not looking as sharp particularly of late.
(8-3)Minnesota at Seattle(9-2) Monday at 8:15 pm ET
> Seattle – I trust Russell Wilson more than Kirk Cousins at this stage. The Seahawks traditionally get it right around this time of year, a team that no one wants to face by the time the NFL postseason comes.

Sean Naylor – Editor in Chief

Chicago Bears vs Detroit Lions

The Bears will struggle against a stingy Lion defense. However, with a rookie QB, the Lions will fold.

Bears win

Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys

Dallas is o-4 against teams with above .500 records. This is a Thanksgiving loss for Big D.

Bills win

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons

The Saints will win the NFL’s NFC South on this night.

Saints win

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

WIll there be fights? I think Devlin Hodges brings another spark to the Steelers.

Steelers win

Green Bay Packers at New York Giants

The Packers are trying to stay in control of the NFL’s NFC North. a win against the Giants helps with that
Packers win

Philadelphia Eagles at Miami Dolphins

The Eagles are trying to keep pace with the Cowboys. They should fly away with a win.
Eagles win

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars

Can the Bucs win two in a row? Jacksonville is the opponent that can make that happen.
Tampa Bay win.

Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts

Ryan Tannehill is telling any team that passed as a free agent to suck it. They have great balance right now.

Titans win

New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals still do not get a win. Will they be the third NFL team to go 0-16 in recent years? 
Jets win

Washington Redskins at Carolina Panthers

Dwyane Haskin grew up a bit last week. He will have a harder time this week against the Panthers.
Panthers win

San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens

This is going to be a classic. One of the league’s best offenses against a top defense. I like the offense in this one.
Ravens win

Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals

Rams are confusing. This is a game they should dominate but will they? They will at least get a win to stay in the NFL Playoff chase.

Rams win

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos 

Drew lock will make his NFL debut for the Broncos. Can he lead them to a win against the flailing Chargers?

Broncos win

Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs

The Raiders are playing meaningful NFL football in December. I like them in an upset.

Raiders win

New England at Houston Texans

The Patriots were exposed by a running QB in their only loss of the season. It happens again.

Texans win

Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks

It is Kirk Cousin in primetime and on the big stage. That leads to disaster for the Vikes.

Seahawks win.

Phil Naegely – SEO Coordinator


Bears at Lions

Bills at Cowboys

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