NFL picks Week 13: Chiefs-Chargers and all others

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Nov 29, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) throws the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter at Levi

Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals (-7.5)

Arizona (10-2) is a terrific team that can play all three phases really well. Minnesota (8-4) has talent and should be a playoff team, but it is a young group without a great secondary. Look out.

Pick: Arizona 31, Minnesota 19

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers (-8.5)

Carolina (12-0) has a real shot of finishing the season without a loss. Atlanta (6-6) is a rancid dumpster fire that can’t beat a high school team at the moment. Good luck with that.

Pick: Carolina 27, Atlanta 16

Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears (-3.5)

Chicago (5-7) blew any chance of a playoff push last week with a ridiculous loss to San Francisco. Meanwhile, Washington (5-7) also sustained an asinine defeat. Both of these teams blow, but somebody has to win.

Pick: Chicago 23, Washington 20

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (-3)

This is the best game of the week. Pittsburgh (7-5) is rolling something fierce but Cincinnati (10-2) is playing great football and can clinch the AFC North at home. This should be a shootout with the winner having the ball last.

Pick: Pittsburgh 31, Cincinnati 28

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