2016 Week 13 NFL Picks

By the Football Garbage Time Staff

If you followed last year, you won over 60% of your picks, and we aim to do even better this year.  We’re off to a decent start, so without further to do, here we go:

Week 13 Games

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Ha Kung Wong’s Picks

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Ha Kung’s Thoughts:

As I mention every week, copy my picks and you can thank me later.  And, after back-to-back-to-back-to-back strong efforts, I’m now 107-68 (61.1%) and only 2 games out of first place.  You hear that, Ryan?  Those are footsteps coming up right behind you.  I think we all know who the real NFL Pick Guru is around these parts.  Like I say, if you like winning, I think I can help.

Also, just because we love competition here at Football Garbage Time, we’re once again going heads up against Wally, Will and Ray at Urban Sports Scene on our NFL Picks.  Right now we’re leading at 5-1-3 for the season.

They’re awesome competitors, and they KNOW their sports, so keep it tuned in, to both us and them, because we’ll be picking all season all long!

Scott King’s Picks

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Joanne Kong’s Picks

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Joanne Kong’s Comments:

For Joanne’s thoughts regarding AFC South games, see her AFC SOUTH WEEK 13 Preview and Predictions.

For Joanne’s thoughts regarding AFC West games, see her AFC WEST WEEK 13 Preview and Predictions.

New York Giants (8-3) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5)

I hate to pick against BIG BLUE, but there comes a point when reality sets in and you realize that the Giants have played three of the worst offenses in the NFL in the last 3 weeks (Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns) and didn’t blow them out of the water — so do they have it in them to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field?

Eli Manning

Eli Manning

The Giants are on a six game win streak.  But, I’m still not 100% certain what’s going on when I watch a Giants game – skill or luck?  They seem lost in the first quarter, often behind at the end of the half.  Then the Giants realize the game is almost over and decide…well we better start playing some football.  Then bam…whoosh…pow…Eli Manning has thrown three touchdowns.  And the Giants win.  Amaze-balls.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have won their last two games, but had lost the four previous games.  And in all honesty, in week 11, the Steelers won against the then 0-11 Cleveland Browns.  And in week 12, they played the Indianapolis Colts, sans Andrew Luck, making the game essentially a “gimmie”.  So how will they fare against a winning team?

Ben Roethlisberger & Antonio Brown

Ben Roethlisberger & Antonio Brown

Both the Giants and the Steelers have top ten defenses in the league, with the Giants defense allowing an average of 89.1 rush yards per game and the Steelers allowing an average of 95.3 rush yards per game.  However, rushing offenses is a different story.

Giants running back, Rashad Jennings, is the epitome of inconsistency as he has 85 rushing yards, a rushing touchdown and 44 receiving yards one week, only to turn around garner just 55 empty rushing yards the next.  Jennings totaled 395 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns this season.  The Giants have had a hard time with the run game, having only 5 total rushing touchdowns this season.

The Steelers run game has fared better with running back, Le’Veon Bell.  Bell has had a touchdown in the past 3 weeks.  In the last two weeks, Bell has had over a hundred rushing yards.

Both teams, though, are best known for having play making receivers.  The Giants have Odell Beckham Jr., while the Steelers have Antonio Brown.  However, both also have bottom ten pass defenses.   In Sunday’s game it won’t be a question of which offense is hotter, but rather which defense decides to step up.

What can we expect this in Week 13?

  • Sterling Shephard has a touchdown.
  • Antonio Brown has a touchdown.

The New York Giants win (hopefully).

Jason Johnson’s Picks

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Ryan Whitfield’s Picks

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Ryan’s Thoughts:

It’s laughable how Ha Kung continues to tell you every week to listen to him if you want to win.  He’s never passed me all season and that’s not changing this week.  I am the one who can get you the answers so no need to check Ha Kung’s picks this week.

Big spot tonight for Minnesota.  But the Cowboys will prove to be too much.  This one is close early but Dallas pulls away late.

Atlanta continues to make a push for the NFC South crown.

Both the Colts and the Texans lose this week as the AFC South continues to move towards an 8-8 winner.

The Patriots will win easily against that narcissistic, sensitive face of mediocrity coach Jeff Fischer.

Lastly Oakland, Pittsburgh and Baltimore continue their winning ways setting us up for interesting 1 seed battles and AFC North title battles.

Ha Kung, stop chirping all the way down there before we rename you Rex Ryan.

Joey Alibro’s Picks

Coming Soon!

Week 12 Results:

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Current Football Garbage Time Staff Standings:

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Check back next week for our Week 13 results and Week 14 picks!

Have specific questions?  Let us know!

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