The Week 13 schedule is unlike any other in the 2014 NFL season. No team has a bye, for the first time since Week 3, and three games will be played on Thursday, because of Thanksgiving.
Thursday’s slate of games is one of the best that the holiday has seen in recent years. While the Lions will begin the action against a Bears team that appears to be out of the playoff race, the next two contests have major postseason implications. The Eagles and Cowboys will face off for sole possession of first place in the NFC East, while the Seahawks and 49ers will battle with hopes of still winning the NFC West.
Seattle vs. San Francisco is one of two games that features a betting line of just one point. The Broncos are giving the Chiefs one point in their visit to Kansas City. Denver might have been a much bigger favorite a few weeks ago, but they’ve lost two of their last four games, winning in Week 12 by just a field goal.
No team is favored by double-digits in Week 13, but the Colts are close, giving the Redskins 9.5 points. Washington has lost all three games since Robert Griffin III made his return.
The Patriots and Packers will face off in a potential Super Bowl preview. Green Bay is favored by three points at home, and the over/under of 58.5 points is the highest of the week.
On “Monday Night Football,” the Dolphins are one of just two road favorites in Week 13. They are giving the Jets 4.5 points at MetLife Stadium.
The Giants are another road favorite. They are giving the Jaguars two points, despite losing six consecutive games and not being favored since Week 5.
Below are the complete betting lines for all the Week 13 games, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas.
Chicago Bears (+7) at Detroit Lions, 47.5
Philadelphia Eagles (+3) at Dallas Cowboys, 54.5
Seattle Seahawks (+1) at San Francisco, 40
Washington Redskins (+9.5) at Indianapolis Colts, 51
Tennessee Titans (+6.5) at Houston Texans, 42.5
Cleveland Browns (+1.5) at Buffalo Bills, 41.5
San Diego Chargers (+4.5) at Baltimore Ravens, 45
New York Giants (-2) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 44
Cincinnati Bengals (-3.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 44
Oakland Raiders (+7) at St. Louis Rams, 43
New Orleans Saints (+3) at Pittsburgh Steelers, 51
Carolina Panthers (+3) at Minnesota Vikings, 43
Arizona Cardinals (-2.5) at Atlanta Falcons, 44.5
New England Patriots (+3) at Green Bay Packers, 58.5
Denver Broncos (-1) at Kansas City Chiefs, 49.5
Miami Dolphins (-4.5) at New York Jets, 41.5