The Carolina Panthers are the only undefeated team left standing in the NFL as they enter Week 13, but they aren’t the biggest favorite among odds makers. Carolina’s gunning for the league’s first 12-0 start in four years as seven-point road favorites over their NFC South rival New Orleans Saints.
Yet the New England Patriots, despite suffering their first loss of the season in Week 12 and the potential absence of star tight end Rob Gronkowski, are this week’s heaviest favorite at 9.5-points over the visiting Philadelphia Eagles. The last time the two teams met was in 2011, when the Patriots won in Philly, 38-20.
The Panthers’ matchup with New Orleans is one of five games expected to be won by a touchdown or more, but six other games are predicted to come down to a field goal or less including Thursday night’s matchup between the visiting Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions.
The Packers have dropped four of their last five games and are clinging to second-place in the NFC North and the conference’s wild card race, while the Lions own a three-game winning streak, the third-best current run in the conference behind Carolina and Arizona’s five straight victories.
Keep all the betting lines and each team’s current streaks in mind before playing our office pool game for Week 13. The pool rules are simple, just circle the team you believe will win and then tally the total number of correct choices. The player with the most correct picks wins Week 13.
In the event of a tiebreaker, use “Monday Night Football’s” combined score to determine a winner. This week the first-place Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC East clash, and however much each team scores those numbers will be added together. The player whose guess is closest to the tally wins.
Below is the full schedule for Week 13’s games, and you can click here to download a printable version of the document.