POORE'S PICKS: Week Thirteen

The Game of the week has the Saints hosting Carolina in a battle between NFC South rivals as Jim Poore is back with his weekly picks column against the spread.

The playoff races are well under way and there are some big games this weekend. Let's see who will be the winners.

@Green Bay 2 1/2 Atlanta

The Packers really miss Aaron Rogers, but will beat Atlanta.

Packers 23-20

Kansas City 3 1/2 @Washington

The Chiefs finally get back in the win column.

Chiefs 20-14

@Baltimore 7 Minnesota

The Ravens really need to win here to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Ravens 24-13

@New England 11 1/2 Cleveland

Bill Belichick trades Ryan Mallett to the Browns at halftime for a number one pick.

Patriots 30-21

@New York Jets 3 Oakland

The Jets could be looking for a quarterback again.

Jets 21-17

@Cincinnati 5 1/2 Indianapolis

This is a big game in the AFC.

Bengals 28-24

@Philadelphia 3 Detroit

The Lions are poised to win the NFC North.

Lions 34-27

@Pittsburgh 3 Miami

Both of these teams have dwindling playoff hopes.

Steelers 26-21

@Tampa Bay 2 1/2 Buffalo

There isn't much on the line in this game.

Bucs 20-17

@Denver 12 1/2 Tennessee

The Broncos are still fighting for the number one seed.

Broncos 38-23

@Arizona 6 1/2 St. Louis

The Cardinals need a win to stay alive in the NFC playoff chase.

Cardinals 27-17

@San Diego 3 New York Giants

Both teams are just playing out the string.

Chargers 30-26

@San Francisco 3 Seattle

It's difficult to see anybody beating Seattle right now.

Seahawks 26-24

@Chicago 1 Dallas

The Cowboys are still aiming for a division title.

Cowboys 27-23

Game of the Week

@New Orleans 4 Carolina

This is for first place in the NFC South.

Saints 26-17

Stinker of the Week

Houston 3 @Jacksonville

Not sure how the Texans are favored.

Jaguars 17-13

Record For Week 13: 7-9 (11-5 without the spread)

Record Through Week 13: 86-99-7 (120-72 without the spread)

Game of Week Record: 6-7

Stinker of Week Record: 4-9

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