Steelers silence the Arizona Cardinals in Week 13 game-by-game predictions

  • Steelers get the job done against Cardinals
  • Rams beat the Browns thanks to Matt Stafford
  • Jaguars take advantage of deflated Bengals

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LA Chargers (4-7) vs New England Patriots (2-9), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

Prediction: Chargers 26, Patriots 15

Two opposites here as the Patriots have struggled to add points on the board while the Chargers struggle to make stops on defense. It looks like Brandon Staley's days are numbered as the Head coach for LA. If he loses this game then he will probably be fired. New England is the worse team and one would have to imagine the Chargers will win. Prediction here has the Patriots ballooning up to 15 points, but the Chargers get too much offense going to overcome.

Detroit Lions (8-3) vs New Orleans Saints (5-6), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

Prediction: Lions 24, Saints 20

Detroit is coming off a shocking loss to the Packers on Thanksgiving, but that should be a fluke. New Orleans is hosting this game, and they are having a lot of issues with moving the ball up and down the field. The Lions are still one of the best teams in the NFC and should be able to make some noise come playoff time. Jared Goff needs to clean up his play or this could be a toss-up. Prediction here has Detroit hanging on and beating the Saints.

Atlanta Falcons (5-6) vs New York Jets (4-7), Sunday at 1 P.M. EST

Prediction: Falcons 17, Jets 14

Neither offense is going to wow the other, but both defenses should be able to cause some issues too. Aaron Rodgers is back at practice for the Jets, but he is still weeks away from even attempting to play a game. Expect a tough day on offense for both sides in this contest. Atlanta is playing better ball coming into this game. New York has almost no offensive production and that should cost them. Atlanta should be able to open up the run game late to spring toward a win.