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NFL week 13 game picks: Faith in Raiders creeping back in?

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Another week in the books and an early NFL week set to begin with the Thanksgiving games. The Raiders are coming off their first win last week and none of the staff picked it would happen. Not surprising, really. For a team that hadn't won 16 games in a row, the odds were not in their favor.

That being said, the Chiefs taking that game last Thursday was the only consensus pick the staff got wrong. Otherwise, it was a very good week. Tyler came in with the best record with an impressive 14-1 total, helping him take the lead from me with an 11-4 mark for the week. As it so happens, it was the Rams who let me down with a stupid interception thrown by Shaun Hill in the final seconds and the game went from at very least overtime and possibly a win, to a loss. Just. Like. That.

Those same Rams are the team the Raiders will face this week in St Louis. They have four wins on the season and as the only non-winning team the Raiders face the rest of the season, there are a couple of the staff who are betting on black. Tyler and Jeff both think the Raiders ride the momentum from their first win to take two in a row. It could be evenly split depending on what RDreamer aka Raiderdamus has to say in his Friday Foretelling.

There are only five consensus picks this week -- the Colts, Ravens, Bengals, Steelers, and Dolphins. Going rogue this week are RDreamer who is picking the Jaguars to lose their grip on the number one overall pick with a win over the Giants, Asher picking the Falcons to not tank for once and serve the Cardinals their second loss in a row, Jeff taking the Patriots in Green Bay (one I thought would have far more indecision than that), and myself who is picking the team that just lost to the Raiders to take out the big, bad Broncos.

The games begin at 9:30am Pacific (12:30 Eastern), so here are this week's picks:

Week 13 Tyler Levi RDreamer Jeff Asher Marcus
Week 12 total 14-1 11-4 12-3 11-4 11-4 11-4
Overall record 118-57 117-58 112-63 111-64 108-67 107-68
Chicago at Detroit CHI DET DET
CHI
DET DET
Philadelphia at Dallas DAL PHI PHI PHI PHI DAL
Seattle at San Francisco SF SF SEA SEA SF SF
Washington at Indianapolis IND IND IND IND IND IND
Tennessee at Houston TEN HOU HOU TEN HOU HOU
Cleveland at Buffalo BUF BUF BUF CLE BUF CLE
San Diego at Baltimore BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL
NY Giants at Jacksonville NYG NYG JAX NYG NYG NYG
Cincinnati at Tampa Bay CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN
Oakland at St. Louis OAK STL *?? OAK STL STL
New Orleans at Pittsburgh PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
Carolina at Minnesota CAR MIN MIN CAR MN MIN
Arizona at Atlanta ARI ARI ARI ARI ATL ARI
New England at Green Bay GB GB GB NE GB GB
Denver at Kansas City DEN KC DEN DEN DEN DEN
Miami at NY Jets MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA

*RDreamer's pick for the Raiders vs Rams will be revealed in his Friday Foretelling.