NFL Expert Picks Week 13: Seattle Seahawks Gain Favor Again In Latest Expert Picks

NFL expert picks for Week 13 show some support for the Seattle Seahawks. In the Week 13 NFL picks from the ESPN experts, the Seattle Seahawks are favored to beat the Minnesota Vikings. In an important game for both teams, the Seahawks travel to Minnesota to play the NFC North leaders. The Vikings now hold a full game lead over the Green Bay Packers and could improve to 9-3 on the season by beating the Seahawks at home.

There are analysts on both sides of the predictions for the Seahawks vs. Vikings game, with the final tally being 7-6 in favor of the two-time defending NFC champions. Of all the Week 13 NFL picks from the ESPN experts, this game had the closest margin in the votes. It shows how evenly matched the teams might be on paper, even though the Vikings (8-3) are two games better than the Seahawks (6-5) in the current NFL standings.

Several other Week 13 NFL expert picks come from games that could be very competitive. In that group of contests, the favored team received a majority of the support in the predictions, but the underdog still has a lot of analysts picking them. In those hotly contested match-ups, the ESPN analysts have the Green Bay Packers beating the Detroit Lions, the Atlanta Falcons beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Houston Texans beating the Buffalo Bills. The fans have picked the Vikings, Bills, Buccaneers, and Packers in those first four games.

There are also a few games within the Week 13 NFL expert picks that were unanimous in nature. This is where all 13 analysts have predicted that one team is the overwhelming favorite. Those games have the Arizona Cardinals beating the St. Louis Rams, the Cincinnati Bengals beating the Cleveland Browns, the New England Patriots beating the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Washington Redskins beating the Dallas Cowboys. The Dallas vs. Washington game is on Monday, December 6, with the Redskins trying to hold on to first place in the NFC East with a victory.

There are also several games where one analyst has selected the underdog team to win a game, even while the rest of the Week 13 NFL picks favor one team. Those games have the Carolina Panthers beating the New Orleans Saints, the Denver Broncos beating the San Diego Chargers, and the Chicago Bears beating the San Francisco 49ers. Marcus Allen (94-82) went with the 49ers, while Seth Wickersham (104-72) went with the Saints and Chargers. He went with eight underdog teams this week, possibly to try to catch up to the other ESPN experts in correct predictions.

The rest of the Week 13 NFL expert picks have the Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night football (December 6), the Kansas City Chiefs beating the Oakland Raiders, the Tennessee Titans beating the Jacksonville Jaguars, the New York Jets beating the New York Giants, and the Miami Dolphins beating the Baltimore Ravens. The Giants (5-6) could possibly take over first place in the NFC East by beating the Jets and having the Dallas Cowboys (3-8) take care of the Washington Redskins (5-6). A Giants loss and a Cowboys victory could make it a tie for first place at 5-7 in the East.

There are quite a few very important games within the Week 13 NFL schedule. A lot is on the line for teams trying to secure a stronger spot in the standings as well as several teams trying to move up into a wild card spot. The Denver Broncos could take over as the top seed in the AFC if the Patriots were to lose, setting up further interesting scenarios down the stretch. The Week 13 NFL expert picks begin on Thursday night (December 3) when the Detroit Lions host the Green Bay Packers.

[Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images]