NFL Week 13 picks: Win, win for 49ers, Raiders

Long story short, here at the NFL Week 13 picks:

Cowboys 28, Washington 27: Would have been a bad look for the league if the Cowboys lost three straight at home. By the league, we mean Jerry Jones.

49ers 24, Bears 20: Jimmy Garoppolo wins his 49ers starting debut, something Joe Montana and Steve Young did not do. Comparisons, comparisons.

Raiders 20, Giants 10: The Giants benched Eli Manning for Geno Smith. For. Geno. Smith.

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Falcons 23, Vikings 21: Atlanta finishes its sweep of the NFC North’s quartet.

Lions 20, Ravens 16: Did you know the last Lions running back to rush for 100 yards in a game was Reggie Bush in 2013? Told that stat by Lions media, Joe Flacco replied: "It’s not too surprising."

Patriots 17, Bills 13: Another 10-win season already safely wrapped under the Christmas Tree – for a 15th-straight season.

Packers 29, Bucs 23: The Bucs’ Jameis Winston returns from a three-game hiatus. So what? The Packers are giving Aaron Rodgers something to return to in Week 15.

Jaguars 20, Colts 16: Blake Bortles moves one game closer until Eli Manning takes his job next season.

Dolphins 23, Broncos 21: Welcome to Miami, where the university’s "Turnover Chain" has been all the rage, and where necklace thief Aqib Talib is suspended from the Broncos.

Chiefs 26, Jets 14: Fooled at MetLife Stadium two weeks ago by the Giants, the Chiefs wise up against the Jets.

Titans 29, Texans 26: It’s not so easy for the Texans to put up 57 points without Deshaun Watson in this rematch.

Chargers 34, Browns 16: Wide receiver Josh Gordon’s return can’t lift a Browns team that went 4-40 since he last played.

Rams 20, Cardinals 13: At least the Cardinals score 13 points more than they did in their October loss to the Rams.

Saints 28, Panthers 27: The Saints’ Cam Jordan (10 sacks) is having a better year than the Panthers’ Cam Newton (26th-ranked passer).

Seahawks 17, Eagles 16: The supermoon shines brightest on the home bird.

Steelers 24, Bengals 20: Ben Roethlisberger gets the 238 yards needed to roll his career passing odometer over the 50,000-yard mark.

Last week: 13-3. Overall: 104-72.