So here we are, in Week 13 and in December, and the Patriots once again look like a chocolate Santa, which is to say they are hollow. The Patriots beat the bad teams and lose to the good ones, and now the Buffalo Bills are rumbling into Foxboro.
So what’s it going to be?
We here at Pick It and Stick It are also entering the stretch run of our 2022 season, coming off a bye in Week 12 thanks to the Thanksgiving holiday. In Week 11, we went a solid 8-5-1 and nearly reached 10 games over .500, a threshold we hope to (and expect to) eclipse here in Week 13. Picking every game every week is no easy task in the NFL – we have told you this multiple times, of course – and contrary to public opinion, the games really do not get any easier during the final months of an NFL season.
This season, things feel trickier than usual. There are only a few elite teams. The middle class is expansive. And we are entering crunch time during the era of an expanded schedule, which means very few teams have been eliminated from playoff contention.
What will Week 13 bring? Good question. But like the Belichicks (pictured above), we are on the hot seat. Time to produce, fellas. Or else.
Week 11: 8-5-1.
Week 12: Bye.
(Week 13 odds courtesy of DraftKings.)