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Week 13 NFL Picks: Packers keep winning against Texans, Cowboys take down Vikings

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APC had little faith in the Packers in Philly on Monday, but that game has changed our writers’ minds about the direction this team is heading.

Green Bay Packers v Houston Texans Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

As we approach week 13 of the NFL season, the Green Bay Packers are right back in the thick of things in the NFC playoff picture. It is almost as if their win on Monday night over the Philadelphia Eagles was a defibrillator for the team and the fan base.

Now we have reasons to believe in this team again, and that is reflected in our picks for this week’s game against the Houston Texans. As you’ll see below, Acme Packing Company’s contributors have plenty of faith this week in the team’s ability to emerge with a victory, whereas last week only Alex Petakas can say that he correctly predicted a Packers win.

To be sure, the consistency shown by the Packers’ offense on Monday is a big reason, as is the defense’s bounce-back against a poor Eagles receiving corps. This week, the Packers face a better group of receivers but the 32nd-ranked quarterback in the league (out of 32, according to Football Outsiders’ DVOA and DYAR stats). Plus it’s a home game. Let’s get a win here and move back to .500 on the season.

And if the Lions and Vikings both lose - as APC predicts in our consensus picks - that will bring the Packers into a tie with Minnesota for second place in the division, just one game back of Detroit. Not bad.

Here are our picks for this week, and be sure to submit your own in the widget at the bottom of the article.

Week 13 Picks

Overall Standings

  1. Bob 0.659 (Last week: 13-3)
  2. Kris 0.638 (12-4)
  3. Tex 0.627 (13-3)
  4. Jason 0.621 (10-6)
  5. Vermont Cubs Fan 0.616 (12-4)
  6. Gary 0.615 (12-4)
  7. Jon B 0.610 (14-2)
  8. Ben 0.605 (11-5)
  9. Jon M 0.596 (11-5)
  10. Zach 0.586 (0-1)
  11. Paul 0.571 (13-3)
  12. Mike 0.565 (10-6)
  13. Alex 0.554 (12-4)

Community Predictions