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Week 13 NFL Picks: Packers can pick up a game on Vikings over Thanksgiving weekend

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A Seahawks win over the Vikings would give the Packers a little breathing room in the NFC North with four weeks remaining.

Seattle Seahawks v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers enter week 13 off a traumatizing loss in the Bay Area, falling 37-8 to the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday night. But this week provides some opportunity for a rebound and for the Packers to extend out the lead in the NFC North division with a month to play.

The Packers face the 2-9 New York Giants on Sunday afternoon in a very winnable game that should give the team a chance to get back on track. However, the Minnesota Vikings — tied with the Packers on record at 8-3 — have a very difficult task ahead of them on Monday Night Football.

Minnesota heads to the Pacific Northwest this weekend, taking on the Seattle Seahawks on the road. Seattle sits at 9-2 on the season, with their only losses coming to other 9-2 teams in the Ravens and Saints. Interestingly, the Seahawks hold a five-game winning streak against the Vikings, with the last Minnesota win in the series coming back in 2009.

This week, APC’s picks project the Packers to get that full one-game lead back, predicting a Packers victory and a Vikings loss over the weekend. That would be a huge pickup for the Packers, particularly with the two teams playing one another in week 16 — also on Monday Night Football.

Here are APC’s full picks for week 13.

Week 14 Picks

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Game Tex Jason Peter Jon M Kris Matub Paul Shawn Wendi Mike Alex C Composite
DAL @ CHI DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL CHI DAL DAL DAL CHI DAL
CAR @ ATL ATL CAR ATL ATL CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR
BAL @ BUF BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BUF BAL BAL
CIN @ CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE CLE*
WAS @ GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB GB*
DEN @ HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU*
DET @ MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN DET MIN
SF @ NO NO SF NO NO NO SF SF NO NO NO SF NO
MIA @ NYJ MIA NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ NYJ MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA
IND @ TB TB IND TB IND TB TB IND TB TB TB TB TB
LAC @ JAX LAC JAX LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC JAX JAX LAC
PIT @ ARI PIT PIT PIT ARI PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT ARI PIT
KC @ NE KC NE NE NE KC NE KC NE NE KC NE NE
TEN @ OAK TEN TEN TEN OAK TEN TEN OAK TEN OAK TEN TEN TEN
SEA @ LAR SEA SEA LAR SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA
NYG @ PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHi PHI PHI*