The NFL’s week 13 schedule finds football fans excited for a premier matchup in the NFC, one that could help determine which team earns the critical #1 seed and playoff bye. The Philadelphia Eagles — in the driver’s seat for that spot at 10-1 — hosting the 8-3 San Francisco 49ers in the late afternoon.
That game sets up to be the best matchup in a day full of intriguing games, and it’s interesting to see the Eagles as home underdogs despite the teams’ current records. The 49ers are favored by a field goal in this game, a point spread that is surely due in part to the Eagles’ tendency to play close games. Philadelphia is 7-1 in games decided by eight points or less and 5-0 in games separated by five points or less, suggesting that their record is an overperformance relative to the team’s overall quality.
San Francisco, meanwhile, is on another winning streak, taking the last three games coming out of a bye week that followed a three-game losing streak. The 49ers have played in just three close games all year, going 1-2 in those contests while all of their other seven wins have been decided by 13 points or more. e, is on a
Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers are also home underdogs, but that is a less surprising situation. The 5-6 Packers host the 8-3 Kansas City Chiefs, the defending Super Bowl champions and leaders of the AFC West. Kansas City is favored by six points at Lambeau Field for the Sunday night game, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
Which of these home underdogs will cover — and will either one win outright? Check out our picks below and tune in this Sunday to find out.