For a brief second, I didn’t think I was going to be able to do any picks this week and that’s mostly because my fingers are too bloated to type. I guess that’s what happens when you eat turkey for every meal for five straight days.
I am now having nightmares about turkey, and you know what, I’m officially done with turkey, kind of like the Panthers are officially done with Frank Reich.
I can’t say for sure when David Tepper decided that he was going to fire Reich, but I’m guessing it came a three seconds after Reich called a wide receiver screen on a fourth down with the game on the line against the Titans on Sunday.
That kind of call will definitely get you fired.
I’ll be honest, I’m going to be sad to see Reich go and that’s mostly because the Panthers were the most predictable team in football. With Reich on the job, I went 10-1 with my Panthers’ picks, which was tied for my best record picking any team.
With Reich, picking Panthers’ games used to be easy, all you had to do was pick them to lose, but now, it might not be so easy, because some teams seem to play better after firing their coach.
So am I actually going to pick the Panthers to win in their first game without Reich? Let’s get to the Week 13 picks and find out.
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Alright, let’s get to the picks.
NFL Week 13 picks
Seattle (6-5) at Dallas (8-3)
Thursday, 8:15 p.m. ET (Amazon Prime)
We are 13 weeks into the NFL season and I’m still not quite sure how good the Cowboys are. I know they’re good, but I don’t know how good. On one hand, they’ve been unbeatable at home this year. Not only are they undefeated at home, but…