5 NFL Teams That Will Add Another Win to Their Resume in Week 13

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5 NFL Teams Guaranteed to Be Victorious in Week 13

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Week 13 has quite a few intriguing matchups that can make or break a team’s playoff push and ruin any postseason dreams for said team. A win can keep you in the hunt while a loss may put you in the back of the line. Let’s look at some of the important games in Week 13.

Where better to start than with primetime on Monday night. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints head into Seattle to face the toughest home crowd in the NFL. There is a reason the Seattle Seahawks haven’t lost at home since Week 16 of the 2011 NFL season. Will it be enough to topple Brees and the Saints?

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are coming off quite the heartbreaking loss to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. However, the Kansas City Chiefs are on a current two game losing streak that began with these same Broncos. Can Manning put his Brady demons behind him and lead the Broncos to a victory over the Chiefs for the second time in three weeks?

Michael Crabtree makes his return to the San Francisco 49ers lineup this Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. The 49ers are in dire need of an offensive boost to help propel them into the postseason. Crabtree’s return may be exactly what San Francisco needs.

Thanksgiving brings up the usual Dallas Cowboys game as well as two division battles that may have playoff repercussions involving the NFC North and AFC North.

Cam Newton has the Carolina Panthers rolling right now, but Greg Schiano seems to have brought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back from the dead. Could the Bucs ruin Newton and the Panthers’ hopes for a postseason berth?

There are so many questions with very few answers to this point, but I do know one thing: The Saints and these four other teams will definitely leave Week 13 with a victory.

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5. Dallas Cowboys

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The Dallas Cowboys ended the win streak of division rival the New York Giants this past Sunday. On Thanksgiving, Dallas squares off with the Oakland Raiders. Tony Romo and the Cowboys have enough momentum from last Sunday still on their side that a victory over Oakland is practically a sure thing.

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4. Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers
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Cam Newton has led the Carolina Panthers on a seven game win streak. Greg Schiano has coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a three game win streak. Which streak comes to an end on Sunday? My money is on Newton bringing the Bucs back down to earth.

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3. New England Patriots

New England Patriots
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Don't expect to see Tom Brady bring the New England Patriots back from a 24-0 deficit against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Quite frankly, don't expect the Texans to even score 24 points in the entire game. Brady and the Patriots will cruise to victory.

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2. San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers
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I don't think any team in playoff contention needs a victory more now than the San Francisco 49ers. With Michael Crabtree making his first appearance of the season, expect it to be enough to boost the 49ers to a victory over the St. Louis Rams.

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1. New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints
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The biggest matchup this week is between the top two teams in the NFC. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints head to Seattle to try and do something no other team has done in almost two years: defeat the Seattle Seahawks. Expect to see the unexpected as Brees and company finally end Seattle's home win streak.