2021 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 13

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NFL Picks, Week 13
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Baltimore Ravens (8-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5-1)

Sunday, December 5, 4:25PM ET

Even MVPs have bad games. We saw one of those from Lamar Jackson this past weekend, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to become a normal occurrence. More than likely, Jackson is going to come back with a vengeance and embarrass the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 13.

Honestly, the Pittsburgh offense scares me right now. Especially against a quality Ravens defense, it’s hard to imagine Ben Roethlisberger putting up huge numbers in this one. Najee Harris has also been bottled up in recent weeks, which could mean bad things for the Steelers in this AFC North showdown.

Between Jackson’s bounce-back performance and the Baltimore defense stepping up, the Ravens find a way to stay atop the division with a hard-fought win. It’s never easy picking these games when it comes to this rivalry, but my confidence in the Steelers is shot at this point.

The Steelers are definitely still in the running at this point, especially with the extra Wild Card spot in play. However, unless their offensive line play improves rapidly, Pittsburgh could be headed for a disappointing end to their 2021 campaign.

Prediction: Ravens win 28-21 | Spread: Ravens (-3.5)