2021 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 13

NFL Picks, Week 13 - Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images
NFL Picks, Week 13 - Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images /
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NFL Picks, Week 13
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Jacksonville Jaguars (2-9) at Los Angeles Rams (7-4)

Sunday, December 5, 4:05PM ET

The Los Angeles Rams have to get their act together eventually, right? In a very short amount of time, they’ve gone from one of the league’s most intriguing teams to a train wreck. They’ve lost three straight, and are running out of time to turn things around.

The one positive I will point out is that those three losses came against teams that are all in the thick of the playoff hunt. The Jacksonville Jaguars, meanwhile, are far from a playoff contender. In fact, they’re much more likely to secure the first pick in the 2022 NFL Draft than they are to make the playoffs this season.

So the Rams should have this one in the bag, right? Well not so fast. Matthew Stafford has stumbled lately after a meteoric start to the 2021 campaign. The offense is sputtering as a result, and the defense isn’t doing its part either. As a whole, Los Angeles hasn’t been the club that looked like a legitimate Super Bowl contender less than a month ago.

Still, I don’t see the Jaguars handing them their fourth-straight loss. Urban Meyer’s club has been awful pretty much all year long and doesn’t seem to have the firepower to outscore Stafford, Cooper Kupp, and the rest of the Rams offense. Then again, I’ve been wrong before.

Prediction: Rams win 24-13 | Spread: Rams (-13.5)