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NFL Week 13: Cincy Jungle staff picks for every NFL matchup

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The Cincy Jungle staff, much like the Bengals, got back on track in Week 12.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into the homestretch, the race at the top of the Cincy Jungle staff pool has tightened up. There is a three-way tie for first place, with Scott Schulze, Scott Bantel, and Cody Tewmey all sitting at 111-65 while Rebecca Toback has fallen one game back at 110-66. At the other end of the spectrum, the race for last place has tightened up a bit as I am now just three games behind Art Bidwell, not that that is anything to brag about.

The staff has only one consensus pick in Week 13. If I had told you before the season that the only game we all would agree on in Week 13 was Chicago over San Francisco, you probably would have thought I was crazy. However, the combination of Jay Cutler's steady play and the demise of the 49ers has made this a pretty easy pick. I know "any given Sunday" and all that, but the only thing I would trust Jim Tomsula to do would be to fix a leaky faucet.

In the other direction, the two games we are most split on is Houston at Buffalo and Kansas City at Oakland. Seven of our pickers like Houston over Buffalo and Kansas City over Oakland, respectively. Much like it being hard to believe that a Jay Cutler-led Bears team is the surest bet in the first week of December, somehow all four of these teams are in the hunt for a playoff berth this late in the season.

Without further ado, here are our picks!

Game Jason Alex Scott S Dadio Rebecca Mickey Scott B Kyle Art B Alberto Cody
GB @ DET GB GB DET GB GB GB GB GB GB GB DET
HOU @ BUF HOU HOU BUF HOU HOU HOU BUF HOU HOU BUF BUF
BAL @ MIA MIA MIA BAL MIA BAL MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA MIA
CIN @ CLE CLE CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN
SF @ CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI
JAX @ TEN TEN TEN JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX
SEA @ MIN MIN MIN MIN SEA MIN MIN SEA MIN MIN SEA MIN
NYJ @ NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYG NYJ NYG NYJ NYG
ARZ @ STL ARZ ARZ STL ARZ ARZ ARZ ARZ ARZ ARZ STL ARZ
ATL @ TB ATL ATL TB TB ATL ATL ATL TB ATL ATL ATL
DEN @ SD DEN DEN SD DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN SD DEN
KC @ OAK KC KC OAK KC OAK KC KC KC OAK KC OAK
CAR @ NO CAR CAR NO CAR CAR CAR CAR NO CAR CAR CAR
PHI @ NE NE NE NE NE NE PHI NE NE NE NE NE
IND @ PIT PIT PIT IND PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
DAL @ WSH WSH WSH WSH WSH WSH DAL WSH DAL WSH WSH WSH
Last Week 7 - 9 9 - 7 8 - 8 9 - 7 8 - 8 9 - 7 10 - 6 7 - 9 6 - 10 9 - 7 9 - 7
Season Total 98 - 78 90 - 86 111 - 65 98 - 78 110 - 66 97 - 79 111 - 65 102 - 74 93 - 83 102 - 74 111 - 65