We have had a single winner two weeks in a row! Congratulations to Erick! He will be receiving the entire $1,000 prize pool for Week 13.
Now is the time to be thankful that there is an extra week of the NFL season. With five weeks left, we have five more weeks of our PickStar Challenge, which is up to $5,000 in prizes.
Then, we will be rewarding a special prize to the person who is on top of the leaderboard for the entire season.
Let’s go over the six questions we asked in Week 13. Impressive predictions from Er
Over or under 50.5 points scored in the Chargers @ Bengals game? (Over)
The Chargers and Bengals seem very similar. Two teams with tons of potential with young quarterbacks. They have both played extremely well but lack consistency.
But this game was all about the Chargers. It was never close. Los Angeles was up 16-0 after the first quarter. The Chargers won 41-22, easily hitting the over.
Who will win the Giants @ Dolphins matchup? (Dolphins)
This game was a toss-up. Both teams have had average seasons, doubtful to make the playoffs. But the Dolphins are close at 6-7, really needing the win here and they got it.
It was far from an exciting matchup. Tua Tagovailoa threw 244 yards and two touchdowns, which was enough considering Saquon Barkley only had 55 yards rushing. The Giants never found the endzone.
Will the Buccaneers score over or under 32.5 points against the Falcons? (Under)
If you just look at Tom Brady’s stats, it seems like the over would’ve hit. He had 368 yards passing and four touchdowns. Good enough to score 30 points and get a comfortable win against the Falcons.
At 9-3, Tampa Bay is still one of the top teams in the league. Will be interesting to see if Brady can get another Super Bowl.
Which team will have more passing yards? Ravens or Steelers (Ravens)
Everyone was predicting this game to be low-scoring, and it was. Lamar Jackson has been struggling the past couple of weeks, and that continued.
However, he still had more passing yards than Ben Roethlisberger. Jackson would’ve liked two more yards for the two-point conversion and the win.
Will the Chiefs beat the Broncos by at least 10 points? (Yes)
The Chiefs are now on a five-game winning streak. After losing four of their first seven, it seems that Kansas City is back.
Their wins aren’t nearly as pretty as they used to be, but the defense is getting the job done. They held the Broncos to nine points, winning by 13.
Who will win the Patriots @ Bills matchup? (Patriots)
Entering the Monday Night game, Erick was the only person that was still in the running. He needed the Patriots to pull it out, and they did just that.
The wind! It was wild seeing how much the weather affected this game. Josh Allen and the Bills had a shot at the end of the game but couldn’t get in the endzone. Patriots win. Erick wins.
2021 NFL Playoff Picture After Week 13
Right now, the Patriots (9-4) and the Cardinals (10-2) will be getting a first-round bye. The first round will go as follows:
- 7 Bills @ 2 Titans
- 6 Bengals @ 3 Ravens
- 5 Chargers @ 4 Chiefs
- 7 49ers @ 2 Packers
- 6 Football Team @ 3 Buccaneers
- 5 Rams @ 4 Cowboys
A lot could change in the last five weeks of the season. There are still several teams outside of the playoff picture that could knock a team out.
One team in the AFC with a good shot is the Indianapolis Colts. They have really turned it on as of late, especially with their run game.
In the NFC, the Eagles are 6-7 and will go against the Washington Football team next week. That’s a huge chance for them to beat a team that is only a 6 seed, creating room for them to move up.
PickStar Challenge Week 14 Preview
The Colts, Dolphins, Patriots, and Eagles will have their bye week. The first game on Thursday night will be against the Steelers and Vikings.
Then, our PickStar Challenge officially closes when the first game kicks off on Sunday at 1 pm. There are several key matchups that we will feature, including the Ravens at Browns, Cowboys @ WFT, and Bills @ Buccaneers.
Aaron Rodgers will get the spotlight on Sunday Night Football. He should be licking his chops for a home game against the Bears.
And all of this is leading up to a huge game on Monday night. The Rams will travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals. The Rams still have a shot at the AFC West, but they have to win this game. But the Cardinals have been playing much better as of late.
Be sure to get in your predictions for Week 14!