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NFL Week 13 Falcons vs. Bucs Picks & Predictions

NFC South rivals that still have playoff aspirations this season will square off at Raymond James Stadium when the Bucs host the Falcons at 1:00PM ET.

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There's no reason to trust Atlanta. The Falcons have lost four straight games and five of their last six. They've also failed to cover in seven consecutive games and held a player's only meeting earlier in the week, which is usually a last-ditch effort for teams that are in freefalls (which is what Atlanta is in right now). Matt Ryan is also having his worst season as a pro and the Bucs already beaten the Falcons once this season.

But go back to that game at the Georgia Dome on November 1. The Falcons out-gained the Bucs 496 to 290, gained seven more first-downs and held onto the ball for nearly nine more minutes than Tampa. The problem? They turned the ball over four times in a 23-20 loss in overtime.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, this game is currently a pick'em after the Falcons opened as 2.5-point underdogs. Even though they'll still be mathematically alive with a loss, this is realistically Atlanta's last-ditch effort to put together a real playoff push. And with Gerald McCoy (hand) doubtful and Jacquies Smith (hamstring) ruled out, perhaps Ryan can still salvage his season with a big performance.


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