Sam Farmer's Week 13 NFL picks

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Week 13 of the 2021 NFL season begins on Thursday with the Dallas Cowboys taking on the Saints in New Orleans. The Los Angeles Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups.

— Farmer's record last week: 9-6 (.600); season 109-70-1 (.609). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 6-9 (.400); season 86-92-2 (.483).

— Teams on bye: Browns, Titans, Panthers, Packers.

Times Pacific. Lines according to FanDuel (O/U = over/under):

Cowboys (7-4) at Saints (5-6)

Thursday, 5:20


Line: Cowboys by 5. O/U: 47 1/2.

There's a whiff of desperation with Dallas after two losses in a row, and fortunately for the Cowboys they're getting a New Orleans team that doesn't have much going right on offense.

Prediction: Cowboys 27, Saints 20

Vikings (5-6) at Lions (0-10-1)


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