Playbook picks: Bucs ready to topple Falcons?

When a handful of NFL Network experts pick winners for 16 games, there are bound to be some disagreements.

This week, however, there are surprisingly few. “Playbook” analysts Solomon Wilcots, Michael Lombardi and Brian Baldinger are on the same page for 12 of their 15 selections, and Sterling Sharpe, Mike Mayock and Wilcots are unanimous with their Thursday night prediction.

Perhaps the most interesting prognostication is that Wilcots and Lombardi like the Buccaneers to snap the Falcons’ five-game winning streak and hand the NFC leaders a costly loss. Baldinger is siding with Atlanta.

Without further ado, take a look at all of their Week 13 picks:

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Texans at Eagles
Sharpe: Eagles
Mayock: Eagles
Wilcots: Eagles


Bears at Lions
Wilcots: Bears
Lombardi: Bears
Baldinger: Bears

Bills at Vikings
Wilcots: Vikings
Lombardi: Bills
Baldinger: Bills

Panthers at Seahawks
Wilcots: Seahawks
Lombardi: Seahawks
Baldinger: Seahawks

49ers at Packers
Wilcots: Packers
Lombardi: Packers
Baldinger: Packers

Rams at Cardinals
Wilcots: Rams
Lombardi: Rams
Baldinger: Rams

Redskins at Giants
Wilcots: Giants
Lombardi: Giants
Baldinger: Giants

Falcons at Buccaneers
Wilcots: Buccaneers
Lombardi: Buccaneers
Baldinger: Falcons

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Jaguars at Titans
Wilcots: Jaguars
Lombardi: Jaguars
Baldinger: Jaguars


Broncos at Chiefs
Wilcots: Chiefs
Lombardi: Chiefs
Baldinger: Chiefs

Browns at Dolphins
Wilcots: Dolphins
Lombardi: Dolphins
Baldinger: Dolphins

Saints at Bengals
Wilcots: Saints
Lombardi: Saints
Baldinger: Saints

Raiders at Chargers
Wilcots: Chargers
Lombardi: Chargers
Baldinger: Chargers

Steelers at Ravens
Wilcots: Ravens
Lombardi: Ravens
Baldinger: Ravens

Cowboys at Colts
Wilcots: Colts
Lombardi: Colts
Baldinger: Colts

Jets at Patriots
Wilcots: Patriots
Lombardi: Patriots
Baldinger: Jets

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