NFL picks and predictions, Week 13: Patriots vs. Texans 2013

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NFL experts are making their picks for the Week 13 matchup between the Patriots and Texans.

The Texans will host the Patriots in Houston in Week 13. The Sunday matchup features the AFC East-leading Patriots, who are coming off a major comeback victory over the Broncos. The Texans, on the other hand, have lost a league-leading nine-straight games. The lowly Texans are not expected to contend for anything but a top-three pick in next year's draft.

With the disparity of success, the Texans are considered 7.5-point underdogs against the Patriots. For CBS Sports panel of eight, that spread is just fine and have the Patriots clobbering the Texans with or without the points. The two-man panel for Yahoo! Sports! is also a full sweep in favor of New England.

The SB Nation panel of six has a slim difference of opinion. A 5-1 vote in favor of the Patriots means that only Matt Ufford of SBN Studios picked the Texans.

The Texans will host the Patriots on Sunday at  1 p.m. ET on CBS.

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