Randall the Handle's NFL Week 13 picks

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford looks for a receiver against the Texans at Ford Field in...

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford looks for a receiver against the Texans at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich., Nov. 22, 2012. (REBECCA COOK/Reuters)

RANDALL THE HANDLE, Special to QMI Agency

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Colts (7-4) at Lions (4-7)

LINE: DETROIT BY 5

Not only are the 4-7 Lions favoured over the 7-4 Colts, the line keeps going up. What gives? For one, the Colts will be on the road for the third time in four weeks. Away from home is not where Indianapolis is best with two wins in five tries, and those victories coming in Tennessee and Jacksonville. Andrew Luck's passing rating drops more than 20 points outside of his own venue. The Lions are a screwy bunch, outgaining most of their opponents (including Green Bay and Houston in previous two) but failing to put the final touches on their work. With 10 days rest and the possibility of getting swept in a three-game home stand, we're confident Detroit can get up off the canvas with a solid showing here.

TAKING: LIONS -5

Seahawks (6-5) at Bears (8-3)

LINE: CHICAGO BY 3.5

The Bears are better with Jay Cutler in the lineup, no question


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