Week 13 of the NFL schedule gets underway this evening when two of the hottest teams in the NFC meet up in Dallas, Texas as the Cowboys prepare to host the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night football.

Big game in Big D

According to a CBS Sports report, the Saints are currently the No. 1 seed in the NFC and they sure are playing like a Super Bowl contender. At 10-1, New Orleans looks like the most complete in the NFL, however, there is still a long way to go.

At 39 years of age, Saints quarterback Drew Brees is having one of his best seasons as a pro.

Brees has thrown for 3,135 yards and 29 touchdowns so far in 2018, but what is more incredible is the fact he has thrown just two interceptions.

The Dallas defense will certainly have their work cut out for them tonight.

If the Cowboys beat the Saints they will be just the second team to do so this season. The way Dallas has played over the past month, they sure have a great shot in doing so.

The Cowboys head into tonight’s matchup riding a three-game winning streak and playing their best football of the season. Add that to being a seven-point underdog at home and the chip on the Cowboys’ shoulder should be awfully big for this game.

Extra incentive?

When you are playing as well as the Saints are, you just want to stay level headed and take things one game at a time.

However, this game may mean a bit extra to Texas native Drew Brees.

The Star-Telegram indicates that Brees, a Texas native, wanted to stay in his home state and play at either Texas A&M, Texas, Baylor or even TCU. They all said “Thanks, but no thanks.”

While that was many moons ago for Brees, you have to believe that he wants to play at his best when he hits the field at AT&T Stadium Thursday evening.

After all, being from the Lone Star state, Brees will have more than a handful of fans making up his own cheering section - and he will not want to let them down!

Below is a look at the complete Week 13 schedule, current odds, and ATS predictions.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Saints (-7) at Cowboys -- 8:20 p.m. -- FOX

Sunday, Dec. 2

  • Ravens at Falcons (-1) -- 1 p.m. -- CBS
  • Panthers (-3.5) at Buccaneers -- 1 p.m. -- FOX
  • Bears at Giants -- 1 p.m. -- FOX -- (OFF THE BOARD)
  • Bills at Dolphins (-4) -- 1 p.m. -- CBS
  • Colts (-4) at Jaguars -- 1 p.m. -- CBS
  • Browns at Texans (-5) -- 1 p.m. -- CBS
  • Broncos (-5) at Bengals -- 1 p.m. -- CBS
  • Rams (-10) at Lions 1 p.m. -- FOX
  • Cardinals at Packers (-14) -- 1 p.m. -- FOX
  • Chiefs (-15) at Raiders -- 4:05 p.m. -- CBS
  • Jets at Titans (-8) -- 4:05 p.m. -- CBS
  • 49ers at Seahawks (-9) -- 4:25 p.m. -- FOX
  • Vikings at Patriots (-5) -- 4:25 p.m. -- FOX
  • Chargers at Steelers (-3.5) -- 8:20 p.m. -- NBC

Monday, Dec. 3

Redskins at Eagles (-6) -- 8:15 p.m. -- ESPN

  • Last week -- 1-2-0
  • Year to date -- 29-20-2

Picks -- Cowboys +7, Atlanta +1, Denver -5, Seattle -9, Chargers +3.5