/N.F.L. Week 13 Previews and Picks

N.F.L. Week 13 Previews and Picks


Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has thrown 24 touchdown passes this season.

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Here’s a look at Sunday’s best games, and who we think will win them.

Best Games to Watch

1. Chiefs (6-5) at Raiders (5-6)

4:05 p.m. Eastern time. Line: Chiefs by 2½

In Al Davis’s long run as owner of the Raiders, he often seemed obsessed with returning to the team’s days of Daryle Lamonica stretching the field with deep passes to Warren Wells. No quarterback — not even Ken Stabler and Jim Plunkett, who combined to win three Super Bowls — seemed to satisfy him, and no wide receiver was ever fast enough.

Derek Carr may not be as flashy with the deep ball as Lamonica, who was known as the Mad Bomber, but Carr’s 24 touchdown passes this season have him on a pace to match Lamonica’s franchise record of 34, set in 1969. Unlike Lamonica, Carr has done it efficiently, with only six interceptions. In terms of adjusted passing yards per…

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