As we get set for Week 13 in the NFL, there are a few teams in desperate need of a win.
This point in the season is when teams start looking at the playoff picture and what they must do to get in.
Well, continuing to win games is always the best thing.
Here are two NFL teams that are most desperate for a win in Week 13.
New England Patriots
Sitting with a record of 6-5 and entering the biggest game of their season, the New England Patriots need a win.
On Thursday night they welcome their division rival Buffalo Bills into New England.
The Patriots are currently on the outside looking in at the playoff picture.
Plus, the AFC East might be the best division in football as the Patriots are currently in last.
#Patriots move to last in the division.
Playoff hits take a hit today. This Thursday night is a HUGE opportunity for the Patriots. pic.twitter.com/P1O4H83dFE
— Ben Belford-Peltzman (@thepatriotsbeat) November 27, 2022
But, they will have their hands full against the Bills and MVP candidate Josh Allen.
This will be a good litmus test for the Patriots, and a game they need to win if they want to remain in the playoff picture.
One team that most thought would be out of the playoff race by December is the Atlanta Falcons.
Yet, with a record of 5-7, the Falcons are still firmly in the hunt for the NFC South title.
They are only one game behind the Buccaneers in the loss column and face a must-win opportunity this week.
Bucs lose and somehow, someway….the Atlanta Falcons are still in the race for the playoffs.
— Miles Garrett (@MilesGarrettTV) November 27, 2022
Atlanta travels to the Pittsburgh Steelers who are just coming off a Monday Night victory.
While the Steelers’ defensive front remains stout, they can still be had through the air.
Plenty of pressure will be on Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota to utilize his arm and legs.
The Falcons enter the game as a slight underdog, but they need this game to keep pace with Tampa Bay.