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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sports - NFL Picks, Week 7

Here are my NFL Week 7 picks:
(I was 8-6 last week)
Bye teams: Atl, Den, KC, Mia, Phi, SD

Sea @ SF - The last time the Niners were embarrassed by a bad loss, they won the next week 34-0.  I think they will rebound again, in a tough game between two excellent defenses.
Ten @ Buf - The exact opposite, two of the worst defenses in football.  If the Bills can get their run game going, they should be able to beat a very weak Titans team which can't win on the road.
Dal @ Car - Fairly even matchups so far, as neither of THESE teams can score any points.  The Cowboys finally got going last week, so they have the edge in a battle between desperate teams.
Bal @ Hou - The Ravens D took a hit with the loss of Webb and Lewis, both for the season.  The Texans will play mad coming off an embarrassing loss, and should come away with the win.
Cle @ Ind - Battle of the rookie QBs.  Both have played well for beginners, but poorly compared to the rest of the league, with 17 INTs between them.  Home field advantage; Colts I guess.
Ari @ Min - Both teams have come crashing down from hot starts.  The Vikings play well at home, and have more firepower, so they should have the advantage in a tight game.
Was @ NYG - RG3, meet the Giants D.  Coming off of completely whooping the Niners, Big Blue has the momentum and coaching to stop a dynamic player like Griffin III.
GB @ STL - Rodgers is rolling and should be able to beat a Rams team that plays pretty good defense, but can't score enough points to keep up.
NO @ TB - Freeman and the Bucs D looked good last week, but look for the Saints to be fresh & focused coming off their bye week.  Could be a shoot-out, with a Hartley game winner.
NYJ @ NE - The Patriots were stunned last week by the Hawks, but I don't think they'll see anything surprising this week.  Brady knows what to do and will beat his rivals.
Jax @ Oak - The two lowest scoring teams in the league, and their defenses aren't much better.  Look for Run DMC to get going and the Raiders to win fairly easily.
Pit @ Cin - A matchup of a lot of preseason hype, but so far no results.  Injuries have hindered both teams, and they each need a win badly.  The key is, Roethlisberger knows how to beat the Bengals.
Det @ Chi - The Bears don't allow points and they don't lose at home.  The Lions are picking up steam, but if Cutler can stay upright the Bears can win this very entertaining MNF matchup.


  1. unfortunately for you, we are much closer this week on the picks (after my 8 and 6 week as well but with different teams then yours). Three places I see different are Washington over Giants (not sure the giants believe Redskins can beat them...maybe wishful thinking as well); Cle over Ind (they are due for a better game then they have been given credit for); Cin over Pit (they can beat Pit and want to stay relevent).

    1. The Redskins could definitely win; I didn't give them credit last week and they pulled it off. Browns vs. Colts is a tossup, anyone could win that one. And I just don't have much faith in the Bungles. Like I said, Survival League Rule #2; Never pick Cincinnati.