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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sports - 2013 NFL Picks, Week 7

Here are my NFL Week 7 Picks
(11-4 last week, 63-29 for the season)
Bye teams: NO, Oak

Sea @ Ari - This game might not be as lopsided as some might think.  The Cards went toe-to-toe with the Niners last week in San Fran, and this week they're home against a Seahawks team that is good but not dominant.  I smell an upset in Arizona to start another wild week.

TB @ Atl - Poor Falcons.  They're losing players & games faster than they can fathom and there's really no relief in sight.  With Julio out for the year & Roddy hurting, I don't see Hotlanta being very fiery.  However, the Bucs flat can't score, so Atlanta might get a home win here.

STL @ Car - The Rams are coming off a game in which they dominated the Texans in Houston.  But I'm not buying them yet.  Bradford is throwing TDs, which is a nice change, but the Panthers are playing tough D, allowing only 14 points per game, and Cam is playing well.

Cin @ Det - This is a simple matter of home & away.  The Bengals aren't good on the road and the Lions don't lose in Detroit.  Both teams are good (4-2 & winning their divisions) but I think the high-flying offense of the Lions will put up too many points for Dalton to match.

SD @ Jax - The Jaguars didn't roll over for the Broncos last week and for that they deserve a little respect.  But they're still horrible when it comes to points, scoring the 2nd least and allowing the 2nd most.  Rivers had an "off" game last week, but he'll rebound here and have a nice day.

Buf @ Mia - The surprising AFC East.  The Bills almost won last week vs the Bengals, but lost and are winless on the road.  The Dolphins are coming off a bye week and should be prepared.  Watch for RBs Miller & Thomas to get going and pound Buffalo out of Miami.

NE @ NYJ - The other two AFC East teams go head-to-head as well.  The Pats won a lucky thriller vs the Saints, and the Jets just got whooped by the then-winless Steelers.  So New England has all the momentum, most of the talent, and should find a way to win this game.

Dal @ Phi - The Cowboys are winless on the road and the Eagles are winless at home, so something's got to give.  Romo has been playing well, but a rash of injuries and two high-scoring games will wear his team out, so I think they hit the wall this week vs a good Eagles team.

Chi @ Was - The Bears defense is a turnover machine, going +7 for the season.  The Redskins are at -1, and I see this game being decided by that statistic.  RG3 just doesn't look right & Cutler is playing well, so the Redskins will stay winless at home with a loss here.

SF @ Ten - After surprising starts, these teams are going in opposite directions.  The Titans started hot and are sliding, while the Niners started slow and are hot.  It's going to be a tough road game, but the Kaepernick-Davis connection is working and this team should keep winning.

Cle @ GB - The Packers have been a little up-and-down this year, but they're coming off back-to-back wins and are undefeated at home.  Meanwhile, each week the Browns are one bad Weeden-decision away from losing.  He's not good, Aaron Rodgers is, and that should be enough.

Hou @ KC - Talk about polar opposites.  The Chiefs are a perfect 6-0, allow the least points in the league, and beat up each team they face.  The Texans are 2-4, having lost four in a row, and seem rather lost.  This game might only be close because that's Kansas City style.

Bal @ Pit - The Steelers are coming of their first win of the season & get to play at home to celebrate.  Problem is, the Ravens have come to town.  They're coming off a tough loss to the Packers and will be playing angry.  That's never a good thing for the team that gets the brunt of it.

Den @ Ind - I was ready to jump on the Colts bandwagon if they could beat the Chargers & the Broncos.  Well, they failed early.  They looked quite bad last week, and although so has the Broncos defense, I think Denver has a great shot at winning, especially with Von Miller back.

Min @ NYG - The Giants are doing a very, very bad job of playing football.  They are winless, pathetic, and have Adrian Peterson coming to town.  The Vikings will start former Buc Josh Freeman and will look to get their ground game going.  I think the G-men get their first win.

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