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Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions:

Posted on: October 21, 2009 4:50 pm
 
Haven't done great the past couple of week, but still have a better record than Pete Prisco.  (67% on the season)  Enjoy: 

Packers @ Browns-- Derek Anderson has completed 11 passes in his past 8 quarters, and somehow, the Browns still believe he's their best option at QB. Wow. PREDICTION: PACKERS

 

Chargers @ Chiefs-- The Chargers defense looked lethargic against the Broncos. However, they face a Chiefs team that can't score TD's. The Chiefs played better defense last week, but now they face one of the better QB's in the league. Look for Philip Rivers to have a big game at Arrowhead. PREDICTION: CHARGERS

 

Colts @ Rams-- The Rams have been more competitive as of late, but face a Colts team with the best QB in the game. The Colts are fresh off a bye week. Can't see them losing this one. This one won't be close. PREDICTION: COLTS

 

Patriots @ Buccaneers-- The Bucs couldn't even beat the king of turnovers - Jake Delhomme. I won't even speculate on what Tom Brady's going to do to them. PREDICTION: PATRIOTS

 

Vikings @ Steelers-- The Vikings will see a better defense this week when they face the Steelers. The Vikings have had a lot of lucky breaks (the missed FG by the Ravens, the fluke TD pass against the 49ers, etc.....). This week, their luck runs out. Look for Big Ben to have a big day and for the Steelers O-line to step it up at home. Vikes get their first loss. PREDICTION: STEELERS

 

49ers @ Texans-- The Texans haven't won two games in a row all season. I don't expect that trend to break this Sunday. The 49ers are coming off their bye week after a humiliating loss at home. I expect the defense to play with intensity and slow down that Texans offense. Michael Crabtree won't make a huge impact, but figures to be enough of a distraction to open up that running game for the 49ers. Frank Gore will be back as well, which is a big boost to an offense that needs it. PREDICTION: 49ERS

 

Bills @ Panthers-- Jake Delhomme managed just 65 yards last week, and turned the ball over about a half dozen more times. I expect the Bills to concentrate on shutting down the Panthers running game; forcing Jake Delhomme to try to beat them. He won't. Look for the ground game of the Panthers to come back down to earth, and for the Bills to do just enough to win another squeaker. PREDICTION: BILLS

 

Jets @ Raiders-- Is it possible? Can the Jets drop a fourth game in a row after starting 3-0? My gut tells me the Jets will bounce back in this one, and I look for Mark Sanchez to bounce back as well. The Jets defense will get after JaMarcus Russell early and often; making him look like the JaMarcus Russell we've seen for most of the year. I'll take the Jets by a TD. PREDICTION: JETS

 

Bears @ Bengals-- The Bears have struggled to run the ball all season, leaving just about all of their games thus far in the hands of Jay Cutler. I expect the Bengals running game to get back on track after a disappointing outing last week. The defense should still be above average even without Antwan Odom. Close game, but the Bengals can't afford to lose this one. My guts tells me they pull out a close one at home. PREDICTION: BENGALS

 

Falcons @ Cowboys-- The Cowboys come off a bye week to face a much improved Falcons' defense. However, the Falcons play-calling doesn't excite me. Why are they trying to force-feed the ball to Tony Gonzales when they have Roddy White and Michael Turner? Why did Michael Turner only get 13 carries against the Bears Sunday night? Turner made this offense click last season. This season, he is just an afterthought. Yeah, I don't get it either. The Cowboys are not afraid to run the ball, and will ultilize their strong running game in this one. The Cowboys are well-rested, at home, and are running the ball better than the Falcons, so I give them the edge. PREDICTION: COWBOYS

 

Saints @ Dolphins-- I like what the Dolphins are doing. They beat the Jets two weeks ago with a physical O-line and a ball-control philosophy. I'm not sure that can work against this Saints team. This Saints team is dominating all aspects of their game right now. I don't see any weaknesses. Until I do, I have to pick this team to win every week. PREDICTION: SAINTS

 

Cardinals @ Giants-- I just don't know about this defensive coordinator of the Giants. They need to come up with something better than the no-pressure, no blitzing, no pass coverage scheme we saw last week against the Saints. The Giants have bounced back well from games like this before, and I have to believe Coughlin will have them ready. The Cardinals have to travel from Seattle to New York for this one. That's tough for any team. Expect a better outing out of the Giants defense at home. PREDICTION: GIANTS

 

 

Eagles @ Redskins-- Jim Zorn has been stripped of his play-calling. So, what will he be doing out there on Sunday in front of the home crowd? Taking up space? This team is a mess, and management is not handling things the right way. Look for an easy victory by the Eagles. PREDICTION: EAGLES

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Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2009 10:49 am
 

Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions:

"I got the pig in the ground an the beers on ice and all my rowdy friends are comin' over tonight!!"  Go Texans!!  Sealed



Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: October 25, 2009 2:21 am
 

Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions:

You had me all the way up to the Bills @ Panthers match-up.  I agree that the Bills will concentrate on shutting down the run game, but will be unsuccessful.  I take the Panthers by 10, but it should be a great match-up either way!  Now the Eagles @ Redskins, I think that one will be a blow out and the Eagles will take their frustrations out on the defenseless Redskins, I wish I knew why they left this game on primetime and on a Monday Night.

-Good luck!



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2009 4:18 pm
 

Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions:

Thanks, sirbed.  Have a good weekend, my friend.  Good luck to your Raiders Sunday. 



Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: October 23, 2009 3:41 pm
 

Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions:

Should be some good games this week especially the Vikings vs Steelers game and Falcons vs Cowboys. I didn't have the guts to pick it but I wouldn't be shocked to see the Dolphins beat the Saints as I imagine the Dolphins will try and control the ball as much as possible to keep that Saints offense off the field.

Your Giants face another pass happy team in the Cardinals but I think the outcome will be different this time as I think the Giants will handle the Cardinals by 10 points or so.

Keep up the good work as I enjoy reading your blog.



Since: Oct 23, 2009
Posted on: October 23, 2009 3:25 pm
 

Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions:

I agree about Turner not getting enough carries, but I think you're underestimating the Falcon's defense.  No one else has been able to run the ball against them.  Why should the Cowboys be any different? 
They have looked a lot better on defense lately.  But, I agree with Charlie as well.  If they don't start getting Michael Turner more involved, it will catch up to them. 
If they can bring their 'A' game that they brought to San Francisco a couple of weeks ago, they'll be in good shape.  I agree with you guys as well.  They need to let Turner run it. 



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2009 1:52 pm
 

Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions:

I'll give you the Chargers game Charlie but seriously,the Texans are gonna smoke the 49ers!!!! Andre Johnson goes ballistic and Steve Slaton gets 100 an a score.  Sealed
Comet - the Texans have done this all season; played a really good game.  Then we all pick them to win the next game, and they lose.  I'm not buying it yet.  When they show me they can win two games in a row, I'll believe in them.  Plus, the 49ers come off a bye week.  I don't think Singletary's going to let that defensive unit play a second consecutive poor game.  Call it a gut hunch.  I think the 49ers bounce back. 



Since: Jun 29, 2009
Posted on: October 23, 2009 11:01 am
 

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I agree about Turner not getting enough carries, but I think you're underestimating the Falcon's defense.  No one else has been able to run the ball against them.  Why should the Cowboys be any different? 
They have looked a lot better on defense lately.  But, I agree with Charlie as well.  If they don't start getting Michael Turner more involved, it will catch up to them. 



Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2009 9:24 am
 

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I agree about Turner not getting enough carries, but I think you're underestimating the Falcon's defense.  No one else has been able to run the ball against them.  Why should the Cowboys be any different? 



Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2009 9:16 am
 

Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions:

I'll give you the Chargers game Charlie but seriously,the Texans are gonna smoke the 49ers!!!! Andre Johnson goes ballistic and Steve Slaton gets 100 an a score.  Sealed



Since: Oct 22, 2009
Posted on: October 22, 2009 4:45 pm
 

Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions:

Actually, most of the "experts" are picking the Steelers to win this one. 


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