Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • NCAA FB
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • Golf

Prisco's Picks: Week 7

 
 
PRISCO'S PICKS DELIVERED TO YOU
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking
WEEK
7
 
PETE PRISCO
Senior NFL Columnist
Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. He hosted his own radio show for seven years, and can be seen throughout the week on CBS Sports' NFL shows. When he's not watching game tape you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an Arizona State national title in football.
MATCHUP SCORE ANALYSIS
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
 
New England
Patriots
31
The Jets are reeling and now they will be without corner Dee Milliner. Tom Brady has it going now, throwing for 652 yards his past two games. He continues that roll here. Blowout.
Result: New England Patriots 27, NY Jets 25
New York
Jets
10
 
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
 
Baltimore
Ravens
30
The Falcons need a victory, but the Ravens will be a tough home team. This is Joe Flacco vs. Matt Ryan, two quarterbacks often compared to each other. I see a high-scoring shootout. Something says the Falcons keep it close.
Result: Baltimore Ravens 29, Atlanta Falcons 7
Atlanta
Falcons
27
 
 
Buffalo
Bills
30
Each team is coming off a bad loss. This will be Teddy Bridgewater's first road start, always tough for a rookie. The Bills are first in run defense, which will put a lot of pressure on Bridgewater to make plays. That will lead to turnovers and the Bills will cash them in.
Result: Buffalo Bills 17, Minnesota Vikings 16
Minnesota
Vikings
14
 
 
Chicago
Bears
29
The Dolphins suffered a tough loss at home to the Packers last week, while the Bears impressed in beating Atlanta on the road. The Bears are home for the first time in three weeks, and will play like it. Their big receivers are a mismatch for Miami's corners.
Result: Chicago Bears 14, Miami Dolphins 27
Miami
Dolphins
24
 
 
Detroit
Lions
26
This game matches Drew Brees against the NFL's top-rated defense. That's always fun. The Saints are coming off a bye, so they are rested. Detroit has some injury issues, but that I think their defensive front will make for a tough day for Brees.
Result: Detroit Lions 24, New Orleans Saints 23
New Orleans
Saints
20
 
 
Green Bay
Packers
33
This has the makings of a shootout. Cam Newton vs. Aaron Rodgers will be fun. The Panthers are playing consecutive road games outside the division. That's tough. Rodgers carves up the Carolina secondary.
Result: Green Bay Packers 38, Carolina Panthers 17
Carolina
Panthers
24
 
 
Cincinnati
Bengals
24
The Bengals have lost and tied the past two weeks. The defense has been shredded. Now they have to face Andrew Luck and that potent passing attack. I think the defense bounces back, and Andy Dalton has a solid game. Upset special.
Result: Cincinnati Bengals 0, Indianapolis Colts 27
Indianapolis
Colts
21
 
 
Jacksonville
Jaguars
27
The Browns are coming off an impressive victory over the Steelers, while the Jaguars have shown improvement the past two weeks. Cleveland is winning with a power run game, though the defense is suspect. I look for Blake Bortles to have a big day and the Jaguars pull the upset.
Result: Jacksonville Jaguars 24, Cleveland Browns 6
Cleveland
Browns
23
 
 
Seattle
Seahawks
27
The Seahawks were pushed around in a loss to the Cowboys last Sunday. They respond here. St. Louis couldn't match the 49ers' physical defensive style, and that happens vs. the champs, too. Seattle gets all over Austin Davis and Russell Wilson bounces back.
Result: Seattle Seahawks 26, St. Louis Rams 28
St. Louis
Rams
17
 
 
Washington
Redskins
28
The Titans found a way against Jacksonville, but it wasn't pretty. The Redskins are skidding. Or is this who they are? Kirk Cousins has turned it over way too much. That stops here. He finds ways to make plays down the field.
Result: Washington Redskins 19, Tennessee Titans 17
Tennessee
Titans
20
 
 
San Diego
Chargers
30
The Chiefs are coming off a bye week, but this is a tough way to do it. The Chargers are riding high. They let down some last week at Oakland, but back at home they'll get back to playing good football. Philip Rivers continues his roll.
Result: San Diego Chargers 20, Kansas City Chiefs 23
Kansas City
Chiefs
23
 
 
Dallas
Cowboys
27
This is huge for both teams. The Cowboys are riding high after beating the Seahawks last week. The Giants are coming off a horrible loss and are in their second consecutive road division game. That's tough and they'll keep it close, but come up short.
Result: Dallas Cowboys 31, NY Giants 21
New York
Giants
24
 
 
Arizona
Cardinals
28
The Raiders were much better last week vs. the Chargers, especially Derek Carr. This is the return of Carson Palmer to Oakland. He was solid last week in his return to the field. I think he keeps it going. The Cardinals do play the Eagles next week, so be careful for a letdown.
Result: Arizona Cardinals 24, Oakland Raiders 13
Oakland
Raiders
17
 
 
Denver
Broncos
28
Game of the week, pitting San Francisco's rugged defense opposite Peyton Manning and that big-play offense. On the other side, Denver faces a big challenge to slow down the San Francisco running game. I think they do a good enough job and Manning still gets his numbers. Broncos take it.
Result: Denver Broncos 42, San Francisco 49ers 17
San Francisco
49ers
20
 
Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
 
Pittsburgh
Steelers
27
The Steelers hardly resemble the team we thought they would be. They are having big problems on defense. Will they be able to slow down Arian Foster? I say they rise up at home on a Monday and get it going. Ben Roethlisberger gets it cranked up.
Houston
Texans
21
 
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre