NFL Week 7 picks: Jake 'The Snake' Roberts picks Chiefs, Broncos

Jake The Snake Roberts again increased his lead over Dave Richard in Week 6.
Jake The Snake Roberts again increased his lead over Dave Richard in Week 6. (Photo provided)

Let's not sugarcoat this too much: Neither Jake "The Snake" Roberts nor senior fantasy writer Dave Richard were very impressive picking against the spread in Week 6.

Wrestling icon Roberts went 6-9 on the week, which was a game better than Richard, who fell short at 5-10.

That means that while "The Snake" wasn't in peak form last week, he was still good enough to hold his lead in the Jake vs. Dave friendly wager over NFL picks this season. In fact, he increased his lead to 6 games overall.

It's looking like Roberts' will to succeed isn't limited to his remarkable weight loss and his return to good health (hey, WWE -- Royal Rumble 2014. Make it happen.). He's also waltzing into NFL analyst territory and dropping dudes on their heads as if they were Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat on Saturday Night's Main Event. Ouch.

Jake vs. Dave: Tale of the Tape


Stone Mountain, Ga. Hometown Chicago, Ill.
"The Snake" Nickname "Downtown Dave"
def. Andre the Giant, WrestleMania V Biggest Win One-time Wheel of Fortune winner
Randy "Macho Man" Savage Biggest Rival Weight loss professionals
"Trust me." Catch Phrase "Yeahhhhh!"


What's a prediction contest without a little something on the line? Here is what Jake and Dave risk if they lose the contest.

IF JAKE WINS: Dave travels to Atlanta and visits Diamond Dallas Page's Accountability Crib for an intense DDP YOGA workout and gets a lesson in gluten- and dairy-free living.

IF DAVE WINS: Jake visits the office and must work with Dave for a day.

We'll find out who prevails after Week 17. In the meantime, here are Jake's Week 6 picks against the spread (the same spreads used in our NFL expert picks):

NFL Week 7 Picks: Jake the Snake vs. Downtown Dave
Game and Spread Jake's Pick Dave's Pick
Seattle Seahawks (-6.5) at Arizona Cardinals  
New England Patriots (-3.5) at New York Jets
San Diego Chargers (-9.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5)
Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions (-2.5)
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins (-7.5)
Chicago Bears at Redskins (-0.5)
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (-2.5)
St. Louis Rams at Carolina Panthers (-6.5)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons (-7.5)
San Francisco 49ers (-4.5) at Tennessee Titans
Cleveland Browns at Green Bay Packers (-10.5)
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (-2.5)
Denver Broncos (-6.5) at Indianapolis Colts  
Minnesota Vikings at New York Giants (-3.5)

If you want to talk smack about these picks or simply cheer Jake Roberts on, you can follow him on Twitter at JakeSnakeDDT.

Time will tell if Dave rallies from behind.

Or if he ends up like "The Dragon."

Denny Burkholder is the producer/editor of's NFL content. Follow him on Twitter: @DennyBurkholder

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Denny Burkholder has been a writer, editor and producer for CBS Sports dating back to 1999. He has covered everything from the NFL to the UFC during his tenure, with a specialty in all things WWE and pro... Full Bio

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