Schon: Raiders Rivalry and Week Seven Picks

Here's the Week 7 Picks fueled by a burning desire to redeem myself from last week's epidural. Not that blowing out under .500 for the week wasn't enough – having to listen to the replay in my opponent's victoriously sarcastic Arkansas drawl is only slightly less painful than getting your walnuts corked in grade school dodge ball.

Raiders Week 2010 and outside of the occasional Oakland s**ks smack talk generated on sports radio - you never would have even guessed it. I mean, no burning of the ceremonial Raider doll – no alcohol ingested jersey urinations, not even a sacrificial goat-slaying…nothing, nada – bupkis - not a single hint that this Sunday marks the 100th regular season matchup between two teams that used to hate each other on a level unequaled by anyone outside of my ex-wife.

Are Denver fans really turning into Inverso's version of the Wine and Cheese crowd? Or is it the fact that it's getting harder and harder to get it up against a team you've owned since 1995 with a 22-8 record? Either way it kind of makes you long for the good ole' days when beating Oakland ranked second behind winning the Super Bowl on any Bronco fans wish list.

Not sure where it all went south – it's not like John Elway married a former Raiders cheerleader or anything. Oh, wait a minute – John Elway (I>did marry a former Raiders cheerleader – check out Paige Green - giving the dude a gimmee on this one…

Anyway – here's the Week Seven Picks fueled by a burning desire to redeem myself from last week's 5-7-2 epidural. Not that blowing out under .500 for the week wasn't embarrassment enough – having to listen to a replay of the failures in my opponent Roni Bryant's victoriously sarcastic Arkansas drawl is only slightly less painful than getting your walnuts completely corked in grade school dodge ball.

Hopefully I'll find the missing one soon……

Schon
FALCONS -3.5 over Bengals
Redskins (+3) over BEARS
Eagles (+3) over TITANS
Steelers (-3) over DOLPHINS
Browns (+13) over SAINTS
BUCS (-2.5) over Rams
RAVENS (-13) over Bills
CHIEFS (-9) over Jaguars
PANTHERS (+3) over Niners
SEAHAWKS (-6.5) over Cardinals
Patriots (+3) over CHARGERS
Raiders (+8.5) over BRONCOS
Vikings (+2.5) over PACKERS
Giants (+2.5) over COWBOYS

Roni Bryant
FALCONS (-3.5) over Bengals
Redskins (+3) over BEARS
TITANS (-3) over Eagles
Steelers (-3) over DOLPHINS
Browns (+13) over SAINTS
BUCS (-2.5) over Rams
Bills (+13) over RAVENS
Jaguars (+9) over CHIEFS
PANTHERS (+3) over Niners
SEAHAWKS (-6.5) over Cardinals
Patriots (+3) over CHARGERS
BRONCOS (-8.5) over Raiders
PACKERS (-2.5) over Vikings
COWBOYS (-2.5) over Giants




Michael John Schon has covered the National Football League and the Denver Broncos for the past twelve-years. As a member of the Pro Football Writers Association he has published and syndicated columns to both newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and Canada. His syndicated radio broadcast: "Schon Live" airs weekly on various radio and Internet stations around the country. You can follow all of Schon's updates on Twitter - Facebook or drop him an email at Michael John Schon





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