Week 7 NFL Picks

Although we would never condone betting, we thought it would be fun to pick the games against the spread.

San Diego at Buffalo (-1). West coast teams traveling east have had a horrible time this year, and despite the Chargers demolition of the Patriots last week, we still are somewhat less than believers in the lightning bolts. The Bills are a very solid team and they should be able to move the ball enough to get a win and cover. Final score: Buffalo 24, San Diego 21.

New Orleans at Carolina (-3). The Saints are the NFL's ultimate Jekyll and Hyde team as you really never know which one will show up. New Orleans hasn't been playing well on the road, and the Panthers are pretty good at home. I like a push here, but just for fun I will take Carolina. Final score: Carolina 28, New Orleans 24.

Minnesota at Chicago (-3). The Vikings offense is terrible. Outside of Adrian Peterson, they really have nothing going. The Bears will stack up the box and force Gus Frerotte to beat them, which won't happen. The good Kyle Orton shows up on Sunday. Final Score: Chicago 21, Minnesota 10.

Pittsburgh (-9.5)
at Cincinnati. I don't like any quarterback from Harvard playing against the Steelers defense. Even without Willie Parker, the Steelers will cruise. Final score: Pittsburgh 31, Cincinnati 6.

Tennessee (-9) at Kansas City. This one seems to be pretty easy, almost too easy. No Larry Johnson, no chance, right? I'm going to fall into the trap and pick the Titans, even though they're almost due to lay an egg. Final score: Tennessee 24, Kansas City 10.

Baltimore at Miami (-3). The Ravens seem to be heading in the wrong direction as rookie quarterback Joe Flacco is having trouble moving the chains. The "wildcat" will strike again. Final score: Miami 17, Baltimore 10.

San Francisco at New York Giants (-11). New York had their off game last Monday, and we believe it was an anomaly, not a sign of things to come. Eli plays big in this one, Giants win big. Final score: New York 34, San Francisco 21.

Dallas (-7) at St. Louis. Tony Romo questionable, the Rams coming off a win, Pacman suspended, it doesn't matter. Dallas will exploit a bad Rams secondary. Final score: Dallas 35, St. Louis 21.

Detroit at Houston (-9.5). The Texans may be the best 1-4 team in the history of the NFL. Detroit traded away one of their two weapons and placed their quarterback on IR. We love the Texans in this one. Final score: Houston 31, Detroit 13.

Indianapolis (-1.5) at Green Bay. Are the Colts finally putting it all together? Do the Packers miss Brett Favre? We think no for both. Final score: Green Bay 24, Indianapolis 20.

New York Jets (-3) at Oakland. It's a mess in Oakland and we're shocked that the spread is only three points. We love the New York Brett's in this one. Final score: New York 28, Oakland 10.

Cleveland at Washington (-7.5). The Browns aren't as good as they played last week and the ‘Skins aren't as bad as they showed last week. That said, more than a touchdown is too many points to pass on. Final Score: Washington 24, Cleveland 20.

Seattle at Tampa Bay (-11). Backup quarterback against the Bucs defense. I'll go Bucs in this one by a nice margin. Final score: Tampa Bay 27, Seattle 10.

Denver at New England (-3.5). Why does this game feel like a trap? The Broncos always play well against the Pats, and New England looked terrible last week. I'll bite and take the Broncos. Final score: Denver 31, New England 20.

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