Saturday, October 24, 2009

2009 Week 7 Game Predictions

Sorry about my lack of predictions for last week's games—my move and lack of internet prevented me from posting them in time. I ended up going 9—5, which is pretty meh. I'll do better this week though, I promise. Please don't hit me.

Last week's record: 9—5
Season record: 62—28 (69%)

Packers over Browns — There's really no reason to ever pick Cleveland at this point, who in addition to being just plain awful are now flu-infested. Green Bay has to be the choice.

Chargers over Chiefs — I thought San Diego had a chance to defeat the undefeated Broncos last week, but it was not to be. Still, I like them to get a win against a much less-talented division rival this week.

Colts over Rams — Another lop-sided matchup, it's hard to envision St. Louis beating a Peyton Manning-led team right now.

Steelers over Vikings — Somewhat of an upset pick, I just think Minnesota has to return to earth at some point, if only for a moment, right? I think Pittsburgh gets to Brett Favre better than anyone has so far this year and hands the Vikings their first loss.

Patriots over Buccaneers — Tampa Bay is simply a mess right now, and New England is as hot as they've been all season. You have to go with the Pats here.

Texans over 49ers — A battle between two teams that are better than one would have thought, I like the Houston offense led by Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels in this one.

Jets over Raiders — New York has certainly received a reality check in recent weeks, with Mark Sanchez playing more like the rookie he is. That, combined with an upset by Oakland over the Eagles last week, still isn't enough to make me pick the Raiders. I'm going with the Jets on the rebound.

Panthers over Bills — Carolina has underachieved at times this year, and looked downright awful at others, but they seem to be getting their running game going. Meanwhile, the Bills are dropping like flies and just keep getting worse, so I have to pick the Panthers.

Bengals over Bears — Both of these teams seem to be two-faced at this point, playing really well at one point then getting stomped the next. I'll go with the Bengals and a better offense at home.

Falcons over Cowboys — I'm a fan of this Dallas team, but they can't seem to put it together consistently, and Atlanta is playing very well right now. I like the Falcons on the road.

Saints over Dolphins — As much as I hope Miami pulls off the upset, I can't really justify picking them against a high-powered New Orleans offense. If the Dolphins can control the clock like they did against Indianapolis, they might be able to stay close and eek out a win.

Giants over Cardinals — New York suffered a tough loss to the Saints last week, but they are still one of the NFL's elite and should be able to top the Cardinals this week.

Eagles over Redskins — Philadelphia is coming off a pretty shocking loss to the Raiders, but the Redskins are a mess right now and I can't see the Eagles dropping two in a row.