Sunday, October 24, 2010

2010 NFL Week Seven Game Predictions

I'm coming off my best week of predicting games yet, getting 12-of-14 picks from Week 6 correct. Let's see if I can keep it up in Week 7.

Last week's record: 12-2
2010 season record: 55-35 (61.1%)


Falcons over Bengals — The Bengals have been a major disappointment this season, and I like the Falcons at home in this one.

Redskins over Bears — Chicago has more holes than their record indicates, and I like the Redskins to finally put it together a little bit and get the win.

Eagles over Titans — The Titans don't lose much with Kerry Collins starting (they may even be better off), but Philly is playing well right now and I think the Eagles have a mini-upset on the road.

Chiefs over Jaguars — I have a hard time believing the Chiefs are a legitimately good team, but Jacksonville is a mess right now and I can't see Todd Bouman (arguably the best NFL player from St. Cloud State ever!) righting the ship in his first regular-season appearance since 2005.

Steelers over Dolphins —  As much as I'd like to pick the Dolphins in a home upset, the Steelers are simply too good to go against right now. Miami has a chance in the heat at home, but they're not the favorites.

Saints over Browns — Colt McCoy was much better than expected in his first NFL start, but I don't see him out-slinging Drew Brees and the Saints.

Buccaneers over Rams — The Rams are playing well under rookie Sam Bradford, but I think it's Josh Freeman's time to pick up a win.

49ers over Panthers — Carolina is making another quarterback switch to a more NFL-ready Matt Moore, but the 49ers are still the superior team in terms of talent.

Ravens over Bills — In what is easily the most lop-sided game of the week, I don't see any way the Bills pull out an upset here.

Seahawks at Cardinals — In a pretty lame battle for the NFC West lead, I like a more experienced Seahawks team over undrafted rookie Max Hall.

Broncos over Raiders —  There's not usually a reason to pick the Raiders, and I'm not going to do so here in this AFC West battle.

Patriots over Chargers — The Chargers have been a major disappointment all season, and I think the Patriots are too good of an opponent to allow them to right the ship here.

Packers over Vikings — I think the Packers are the slightly better team in this great NFC North match-up, and Brett Favre doesn't deserve the satisfaction of beating his old team.

Cowboys over Giants — Perhaps no team need a win more than the 1-4 Cowboys, and I think they'll do it with their backs up against the wall on the Monday night stage.


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