Saturday, October 20, 2007

Week 7 NFL Picks

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae if she is checking in.
Week 6 wasn't very good to us - so we've decided to change things up a bit. For those of you who check in regularly, you know yours truly is suffering from a man cold. We've shrugged off the after effects, or so we think, of a double dose nyquil coma and forged ahead with this week's picks. We aren't sure if it will help - but considering the brutal week we had in week 6, we're thinking that it can't hurt. If you check in regularly, you know the drill - weighted pool, with spreads attached; 16 being our best pick, 3 being our least favourite pick.

Week 7 Picks vs Spread

16) WASHINGTON -7.5 over Arizona -
the Redskins will be looking to get back on the right track after dropping a game they should have won against the Pack. The Cardinals look like they are going to give Tim Rattay the start - Skins defence will eat him alive. Washington wins this by 10 or more.

15) NY GIANTS - 9.5 over San Francisco - the 49ers say that Trent Dilfer will get the start, so you can count on the 49ers to score less than 10 points. The Giants have been playing a lot better of late (we still think they are counterfeit), and you have to figure Manning & Co. are good for at least 23 on Sunday.

14) Pittsburgh -3.5 over DENVER - the Steelers don't travel well (see Arizona game) but the Broncos rush defence is so bad that Willie Parker should be able to run enough to control the time of possession and wear Denver's defence down. Things aren't looking good for the Broncos on offence as they announced Javon Walker will miss six weeks. Steelers get it done big time on Sunday night.

13) SEATTLE -8.5 over St. Louis - the Rams are a mess right now, which means that Matt Hasselbeck will probably come up with a big game and look like a Pro-Bowler. The Seahawks have built their rep by pounding bad teams at Qwest Field...they'll continue the dominance on Sunday - but make no mistake, they aren't legit.

12) CINCINNATI -6.5 over NY Jets - Chad Johnson is going to stop the end zone celebrations until the Bengals get back to .500; we think he'll change his mind by the time he hauls in his 2nd TD reception on Sunday. The Bengals have been one of the biggest disappointments this year - they'll make it up to their fans with a big on one Sunday.

11) New England -16.5 over Miami - big number, but with Brady's consecutive games streak with at least 3 TD passes, you have to think they won't let up on the woeful Dolphins.

10) DALLAS -9.5 over Minnesota - Cowboys put last week behind them and get a big win over the Vikings. Two things to consider - Minnesota's pass defence is bad, not good when you are facing Romo and the Cowboys; Cowboys run D is very good, not good for the Vikes who are counting on Adrian Peterson.

09) PHILADELPHIA -4.5 over Chicago - two over-rated teams that everyone keeps thinking will eventually come around - the best thing about this game is that the loser's season will be down the toilet. The Eagles will get some points against Chicago - not sure if we can say the same thing about the Bears offence vs Eagles D.

08) JACKSONVILLE +3.5 over Indianapolis - the Jags always play Manning and the Colts tough. They'll look to control the game by running the ball against the Colts D, which we still think is soft against the run; while the defence will look to pound anyone who touches the ball. The Colts may win this one, but not by more than a field goal.

07) BUFFALO +3.5 over Baltimore - the Bills are getting healthier each week and their D will welcome back a few injured starters. The Ravens have issues on D and their offence doesn't scare anyone. Buffalo's D has enough to keep this one very close and maybe even pull out a win.

06) Kansas City +2.5 over OAKLAND - Hazel rule still in effect, but this week we do like the Chiefs to control the ball and the time of possession to move the ball on the Raiders.

05) DETROIT -2.5 over Tampa Bay - we still can't figure out how the Bucs are doing it; sure they have a very good defence, but how that offence moves the ball is beyond us. Lions coming off a by week and the Bucs likely to be feeling the after-effects of last week's game against the Titans.

04) HOUSTON +1.5 over Tennessee - Vince Young is going to be a game time decision, which means he probably isn't going to start. We like the Texans D to keep Collins in check. It is going to be an ugly game either way.

03) Atlanta +7.5 over NEW ORLEANS - if you think the Saints are back, think about their defence. The Saints will win this game - but we think Atlanta will get some points and are good for a backdoor cover against the Saints. To sum things up in a word - YUCK.

That's it for this afternoon gang - enjoy the game tonight - we're with Quikdraw on this one (see post from earlier today), Tribe wins it tonight behind Carmona. Is this the end of the line for Schilling?

Hazel, hope things are groovy in your world - enjoy Game 6, but don't forget about the Maple Leafs tonight.

We're Out!!!


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