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Inspired by Fourth Quarter Sports, (it’s a great blog; check it out!) I am starting my own weekly post of NFL predictions/picks/conjectures/not-at-all-wild guesses. Week 7 is the first of these to be subject to disapp—er, discussion.
Chiefs vs. Raiders
Derek Carr looked awful in Oakland’s narrow loss to the Chargers, and I expect that to continue against one of the NFL’s finest secondaries.
Ravens vs. Vikings
As many of you know, I am a die-hard Vikings fan. Minnesota is in control of the NFC North after dominating the Packers, and the Ravens look out of shape. SKOL Vikes!
Saints vs. Packers
Brett Hundley is a decent quarterback, no doubt. Green Bay’s defense is. . . well, still Green Bay’s defense, and Drew Brees should have a field day. The Packers can’t match New Orleans score for score.
Jets vs. Dolphins
Miami figured something out last week in a terrific come-from-behind win against the Atlanta Falcons. A win ties them with the Patriots atop the AFC East, and the Jets like tanking.
Panthers vs. Bears
No discussion. Chicago can’t cope with Cam Newton and Co.
Cardinals vs. Rams
Jared Goff has looked mediocre against star-studded defenses, but Arizona isn’t banged up. Look for S—.er, Los Angeles to take control of the game.
Buccaneers vs. Bills
Tampa Bay consistently rolls over against strong defenses, and Buffalo is looking to get back on track in the playoff race. The Bills win, but it will be close.
Jaguars vs. Colts
Jacksonville’s defense is very, very good. Now they face Indianapolis.
I’ll take the Jags!
Titans vs. Browns
It won’t be long until Cleveland wins another game. I think. Maybe?
Cowboys vs. 49ers
Dallas will take a boost from Ezekiel Elliott’s off-field problems being somewhat resolved, and Dak Prescott stands to benefit the most. The Niners haven’t played well against multi-dimensional offenses.
Bengals vs. Steelers
Cincinnati lives and dies by A.J. Green’s production. It should be a wild game against the team that beat Kansas City at Arrowhead. Pittsburgh will prevail due to its explosive offense.
Seahawks vs. Giants
Do you expect Seattle to give the Giants their first win? I don’t. Russell Wilson leads a competent offense that will do enough on the backs of the Seahawk defense.
Broncos vs. Chargers
Where is this mentality coming from? The Chargers are 2-4! Yet everyone expects San D—er, Los Angeles to destroy one of the best defenses in the league. Not happening!
Falcons vs. Patriots
This one is tough to call. Atlanta is angry they let a 17 point lead slip to the Dolphins and need a win. But it’s still New England. I expect Matt Ryan to lead Atlanta past the champions in a tight, medium scoring game.
Redskins vs. Eagles 🦅
Philadelphia is on a roll, and Carson Wentz should rip apart Washington’s below average defense.
That concludes my first NFL predictions article. Leave a like if you enjoyed, and let me know what you think in the comments!