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WEEK 7 GAME PICKS

Last week: 9-5
Season Record: 58-33
TOP GAMES

SEAHAWKS AT 49ERS: THIS IS AN INTERESTING BATTLE IN THE NFC WHERE ONLY THREE TEAMS HAVE MORE THAN THREE WINS THUS FAR, LEAVING MANY TEAMS STILL IN THE PLAYOFF HUNT. SEATTLE’S DEFENSE HASN’T BEEN AT ITS NORMAL LEVEL SO FAR THIS SEASON BUT THE 49ERS HAVE BEEN A MESS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL AT TIMES AS WELL. COLIN KAEPERNICK HAS PLAYED BETTER OF LATE BUT WILL NEED TO BE ACCURATE WITH HIS ARM AND MAKE PLAYS WITH HIS LEGS TO KEEP DRIVES GOING. SEATTLE WILL LOOK TO POUND THE BALL WITH MARSHAWN LYNCH AND SHOULD BE ABLE TO FORCE A FEW TURNOVERS OR KEY MISTAKES.
PICK: SEAHAWKS 23-17

JETS AT PATRIOTS: A HUGE DIVISION MATCHUP THAT PUTS THE PATRIOTS HIGH-SCORING OFFENSE AGAINST THE JETS STINGY DEFENSE. THE PATS MUST FIND SOMEONE TO LIMIT WR BRANDON MARSHALL WHILE THE JETS MUST FIND SOMEONE TO COVER ROB GRONKOWSKI. LOOK FOR BOTH TEAMS TO ESTABLISH THE RUN EARLY BUT FOR THE JETS TO ATTEMPT A BALL CONTROL GAME. TO DO THAT THEY MUST CONVERT THIRD DOWNS AND HAVE A HIGH FIRST DOWN EFFICIENCY AS WELL. TURNOVERS WILL ULTIMATELY HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON THIS GAME AND TOM BRADY JUST HASN’T BEEN GIVING UP THE BALL.
PICK: PATRIOTS 27-21

COWBOYS AT GIANTS: THE NFC EAST IS WIDE OPEN SO BOTH TEAMS ARE LOOKING FOR A KEY DIVISION VICTORY. DALLAS HAS MADE A QB CHANGE AND WILL GO WITH MATT CASSEL IN HOPES OF CREATING BIGGER PLAYS AND A MORE CONSISTENT OFFENSE. THE GIANTS HAVE BEEN UP-AND-DOWN ALL SEASON AND HAVE SEVERAL INJURIES IN THE SECONDARY FOR A TEAM THAT WAS ALREADY TERRIBLE AGAINST THE PASS. THE GIANTS MUST FIND SOME SORT OF PASS RUSH ON DEFENSE WHILE ALSO FINDING BIG PLAYS OF THEIR OWN ON OFFENSE. THE TEAM WHO HAS THE MORE CONSISTENT OFFENSE SHOULD WIN THIS ONE.
PICK: GIANTS 31-28

EAGLES AT PANTHERS THE EAGLES HAVE COME OFF THE MAT A BIT AFTER THEIR SLOW START BUT STILL DON’T HAVE THEIR OFFENSE CLICKING AT FULL SPEED. CAROLINA HAS BEEN SOLID DEFENSIVELY AND SEEMS TO BE IMPROVING OFFENSIVELY EACH WEEK DESPITE THEIR LACK OF PLAYMAKERS. LOOK FOR THE PANTHERS TO GET AFTER SAM BRADFORD EARLY AND OFTEN AND TRY TO TAKE THE EAGLES OUT OF RHYTHM. PHILLY IS BEAT UP DEFENSIVELY BUT MUST FORCE SOMEONE OTHER THAN GREG OLSEN TO BEAT THEM.
PICK: PANTHERS 23-20

UNDER THE RADAR

TEXANS AT DOLPHINS: THE TEXANS HAVE PLAYED A BIT BETTER SINCE THE RETURN OF ARIAN FOSTER AND TURNING BACK TO BRIAN HOYER AT QB BUT MUST STEP UP THEIR GAME ON DEFENSE, PARTICULARLY IN THE SECONDARY. MIAMI LOOKED RE-ENERGIZED LAST WEEK UNDER NEW HEAD COACH DAN CAMPBELL AND SEEMS TO BE MORE COMMITTED TO THE RUN GAME. PROTECTING RYAN TANNEHILL IS KEY IN THIS GAME AS GIVING HIM TIME SHOULD ALLOW HIM TO MAKE PLAYS.
PICK: DOLPHINS 26-20
THE REST

BILLS AT JAGUARS (IN LONDON) PICK: BILLS 27-17
FALCONS AT TITANS PICK: FALCONS 30-20
BROWNS AT RAMS PICK: RAMS 24-20
VIKINGS AT LIONS PICK: LIONS 21-19
SAINTS AT COLTS PICK: COLTS 30-24
STEELERS AT CHIEFS PICK: STEELERS 20-17
BUCS AT REDSKINS PICK: REDSKINS 18-14
RAIDERS AT CHARGERS PICK: CHARGERS 26-23
RAVENS AT CARDINALS PICK: CARDINALS 34-24
INJURY REPORT

  • BILLS WR PERCY HARVIN (HIP) EXPECTED TO MISS “SIGNIFICANT TIME”
    • BILLS WR SAMMY WATKINS (ANKLE) DOUBTFUL FOR WEEK 7
    • BILLS DT KYLE WILLIAMS OUT 3-4 WEEKS WITH SPRAINED PCL IN KNEE
    • TITANS QB MARCUS MARIOTA QUESTIONABLE FOR WEEK 7 WITH SPRAINED MCL
    • TITANS C BRIAN SCHWENKE OUT FOR SEASON WITH DISLOCATED LEFT ANKLE
    • TITANS FS MICHAEL GRIFFIN QUESTIONABLE FOR WEEK 7 WITH SPRAINED LCL IN RIGHT KNEE
    • BRONCOS LB SHANE RAY OUT 4-6 WEEKS WITH SPRAINED MCL IN KNEE
    • STEELERS LT KELVIN BEACHUM OUT FOR SEASON WITH TORN ACL
    • TEXANS SS LONNIE BALLENTINE OUT FOR SEASON WITH DISLOCATED LEFT KNEE AND TORN MCL AND PCL
    • TEXANS WR CECIL SHORTS (HAMSTRING) OUT FOR WEEK 7
    • TEXANS CB KAREEM JACKSON OUT FOR WEEK 7 WITH HIGH-ANKLE SPRAIN
    • CHARGERS S ERIC WEDDLE (GROIN) QUESTIONABLE FOR WEEK 7
    • CHARGERS WR KEENAN ALLEN (SPRAINED HIP) QUESTIONABLE FOR WEEK 7
    • LIONS RB ZACH ZENNER OUT FOR SEASON WITH COLLAPSED LUNG AND MULTIPLE BROKEN RIBS
    • CHIEFS WR JEREMY MACLIN (CONCUSSION) QUESTIONABLE FOR WEEK 7
    • RAMS WR TAVON AUSTIN (HAND) QUESTIONABLE FOR WEEK 7
    • SAINTS FIRST-ROUND PICK OT ANDRUS PEAT OUT AROUND A MONTH WITH GRADE 2 SPRAINED MCL
    • PATRIOTS DB TARELL BROWN OUT FOR SEASON WITH FOOT INJURY

EXPECTED WEEK 7 RETURNS

  • BILLS QB TYROD TAYLOR (SPRAINED MCL)
    • CHARGERS LG ORLANDO FRANKLIN (ANKLE)
    • COWBOYS DE RANDY GREGORY (ANKLE)
    • STEELERS LB RYAN SHAZIER (SHOULDER)
    • REDSKINS TE JORDAN REED (CONCUSSION)
    • REDSKINS RB MATT JONES (TOE)
    • PANTHERS DL JARED ALLEN (PINCHED NERVE)
    • LIONS TE ERIC EBRON (KNEE)
    • LIONS RB JOIQUE BELL (ACHILLES’)
    • LIONS DT HALOTI NGATA (CALF)
    • CHARGERS WR STEVIE JOHNSON (HAMSTRING)
    • SAINTS LT TERRON ARMSTEAD (KNEE)
    • JAGUARS RB T.J. YELDON (GROIN)
    • TEXANS WR NATE WASHINGTON (HAMSTRING)
    • EAGLES LB MYCHAL KENDRICKS (HAMSTRING)

IN THE NEWS

  • RAVENS SIGN RG MARSHAL YANDA TO FOUR-YEAR EXTENSION WORTH $32 MILLION WITH $17.8 MILLION GUARANTEED
    • SAINTS RELEASE K ZACH HOCKER, SIGN K KAI FORBATH
    • JETS WR QUINCY ENUNWA SUSPENDED FOUR GAMES FOR VIOLATING LEAGUE’S PERSONAL-CONDUCT POLICY IN REGARDS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT IN LATE 2014
    • FALCONS RELEASE S CHARLES GODFREY, SIGN LB PHILIP WHEELER
    • VIKINGS SIGN DT KENRICK ELLIS
    • BEARS RELEASE DT JEREMIAH RATLIFF, SIGN DT ZIGGY HOOD

 John Brockway can be heard talking NFL on the Spadora on Sports Radio program. His blog can be found at www.spadoraonsports.com

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