I fell back in the standings a bit after a week six score of 2-3. Hopefully I can make up some ground this week. Here are the week seven picks!
1. Baltimore at Houston:
- Houston got trounced by Green Bay last week while the Ravens held onto a close game against the Cowboys. The Ravens have lost Lardarius Webb and Ray Lewis for the season but Terrell Suggs is back at practice and could give them a much needed boost in the coming weeks. I doubt he plays this Sunday. The Texans need to prove they can beat a tough team and they will Sunday afternoon.
- Texans 26-23
2. Green Bay at St. Louis:
- The Pack felt the fire getting warmer on their asses and came out last Sunday night and man-handled the Houston Texans. The Pack looked like the 2011 version but need to play this way on Sunday to convince me they are truly back. St. Louis has a strong defense this year but for some reason have not been using Steven Jackson as much as I thought. Rams are a much improved team but the Pack keep things rolling.
- Packers 31-20
3. Arizona at Minnesota:
- I personally do not think either one of these teams will make the playoffs this year but both have had hot starts and obvious weaknesses. Arizona has a tough defense but when it comes to the offense do they have anyone who really does anything outside Larry Fitzgerald? Minnesota also has it share of problems on offense and while they are 8th in rushing they only have four rushing touchdowns on the season. Adrian Peterson is dealing with a bum ankle. I am going with the Cardinals in this one.
- Cardinals- 23-17
4. NY Jets at New England:
- Who would have thought all four teams in the AFC East would be 3-3? Better yet, who thought this game would have been for first place in the division? The Jets found out the ground and pound game can work against an inferior opponent against the Colts. New England lost a shocker to Seattle last week but they have also found they have multiple players who can help out in the run game. New England finds their explosive offense on Sunday.
- Patriots 27-20
5. Detroit at Chicago:
- Detroit proved again last week if you let them hang around they are a team who can make you pay. The Lions still need to find their explosive offense from last year but will have a tough time doing that against the Bears. The Bears have won some ugly games this year but sit at 4-1 on top of the NFC North largely because of their opportunistic defense. A Lions victory would be nice for us Packer fans but I don’t think that happens.
- Bears 30-24