NFL Football 2012 Week 7: Picks and Preview

weatherguyal By weatherguyal, 21st Oct 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/4uqstxfc/
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Divisional races are heating up as we near the half way point in the 2012 season.

Schedule

Last week 2 - 11
Year: 37 - 46 - 1

Byes: Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego

Thursday, October 18
San Francisco 13 Seattle 6

Sunday, October 21
Tennessee at Buffalo (-3 1/2)
Cleveland at Indianapolis (-1 1/2)
Baltimore at Houston (-7)
Green Bay (-5 1/2) at St Louis
New Orleans (-1 1/2) at Tampa Bay
Dallas (-2) at Carolina
Arizona at Minnesota (-6 1/2)
Washington at NY Giants (-6)
Jacksonville at Oakland (-6)
NY Jets at New England (-10 1/2)
Pittsburgh (-1) at Cincinnati


Monday, October 22
Detroit at Chicago (-6 1/2)

Three favorites

Green Bat at ST LOUIS (+5 1/2)
The Packers are showing some signs of life, but expect them to play just good enough to win. Having WR Greg Jennings out of the lineup costs them at least 3 points per game. Green Bay will find out what the rest the Rams opponents have found out - the Rams are hard to play against, especially when they are at home. St Louis WR Brandon Gibson makes the most out of his chance to play.

New Orleans at TAMPA BAY (+1 1/2)
The Buccanneers offense has been putting up some points lately, and the Saints haven't been able to slow down many teams. The Tampa Bay defense has played better than New Orleans', and, in the end, they will be the difference. This could turn into a game where the team with the ball last wins.

Baltimore at HOUSTON (-7)
Baltimore has not been able to stop the run, and now they face one of the leagues best rushers in Houston RB Arian Foster. Expect Foster to put up big numbers, and rebound from his 29-yard effort last week. The Ravens will mss LB Ray Lewis, but have a good replacement in Dannell Ellerby. QB Joe Flaco needs to play better on the road for Baltimore. Lots of hard hitting in this one.

The middle

TENNESSEE (+3 1/2) at Buffalo
A game featuring better offense than defense. Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck should have a good game against a Buffalo defense that gives up way too many points. Tennessee RB Chris Johnson should be able to run the ball sucsessfully and keep the pressure off of Hasselbeck. If Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick can get hot, this could be another high scoring contest.

Cleveland at INDIANAPOLIS (-1 1/2)
Should be an interestng game featuring rookie QB's Andrew Luck of the Colts and the Browns Brandon Weedon. Cleveland's best offensive threat is RB Trent Richardson, while Indianapolis counters with WR Reggie Wayne. The Colts need their defense to play more consistent. When the game is over, a big day from Reggie Wayne will be the difference.

DALLAS (-2) at Carolina
Just when the Cowboys get the running game going, they lose RB DeMarco Murray. However, the offensinve line is playing better, and replacement Felix Jones will be enough of a running threat to allow QB Tony Romo to get the passing attack going. Expect the Panthers to continue to struggle at home.

Jacksonville at OAKLAND (-6)
The Raiders have played much better at home, and the Jaguars haven't played well anywhere. It looks like a big day is in store for Raider RB Darren McFadden. Watch for the long pass form Oakland QB Carson Palmer. The Jacksonville offense must get some production other than RB Marice Jones-Drew.

PITTSBURGH (-1) at Cincinnati
The Steelers have done well in Cincinnati, and this trend should continue. Pittsburgh QB Ben Rothlisberger and Bengal QB Andy Dalton should provide alot of points. Containing Rothlesberger is the key for the Bengals to be successful, but that is no easy feat. In the end expect Steeler LB James Harrison to be the difference in Cincinnati.

Detroit at CHICAGO (- 6 1/2)
The Bears are coming off of a bye week, and look to improve thier first place lead in the NFC North. While the Bears have been improving as the season progresses, the Lions have struggled, especially on special teams. Kick-returner Devin Hester should have a big game for Chicago. Detroit will have to play better defense and tighten up the kicking game in order to have a chance to win in Chicago.

Three that scare me

Arizona at MINNESOTA (-6 1/2)
Questions continue for Arizona at quarterback. The Vikings have played well on both sides of the ball, as well as special teams. The Cardinals defense will keep them in the game, but the inability of the offense to sustain drives will wear them out late, especially if the Vikings keep pounding the ball with RB Adrian Peterson. Expect Mnnesota to pull away at the end.

WASHINGTON (+6) at NY Giants
The Redskins beat the Giants twice last season, and now they have a young QB in Robert Griffin III leading the way. The emmergence of RB Alfred Morris has been a huge help. They will need to play flawless football to keep up with a New York team that has been on a roll. The Giants will create enough confusion on defense to force some turnovers, allowing QB Eli Manning to score some quick points. This will be more than Washington can overcome, as the Giants win a close one.

NY JETS (+10 1/2) at New England
This one really scares me. Double-digit points should. This rivalry game is a tough one for the Patriots to try to get back on track. Misplays on both sides of the ball have cost them games. The Jets seem to find a way to keep things close, and they will in this one, also.

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author avatar Denise O
21st Oct 2012 (#)

A well detailed caption of the games to come. Well done. Thank you for sharing.:)

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