Predictions for All Week 7 NFL Games
49ers over Seahawks, 37-21
The 49ers had another bump in the road last week as they got rocked by the Giants while the Seahawks knocked off the Patriots in another upset. Don't expect San Francisco's woes to continue, though. The 49ers will get back to their dominant, winning ways at home this week with a win over Seattle.
Titans over Bills, 42-35
Both teams are coming off surprise victories and trying to get into the thick of the playoff race, so expect a very high-scoring affair in Buffalo as the league's worst two defenses square off. The Titans will come out on top in this one and take another step toward the .500 mark.
Cowboys over Panthers, 23-19
As usual, the Cowboys managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory once again in Week 6. The only reason they win this week is because the Panthers are arguably in even worse shape on both sides of the ball...if that's possible.
Ravens over Texans, 21-17
Bad is about to turn to worse for Houston as the Ravens are going to hand the Texans their second straight loss after starting the season 5-0. Baltimore will prove they're still a dominant team despite losing Ray Lewis and allowing the Cowboys to play them so close last week.
Colts over Browns, 35-31
Andrew Luck had a bad game against the Jets last week, but he'll more than make up for it against a woeful Browns defense that's given up around 1,000 yards in the past two games.
Vikings over Cardinals, 25-16
Both teams are off to surprisingly good starts to the season and both are feeling a little desperate after losses in Week 6. Christian Ponder will come up big against the Cardinals' deceivingly vulnerable defense in an important win for the Vikings.
Giants over Redskins, 28-14
Robert Griffin III ran wild against the Vikings last week, but the G-Men will put a stop to that at home on Sunday. Expect a rough day for RG3 and a big one for Eli Manning in a New York victory.
Packers over Rams, 28-21
Green Bay is "back" after demolishing the then-undefeated Texans in Week 6 and the Rams are in a for rude awakening at home. St. Louis is still much better than in previous years, but expect the Packers to really build some momentum with another big win.
Saints over Buccaneers, 28-17
Both teams are bad and this will be an ugly game in which New Orleans comes out on top. Honestly, there's not much more to it than that.
Jets over Patriots, 24-21
Just like the Texans, things are about to go from bad to worse for the Patriots. Sure, New York beat up a Colts team that is still very young and inconsistent, but the Jets are inconstant as well, which makes them dangerous when they face a team like New England. Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and company will win a close one in Foxborough.
Raiders over Jaguars, 31-17
Oakland is angry after the Raiders came up just short against the league's only undefeated team in Week 6 and Carson Palmer is going to take out his frustration on the lowly Jaguars. Raiders roll in this one.
Bengals over Steelers, 17-14
Andy Dalton has been hot lately and he'll continue to shred defenses at home in primetime. Sure, the Steelers have the fourth-best passing defense in the NFL, but the Bengals always play them tough and Pittsburgh's time has passed.
Bears over Lions, 28-24
It'll be close, but the Bears will pull this one out to improve to 5-1 and set up two more winnable games the following weeks before the meat of their schedule begins.
After all of the exciting story lines from the first six weeks of the season, Week 7 of NFL action is full of games that are sure to produce even more intriguing results. We have absolutely everything this week, including divisional rivals facing off, up-and-coming teams going head to head, titanic contests between powerhouses, pillow fights that feature awful teams and those really odd matchups that always end awkwardly. We would have it any other way.
First for the early slate of games:
Then the afternoon games:
Finally, the primetime matchups:
Told you there were some good games in there. Now to the good stuff, though. Check out the predictions for each game below and then be sure to let us know your predictions in the Rant comments section!
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