Friday, October 20, 2006

NFL Week 7 Preview and Picks

Panthers over Bengals: Game of the Week! Hard to pick against the Bengals in Cincy, but I *did* have the Cats ranked No. 2 this week, didn't I? Yes, like a moron.

Steelers over Falcons: Last week was the breakout game that Big Ben needed to get re-tracked.

Pats over Bills: The Pats stay relatively under the radar, exactly where Bill Belichick wants them to be.

Chargers over Chiefs: Stumbling K.C. picked the wrong week to face the nasty Bolts D -- and the suddenly sizzling Philip Rivers.

Dolphins over Packers: And your headline on Monday: "Vick-tory!"

Lions over Jets: I should be taking New York, but I can't be the only one who thinks their 3-3 record is a little misleading.

Eagles over Bucs: After last week's last-second loss to the Saints, Philly will want to put this one away early in the 4th.

Jaguars over Texans: Even without star LB Mike Peterson, the Jags should have more than enough to stifle Houston.

Broncos over Browns: Didn't Bruce Gradkowski used to be Charlie Frye?

Colts over Redskins: Mark Brunell picked the wrong week to throw down the "must-win" gauntlet.

Cardinals over Raiders: And if the Cards can't win this game, Dennis Green should be fired immediately.

Seahawks over Vikings: The World Series has KO'ed Sunday Night Football (even though more people would watch SNF than the WS), so if this bleeds past 7 p.m., you best enjoy it.

Cowboys over Giants: Tiki Barber said this week he's probably retiring after the '06 season. Dare we hope for similar news from T.O.?

Last week: 6-7
'06 season: 54-33

-- D.S.

11 comments:

rafael said...

Charlie Frye was the next Big Ben...
So is Cutler...
Gradkowski...
Any MAC QB for the next 30 years...
Any rookie starter from a non-BCS conference heavyweight...

nyc-steelers fan said...

Bruce Gradkowski is the next Chris Simms. Hopefully with a stonger set of internal organs.

Hey Dan, glad you finally realized your atrocious Carolina ranking. I hope they beat the bengals, but they aren't facing Kyle Boller, Charlie Frye, or Mr. Ruptured Spleen himself (although if the panthers could somehow rupture Palmer's spleen as well, they would set a single season record that would have to placed next to Dimaggio's 56 and Wilt's 100).

Worldwide Reader said...

Has anybody figured out why Dan absolutely refuses to pick these games against the spread? Anybody?

Brian in Oxford said...

If nothing else, Atlanta and Pittsburgh can settle the tie from 4 years ago. Wasn't that the game where the hail mary at the end of OT was caught at the 1 yard line as time ran out?

Brian in Oxford said...

Are you *looking* for gambling advice from Dan? yikes.

Steve said...

It isn't hard at all picking against the Ben-Gals at home. They're going to be 3-7 before you know it.

Ed said...

Dan--

Seriously, why are you slurping Marcus Vick? How can you want to see to see him succeed as a pro so much when he did nothing in college except destroy his team? What gives?

big.aaron said...

Rafael - Is Vanderbilt in the MAC?

Unsilent Majority said...

Mark Brunell picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

Chris said...

Nobody wants to hear this...but the Raiders win this week.

Saurabh said...

Congratulations on three, maybe four, correct picks this week.