Week 7 of the 2013 NFL regular season is upon us, and it's time to predict every game on the schedule and find the biggest potential blowouts.
There are several marquee matchups this week, but all of the following games will be one-sided blowouts.
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|Thursday, Oct. 17||Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals||Seattle|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||Cleveland Browns vs. Green Bay Packers||Green Bay|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons||Atlanta|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||Cincinnati Bengals vs. Detroit Lions||Detroit|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins||Miami|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||New England Patriots vs. New York Jets||New England|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles||Philadelphia|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||Chicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins||Washington|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||St. Louis Rams vs Carolina Panthers||Carolina|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||San Diego Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars||San Diego|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||San Francisco 49ers vs. Tennessee Titans||San Francisco|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs||Kansas City|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers||Baltimore|
|Sunday, Oct. 20||Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts||Denver|
|Monday, Oct. 21||Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants||Minnesota|
San Diego Chargers Over Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars are the worst team in the NFL right now, and despite hosting the San Diego Chargers, the franchise will lose its seventh game of the season in lopsided fashion.
Not only is Jacksonville’s defense one of the worst in the league (14th against the pass and 32nd against the run), but the offense is also just as bad. With the offense ranked 25th passing and 32nd running, the Jaguars are flat-out terrible.
San Diego’s defensive unit is not elite, but the offense led by quarterback Philip Rivers has been dangerous all season. The Chargers are ranked fifth in passing yards and 19th in rushing yards, and have shown they can score in bunches.
If San Diego can get the rushing attack going early with back Ryan Mathews, there is little doubt that this will be one of the biggest blowouts of Week 7.
Predicted Final Score: San Diego 37, Jacksonville 17
Miami Dolphins Over Buffalo Bills
The Miami Dolphins are coming off a bye in Week 7 after losing two straight games, but the perfect remedy to the issues on both offense and defense will be a meeting with the lowly Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo is dealing with issues at quarterback—the team signed Matt Flynn this week to take the starting job—and the stingy Dolphins defense will bring the heat. Miami has allowed an average of 19.75 points per game in four of the year’s first five matchups (the team was blown out by the New Orleans Saints).
The Dolphins have struggled running the ball (29th in the NFL with just 69.6 yards per game), but with Buffalo ranked 28th in the league allowing 124.2 rushing yards per game, this will be a huge loss for the Bills.
Predicted Final Score: Miami 34, Buffalo 14
San Francisco 49ers Over Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans have faced an incredibly tough schedule, and it won’t get any easier when the team hosts the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. After starting the season well, Tennessee will lose its third game in a row.
Backup QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has played well since starter Jake Locker went down with a hip injury, but the tough San Francisco defense will make life difficult on the whole Titans offense.
The 49ers boast the sixth-best pass defense in the NFL.
Add in the improving offensive attack that features Frank Gore leading the team on the ground and Colin Kaepernick evolving into a better passer, and the beatdown on Tennessee will help San Francisco regain its elite form.
Predicted Final Score: San Francisco 34, Tennessee 17