Week 7 NFL Picks: Predicting Sunday's Marquee Matchups

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Week 7 NFL Picks: Predicting Sunday's Marquee Matchups
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Week 7 of the NFL regular season is already upon us, and it’s time to pick which teams will win Sunday’s marquee matchups.

Each of the following teams will steal the show this week and win the most exciting games.

 

Full Week 7 Predictions
Date Matchup Predicted Winner
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

 

Denver Broncos Over Indianapolis Colts

The biggest game of the week will be the Denver Broncos traveling to Indianapolis to play the Colts for the first time since starting quarterback Peyton Manning was released.

Indianapolis drafted Andrew Luck No. 1 overall and has moved forward without Manning, but the veteran’s impact on the Colts franchise can’t be denied. While Luck is under center, Indy is still the football city Manning built.

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The difference in this game will come down to maturity. With Denver boasting a team littered with veterans that have big-game experience, the Colts have a young roster full of talent yet to face a test as tough as what will come Sunday night.

Indianapolis has struggled stopping the run this season, allowing 132 yards per game. While this has been viewed as a battle of quarterbacks on paper, this matchup has all the earmarks of an intense AFC battle won on the ground.

While the Colts’ running back Trent Richardson may be the bigger name, it will be the Broncos’ Knowshon Moreno who steals the show and seals the victory for his team.

Predicted Final Score: Denver 42, Indianapolis 33

 

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Philadelphia Eagles Over Dallas Cowboys

In what should be an exciting offensive battle in the NFC East, the Dallas Cowboys will travel to Philadelphia and play an Eagles team ready to prove it deserves to be in playoff contention.

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While neither of these organizations has played fundamental football through the first six weeks of the season, each enters this game with a 3-3 record. The division race is wide open, and the winner of Sunday’s game will have the inside lane to a guaranteed playoff spot.

As well as Dallas played against Denver in Week 5, the team’s lackluster defense will be picked apart by LeSean McCoy and the talented Eagles’ offensive unit. Add in the injury to running back DeMarco Murray, who is listed as questionable by ESPN Dallas, and the Cowboys will lose in stunning fashion Sunday.

The loss will likely come on the heels of another crucial mistake from Tony Romo.

Predicted Final Score: Philadelphia 30, Dallas 27

 

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