NFL Week 7 Predictions: Continuation Of The Circus Known As The 2008 Season

Mike CraigCorrespondent IOctober 15, 2008

First off, I have been sick recently and actually have not been able to get out of bed too much until now. I am finally feeling better. The last pair of predictions I did was Week 4. A lot has happened since then. Now I have made predictions for weeks 5 and 6, but I didn't write an article 'bout them.

Last week, both the Houston Texans and the St. Louis Rams got their first wins of the season. The Texans isn't too much of a surprise. However the Rams beat the Washington Redskins handing the 'Skins their second loss of the season.

Also, what was up with the Browns handing the Giants their first loss of the season? Weird.

The NFL is starting to look like a circus. Its unpredictable this year. Usually by week 7 we have a bunch of teams that we can say are for sure going to the playoffs. The only thing we have by week 7 is some teams we know for sure are going to NOT be in the playoffs.

Sunday, October 19th, 2008:

San Diego Chargers (3-3) @ Buffalo Bills (4-1) at 1:00 PM

My Pick: Bills

New Orleans Saints (3-3) @ Carolina Panthers (4-2) at 1:00 PM

My Pick: Saints

Minnesota Vikings (3-3) @ Chicago Bears (3-3) at 1:00 PM

My Pick: Bears

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1) @ Cinncinnati Bengals (0-6) at 1:00 PM

My Pick: Steelers

Tennessee Titans (5-0) @ Kansas City Chiefs (1-4) at 1:00 PM

My Pick: Titans

Baltimore Ravens (2-3) @ Miami Dolphins (2-3) at 1:00 PM

My Pick: Dolphins

San Francisco 49ers (2-4) @ New York Giants (4-1) at 1:00 PM

My Pick: Giants

Dallas Cowboys (4-2) @ St. Louis Rams (1-4) at 1:00 PM

My Pick: Cowboys

Detroit Lions (0-5) @ Houston Texans (1-4) at 4:05 PM

My Pick: Texans

Indianapolis Colts (3-2) @ Green Bay Packers (3-3) at 4:15 PM

My Pick: Packers

New York Jets (3-2) @ Oakland Raiders (1-4) at 4:15 PM

My Pick: Jets

Cleveland Browns (2-3) @ Washington Redskins (4-2) at 4:15 PM

My Pick: Browns

Seattle Seahawks (1-4) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2) at 8:15 PM

My Pick: Buccaneers

Monday, October 20th, 2008:

Denver Broncos (4-2) @ New England Patriots (3-2) at 8:30 PM

My Pick: Broncos


Once again, I am expecting to see some surprises here and there from Week 7. Including Ryan Grant's first 100+ yard game on the season.

I also expect to see the Redskins get another loss this week at the hands of the hope crushing Browns.

If Mike Holmgren can't seem to find some sort of rhythm amongst his team, the Seahawks season is over, and Mike Holmgren's last season in the NFL will be nothing but a shame to his career.

Expect to see the Titans remain undefeated for yet another week. Week 8 and 9 is when you should see a number or two come up in their L column.

A three way tie for the NFC North, makes you wonder who is going to come out the winner.

In the NFC, there are only four teams with a record below .500. In the AFC there are seven. Perhaps the tables have turned on which conference is better.