Spread Eagle: Week Seven NFL Picks

Matt's Pats BlogAnalyst IOctober 19, 2008

SUNDAY, 1:00

Dolphins (-2.5) over Ravens
This game is going to come down to the fact that the Dolphins' offense is good enough to outscore the Ravens' offense, despite the fact that Baltimore sports the league's No. 1 defense.

Cowboys (-6.5) over Rams
I don't care if Micky Mouse is quarterbacking the Cowboys, they're leaps and bounds better than the Rams.

Bears (-2.5) over Vikings
The Vikings are an interesting team. They have all of the pieces in place, including a QB who does his job well enough that you can't place the blame on him. Unfortunately, they haven't been able to put it all together just yet.

Panthers (-2.5) over Saints
The Panthers got embarrassed last week, and all good teams bounce back from tough losses. Look for them to do exactly that against the high-powered Saints.

Bengals (+9.5) over Steelers
A home dog against a pretty weak offense without their most dangerous weapon? I'll even take the Bengals in that situation.

Chargers (-.5) over Bills
The Chargers seem to have come together after a slow start. Look for them to make a statement game against a team perceived to be a playoff shoo-in. Take the over in this one as well...

Giants (-10.5) over 49ers
The G-men had their fluke upset on Monday Night Football. Look for them to bounce back with a blowout win.

Titans (-7.5) over Chiefs
Leave it to Larry Johnson to completely fall off the wagon in a matter of two weeks. Non only did he go from rushing for 200 yards in Week Four to rushing for two yards in Week Five, but now he's got an assault charge hanging over his head and he was suspended for this week's game for an undisclosed reason. Looks like the Titans have one more week to enjoy as undefeateds.


SUNDAY, 4:05

Texans (-8.5) over Lions
Houston was the best winless team heading into last week, and they pulled it out against a quality Dolphins team. Now they get to play one of the league's worst teams, who are now without their best offensive weapon.

Redskins (-6.5) over Browns
The 'Skins are going to take this opportunity to re-prove to everyone that they're one the the elite teams in the league this year. A rough loss last week will give them an extra chip on their shoulders.

Packers (+1.5) over Colts
Indy isn't as stable as people think right now, and even though they pulled it together last week, they don't have what it takes to win in Lambeau.

Jets (-2.5) over Raiders
The Raiders are bad enough that I'll take a mediocre road team and lay the points. Yes, that's right, the Jets are mediocre and aren't really going anywhere.


SUNDAY, 8:15

Bucs (-10.5) over Seahawks
Finally, the 'Hawks are getting the lack of respect they deserve!


MONDAY, 8:30

Broncos (+3.5) over Pats
Who would have predicted that we would be taking the points against the Pats at home by Week Seven of this season? So sad...