NFL Week 7 Picks: Score Predictions for Every Game on the Schedule

Jon BanksContributor IIOctober 23, 2011

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 9: Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers rushes for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 9, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Chargers won 29-24. (Photo by Bart Young/Getty Images)
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Trying to predict scores is like trying to predict the stock market: you can try to be as much of an expert as possible, but sometimes it takes pure dumb luck to get it right. This holds true in NFL predictions.

So let's get right to it, shall we?


San Diego 27 @ New York Jets 17

Have you seen that Jets offense? It's atrocious. I remember watching the Texans defense in 2010 and hoping that they don't come on the field that much. I assume Jets fans feel similar things about that offense.

Chicago 31 @ Tampa Bay 17

After watching this team last week, I can't predict good things for the Bucs. They had to play lights out to beat a tired Saints team by six at home. Still, they looked sloppy, but the Saints looked more sloppy. Expect the Bears to keep to their form of giving Forte the ball and making defenses look silly.

Seattle 14 @ Cleveland 17

I used to have a rule to never bet on Buffalo. After they won against the Patriots, I changed it to the Chiefs...who then started winning again. Changed it again to the Seahawks...who have been winning. I'm about to do the same to teams I root for instead to see if I can change their misfortunes.

BALTIMORE - OCTOBER 16:  Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans fumbles the ball when hit by Pernell McPhee #90 of the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 16. 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Texans 29-14. (Photo by Larry Fre
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Atlanta 21 @ Detroit 24

Detroit lost for the first time last week. It was bound to happen after that emotional win over the Bears. Look for them to bounce back

Houston 27 @ Titans 24

Houston is the better team on paper, on the computer, on TV and everywhere else I can think of. Yet they won't show it.

Washington 17 @ Carolina 20

Cam gets a victory at home.

Denver 14 @ Miami 17

Miami gets their first win! Too bad for Sparano that it will come too late.

Pittsburgh 28 @ Arizona 17

These teams are the same and different a few years removed from their Super Bowl game. One team is mostly the same except older, the other has replaced a few key parts. The older team, is still the better one.

Kansas City 24 @ Oakland 30

Even without Palmer, McFadden is a force to be reckoned with.

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 16:  Coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints directs play from the bench after injuring his leg in a sideline collision against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers October 16, 2011 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Mess
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Green Bay 42 @ Minnesota 14

Can you say blowout?

St. Louis 17 @ Dallas 28

I really feel too generous to St. Louis.

Indianapolis 17 @ New Orleans 42

I really feel too generous to Indianapolis.

Baltimore 38 @ Jacksonville 9

Blowout on MNF!