Here we go; another weekend of NFL games and really there are some intriguing matchups that will tell the tale on divisional play and possible playoff implications down the road. There are still several teams that are winless: the Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and the Rams.
Miami hosts Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Tebow fans will travel from every corner of the state of Florida, and they have purchased several thousand tickets to cheer on their cult favorite. While coach John Fox was pressured into making the quarterback change with a record of 1-4 and the fan base wanting Tebow as the starter, he made the popular decision and league sources say the locker room is behind Tebow 100 percent.
With Peyton Manning nursing a surgical neck, Colts fans are suffering with both the record and the absence of their future Hall of Fame quarterback at the helm. While they have played competitively, they still are 0-6 headed into this weekend.
The Rams continue to struggle to find their winning ways, despite their last performance against the world champion Green Bay Packers where the offense put up over 400 total yards against the NFL’s third-ranked defense, but struggled in the red zone, and with self-inflicted penalties and the inability to put points on the board. This week there is a 75 percent chance that franchise quarterback Sam Bradford will miss the first game of his career due to a high ankle sprain. The chance of getting their first win with Bradford on the bench watching backup A.J. Feeley lead the team against an aggressive and stingy Rob Ryan defense has two chances: slim and none.
Week 7 Picks
Chicago @ Tampa Bay (London) = Buccaneers
Washington @ Carolina = Panthers
San Diego @ New York Jets = Jets
Seattle @ Cleveland = Browns
Houston @ Tennessee = Texans
Denver @Miami = Broncos
Atlanta @ Detroit = Lions
Kansas City @ Oakland = Raiders
Pittsburgh @ Arizona = Steelers
St. Louis @ Dallas = Cowboys
Green Bay @ Minnesota = Packers
Indianapolis @ New Orleans = Saints
Monday Night Football
Baltimore @Jacksonville = Ravens
Again I’m not a professional at picking games so please don’t bet your mortgage or the farm on my predictions. Good luck!