Dec 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running backMarshawn Lynch
(24) carries the ball against the St. Louis Rams during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle won 27-9. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
Here are my week seven NFL predictions:
Ravens 24 Falcons 20
Atlanta has really struggled after winning two of their first three, as they have dropped three in a row by an average of 12.3 points. Matt Ryan can’t do everything by himself, and that reliance on the passing game will be why they lose another one tomorrow afternoon. Ryan throws two costly interceptions, and the Ravens pull out the victory.
Redskins 23 Titans 16
This isn’t exactly a battle of the titans (no pun intended), as these two teams are a combined 3-9 right now. When two struggling teams come together, you usually get a good game, and that is exactly what we will get tomorrow. Kirk Cousins throws a late touchdown to lead Washington to the close win.
Rams 20 Seahawks 17
This is my upset of the week. Seattle just traded Percy Harvin to the Jets, and I think their offense will struggle on the road in St. Louis. The Rams’ defense has struggled up until now, but they will break out of their slump in this one, and force four Seattle turnovers. Russell Wilson struggles for the second game in a row, and the Rams win on a game-winning field goal as time expires.
Browns 34 Jaguars 7
My advice to you for this game is to start Brian Hoyer in your fantasy leagues. He is feeling it right now, and going up against the 30th ranked pass defense in the NFL will allow him to pad his stats even further. Jacksonville is a bad football team, and while Blake Bortles certainly has talent, they are a long ways away from contending.
Colts 27 Bengals 23
This should be a good one, as the Bengals appear to have recovered from the beating they took in Foxboro two weeks ago, but they won’t be able to pull out the win in Indianapolis. Cincinnati has a much better defense, but at the end of the day, Andrew Luck is light years ahead of Andy Dalton, and that will be the difference.
Bills 26 Vikings 10
All things considered, the Bills played fairly well last week against the Patriots. They gave New England their best shot and that will propel them to a nice win against Minnesota. Their defensive line will bounce-back from an off game against the Pats to ravage the Vikings, and Kyle Orton tosses two touchdowns to lead the offense.