James Harrison (pictured above) will be looking to bring the noise with some big hits this week. I expect many bone shattering hits at stadiums all across the country as players make a statement to League officials.
As with College Football, last weekend was also a very tough one for my NFL picks as well. I am doing all in my power though to prove that last week was just a meer fluke.
The Jets are appearing to be the real deal. They were my preseason Super Bowl pick. They have looked outstanding. The AFC South has a 3 way tie at the top. Could this be the end of the Colt’s near decade long reign? And finally, both the Cowboys and the 49ers, two major favorites to win their divisions remain in the cellar spots. You got to love the NFL.
The pick’em scoreboard after 6 weeks reads:
TheSportsKraze: 51 CV3: 52
Bengals at Falcons: I am a homer and I got the Bengals waking up after a much-needed bye week. Carson shreds the Falcons on the way to a big 3 point victory on the road!
Redskins at Bears: Look for the Bears to redeem themselves after a shocking home loss to the Seahawks. Donovan Mcnabb will need some Chunky soup after he deals with Urlacher, Briggs, and Co. Bears by 6.
Rams at Buccaneers: Both of these teams have been major enigmas. For some reason my gut is telling me that Sam Bradford, Stephen Jackson, and the Rams are going to have a ball in Tampa. I got the Rams by 3 on the road.
49ers at Panthers: Look for Patrick Willis and the 49ers D to give Matt Moore, Jimmy Clausen, Tony Pike and the whole Panthers quarterback depth chart fits. I got the 49ers winning by 7 on the road.
Bills at Ravens: This one could get ugly. I got the Ravens by 14 coming off a very tough loss to the Patriots.
Eagles at Titans: Have a day Chris Johnson in front of the home crowd. The Eagles do not stop the run and Chris Johnson is going to run them out of Cashville. Titans by 10.
Jaguars at Chiefs: Both of these teams can really wreak havoc on the ground. The only difference is KC can actually stop the run too. I got the Chiefs by 3 at home.
Steelers at Dolphins: The Dolphins are a solid team. But the Steelers defense can be flat-out nasty. I got the Steelers behind Big Ben and the mighty D stealing a road win by 6.
Browns at Saints: Last year this game would have been a joke. This year, the Saints continue to struggle due to a lack of solid rushing options. It won’t matter on this day in front of a big time NOLA crowd. Saints by 10 at home.
Cardinals at Seahawks: The Cardinals have been abysmal in nearly every statistical category. Yet they are 3 and 2. Also they have won 4 straight against Seattle. Can they fly high over Seahawks on the road? I think not. The rain will stifle the Cardinals as Seattle takes the W by 3.
Patriots at Chargers: San Diego is the best at throwing the ball and the best at defending against the pass in the League. New England can’t run the ball. I am taking the Patriots by 3 on the road.
Raiders at Broncos: In a great rivalry game, I got the Broncos taking care of business at home by 7.
Vikings at Packers: Will Brett Favre’s off field issues affect his on the field play? It probably will, as the Vikings drop a “must win” on the road to the Cheeseheads by 3.
Giants at Cowboys: The Cowboy’s lacking rushing attack will kill them in this one. I got the Giants on the road embarrassing America’s team in front of all of America. G Men by 6.
Redskins over Bears by 4
Titans over Eagles by 3
Chiefs over Jaguars by 10
Steelers over Dolphins by 6
Saints over Brownies by 7
Rams over Buccaneers by 9
Carolina over 49ers by 6
Ravens over Bills by 17
Seahawks over Cards by 12
Raiders over Broncos by 3
Patriots over Chargers by 10
Vikings over Packers 1
Giants over Cowboys by 9
Bengals over Falcons by 1(Hopefully a bye gave them a little time to put things together)
So there you have the Week 7 picks. I am looking to make up ground on CV3 this week and establish myself as a force to be reckoned with in the pick’em game.
Look for some hard hits as the players look to make a statement towards League Officials. Let the boys play.
Stay tuned for the next edition of TheSportsKraze.