Covid Revenge Game? NFL Week 7 games Picks and Predictions.
ALERT! WARNING! Everyone hide your personal trainer's fast because Antonio Brown is back in the NFL and ready to fuck every personal trainer insight with or without consent... "allegedly" of course. The Buccaneers decided to take on the risk on "off the field" Antonio Brown and his creepy blonde mustache in the hopes that AB is still the best WR in the NFL. I just really hope by week 9 when he makes his debut that he does not have that blonde mustache. I guess we have two weeks until we have to worry about that, lets get into week 7.
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
The Bills are big road favorites as they face off against the worst team in football.
The Bills are coming into this game as cold as can be, coming off losses to the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs. A major part of the Bills' recent struggles is their inability to stop anyone on defense and the injuries on the defensive unit just keep piling up. Their top 3 CB's and one of their starting linebackers could be out of this game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bills will be without John Brown who seems to be the glue for their offense as they have struggled to consistently move the ball when he is not in the lineup. Will MVP hype Josh Allen show up or will it be the Josh Allen of the last two weeks?
New York Jets
The Jets suck but the real question is how much they will suck this week as they are 10.5 point dogs. On a positive note starting QB Sam Darnold is back and rookie WR Denzel Mims will make his NFL debut. The offense has an opportunity to be better as they are finally healthy but with Adam Gase still calling the plays, the true potential of the offense is limited. The bad news is that LT Mekhi Becton, T George Fant, and T Chuma Edoga are all Questionable.
The Bills have not looked good in the last two games but the Jets have not looked good since before the Mark Sanchez butt fumble. The Bills have too much skill on offense to lose this game but they might not have enough defense to cover. The Bills defense has struggled to put pressure on the QB and to stop the run, leading to them not being as dominant as they looked to start the season. The Jets offense is getting healthy at just the right time to take on this weak Bills defense. While I still see the Bills winning this game the J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets lose by less than a million and cover.
Jets +10.5 (-115)
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
The Saints as usual are big favorites at home.
The kings of field goals lost a tough one to Chicago last week as on the season only the Bengals, Broncos, Giants, and Jets have been worse in the Redzone than the Panthers. The Panthers have been able to move the ball very well without McCaffrey... until they get to the 20 yard line and then they are reminded of his 19 TDs last year and his special ability to get in the endzone. McCaffrey is getting close to healthy but not back yet. The Panthers' defense almost figured out how to stop the other team's offense from time to time but then the injuries kicked in and the Panthers literally can't stop anyone, I mean Nick Foles scored a rushing TD last week. The Panthers are also dealing with lots of injuries to their secondary as starting CB Rasul Douglas is out and both Donte Jackson and Eli Apple are questionable to play.
New Orleans Saints
At this point, Michael Thomas might as well opt out due to COVID as he has played one game and got injured, held out of a game after punching a teammate, and then got injured again this week. Joining Thomas, Emanuel Sanders will also be out of this game leaving the Saints offense to rely solely on 90-year-old Drew Brees and superstar RB Alvin Kamara. Thankfully for the Saints, the defense seems to finally be at full strength and should be back to the dominant unit it was last year. Coming out of the bye over the last five years the Saints have covered 58% of the time.
The Panthers offense struggled against a strong Bears defense last week and will take on a Saints defense that is healthy is and has been very dominant in the past. The problem for the Saints will be their limited playmakers on offense as players like Tre’Quan Smith, Deonte Harris will have to step up to fill in for the two starters out this week. Its no secret Drew Brees is always much better at home and add-in that some fans will actually be allowed in, the Saints with an extra week to prepare will overpower the Panthers and take this one.
Saints -7 (even)
Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Football Team
Kyle Allen vs Andy Dalton sets up two of the best QBs in the NFL against each other leading to this game being basically a pick'em.
Honestly, if I put on 50 pounds I feel like the Cowboys might be calling me to start on their o-line, the Injury report is just keeps growing. One starter remains on the Dallas o-line and they are all the way down to the third-string LT this week. The only person worse than Andy Dalton last week was Ezekiel Elliott and while Zeke is an easy bounce back, I can't say the same about Andy with this o-line. The defense allows 36 points per game and considering the coaching I don't see large improvements coming anytime soon.
Washington Football Team
I honestly missed saying the name "Riverboat Ron" and when the Football team went for two last week on the final play of the game instead of kicking the extra point, it felt good to say "Cassic Riverboat Ron". The offense showed signs of life as Kyle Allen is much better at QB than zombie leg Alex Smith. Chase Young seems to be back to full health and will be vital in taking advantage of the Cowboys offensive line.
In theory, Washington should be able to take advantage of the Dallas o-line and score at will as everyone else has against the Cowboys. The problem is that yes the Cowboys o-line is bad but the Giants is worse and the current Washington d-line did not take advantage last week. This game is going to be a classic NFC East shit fest but the Cowboys have enough just enough high-end talent to come out ahead in the shit fest.
Cowboys +1 (-110)
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
In the battle of the AFC North B teams, the Browns are road favorites.
It's probably more likely Jason Witten will be back in the announcer booth before the Browns win in Pittsburgh. The Browns still have an elite run game and love to utilize play-action but last week they couldn't run the ball and well Mayfield was not very good at throwing the football. Guard Wyatt Teller, PFF’s #1 rated Guard, and starting TE Austin Hooper will be out for this game. Teller is a bigger loss for the Browns than Hooper as the Browns with their depth at TE will be fine without Hooper. The defense will welcome back safety Ronnie Harrison and they need all the help they can get in the secondary.
The Bengals will be missing huge impact players on both sides of the ball as RB Joe Mixon and CB William Jackson will both be out for this game. The offense will be able to adapt as Gio Bernard is a solid replacement at RB. The defense on the other hand is already missing half the d-line and can't stop the run, so taking away a huge part from their pass defense will take away the Bengals ability to limit opponents' passing attacks. Without Jackson, the Bengals are going to have to put up points to make up for their defensive shortcomings.
Any team with a bad run defense sets up well for the Browns, as it allows them to stay in their comfort zone and limit the mistakes Mayfield will make. The Injuries on the defensive side of the ball for the Bengals are just too much for the offense to make up for. Browns win this game.
Browns -3 (-125)
Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans
The Packers coming off a brutal loss are slight road favorites.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers before last week were one of the best teams in football, but then they ran into a defense that suffocated their offense by stuffing the run and pressuring Rodgers non-stop. To make things worse coming off a tough loss the Packers will be without Pro-Bowl LT Bakhtiari and starting RB Aaron Jones. Both will be missed as they are two of the best at their respective position in the league. The Packers do have the depth at RB to limit the drop-off, with RBs Jamaal Williams and rookie AJ Dillon. The defense was constantly on the field last week and got abused by Gronk, which is something to monitor as a major weakness going forward considering their weak linebacker and safety.
The Texans did everything but win the game last week. The extra point decision, the game tieing TD against that easily could have been ruled no catch, and the unlucky coin toss loss in OT. All things considered, the Texans have the worst run defense I have ever seen with my own two eyes and were bound to lose that game. The offense post-butt chin as head coach has been very good and as we learned last week will have to put up more than 30 points to win games.
The Packers are not as bad as they looked last week and will be looking to rebound from their embarrassing performance. Even without Aaron Jones, the Packers have the skill to run all over the Texans. The Texans on the other hand will have to heavily rely on their offense to win this game but the Packers defense won't be forced to stay on the field a lot this game and should return to form. Packers win this one.
Packers -3.5 (even)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans
The undefeated Steelers take on the undefeated Titans with the Titans as slight favorites at home.
The Steelers dominated the Browns last week... like it was bad. The major reason for the Steelers dominance this season has been their ridiculous run defense and the pass rush. They were dealt a major loss as Linebacker Devin Bush tore his ACL on Sunday and the depth at linebacker will be tested going forward. The Steelers offense has a multitude of weapons but with Dionte Johnson back it will be the first week he has played since the Claypool break out and it will be intriguing to see if his usage takes away from Mapletron.
The Titans also undefeated, squeaked by the Texans last week as the opposite of the Steelers has relied solely on their offense to win games. The Titans' defense has been close to the bottom 10 in the NFL and that is mostly due to their terrible pass defense. Malcolm Butler if not for his Super Bowl pick honestly might not be in the NFL right now. Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, AJ Brown, and Jonnu Smith is a scary combo and has carried this team to victories so far. The Titans though did suffer a big loss with LT Taylor Lewan suffering a torn ACL last week and is out for the season.
The Steelers vs Titans is listed as basically a pick'em but I don't see it that way. The Steelers have been good on both sides of the ball but the Titans have not. If the Titans can not revive their defense for this game it will be a long day. The Steelers will limit the Titans on the ground and force the Titans to be one dimensional. The Steelers are too versatile to not win this game.
Steelers +1 (-105)
Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons
Falcons coming off their first win of the season are slight home favorites.
D'andre Swift breakout game? Swift looked like an electric playmaker but knowing the Lions they will run Adrian Peterson 400 times this week. The Lions offense does though seem to be at full strength now as Stafford to Golladay has proven to be an elite combo. The defense on the other hand is not rolling, as yes they were able to limit a terrible Jags offense last week but on the season has been one of the worst in the league.
The Falcons won a game and a big thanks has to go to Julio Jones. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones combo was unstoppable and took advantage of a young Minnesota defense. In their first game without Dan Quinn, the offense looked free of his bad coaching mojo but still continues to be very questionable on defense. The only major injury concern is on the d-line as the
Falcons top pass rusher Takkarist McKinley is questionable for this game.
They can’t both blow a lead in the same game right? In the battle of two of the worst defenses in the NFL, it will most likely come down to who scores last. In comparing these two offenses both are heavily reliant on utilizing the #1 WR. So then it comes down to the secondary skill positions and the Falcons just have more with Calvin Ridley and Todd Gurley. Expect the Falcons pass rush to do enough to make a couple plays and let the Falcons pull away and win this game.