Saturday, October 20, 2012

NFL - Week Seven Preview

The NFL will have a lighter schedule this weekend with six teams getting their bye weeks here in late October.
Most notably, the San Diego Chargers could use the week off after laying another second half egg last week, blowing a 24-point lead at home in a 35-24 setback against the Denver Broncos, who also have a bye.
The football games on tap this weekend feature some good division matchups.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals (AFC North game) play on Sunday night while the Monday Night Football game will be the Detroit Lions at the Chicago Bears in a NFC North tilt.
The Washington Redskins and New York Giants will go at it in a big game in the NFC East while the 3-3 New York Jets play the New England Patriots, also 3-3, in an AFC East battle.
Speaking of  3-3 teams (or worse) there are only two teams over .500 in the AFC and they square off against each other when the Baltimore Ravens (5-1) play at Houston against the Texans, who also sport a 5-1 record.
In a parity driven league, the NFL has been bizarre from week-to-week this season and it seems to get more bizarre from one season to the next.
Inconsistency is the term to use when describing the quality of play around pro football in recent years and that is ever so the case in the 2012 season.
Even with the inconsistent quality of play, it's still a great game to watch and a lot of games seem to go down to the wire these days.
Ah, you gotta' love the parity, don't you?
Here are the (inconsistent) picks for the following week's games  ...   (Home teams are listed in BOLD)

San Francisco over Seattle
Green Bay over St. Louis
Minnesota over Arizona
Dallas over Carolina
Washington over New York Giants
Tennessee over Buffalo
Houston over Baltimore
New Orleans over Tampa Bay
Indianapolis over Cleveland
New England over New York Jets
Oakland over Jacksonville
Pittsburgh over Cincinnati
Chicago over Detroit

Last Week's Record:  6-8


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