Week 7 NFL Matchup Predictions

Week 7 Matchup Predictions

10/18/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Redskins @ Giants: The Giants have a long history of both coming out flat after big wins and losing to the Redskins. Coming off of a dominant victory over the 49ers in San Francisco, and with a matchup against the Cowboys in Dallas scheduled for next week, this is a classic trap game for the Giants. However, the Giants have something working very heavily in their favor: Eli Manning will be staring down the league's worst pass defense. When Eli can get hot and take advantage of a bad secondary, it's nearly impossible to keep up with him. Robert Griffin III will be shocked at the speed of the Giants' defensive line and find it much harder to make plays with his legs.

Giants win 34-24.
October 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) drops back to pass against the San Diego Chargers during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Chargers 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
Saints @ Buccaneers: The Saints narrowly avoided heading into their bye week at 0-5 with a win over the Chargers, and they've now had two weeks to prepare for the Bucs. If you give Drew Brees two weeks to analyze the league's 31st ranked pass defense, he'll find his receivers in the endzone all day long. The Saints' run defense is still terrible, but the Bucs don't have talented enough runners to counter the clinic Brees will be putting on.

Saints win 38-27.

Cowboys @ Panthers: Two terribly disappointing teams squaring off in Carolina. I feel that the Cowboys are much closer to finding success, beating the Giants and Bucs, and also coming within a dropped pass and missed field goal of beating the Ravens in Baltimore last week. Meanwhile, the Panthers lost to the Bucs, got destroyed by the Giants, and have only one win. Felix Jones will remind people he's still in the league with a strong performance and Tony Romo will light up the Panthers' 23rd ranked defense.

Cowboys win 28-20.

Ravens @ Texans: The Texans are coming off of a demoralizing loss to the Packers at home, while the Ravens just won a nail-biter in Baltimore. I can't see the Texans putting together two bad performances in a row, and I can see the Ravens tanking on the road. The Ravens are 1-1 on the road this season, and their win came in an ugly 9-6 game against the 1-5 Chiefs. Flacco has looked half as good on the road as he has at home, and now he'll face the league's 7th ranked pass defense. In addition, the Ravens just lost their best cornerback and, more importantly, Ray Lewis.

Texans win 34-27.
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10/18/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19897 respect

oops........PANTHERS..........

10/18/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19897 respect

(Edited by Jeff_P)

got the COLTS and PANTHERS as our only  differences................