Week 7 Matchup Predictions
Giants win 34-24.
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.