NFL 2014 Week 7 Picks

Mike Nugent's sliced field goal attempt meant the Bengals and Panthers tied
Mike Nugent’s sliced field goal attempt meant the Bengals and Panthers tied

Before getting to the predictions for this weekend, here is a quick look at some of the stories from Week 6 in the NFL:

  • The Bengals and Panthers played out the first tie of the 2014 NFL season.  The final score of 37-37 was the highest number of points in a tied game since the introduction of sudden death overtime for regular season contests in 1974.
  • Denver’s win over the Jets in the stadium in which they lost the Super Bowl last February means they are 8-2 in their last 10 games, with the two defeats both coming against the Seahawks.
  • Green Bay should have been out of sight of Miami by half-time, but their victory ended up being really exciting as Aaron Rodgers faked a spike on the second-to-last play of the game, then threw a touchdown pass to Andrew Quarless with three seconds remaining.
  • Only two teams have been shutout so far in 2014: the New York Jets in San Diego in week 5; followed up by their fellow Jerseyites the Giants, who lost 27-0 in Philadelphia last Sunday night.
  • People are starting to believe that the Cowboys are for real, as they inflicted just the second home defeat on Russell Wilson’s Seahawks, winning 30-23 in Seattle.  Their game this Sunday at home to the Giants looks like a foregone conclusion – so my guess is that it will be a huge letdown game for Dallas, with Tony Romo throwing multiple interceptions.
  • 1 minutes and 3 seconds into the second quarter of their contest with the Buccaneers, the Ravens were 35-0 up with Joe Flacco having thrown five touchdown passes.
  • The Raiders and Jaguars lost their Week 6 games by a combined five points – with Oakland particularly impressive against the Chargers – but both teams remain winless at 0-5 and 0-6 respectively.

Week 6 Picks

Last week, 7-8; Season, 49-42

Home teams in bold

Jets +9.5 over Patriots

Ravens -6.5 over Falcons

Vikings +4.5 over Bills

Dolphins +3.5 over Bears

Colts -2.5 over Bengals

Jaguars +4.5 over Browns

Saints +2.5 over Lions

Panthers +6.5 over Packers

Titans +4.5 over Washington

Seahawks -6.5 over Rams

Chargers -4.5 over Chiefs

Giants +6.5 over Cowboys

Cardinals -3.5 over Raiders

49ers +6.5 over Broncos

Texans +3.5 over Steelers





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