2014-15 NFL Picks: Week 7 Against the Spread

Welcome to Week 7 of the NFL.

Last week, we saw two interceptions returned for a touchdown at the end of the game to cover the spread. Luckily, I was on the winning side of both of those games. The Broncos intercepted Geno Smith to seal the game and cover the 8 point spread and the Cardinals were able to intercept Kirk Cousins to cover the 3.5 point spread.

The Dallas Cowboys were able to show the world that they are for real by beating the Seahawks handily in Seattle. The game wasn’t as close as the score indicated. Now the question will be can the Cowboys avoid the letdown when facing the Giants in Dallas. The Giants were shutout last week and lost Victor Cruz in the process, they have always played Dallas well in Jerryworld, can they bring the Cowboys back to reality? I don’t think so, but I think it will be close and I have the Giants with the points.

The other major storyline heading into Sunday is can Peyton Manning throw 3 touchdowns against the 49ers and break Brett Favre’s career TD mark? The 49ers defense has been terrific this season despite being without Navarro Bowman and Aldon Smith, but this week they will also be without Patrick Willis, which will make defending Julius Thomas that much more difficult. I think Manning gets two TDs and ties the record and will have to wait one more week to break the record.  I’m taking the 49ers with the points, and I would go so far to even say the 49ers are the type of team that can beat Peyton Manning in Denver. Tough defense, a good running game and mobile quarterback (as Russell Wilson has proven) have shown to be the key to beating the Broncos and the 49ers possess all three.

Without further ado, here are the remainder of the Week 7 picks:


The Best Bet is the team I believe has the best chance to win and cover the spread. Home teams are in CAPS.

NFL Week 7

Favorite Spread Underdog My Pick Comments/ My Outcome
PATRIOTS 10.5 Jets Jets  Win
COWBOYS 6 Giants  Giants  Loss
COLTS 3 Bengals  COLTS  Win
BEARS 3.5 Dolphins  BEARS  Loss
Browns 4.5 JAGUARS  JAGUARS  Win
Seahawks 6.5 RAMS  RAMS  Win
PACKERS 7 Panthers  Panthers  Loss
RAVENS 7 Falcons  RAVENS  Win
BILLS 4.5 Vikings  BILLS  Loss
LIONS 3 Saints  Saints  Win
CHARGERS 4 Chiefs  Chiefs  Win
Cards 3.5 RAIDERS  RAIDERS  Loss
BRONCOS 6.5 49ers  49ers  Loss
STEELERS 3.5 Texans  Texans  Loss

Teams on BYE: Bucs, Eagles

Best Bet: BILLS – loss

Previous Week’s Record: 8-7

Regular Season Record: 40-49-2 (45.05%)

Postseason Record: N/A

Best Bet Record: 3-3

King of the Hill Picks:
(once a team is used, I can’t use them again & the team only has to win, not cover the spread)

Week 1 – Eagles-win/Bears-loss, Week 2 – Packers-win/Broncos-win, Week 3 – Patriots-win/Saints-win, Week 4 – Steelers-loss/Chargers-win, Week 5 – Lions-loss/Packers-win, Week 6 – Titans-win/Cards-win, Week 7 – Ravens-win/Bills-win

Last Season:

Regular Season Record: 117-131-8 (47.27%)

Postseason Record: 5-6

Best Bet Record: 6-11, Postseason: 1-2

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