NFL - Week Seven predictions


Oct. 17, 2008, midnight | By Sean Howard, Anshul Sood, Kevin Teng | 11 years, 1 month ago

Major shakeups in the NFC East


The NFC East was once thought to be untouchable, but then week six happened. The previously undefeated Giants fell to the then-one-win Browns. Our hometown Redskins fell to the then-winless Rams. And the Cowboys fell to the Cardinals in overtime. The Eagles were able to dispose of the 49ers.

Both the Cowboys and the Skins made some changes to their lineups. The Skins cut punter Durant Brooks in favor of ex-Seahawk Ryan Plackemeier and added former league MVP Shaun Alexander. The Cowboys have found out Tony Romo has a broken pinky and cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has been suspended indefinitely. When will he learn? We could pass judgment, but this is not the place.

Meanwhile, Kevin's lead seems untouchable. He has a 6-game lead over Sean and Anshul, who are both tied after a weak week from Anshul. Jon has withdrawn from the race after weeks of last place (similar to the Bengals). What will happen in week seven? Allow us to tell you.

Standings:
This week Season total
Anshul 5-9 51-37
Kevin 6-8 57-31
Sean 6-8 51-37

Sunday October 19, 2008

San Diego Chargers (3-3) at Buffalo Bills (4-1)
Anshul Kevin Sean
Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo

Anshul says:
The Chargers are about as consistent as Sean's jokes: sometimes they are good, sometimes they are bad.

Kevin says:
The Bills got their game back. The Chargers got lucky and unlucky this season with the close wins and losses. One team is clearly good, while all we can say for the other is "maybe."

Sean says:
Oh L.T., your stop-ability has been downgraded from giant meteor to train to car to paper airplane to Anshul.

New Orleans Saints (3-3) at Carolina Panthers (4-2)
Anshul Kevin Sean
New Orleans Carolina New Orleans

Anshul says:
Drew Brees is the best quarterback in the league right now and Reggie Bush is a beast. Julius Peppers has not been playing well for Carolina for too long now, which will allow Brees to continue to shine.

Kevin says:
The Panthers had an embarrassing showing last week. They should have fun. And Steve Smith has a 43-inch vertical jump.

Sean says:
Smith is so short. But we love him anyway. Too bad the Saints will win.

Minnesota Vikings (3-3) at Chicago Bears (3-3)
Anshul Kevin Sean
Minnesota Chicago Chicago

Anshul says:
The Vikings nearly lost to the Lions. THE LIONS! So why should I pick them to beat the Bears? Two words: Adrian Peterson. And no, I don't mean the Bears' Adrian Peterson. Peterson is due for a great game and he will get it.

Kevin says:
After the Vikings got lucky because of a rookie mistake by the Lions, they have shown that they don't deserve to win. And the Bears, who got completely destroyed thanks to poor play-calling, deserve to win.

Sean says:
We were all expecting the Vikings to destroy the Lions, but clearly they won out of luck. Either the Lions are better than I thought or the Vikings are a closet-terrible team (kinda like the Redskins), I'm guessing it's the latter.

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (0-6)
Anshul Kevin Sean
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh

Anshul says:
Next.

Kevin says:
The Bengals blow.

Sean says:
Seconded.

Tennessee Titans (5-0) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-4)
Anshul Kevin Sean
Tennesee Tennessee Tennessee

Anshul says:
Next, again.

Kevin says:
The Chiefs blow more.

Sean says:
Vince Young will prove himself, just give him time and a few games like these.

Baltimore Ravens (2-3) at Miami Dolphins (2-3)
Anshul Kevin Sean
Baltimore Baltimore Miami

Anshul says:
I still have faith in Baltimore. Miami's crazy formations won't fool Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. Besides, the Dolphins only win against teams that were good last year, like the Patriots and the Chargers.

Kevin says:
The Matt Schaub touchdown might have been stopped if Jason Taylor wasn't traded to the Skins. That's what you get when you let your heart win.

Sean says:
I thought both of these teams would win last week. Houston defied His Holiness Bill Parcells and the Ravens rendered my poetic pick meaningless. I honestly don't know who I want to lose more. I never liked Baltimore, so onward Miami.

San Francisco 49ers (2-4) at New York Giants (4-1)
Anshul Kevin Sean
New York New York New York

Anshul says:
New York lost to Cleveland. CLEVELAND! The Niners were better than the Browns record-wise, so the Giants should lose right? This is why logic has no place in NFL picks.

Kevin says:
Well, three good teams lost last week. Is that a miracle? Probably not.

Sean says:
How the Giants lost to the Browns is simply beyond me, but they won't lose to the city on the Bay.

Dallas Cowboys (4-2) at St. Louis Rams (1-4)
Anshul Kevin Sean
St. Louis St. Louis Dallas

Anshul says:
Sweet, sweet revenge. The Rams may have bested the Skins last week, but now it's Dallas and Sean's turn to feel the pain and shame of losing to St. Louis. Sure, they added Roy Williams to their receiving corps, but that'll do them no good with Tony Romo out for a month.

Kevin says:
I'm picking against Sean because the Rams deserve their first home win against the dynamic Cowboys. After all, the Cardinals did the "impossible" last week against the Cowboys at home.

Sean says:
WHEW!!! How bout them RAMS? Those unstoppable, playmaking Rams. The Rams who are now 1-4 thanks to the Skins, who have the playmaking ability of diarrhea. With their fresh win in FedEx Field, I'd say that the Rams could win - if they weren't playing the Cowboys. We'll show the Redskins how it's done. Once again, DALLAS. ALL DAY, EVERYDAY.

Detroit Lions (0-5) at Houston Texans (1-4)
Anshul Kevin Sean
Houston Houston Houston

Anshul says:
By trading Williams, the Lions have gone from terrible to terri-bad.

Kevin says:
The Jon Kitna benching was obviously a mistake, especially against a team that they would have beat. This team, they cannot beat, thanks to big man Andre Johnson.

Sean says:
The Houston Texans proved themselves against the Dolphins. The Lions were close to beating the Vikings, but closeness inevitably counts for nothing.

Indianapolis Colts (3-2) at Green Bay Packers (3-3)
Anshul Kevin Sean
Indianapolis Indianapolis Indianapolis

Anshul says:
Peyton's back. Marvin Harrison is back. The Colts' defense is back. Reggie Wayne, well he's always been good.

Kevin says:
Good ol' Peyton did his duty last week soundly and not through luck like against the Texans two weeks ago. The momentum continues, despite the resurgence in the form of A-Rodg.

Sean says:
Peyton's new groove. In theaters this Sunday.

New York Jets (3-2) at Oakland Raiders (1-4)
Anshul Kevin Sean
New York New York New York

Anshul says:
The Raiders have one of the worst pass defenses but one of the best rush offenses. New York has a decent pass offense and one of the league's best rush defenses. Simple math.

Kevin says:
The Jets have a better running and passing offense and defense. Sorry, Mr. McFadden.

Sean says:
The Raiders need another win. Unfortunately, the Jets overpower them in passing and running. Sorry, Oakland.

Cleveland Browns (2-3) at Washington Redskins (4-2)
Anshul Kevin Sean
Washington Washington Cleveland

Anshul says:
The Browns did manhandle the Giants. But so what? The Skins were caught off guard against the Rams. It won't happen again.

Kevin says:
Sean, shut up. The Browns are pretty horrible and the Redskins are now unblinded. GET REAL.

Sean says:
The Redskins are about as consistent as wet sand. Given how the Skins have been playing, I'd say that they might need to bring back Joe Gibbs. At least when they had Gibbs, they didn't lose to teams like the Rams. I'm not picking the Browns completely out of spite, only 50 percent out of spite. The other 50 percent is my sincere belief that Cleveland deserves to win. They also made the Giants 4-1.

Seattle Seahawks (1-4) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2)
Anshul Kevin Sean
Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Tampa Bay

Anshul says:
Oh, Seattle. I think you miss Jim Zorn now more than ever. Now that we also have Shaun Alexander we can turn him back into his Super Bowl self and rub that in your face also.

Kevin says:
I feel sorry for the Seahawks, especially because they're up against the Buccaneers.

Sean says:
This would have been the best game for talk like a pirate day. The Hawks aren't doing as well without Captain Zorn, their defense has scurvy and the rest will be quaking down to his bootstraps in the face of the Buccaneers' offense.

Monday October 20, 2008

Denver Broncos (4-2) at New England Patriots (3-2)
Anshul Kevin Sean
Denver Denver Denver

Anshul says:
Jay Cutler's arm is stronger than John Elway's, so this should be an easy win for him.

Kevin says:
The Patriots are disappointments, not because of Tom Brady, but because of morale. BLOWOUT OF THE WEEK.

Sean says:
Monday is nigh. The Broncos ride at 8:30 p.m. in Gilette Stadium.




Sean Howard. There is a spy among us and his name is Sean Howard. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Sean moved to Germantown prior to his current residence in Gaithersburg. Although he has now lived in Maryland for most of his life, he has retained his loyalty to ... More »

Anshul Sood. Anshul is a very laid-back person, a real take-it-easy kind of guy. He often burns time listening to music, playing music, watching some sports game, or playing some sport. Recently, he has entered into the world of running, though he is not very good. However, ... More »

Kevin Teng. There are some things in which people believe. Some people believe in other people. I believe in meatloaf. I believe that we all should have fun eating whatever meatloaf we want to eat. Sorry, that was "Harold and Kumar"-esque. Life is pretty good because I'm ... More »

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