Week 7 NFL Predictions

Hello my faithful sports fans. Here I am again giving you insights, and of course, my weekly predictions.

Today’s picks features the return of Delonte Wooten—who will become a regular on BrooksWeekly—and a newcomer to the realm of predictions, plants sciences major with a minor in journalism and math at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Randall Thomas. Philanthropist by day, and a college football fanatic by night, look for Randall to join in on the next BrooksWeekly Sports Podcast. Follow Randall and Delonte on Twitter @RandallKThomas and @WootBoogie.

Speaking of that, Monday is the scheduled day for my next on-air show, follow me on Twitter @ijuswanawrite for more details.

Now for the predictions…

Brooks Wooten Thomas
Seahawks vs 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers
Titans vs Bills Titans Bills Bills
Browns vs Colts Colts Colts Colts
Packers vs Rams Packers Packers Packers
Cardinals vs Vikings Vikings Cardinals Vikings
Redskins vs Giants Giants Giants Redskins
Saints vs Buccaneers Saints Saints Saints
Cowboys vs Panthers Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys
Ravens vs Texans Texans Texans Ravens
Jaguars vs Raiders Raiders Raiders Raiders
Jets vs Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Steelers vs Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals
Lions vs Bears Bears Bears Bears

Brooks Bits

Dallas at Carolina: I am torn on this one. Cam is going through the unavoidable sophomore slump, and opposing teams don’t even have to beat Dallas, they beat themselves. Talent wise,  the Cowboys and Panthers are evenly matched. I still haven’t figured out what the Panthers are doing with their running game. They should buckle down and commit to a more traditional style of  a rushing attack. QB Cam Newton is leading the team in rushing with 40 carries 209 yards and 3 TDs. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart…hello?

Baltimore at Houston: Future Hall of Fame MLB Ray Lewis is out for the season. Starting CB Lardarius Webb is out for the season. T-sizzle (Terrell Suggs) is returning from injury and their mammoth defensive tackle, Haloti Ngata is dinged up. This once dominant defense is a paper mache shell of themselves. Not to mention Houston is still smarting from that beat down by the Packers.

Cleveland at Indianapolis: Even though neither team holds a winning record, this is a sleeper match-up to me. Both rookie quarterbacks have been on the rise in recent weeks. With key starters out on defense for the Colts, I expect Browns’ rookie RB Trent Richardson, to have a breakout game. But that depends on his health. Overall, Indy still possess a far better team.

Detroit at Chicago: The Bears, who I picked to win the NFC North this year, has been steamrolling teams since their meltdown against Green Bay in week 2. They have outscored their opponents 98 to 27 in the last 3 games. Even the defense is chipping on points by reaching the endzone in 3 straight games.

No Upest Pick this week. This week’s games features a slew of evenly matched teams.

Wooten’s Commentary

Green Bay at St. Louis: ok, for the record, somebody needs to stop Jordy Nelson. He’s big, athletic, and sneaky fast. With a high caliber QB like Aaron Rodgers, stopping their offense in general won’t be easy. On the other hand,  (James) Laurinaitis and the Rams’ defense has been consistent these past few weeks. In the end, Green Bay shall prevail. Sorry Kelton. (Yes, I am an avid Rams fan)

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati: No one is stopping AJ Green, so I’m sticking with that. The Red Rifle (Andy Dalton) will connect once or twice with him. To flip it, James Harrison, healthy. Lawrence Timmons, healthy. Lamar Woodley, also healthy. Yeah, they’re going to cause problems. Oh, and if you didn’t know, Cincinnati is 3-10 all-time on Sunday night. This won’t be an easy one for them.

New York Jets at New England: Revis Island is submerged by an injury, and is under construction until further notice. Tom Brady is going to hurt this team. So will Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden.

New Orleans at Tampa Bay: Yeah, Cool Brees will fly through this defense. This will be the 49th straight game with a TD from him.


Thanks for reading

-Kelton Brooks

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