Russ Bliss Predicts the Winners of each NFL Game this week
Week 6 wasn't as good as I had hoped. 10-5 is okay, but nothing that inspires a "whoo-hoo!" or anything like it. It puts me at an incredibly mediocre 58-34 for the season and I need to take it up a notch going forward. Unfortunately, I have a high amount of road teams winning this week, and that's usually not a good thing. But I call 'em the way I see 'em, even if I get it wrong.
Here are my Week 7 NFL Game Predictions:
Seattle 17, Arizona 16
Miami 23, Buffalo 16
Chicago 27, Washington 20
Detroit 20, Cincinnati 17
Dallas 31, Philadelphia 27
New England 23, NY Jets 13
San Diego 24, Jacksonville 17
St. Louis 24, Carolina 21
Atlanta 20, Tampa Bay 17
San Francisco 23, Tennessee 20
Pittsburgh 24, Baltimore 23
Green Bay 24, Cleveland 17
Kansas City 30, Houston 20
Denver 42, Indianapolis 28
NY Giants 27, Minnesota 24
There you have them: my week 7 NFL game picks.
In my Survivor Pool Locks, I improved to 5-1 as Kansas City came through and beat the Raiders in Arrowhead last week for the first time since 2006. I knew the Law of Averages was on my side there. Here are the weekly picks and results to date:
Week 1 (W; 21-17) Indianapolis over Oakland
Week 2 (L; 30-33) Philadelphia over San Diego
Week 3 (W; 45-17) Seattle over Jacksonville
Week 4 (W; 52-20) Denver over Philadelphia
Week 5 (W; 34-20) St. Louis over Jacksonville
Week 6 (W; 24-7) Kansas City over Oakland
Week 7 poses a bit of a challenge since my two favorite teams this week aren't available for me to pick as I've already used them. And while I'm pretty confident in one of the road teams this week, I always have doubts when picking divisional rivals. But the simple fact is that the Patriots are the far superior team to the Jets and Geno Smith has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. Usually on the road, the Pats beat the Jets pretty convincingly. Doesn't always work that way, but it's typically been a good pick. If Smith plays well, this game will be close; if he plays poorly, I can the Patriots running away with it.
My Survivor Pool Lock for Week 7 is: the New England Patriots over the New York Jets
Best of luck to all in your own picks!