I had the least amount of losses in one week by going 10-4 last week. My current record for this NFL regular season is now at 62-32. There will only be 13 games this week with six teams having a bye: Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Chargers, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Nevertheless, the picks still must be made. Here are my picks for Week 7 of the 2021 NFL Regular Season.
Thursday, October 21st
Denver Broncos (3-3) at Cleveland Browns (3-2). The Broncos are currently on a three-game losing streak, while the Browns are on a two-game skid. The injury issues with the Browns are absolutely diabolical right now with QB Baker Mayfield, running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, and WR Jarvis Landry all out for this game. Ouch! Pick: Broncos.
Sunday, October 24th
Washington Football Team (2-4) at Green Bay Packers (5-1). Since Packers QB Aaron Rodgers owns the Chicago Bears, he will not have a problem with WFT since WFT head coach Ron Rivera played most of his NFL career with the Bears. Plus, my conscience will not allow for me to pick WFT a week after their organization disrespected the legacy of former safety Sean Taylor like they did last Sunday. Pick: Packers.
Kansas City Chiefs (3-3) at Tennessee Titans (4-2). Both teams won last week, so whichever team can build some momentum for the rest of the season. I am picking the Chiefs as long as Patrick Mahomes' brother is nowhere near the field on Sunday. Pick: Chiefs.
Atlanta Falcons (2-3) at Miami Dolphins (1-5). Due to a scheduling quirk, Atlanta was on a bye last week while the Dolphins lost on Sunday to the Jaguars in London. Usually, both teams that play in London receive a bye week the week after. We need to ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell who messed the schedule up for the Dolphins this week. Jet lag is real. Pick: Falcons.
New York Jets (1-4) at New England Patriots (2-4). These AFC East Division foes played against each other in Week 2 with New England defeating the Jets 25-6. I do not think that the Jets have made enough adjustments over the past five weeks in order to make up 19 points. Pick: Patriots.
Carolina Panthers (3-3) at New York Giants (1-5). Both teams have wins over the Saints this season. The difference is that the Panthers have won other games this season. Pick: Panthers.
Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) at Baltimore Ravens (5-1). This game will be for first place in the AFC North Division. I have learned my lesson after not picking the Ravens last week. Pick: Ravens.
Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) at Las Vegas Raiders (4-2). The Raiders are back on track since Jon Gruden is gone. Pick: Raiders.
Detroit Lions (0-6) at Los Angeles Rams (5-1). In this game, you will realize why the Rams traded for QB Matthew Stafford. Pick: Rams.
Houston Texans (1-5) at Arizona Cardinals (6-0). The only way the Texans could win this game is if Deshaun Watson starts at quarterback. Pick: Cardinals.
Chicago Bears (3-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-1). Tampa Bay QB Tom Brady will remember what down it is for this game. Pick: Buccaneers.
Indianapolis Colts (2-4) at San Francisco 49ers (2-3). The Colts are finally playing to their potential while the 49ers have not played to theirs yet. Pick: Colts.
Monday, October 25
New Orleans Saints (3-2) at Seattle Seahawks (2-4). The Saints will be well-rested thanks to another NFL scheduling quirk which gives New Orleans a Monday night game after being on a bye last week. Pick: Saints.
Thank you to all of the people that took the time to check out these picks. Have a good weekend and enjoy the games!