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2017 NFL FOOTBALL – WEEK 7 BIG GAMES

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Computer Hope One of the best rivalries in the NFL has an interesting twist in that both teams are coming off a loss & I’m not sure Oakland can afford to lose another one which would drop their record to 2-5 which would drop them 4 games behind KC for the West lead. Sometimes you can throw the records out when you get this sort of rivalry but Oakland can’t get ANYTHING going on offense so winning this game might be an impossibility. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Buffalo is coming off a bye week while the Bucs are coming off a road loss to Arizona with a banged up Jameis Winston potentially starting at QB. I’m really interested to see how the Bucs hold up against the Bills pass rush which has been very effective thus far. If Ryan Fitzpatrick starts, it might not be as important because we don’t be watching to see if Winston breaks, but Tampa Bay has a hard time winning with Fitzy! Computer Hope
Computer Hope Tough game for the Bears as they are coming off a huge road win over the Ravens which means they might be in for a let down especially given the variance that a rookie QB typically plays with. I think it’ll be interesting to see if the Bears can take advantage of opportunities provided by Cam Newton. The Bears aren’t forcing a lot of turnovers, but Newton throws some questionable passes. Can the Bears take advantage of these passes? Computer Hope
Computer Hope The Browns are a mess so it seems unlikely they can take down Tennessee. Cleveland has actually played really well against the run so if they are able to keep Demarco Murray & Derrick Henry at bay, it’ll force Marcus Mariota to beat them through the air. If Mariota is hurting, the Browns could have opportunities. The Titans D has also been horrible although the Browns can’t score. Let’s see if the Browns can stop the run. Computer Hope
Computer Hope I don’t think Brett Hundley will be quite as bad this week as he was last ween in relief against the Vikings, but the New Orleans defense is creating turnovers by the bucket and if Hundley makes some mistakes then this game is over in a hurry. Also be mindful of the running game. Green Bay’s rush defense isn’t that great & the Saints are starting to run over teams with Alvin Kamara & Mark Ingram. This game is ripe for the Saints. Computer Hope
Computer Hope It is looking more and more likely that Andrew Luck is going to be out of the season. How depressing must it be for the Colts at this point which is why I think they’ll TAKE A TREMENDOUS BEATING this weekend at home against the upstart Jaguars. Jacksonville has arguably the best secondary in the NFL & that’s bad news for Jacoby Brissett who should also be under tremendous pressure. Jacksonville isn’t losing twice in a row. Computer Hope
Computer Hope OK Adrian Peterson! Can you do it two weeks in a row? The Rams have been HORRIBLE against the run so far this season so there should be plenty of opportunities for Peterson to run wild. What will be interesting is how Arizona’s defense handles the Rams offense. Arizona gave up 33 points to Tampa Bay last week & LA has a much more potent offense. Arizona needs to play ball control offense & limit the Rams opportunities. Computer Hope
Computer Hope Talk about confidence! The Jets are coming off a game against the Patriots they almost won. The Dolphins are coming off a huge road win over Atlanta that saw them come back from a 17-0 halftime deficit! Miami’s defense is playing EXTREMELY well at this point so the Jets are going to have a VERY difficult time scoring while I think the Jets D is also playing well. This should be a low scoring affair with Miami edging the Jets. Computer Hope
Computer Hope The frustrating part about this game is that it should be competitive, but it will depend on whether or not the Ravens keep pounding the ball and don’t allow Joe Flacco to throw the ball 40+ times per game. I don’t think that is a plan for success for Baltimore as I think Minnesota’s defense is too opportunistic not to create some turnovers & the Ravens can’t give the ball away. The Vikings will be motivated to improve their record to 5-2. Computer Hope
Computer Hope UPSET ALERT! I’m not sure CJ Beathard is the answer at QB for San Francisco, but the offense did get a little lift when Beathard took over for Brian Hoyer last week in the 49ers close loss to the Redskins. That marked SF’s 5th straight loss by 3 points or less. The Niners are going to catch someone sleeping & it might be Dallas this week at home. The loss won’t go over well in Dallas who would fall to 2-4. Bet on the 49ers. Computer Hope
Computer Hope The win last week over Denver was fantastic but can the Giants put together back-to-back weeks of that kind of play? Russell Wilson is a far cry different than Trevor Siemian so you can expect Seattle to make a few more plays. The problem for the Giants is that Seattle is going to play press man coverage & keep 8 men in the box stuffing NY’s running game. Keep an eye on Evan Engam. If he has a big game, NY has a chance. Computer Hope
Computer Hope If the Steelers played like they did against Kansas City last week then I don’t think Cincinnati has much of a chance to win this game, but the Steelers have been somewhat inconsistent this season so the Bengals have to hope for the Pittsburgh squad that showed up to play the Jaguars rather than the team that played against the Chiefs. Andy Dalton can’t make mistakes & I think Joe Mixon needs a big game for the Bengals to steal one. Computer Hope
Computer Hope MUST WIN FOR THE CHARGERS! After starting 0-4 the Bolts have won 2 straight and could improve to 3-4 with a division win over the Broncos which would also improve their tie-breaking ability. A win won’t push LA into 2nd place in the West, but they’d be 3-4 while Denver would be 3-3. The Broncos might be a mess at QB & if the Chargers pass rush is dominant then I think life gets pretty tough for Denver on the road. Computer Hope
Computer Hope A Super Bowl replay! Playing at home hasn’t been great for Atlanta so getting out on the road might be a pretty good anecdote for the Falcons. To be fair, I’m not sure this game means a ton. A loss for New England drops them to 4-3 & while that is questionable it’s a loss against an NFC squad. The same goes for Atlanta. A loss drops them to 3-3, but really this game feels almost anti-climactic. A good chance they meet again! Computer Hope
Computer Hope I think if this was last season the Redskins would have a better chance at winning because they were more of a passing team on the edges with Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson & Jamison Crowder. That plays into Philly’s weakness in the secondary given that Kirk Cousins is pin point accurate. This year they are working more underneath which plays into Philly’s strengths as a defense. Should be a great game, but Philly has the edge. Computer Hope
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October 19, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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