Totally Biased NFL Picks: Week 7

Travis and Kris dissect Week 7’s matchups!

It’s never too late.
Well, unless you’re a Vikings, Dolphins, or Colts fans. In your case, yeah, it’s definitely too late.
By that I mean, although we’re getting a late start on our NFL picks, Kris and I definitely owe it ALL to our devoted and loyal fans to enlighten you with our pure, biased, genius. So, Dad, Mom, and Vivian, this one’s for you!
Over the next couple months, Kris and I will pick the winner of each NFL game, and track our results over the course of the entire season, crowning an overall winner at the end. If all systems are a go when the playoffs roll around, we’ll do those games as well.
Without further ado, here are Kris and I’s picks for the week seven NFL contests
Travis: Houston Texans
Kris: Houston Texans
Trav: A trend you will see continue below, a lot of the games are iffy calls, because a lot of teams that many would consider superior, are on the road. That being said, I still like Houston here. Although Mario Williams is out for the year, the defense can still stay glued. I like them to stop Chris Johnson (who hasn’t?), and look for Foster and Schaub to carry the Texans in a close one.

Travis: Tampa Bay
Kris: Chicago Bears
Kris: The Bears and Bucs are both coming off huge victories from last week. The Bears offense showed some firepower and the Bucs slowed the mighty Drew Brees. I expect a great game in the wonderful city of London, but the Bears will prevail.

Travis: Detroit
Kris: Detroit
Trav: Detroit had it’s first stumble last week, but I think they bounce back this week against Atlanta. Atlanta hasn’t been nearly as good this season as experts predicted, and it looks as though Julio Jones is going to miss yet another week of action. Look for Detroit’s monstrous defensive line to pressure Matty Ice all day.

Travis: Denver Broncos
Kris: Denver Broncos
Kris: It’s Tebow Time in Denver. With Tebow returning to miami, this time starting for the Broncos, the offense will be re-energized and more productive again’st the puny Dolphins. Expect a lop-sided contest, with Denver coming out on top.

Travis: Carolina Panthers
Kris: Washington Redskins
Trav: Never has a 1-5 team been so excited after six weeks of the NFL season. The reason for all the clamor is the young sensation Cam Newton. With a cannon for an arm, and a body that is tough to bring down, whether in the backfield, or hurdling towards the first down marker, Newton is turning into a big threat to opposing defenses. In John Beck’s first start of the season, I think Carolina wins it’s second home game at Bank of America Stadium.

Travis: Cleveland Browns
Kris: Seattle Seahawks
Kris: Seattle. Cleveland. What more could you ask for? The Seahawks have looked almost decent the last few weeks, and the return of Sidney Rice has clearly paid dividends to the offense. Cleveland’s offense will continue the trend of being inconsistent from week to week. Seahawks soar over the lumpy Browns.

Travis: San Diego Chargers
Kris: San Diego Chargers
Trav: Mark Sanchez, to put it eloquently, is playing like absolute shit. A team that has gone to the AFC title game two years in a row, and was expected to compete this season as well, is barely hanging on, stumbling to a 3-3 record, good for only 3rd place in the competitive AFC East. Ryan Matthews could gash a defense that has been less than stellar against the run, something very un-Jet like. If Vincent Jackson can get even one big play against Revis, the Chargers could take on in the Meadowlands.

Travis: Oakland Raiders
Kris: Oakland Raiders
Kris: The Raiders finally have a legitimate QB at the helm in Carson Palmer. Although pricey with two future first-round draft picks traded, the QB brings veteran experience and leadership to an already great team. Kansas City will have trouble slowing down the Raiders offense. Raiders roll on to win.

Travis: Pittsburgh Steelers
Kris: Pittsburgh Steelers
Trav: In a rematch of the 2009 Superbowl, the result will be exactly the same. Pittsburgh, like the Jets, haven’t been playing as good as they could be, winning some close games, that could’ve, and should’ve been blowouts (17-13 victory against the under-performing Jags last week). One thing Pittsburgh IS doing fantastic is pass defense, which is ranked #1 in the NFL, only giving up 157.7 passing yards per game. Kevin Kolb and Larry Fitzgerald could be in for a long day, even playing at home.

Travis: Dallas Cowboys
Kris: Dallas Cowboys
Kris: Dallas held their own against New England last week, but the terrible play calling and Jason Garrett’s lack of trust for ol’ Butterfingers himself, Tony Romo, cost them the game. Expect Dallas to come out hard against the Rams and show why they can still contend for the mediocre-at-best NFC East Title.

Travis: Green Bay Packers
Kris: Green Bay Packers
Trav: See that lock up there? That means that this game has been has been selected by Kris and myself as the lock of the week. For those in survivor pools, who haven’t taken Green Bay yet, this one’s for you.
Christian Ponder is getting his first chance to be the one to lead the Vikings to a complete, bloody, slaughter. Um. I mean, his first chance to start for Minnesota. If this one is close at halftime, I’ll be shocked. If Jay Cutler can carve up the Minnesota defense, just think about what Aaron Rodgers can do. Actually, don’t think about it. Some thoughts are far too violent. Even for football fans.

Travis: New Orleans Saints
Kris: New Orleans Saints
Kris: The Super Bowl XLIV rematch. The Saints’ head coach, Sean Payton, is listed as “probable” after taking a huge hit on the sidelines. Something tells me he’ll give it all he’s got. The Colts’ without Peyton Manning means the Saints will have no trouble taking this one.

Travis: Baltimore Ravens
Kris: Baltimore Ravens
Trav: This is just another, run-of-the-mill, shitty Monday Night Football game. I’m serious. Don’t look up the prime-time schedule, because you’ll probably throw up on your desk. Not much to really say here, as it doesn’t even deserve our time. Look for Baltimore to continue to roll, by stomping over Jacksonville and Blaine Gabbert. A big game for Ray Rice, and a mediocre one for MJD are almost certain.
And there we have it. The first Week of picks courtesy of own two Totally Biased Geniuses. Make sure to check back next week to see our picks for Week 8, and let us know how you did during Week 7. Until then, grasshoppers, good luck with your picks and picking your as–I mean… Good luck picking your games!
Sincerely, The Totally Biased Team ♥!

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