Week 7 NFL Pick’ems
Written by Reid Smith on October 23, 2016
Week 7 NFL Picks Against the Spread
Scribed by: Evan Hablitzel
Cleveland Browns (+10.5) at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m.
The Browns (0-6) are the worst team in the NFL. With that being said, giving the Browns 10.5
points against a struggling Bengals (2-4) team is intriguing. The Browns’ rushing attack
has been abysmal over the past two weeks against the Titans and Patriots. Offensive line
injuries and center Cameron Erving’s inability to play the position have made Isaiah Crowell’s
job much more difficult. But the Bengals rank 20th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game
(108.2) and the Browns still rank 11th in rushing with 110.7 yards on the ground offensively.
Cody Kessler will game manage and Crow will have himself a day. I don’t foresee a Browns win,
but they have played close football games this season. Whether Terrelle Pryor plays or not, take
the Browns and the points.
Minnesota Vikings (-3) at Philadelphia Eagles, 1 p.m.
The Vikings (5-0) have allowed an NFL-best 12.6 points per game. The Eagles (3-2) are third in
the NFL with 15.6 points allowed per game. Don’t expect a shootout, but the difference will
come with turnovers. The Vikings lead the league in TO differential at +11 and have proved
themselves to be the most balanced team in football. Oh yeah, they’re also 5-0 against the
spread this season. Sorry, Carson Wentz. The Purple People Eaters will hand the rookie his third
consecutive loss. Take the Vikings.
New England Patriots (-8) at Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 p.m.
I refuse to bet against the Golden Boy, Tom Brady. He is out to destroy the entire NFL and
spitefully grab the Lombardi Trophy from Dictator Goodell on Feb. 5, 2017. Anyways, with Ben
Roethlisberger out, and Landry Jones in at quarterback, I feel safe the Pats will cover. New
England is second in the league in points allowed per game (15.2) and I don’t see Jones having
much success. Pittsburgh ranks 30th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (293.7). Have
a day, Mr. Brady. The Patriots will cover.