For the gambling degenerates, here are my Week 7 NFL picks. To offer a proof for, the team trademarks squawk who I factor in will decide the sport, no longer cowl the unfold. At the live of the picks, I will account for a few groups that I like per the unfold.
Chiefs (-three) at Broncos: A couple weeks within the past this line would had been Chiefs by, what, 10? But now, after a few Chiefs home losses and a pair of Broncos wins, we’re correct down to -three. I like that label, and can lay the three.
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Rams (-three) at Falcons: The Falcons are ineffective, and can begin up trading any commended gamers place to hit free company this offseason. Meanwhile, I believe referring to the Rams would possibly per chance perhaps per chance per chance gain a microscopic bit juice within the non everlasting after making the huge Jalen Ramsey acquisition.
Dolphins at Funds (-17): The Dolphins are so snide that they’re three-acquire underdogs to the freaking Funds, and I’m soundless no longer going to touch it.
Jaguars (-three.5) at Bengals: The Jaguars’ gamers now know that their entrance space of labor just isn’t any longer in on this season. Against nearly any other opponent, I would possibly per chance perhaps per chance even be picking in opposition to them.
Vikings (-1.5) at Lions: That is a lovely vital recreation in what has formed up to be a essentially competitive NFC North. In actuality, the NFC North has the generous collective level differential within the NFL:
- NFC North: +103
- NFC West: +Sixty four
- AFC South: +18
- AFC West: +10
- NFC South: -24
- AFC East: -36
- AFC North: -60
- NFC East: -Seventy five
All of the Lions’ games had been obtained or misplaced by no more then four map. I will capture the 1.5.
Raiders at Packers (-four.5): Are the Raiders essentially correct? I’m shocked that’s even a inquire after (a) their most modern history, (b) their distinctive roster moves, (c) looking out at them on Hard Knocks, and (d) the disastrous screech that modified into Antonio Brown. But here we are. Clearly, I’m taking the Packers at home, nonetheless beware of what looks to be like a lovely ample Packers (-four.5) line. The Raiders are coming off their bye, they typically’ve a brave two-recreation agreeable trail over a pair of correct groups within the Colts and Bears. I’d finest care for away.
Texans at Colts (-1): The Colts finest scored 19 map and soundless managed to beat the Chiefs on the toll road a couple weeks within the past. I like their probabilities here with Frank Reich having a couple weeks to plan up a correct recreation view. Barring a highly unlikely tie (especially in a recreation coached by Reich) a (-1) line is de facto the same ingredient as picking the Colts to come to a decision on, which I will carry out.
Cardinals at Giants (-three): I picked the Cardinals on BGN Radio this week, nonetheless (in Mayor Quimby declare) “I’m flip-flopping. Yaaaay!”
49ers (-10) at Washington: That is tall:
What modified into the generous portion of working in Washington?
“Having the ability to work with my dad & be spherical any other correct coaches.”
What modified into the worst portion?
“All the pieces else.”
— ninety five.7 The Game (@957thegame) October 16, 2019
Chargers at Titans (-2): Why carry out you declare on fooling me yearly, Chargers? Ugh, I will soundless snatch you but again in incompatibility trash Titans team, I declare.
Saints at Bears (-three.5): The Saints’ protection has been very finest since Drew Brees went down, and Teddy Bridgewater, while surely no longer a quarterback you wish starting, is starting to play greater. I will belief Sean Payton all day over Matt Nagy.
Ravens at Seahawks (-three.5): The Seahawks’ swarming tempo on protection wants in bellow to neutralize Lamar Jackson, and construct him throw.
Eagles at Cowboys (-three): The Eagles and Cowboys are each and every coming off snide losses to the Vikings and Jets, respectively. More accurately, the Eagles are coming off a snide loss, while the Cowboys are coming off three snide losses.
Both groups are additionally pretty banged-up. That’s nothing contemporary for the Eagles, who are used to having fun with brief-handed. The Cowboys, alternatively, are coming off a season in 2018 by which they didn’t typically must dive into their depth chart. That has modified this season, as each and every of their starting offensive tackles are essentially damage, they typically are incessantly with out stud WR Amari Cooper, no longer to level out perhaps additionally two of their top three corners and a starting DT.
It is imperative that the Eagles’ pass urge capture finest thing a few weakened Dallas offensive line, and gain an impression on Dak Prescott. I factor in they’re going to. I mean, each and every starting tackles would possibly per chance be out! If that is the case, how is Dallas appreciated by three?
Patri*ts (-10) at Jets: The Patri*ts are cheaters, and whatnot.
Animal vs. animal matchups
There are three this week:
1) Rams vs. Falcons: OK, so this just isn’t always a ram, nonetheless I essentially feel like this is all they can essentially carry out, fight-wise, with the exception that they additionally gain horns.
“In actuality feel that within the thigh meat, participant,” lol. “The place are you going, tight pants?”
Anyway, that form of assault is ineffective in opposition to a bird, which as our Matt Mullin pointed out previously, would possibly per chance perhaps per chance also finest peck out the ram’s eyes.
2) Jaguars vs. Bengals: An grownup bengal tiger is set 500 kilos. An grownup jaguar is spherical 200 kilos. I will capture the bengal, please.
three) Ravens vs. Seahawks: So what even is a “seahawk?” Per Audubon.org:
Of course, there would possibly per chance be not this kind of thing as a such ingredient. No ornithologist would mutter over with them as such. (They don’t even spell it as one observe.) Some other folks, despite the indisputable truth that, gain in mind “sea hawks” to be a nickname for ospreys or skuas.
So is their mark essentially an osprey or a skua? Audubon.org?
All over but again, nope. Understand shut ample and you’ll observe that the thickness of the bill is all inferior, no longer to level out the wild purples, blues, and greens undergo no resemblance to the browns and blacks of Ospreys.
But scientific accuracy wasn’t essentially the level. Genuinely, the logo is nod to 1 in every of the Seattle space’s many Native communities—the Kwakwaka’wakw nation. The many brightly colored ceremonial masks of the Kwakwaka’wakw each and every had their very acquire ritual or religious which implies. One particularly modified into the “transformation” veil; it’s painted like a “thunderbird,” a quasi-mythological version of an eagle. The team’s helmets reference the thunderbird veil, opening and shutting like raptor beaks. (In step with the Seahawks website online, Taima ability “state,” despite the indisputable truth that or no longer it is unclear in what language.)
I’d be taught whether or no longer an osprey would possibly per chance perhaps per chance also beat up a raven or vice versa, nonetheless I don’t factor in or no longer it is predominant. As any other, the Seahawks lose this matchup and all henceforth animal matchups, because they don’t even exist. Jimmy hath ruled.
Survivor pool snatch
When you happen to are finest copying my picks each and per week, congratulations! It is seemingly you’ll per chance per chance also very correctly be soundless alive. We juuuuusssst got by on Monday night with a slender Packers decide over the Lions. Thanks, unpleasant officiating! This week is inconspicuous. Resolve the Funds.
Groups already used:
- Week 1: Eagles
- Week 2: Ravens
- Week three: Cowboys
- Week four: Chargers
- Week 5: Patri*ts
- Week 6: Packers
BYES: Browns, Steelers, Buccaneers, Panthers.
• Picks in opposition to the unfold: Chiefs (-three), Lions (+1.5), Colts (-1), Saints (+three.5), Eagles (+three).
• Eagles picks: 2-four
• 2019 season, straight up: forty eight-44-1 (0.525)
• 2019 season, ATS: 18-13 (0.581)
• 2018 season, straight up: 173-ninety four-2 (0.647)
• 2018 season, ATS: 41-36-2 (0.532)
• 2017 season, straight up: 181-86 (0.678)
• 2017 season, ATS: 36-32-2 (0.529)
• 2016 season, straight up: 171-ninety four-2 (0.644)
• 2016 season, ATS: 41-34 (0.547)
• 2015 season, straight up: 163-ninety three (0.637)
• 2015 season, ATS: Forty six-30-2 (0.605)
• Final 5 years, ATS: 182-A hundred forty 5-6 (0.556)
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