We have reached Week 7 as the NFL Season is moving quickly. There's a lot of good matchups so let's take a look at a few & give you our take on them with our NFL picks.
Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants: A Depleted Bunch
The Dallas Cowboys are basically a shell of the team that they were last season. With no DeMarco Murray to lead the running game offensively, there are question marks all over the place. Lance Dunbar, their leading pass catcher, is out for the season and their two best players in Tony Romo and Dez Bryant have been out for a long time. Hey Mr. Jones: How do you feel about signing Bryant to that big contract? Brandon Weeden hasn't worked out well at quarterback and the Cowboys have lost 3 straight games.
What I like about this game is the spread as the Giants are being judged off of terrible performance against Philadelphia. Odell Beckham Jr. is hampered by a hamstring injury, but he's still playing and the Giants don't have a consistent running game with Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. That said, I look for Eli Manning to have revenge on his mind as he knew that he gave that game away earlier to Dallas in the season. This game is going to be played at MetLife Stadium and the Cowboys have nothing. Look for the Giants to destroy them.
NFL Pick: New York Giants -4 at 5Dimes
New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts: "Out of Luck"
It's quite evident from the New England Patriots beating up on the Indaianapolis Colts in Indianapolis last week, that the Colts are going nowhere.
Yes, Andrew Luck is coming back from injury, but he was very inaccurate and without Luck being at his best, the Colts are a slightly above average football team at best. T.Y. Hilton is also a week back from injury and he's Luck's number one receiver. The passing game must get better for Indy. That said, they are in a terrible division and will at least get into the playoffs.
The New Orleans Saints are coming off of a huge victory off of the previously undefeated Atlanta Falcons, but the problem is, they play better in the Superdome than on the road. Benjamin Watson has actually been a better player this season than Jimmy Graham and Mark Ingram fits in well in the Saints offense. They are lacking that go to receiver as Brandin Cooks is very overrated. With 4 losses on their resume, the Saints need this game desperately. I think that this game will go down to the wire as New Orleans is coming into this game with momentum.
NFL Pick: New Orleans +4.5 (-105) at The Greek
Baltimore Ravens vs. Arizona Cardinals: Must Win Situation For Baltimore
At 1-5, there isn't much hope for Baltimore to make the playoffs. When I saw Terrell Suggs go down with an season- changing injury early in the season, I had a feeling that this team was done for the year. They are very capable on offense with Joe Flacco,Justin Forsett, and Steve Smith Jr., but the wins are what counts. Flacco blames it on the change in offensive coordinator and changes at key positions, but let's face it, he hasn't been at his best.
The Ravens find themselves against a top level Arizona Cardinals team, led by Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald, and John Brown. However, the Cards are coming off of a bad beat to Pittsburgh, 25-13 and that was unexpected being that the Steelers had Landry Jones behind center. If there's any chance of Baltimore picking up a win, this is it. The line is a big and I expect the Cardinals to lose a little steam after such a poor loss. Momentum is so key in the NFL. Go ask the Patriots and Bengals.
NFL Pick: Baltimore Ravens +10 at 5Dimes