Go To Articles Directory Home Page
To get the current article, - See Below (at the bottom of the page) -.
For top news titles, see below.
Web sites and videos listed in this page are frequently updated.
If you find that this page is useful (quality of web sites, images and videos, ...), you can add it to your favorites.
Bookmark Page !
NFL week7 free Picks
NFL Week7 Previews, Free NFL Football Picks Picks brought to you by Sportsinteraction Ecobika sportsbetting
Pittsburgh (2-3) at Atlanta (3-2), Sunday, 1:00 (Pittsburgh -2)
Storylines: The two participants in the NFL's last tie game, a 34-34 deadlock on Nov. 10th, 2002, meet at the Georgia Dome...Pittsburgh can pull within one game of first place in the AFC North with a win...Falcons are two back of NFC South-leading New Orleans as the day begins... Steelers attempt to build on last week's 45-7 dismantling of the Chiefs, which gave quarterback Ben Roethlisberger his first win as a starter this season...Atlanta leads the NFL in rushing offense (232 yards per game), but ranks dead last in the league in passing offense (114 yards per game)...Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall is tied for the league lead in interceptions (4) along with the Jaguars' Rashean Mathis...Atlanta starting left guard Matt Lehr will begin a four-game suspension for violating the league's steroid policy...Steelers linebacker Joey Porter (hamstring) expected to miss his second straight game...Falcons defensive tackle Rod Coleman (toe) considered questionable.
Fast Fact: The Steelers are 9-0-1 against the Falcons since 1970.
Prediction: Atlanta defense will force Roethlisberger into some mistakes, and Vick will make a couple of big plays with his feet to fuel the win. Falcons 21, Steelers 17.
New England (4-1) at Buffalo (2-4), Sunday, 1:00 (New England -5)
Storylines: Patriots have won six straight games and 11 of the last 12 over Buffalo, including a 19-17 come-from-behind victory at Gillette Stadium in Week 1...New England's Week 6 bye was preceded by a 20-10 win over the Dolphins...Patriots are 4-2 following the bye week under head coach Bill Belichick, including wins over the Bills in 2004 and 2005...Bills acquired ex- Rams starting defensive end Anthony Hargrove via trade earlier this week...Patriots defensive backs Eugene Wilson (hamstring) and Ellis Hobbs (wrist) both listed as questionable... New England has absorbed just five sacks on the year, tied with San Diego for fewest in the league...Bills offensive line allowed five sacks to Detroit's defensive linemen last week, after that group had posted zero sacks over its previous four games...Bills running back Willis McGahee has just one 100-yard game on the year, and has found the end zone only once.
Fast Fact: Tom Brady's 22.5 passer rating in a 31-0 loss at Buffalo on Sept. 7, 2002 ranks as the worst single-game mark of his career.
Prediction: Bills had the Patriots beat back in Week 1, and will give New England trouble again in a bitter division rivalry. Patriots 20, Bills 19.
Carolina (4-2) at Cincinnati (3-2), Sunday, 1:00 (Cincinnati -3)
Storylines: Panthers try to extend their win streak to five, while Bengals seek to halt their losing streak at two...Cincinnati can move into a tie with idle Baltimore with a win on Sunday...Carolina is one game back of 5-1 New Orleans in the NFC South...Since starting 2005 at 11-3, the Bengals are 3-5 overall...Panthers wideout Steve Smith leads the NFL with 112.5 receiving yards per game...Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers leads the NFL in sacks (8)...Carolina is 2-0 against Cincinnati all-time, and will be traveling to the Queen City for the first time...Cincinnati left tackle Levi Jones (knee) and center Rich Braham (knee) both expected to miss Sunday's game...Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (high ankle sprain) expected to miss his second straight contest...Carolina's DeShaun Foster had a streak of 100-yard games snapped at two in last Sunday's win over Baltimore...Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer has thrown just one touchdown pass in his last two games combined...Cincinnati running back Chris Perry (knee/ankle) could make his first appearance of the season after being activated from the Physically- Unable-to-Perform list.
Fast Fact: Since last playing for the Panthers in 2002, Bengals kicker Shayne Graham is 86-of-99 (.869) on field goals without a missed P.A.T., while Carolina's John Kasay is 90-of-108 (.833) with three missed P.A.T.s over the same stretch.
Prediction: Cincinnati passing game will get in gear at some point, and a still-questionable Carolina team will show some warts. Bengals 24, Panthers 18.
Jacksonville (3-2) at Houston (1-4), Sunday, 1:00
Storylines: Jacksonville returns to the field after a Week 6 bye, while Houston tries to recover from last week's 34-6 loss at Dallas...Jaguars swept the Texans in a home-and-home last season...Jacksonville cornerback Rashean Mathis is tied for the league lead in interceptions (4) along with the Falcons' DeAngelo Hall...Houston is last in the league in rushing offense (67.6 yards per game)...Texans are last in NFL total defense (418.8 yards per game), and have just one interception on the year, which is tied with Tampa Bay for the league's fewest...Recently-acquired defensive tackle and ex-Chief Lional Dalton could make his first appearance for Houston...Texans nose tackle Seth Payne (knee) is out for the year...Jacksonville defensive tackle Marcus Stroud (ankle), is expected to play on Sunday, and wide receiver Matt Jones (groin) is considered questionable...Jaguars are 6-5 all-time following the bye week, including 1-2 under head coach Jack Del Rio.
Fast Fact: Jaguars quarterback Byron Leftwich has thrown three touchdowns versus six interceptions in five career meetings with the Texans.
Prediction: Texans have been known to give Jaguars problems, but they simply don't match up with them well this time around. Jaguars 27, Texans 10.
San Diego (4-1) at Kansas City (2-3), Sunday, 1:00 (San Diego -5)
Storylines: Chargers will be seeking to at least keep pace with the similarly 4-1 Chiefs in the AFC West, while Kansas City looks to recover from a 45-7 embarrassment at the hands of the Steelers last Sunday...Damon Huard expected to make his fifth consecutive start in place of the injured Trent Green (severe concussion)...San Diego running back LaDainian Tomlinson leads the NFL in rushing touchdowns (7), and is tied with Rams receiver Torry Holt for the lead in total TDs (7)...Kansas City Pro Bowl running back Larry Johnson is averaging just 3.4 yards per carry, and has totaled 62 rushing yards on 31 carries in his last two games...Chargers lead the NFL in scoring (30.2 points per game), and are tied for fewest sacks allowed (5) with New England...San Diego leads the NFL in total defense (218.4 yards per game)...Chiefs left tackle Kyle Turley (back) and wide receiver Dante Hall (hip) both considered questionable for Sunday...San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers has posted a passer rating of 100.6 on the season.
Fast Fact: Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer is 1-3 head-to-head against the Chiefs' Herm Edwards, including a 20-17 overtime loss to Edwards' Jets at home in a 2004 AFC First-Round Playoff.
Prediction: Kansas City will not go quietly in a division game at home, but the San Diego defense will have the final word. Chargers 20, Chiefs 17.
Green Bay (1-4) at Miami (1-5), Sunday, 1:00 (Miami -4˝)
Storylines: Struggling Packers and Dolphins both in search of their second win of the 2006 campaign...Joey Harrington will take a third crack at his first win as Miami's starting quarterback...Green Bay running back Ahman Green (hamstring) expected to play after missing the past two contests...Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown comes off his first 100-yard game of the season...Packers will be without wide receiver Koren Robinson, who was suspended for one year for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy...Green Bay is dead last in NFL passing defense (275.8 yards per game)...Miami has yet to score more than 17 points in a game this season, while Green Bay has yet to give up fewer than 23...Packers are 9-8 all-time following the bye week...Miami's Yeremiah Bell could start in place of the struggling Travares Tillman at strong safety...Packers cornerback Charles Woodson (ribs/knee) considered questionable for Sunday.
Fast Fact: The Packers are 1-6 in Miami all-time, with the franchise's only win there coming in Super Bowl II against the Raiders...
Prediction: If the Dolphins can't move the ball against the Packers, you can pencil them into the top five in next year's draft. Dolphins 25, Packers 12.
Detroit (1-5) at N.Y. Jets (3-3), Sunday, 1:00 (N.Y. Jets -3˝)
Storylines: The Jets seek to get above .500 against a Detroit team that comes off its first win of the season, a 20-17 triumph against the Bills last Sunday...Detroit first-year head coach Rod Marinelli still seeking his first road win...Jets head coach Eric Mangini notched his first home win in a 20-17 victory over the Dolphins last Sunday...Detroit running back Kevin Jones comes off his first 100-yard game of the season...Lions defensive tackle Shaun Rogers will begin serving a four-game NFL suspension for violation of the league's steroid and related substances policy... Detroit wide receiver Roy Williams leads the NFL in receiving yards (552)...Jets are last in the league in rushing touchdowns allowed (12)...Jets running back Leon Washington made his first career start last Sunday...Lions defensive tackle Shaun Cody (toe) and strong safety Kenoy Kennedy (foot) both out for Week 7...Jets wideout Laveranues Coles has three 100-yard games on the season.
Fast Fact: The Lions are 5-0 at Giants Stadium since 1994, including 2-0 against the Jets over that span.
Prediction: If the Jets are serious about threatening for a playoff berth, they have to take care of teams like the Lions at home. Jets 28, Lions 16.
Philadelphia (4-2) at Tampa Bay (1-4), Sunday, 1:00 (Philadelphia -5)
Storylines: Eagles, who enter the game with a half-game lead on the Giants and Cowboys in the NFC East, will look to bounce back from last Sunday's 27-24 loss at New Orleans...Buccaneers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski seeks to build on his first career win as an NFL starter, a 14-13 triumph over the Bengals last Sunday...Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb leads the NFL in passing yards (1849), touchdown passes (13), and passer rating (104.8), and the Eagles lead the NFL in passing offense (290.8 yards per game) and total offense (402.3 yards per game)...Buccaneers have just one interception on the season, which is tied with Houston for the league's fewest...Eagles lead the NFL in sacks (23)...Philadelphia wide receiver Donte' Stallworth (hamstring), defensive end Darren Howard (groin), and linebacker Shawn Barber (neck) all considered questionable for Sunday...Ex-Raiders and Texans cornerback Phillip Buchanon could make his first appearance in a Tampa Bay uniform this week.
Fast Fact: Eagles head coach Andy Reid is 1-3 head-to-head in his career against Tampa Bay's Jon Gruden, who was offensive coordinator with Philadelphia from 1995 through 1997.
Prediction: Gradkowski figures to have some trouble with the Eagles pass rush, and McNabb should counter with some big plays on the other side of the field. Eagles 23, Buccaneers 13.
Denver (4-1) at Cleveland (1-4), Sunday, 4:05 (Denver -4˝)
Storylines: One-time bitter AFC rivals meet by the Lake...Denver has allowed just one touchdown through its first five games, the first team since the 1934 Lions to allow one or fewer TDs over an opening five-game stretch of the season...Broncos are allowing a league-low 7.4 points per game, and are the only NFL team that has not allowed a rushing touchdown in 2006...Cleveland running back Reuben Droughns, who played for Denver from 2002 through 2004, will face his former team for the first time...Broncos' roster includes four starting defensive linemen that played for Cleveland in 2005, and the unit is coached by ex-Browns assistant Andre Patterson...Broncos have won six straight games against the Browns since 1990...Denver has scored just five touchdowns all season, tied with Oakland for last in the NFL...Cleveland cornerback Gary Baxter (torn chest muscle) expected to return from a three-game absence this week...Browns are 4-8 all-time following the bye week.
Fast Fact: The Browns' most recent win over the Broncos, which came at Mile High Stadium in Week 5 of the 1990 season, was also the final win as a head coach for the late Bud Carson.
Prediction: Looks like a trap game for the Broncos, who could be thinking a little too much of themselves on the defensive side of the ball. Browns 17, Broncos 16.
Washington (2-4) at Indianapolis (5-0), Sunday, 4:15 (Indianapolis -9)
Storylines: Colts, one of two remaining undefeated NFL teams (Chicago), will look to remain perfect following the bye week...Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell expected to start despite committing three turnovers in last week's 25-22 home loss to Tennessee...Indianapolis acquired ex-Buccaneers starting defensive tackle Anthony McFarland earlier this week, while Washington signed former Bills free safety Troy Vincent...Colts are dead last in the league against the run (166.8 yards per game)...Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers (broken thumb) will not play... Washington running back Clinton Portis has just one 100-yard game on the year...Indianapolis wideout Brandon Stokley (knee) not expected to be in the lineup...Colts safety Bob Sanders (knee) and kicker Adam Vinatieri (groin) both considered questionable...Colts are 8-9 all-time following the bye week, including 3-1 under head coach Tony Dungy...Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning has thrown a TD pass in six straight games dating back to last season.
Fast Fact: The Redskins have averaged 29.7 points in three games against AFC South teams this season, and have averaged 9.7 in their other three games.
Prediction: Manning and company should have a field day against a defense that doesn't pressure the quarterback or make plays in the secondary. Colts 34, Redskins 20.
Arizona (1-5) at Oakland (0-5), Sunday, 4:15 (Arizona -3)
Storylines: Raiders, the league's only remaining winless team, seek a victory against an Arizona club that comes off a harrowing 24-23 loss to the Bears on Monday Night...Arizona blew a 23-3 lead despite not allowing an offensive touchdown against Chicago...Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Keith Rowen on Tuesday, and promoted quarterbacks coach Mike Kruczek to his position... Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart, making his third NFL start, still in search of his first win as a pro starter...Oakland is 0-5 for the first time since 1964, and will be looking to avoid its first 0-6 start since dropping its first 13 contests in 1962...Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) expected to miss his second straight game...Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin leads the NFL in receptions (40)... Raiders are last in NFL total offense (229 yards per game), scoring offense (10 points per game), and sacks allowed (24)...Arizona is last in the league with just 2.5 yards per rush...Raiders lead the NFL in passing defense (133.8 yards per game), but have faced 16 fewer pass attempts than any other team and are last in the league in sacks (6).
Fast Fact: In his last head-to-head meeting against current Raiders quarterback and then-Arizona State Sun Devil Andrew Walter (10/16/04), then- USC and current Cardinals QB Matt Leinart threw for 224 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-7 win.
Prediction: This is the Raiders' last best chance for a win for a while, but that doesn't mean they'll get it. Cardinals 22, Raiders 15.
Minnesota (3-2) at Seattle (4-1), Sunday, 4:15 (Seattle -6˝)
Storylines: Seahawks and Vikings face off for the first time since offseason "poison pill" contract moves landed the Vikings ex-Seattle guard Steve Hutchinson and sent former Minnesota receiver Nate Burleson to Seattle... Seattle can push its lead in the NFC West to a full game over idle St. Louis (4-2)...Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander (cracked bone in left foot) will miss his third straight game, and Maurice Morris will again start in the Seattle backfield...Minnesota's Week 6 bye was preceded by a 26-17 win over the Lions, a game in which it erased a 17-3 fourth-quarter deficit...Wideout Deion Branch scored two touchdowns in Seattle's 30-28 win over the Rams last Sunday....Minnesota has yet to allow more than 19 points in a game this season...Seattle tight end Jerramy Stevens (knee) could appear for the first time in 2006...Vikings are 13-4 all-time following the bye week, tied for the best mark in the NFC...
Fast Fact: Vikings running back Chester Taylor is on pace for 355 carries, which would shatter the team record of 295, set by Robert Smith in 2000.
Prediction: Vikings antagonized a better Seahawks team with their offseason shenanigans, and they'll pay the price in the Emerald City this week. Seahawks 24, Vikings 7.
N.Y. Giants (3-2) at Dallas (3-2), Monday, 8:30
Storylines: Giants and Cowboys fight for second place or better in the crowded NFC East race, pending the outcome of the 4-2 Eagles' game against Tampa Bay on Sunday...Giants running back Tiki Barber, who revealed to reporters this week that he is considering retirement at the conclusion of the season, leads the NFL in rushing yards (533) as Week 7 begins...Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens matched a career high with three touchdowns in last week's 34-6 win over the Texans...Dallas is No. 1 in the league against the run (67 yards per game), and is the only NFL team that has yet to allow a run of 20 yards or more in 2006...Dallas running back Julius Jones has rushed for 100 yards in each of his past three games...Giants have posted 10 sacks in their past two games combined...Cowboys have 39 wins all-time on Monday night, tied with the Dolphins for the most in NFL history...Giants are 16-29-1 (.359) all-time on Monday night, including 2-9 since 1994.
Fast Fact: The Cowboys' Bill Parcells, who served as head coach of the Giants from 1983 through 1990, has a career record of 4-4 against his former team.
Prediction: Inconsistent Giants will have trouble winning back-to-back tough games on the road. Cowboys 27, Giants 23.
Ecobika Free NFL Picks wish you good luck!
About the Author: NFL Week7 Previews, Free NFL Football Picks Picks brought to you by Sportsinteraction Ecobika sportsbetting