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Pats Pulpit Week 7 NFL Picks

Greg Knopping of Pats Pulpit makes his week 7 NFL picks.

Bob Levey

My picks for week 7 of the 2012 NFL season:

Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills: The Bills, despite looking terrible 95% of the season, are somehow 3-3. This game could go either way, but I see the Titans surprising, and taking their second straight win. The Pick: Titans 20 Bills 19

Dallas Cowboys at Carolina Panthers: An NFC match-up between two wildly inconsistent, but talented teams. Since everybody is expecting the Cowboys to implode, I'm expecting them to bounce back. At least for this week. The Pick: Cowboys 27 Panthers 20

Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans: With Ray Lewis and Ladarius Webb out for the year, most are counting the Ravens out. But when you count a team as proud as Baltimore out, you run into problems. Ravens get the statement win on the road against the Texans. The Pick: Ravens 24 Texans 23

Cleveland Browns at Indianapolis Colts: Did you know the Browns actually got a win last week? I know, I was surprised too. That train stops against the Colts, however. The Pick: Colts 28 Browns 13

Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings: A match-up most would have likely ignored before the season is now one of this week's very best, with both teams spotting attractive 4-2 records. Kevin Kolb is out for the Cardinals, and they'll be on the road, but I still see them squeaking out a win. The Pick: Cardinals 23 Vikings 17

Washington Redskins at New York Giants: After a letdown start to the season, the Giants have now won four of their last five, and have sole possession of first in the NFC East. The Redskins, however, continue to ride the back of their sensational rookie quarterback, Robert Griffin III. This is going to be a high scoring game, and I think the Redskins will come up just a little bit short. The Pick: Giants 31 Redskins 27

Green Bay Packers at St. Louis Rams: The Rams have been a pleasant surprise at 3-3, but the Packers are getting back to their winning ways, and will take this one easily on the road. The Pick: Packers 31 Rams 16

New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: This game will tell us a lot about whether or not the Saints have any chance of competing in 2012. I think they win, but it will be tough. The Pick: Saints 27 Buccaneers 24

Jacksonville Jaguars at Oakland Raiders: The 1-4 Raiders are in desperate need of a win to stay relevant. Or maybe to get relevant. Okay, so they're not really relevant either way, but they really need a win against the lowly Jaguars. Fun fact: the Patriots scored 54 points in their week four win over the Bills. The Jaguars, on the season, have a combined 65 points. The Pick: Raiders 21 Jaguars 10

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals: Who's ready for more early season letdown, the 2-3 Steelers or the 3-3 Bengals? Based on the way the Bengals have looked against bad teams the last two weeks, I'm taking the Steelers on the road. The Pick: Steelers 24 Bengals 17

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears: I'm not sure how big of a believer I am in the Chicago Bears as legitimate contenders (unlike most), but I also find it hard to believe they lose to the Lions at home on Monday night. The pick: Bears 28 Lions 17