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Thumper's Picks - Week 7

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    By Thumper
    <em>Bolt Talk Staff Writer</em>

    <img width="256" height="191" align="left" title="NFL Logo" alt="NFL Logo" src="http://www.bolttalk.com/images/NFL_LOGO.jpg" />What a game. What a tailgate. The trip to San Francisco to see the Chargers destroy the 49ers was as they say in the MasterCard commercials, "Priceless". There was more going on in the NFL last week than just the Chargers though. After a week when all the favorites won, this past week there were several upsets. New Orleans over Philadelphia and Tampa Bay over Cincinnati were a couple of the surprises. What will this week bring? Read below to find out.

    <strong>Chris Collinsworth 60-27
    Chris Carter 60-27
    Bob Costas 58--29
    Dan Marino 57-30
    Thumper 55-32
    Open date: Baltimore, Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tennessee

    <strong>Sunday, Oct. 22</strong>

    <em><strong>Carolina 20, Cincinnati 21</strong></em>
    This will be a close game that could go either way. The Bengals have been struggling lately, but the home field advantage might be enough to pull this out if they can keep Steve Smith in check. That's a big if.

    <em><strong>Detroit 14, N.Y. Jets 21</strong></em>
    The Lions' Shaun Rogers has been suspended for four games for violating the substance abuse program. This might provide a weakness that Chad Pennington and the Jets can exploit.

    <em><strong>Green Bay 17, Miami 21</strong></em>
    The Dolphins are going to have to win this game with defense and limit turnovers on offense and I thin they can.

    <em><strong>Jacksonville 26, Houston 14</strong></em>
    Coming off a bye week, the Jaguars should dominate this Texans team that doesn't seem to be able to finish games.

    <em><strong>New England 16, Buffalo 13</strong></em>
    In a defensive struggle, the Patriots pull out another close one. These are not the Patriots of a few years ago, but they still have the will to win.

    <em><strong>Philadelphia 24, Tampa Bay 13</strong></em>
    The Eagles lost a game they were favored to win last week. McNabb won't lets that happen again. Look for the Eagles to rebound in a big way.

    <em><strong>Pittsburgh 20, Atlanta 17</strong></em>
    The Steelers' defense has been strong all season and Big Ben finally got on track last week, but turnovers will be key in this game.

    <em><strong>San Diego 28, Kansas City 13</strong></em>
    It's going to be a long day for the Kansas City defense. The Chargers can run and now that Marty has shown some trust in his you QB, they can throw a well. Combine that with the #1 ranked defense in the league and Chiefs fans will realize the barbequing they did at the tailgate party was the best part of the game.

    <em><strong>Denver 18, Cleveland 17</strong></em>
    On paper the Broncos should dominate this game. They've only allowed one TD all season and the Browns are ranked almost last on offense. But I guess why they still play the game. The Broncos will win a close one, but they will allow the Browns to score at least one TD.

    <em><strong>Arizona 24, Oakland 9</strong></em>
    While I was in San Francisco this weekend I met a Raiders fan. He was very down on this season, but in his words, "At least we'll get one win against the Cardinals". Well Matt Leinart proved last week that he can play at this level even if it was in a losing cause. The Raiders on the other hand are struggling in every phase of the game. Sorry kid, mark this game as a loss for the Raiders.

    <em><strong>Minnesota 16, Seattle 24</strong></em>
    Shaun Alexander is still out, but the Vikings defense is still going to have its hands full with a Matt Hasselbeck led passing attack.

    <em><strong>Washington 24, Indianapolis 28</strong></em>
    The Redskins rebound this week, but the Colts still have too much firepower on offense. The Colts win in a shootout.

    <strong>Monday, Oct. 23</strong>

    <em><strong>N.Y. Giants 22, Dallas 27</strong></em>
    The Giants will get behind early as the Cowboys and TO get on track. Another TO implosion is coming, but it's not going to happen this week. Eli will attempt to lead his team back, but will fall short of the mark.

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