It is just about to be Week 7 in the NFL starting Thursday night in Cleveland with the Broncos facing the Browns. I have rarely done weekly picks in my professional or personal life and so instead I turn my choices over to Twitter. I was influenced by the first thing that piqued my interest and these are my picks for Week 7.
All draft odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Broncos at Browns (-1.5) - Thursday Night Football
Nothing like a tornado warning heading down for the #Browns game— Brad Stainbrook (@BrownsByBrad) October 21, 2021
The Cleveland tornado is symbolic.
Pick: Broncos +1.5
Bengals at Ravens (-6.5)
Going with methodology that Joe Burrow is going to continue to have a bad week.
Pick: Ravens -6.5
WFT at Packers (-7.5)
Somehow Taylor Heinicke can throw an incomplete pass and people still lose their minds over his flair for falling short.
Pick: Ravens +7.5
Falcons (-2.5) at Dolphins
Brock Bowers is 353 receiving yards and 5 receiving TDs away from Kyle Pitts numbers last season.— Barstool UGA (@ugabarstool) October 20, 2021
Isn’t Kyle Pitts kinda...”yesterday’s news” at this point? What I’m excited about is the next next brand of tight end.
Pick: Dolphins +2.5
Jets at Patriots (-6.5)
In 1969, Jets punter Steve O’Neal set an NFL/AFL record with a 98-yard punt. You’re about to see it right now and I’ve got that son of a bitch traveling 105 yards off his foot before stopping dead about six inches from the goddamn goal line. Perfect.— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) October 20, 2021
I love a long punt story.
Pick: Jets +6.5
Panthers (-2.5) at Giants
Panthers placed RB Christian McCaffrey in injured reserve, meaning he’s out for a minimum of at least three more games.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 16, 2021
Pick: Giants +2.5
Chiefs (-5) at Titans
IF Patrick Mahomes did this, it would lead every show on TV today.pic.twitter.com/yseoVPek41— Action Network NFL (@ActionNetNFL) October 18, 2021
I was looking for Patrick Mahomes. I got Matthew Stafford.
Pick: Titans +5.5
Lions at Rams (-15.5)
Rams lead the NFL in explosive pass gains without being co-dependent on any one tool. Their 22.8% explosive pass gain rate WITHOUT play-action is the same as the average bump gained by the league WITH play-action. (TruMedia)— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) October 21, 2021
“You’re not limited in anything you do,” said McVay. https://t.co/Cli6A21Cv9
I was looking for Matthew Stafford and I got Matthew Stafford.
Pick: Rams -15.5
Eagles at Raiders (-3)
One of the 32 NFL head coaches is Rich Bisaccia.
Pick: Raiders -3
Texans at Cardinals (-17.5)
Best passer rating on deep passes:— ProFootballReference (@pfref) October 20, 2021
1. Carson Wentz - 137.5
2. Justin Herbert - 125.2
3. Russell Wilson - 122.5
4. Josh Allen - 118.6
1. Jared Goff - 50.0
2. Ryan Tannehill - 53.1
3. Davis Mills - 58.9
4. Tua Tagovailoa - 59.8https://t.co/pvNsZkYB4H
This will probably be Davis Mills’ last start prior to Tyrod Taylor returning next week against the Rams. We ain’t about to see no general Mills this Sunday.
Pick: Texans +17.5
Bears at Buccaneers (-12)
I don’t drink and I definitely don’t drink with my uncles.
Pick: Bears +12
Colts at 49ers (-4.5) - Sunday Night Football
#49ers practice report #INDvsSF— 49ers Webzone (@49erswebzone) October 21, 2021
Javon Kinlaw (knee)
Trey Lance (knee)
Trent Williams (ankle
Jimmy Garoppolo (calf)
Marcell Harris (thumb)
Maurice Hurst (calf)
K'Waun Williams (calf)https://t.co/H3Y5DajWXq
Waitin’ all day-all day-all day-all day-”can we maybe get one more day???”-for a Sunday niigggghhhht.
Pick: Colts +4.5
Saints (-4.5) at Seahawks - Monday Night Football
This was seconds before TJ Watt strip-sacked Geno Smith. LMAO. pic.twitter.com/qg1dMIUPXo— Ryan M. (@rymanbkool) October 18, 2021
I see Twitter is talking about Geno Smith highlights.