Scout.com NFL Week 7 Picks

RB Adrian Peterson (AP/Nam Y. Huh)

Former pro scout Tom Marino takes a look at the lineup of NFL games for Week 7 and makes his picks for who will come away with a win. Check out his predictions and then talk about them on your favorite team's fan forum!

NFL Week 7 Picks
Last Week: 8-5   Season: 54-35
A mismatch on paper, and on the field it may be worse. Miami traded their top WR (Chris Chambers) to San Diego, essentially bagging the season.
Pick:  Patriots
The Falcons are the perfect opponent for a team looking to rebound. Saints should easily make it two in a row versus this division rival.
Pick: Saints
The Giants defense has vastly improved over the last month, while the 49ers offense has never left the starting blocks. NY in a relatively low-scoring contest.
Pick: Giants
The Texans can't run the football while the Titans have had problems moving it through the air. I like the Titans based on the strength of their defense.
Pick: Titans
Ravens offense has struggled and the upstart Bills have had two weeks to prepare. Bills need to get WR Lee Evans far more involved.
Pick: Bills
Redskins strong defense and the Cardinals QB dilemma smells like trouble for Arizona. Fitzgerald has been terrific, but who's going to get him the ball?
Pick: Redskins
Bucs have played very well defensively, but lack of a running game hurts. With two weeks to prepare, Lions QB Jon Kitna will test the Bucs quickly.
Pick: Lions
Neither team has impressed me offensively. I like the Raiders on the strength of their defense, kicking game, and home team advantage.
Pick: Raiders
People shelling out cash to watch this one are true football fans. Carson Palmer and home field advantage will be difficult for the Jets to overcome.
Pick: Bengals
Cowboys look to rebound versus the one-dimensional Vikings. Dallas' stingy defense hasn't allowed a 100-yard rusher. Something's got to give.
Pick: Cowboys
How the mighty have fallen. Defending NFC Champs are at a crossroads, fighting for their football lives. Eagles on the strength of their offense.
Pick: Eagles
Rams' once-potent offense no longer scares anyone. Look for Julian Peterson and Patrick Kearney to have a field day versus the Rams' patchwork offensive line.
Pick: Seahawks
Steelers are doing it the old-fashioned way; run the football, don't turn the ball over, and play big-time defense. Even at home, Denver has struggled.
Pick: Steelers
I like the Jaguars' running game and ability to stop the run. Joseph Addai returns for Indy. Did I mention the Colts have a guy by the name of Manning?
Pick:  Colts

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