By Sam Cowan
Last week was fairly uneventful with the Panthers and Patriots remaining undefeated, the other three undefeated teams having the week off and most of the results being fairly predictable.
With that said, let’s move on to this week, which should provide a lot of interest with a huge Sunday night game to cap everything off.
Patriots over Dolphins
The Dolphins have caught fire the last two weeks, but they did it against the Titans and the Texans. Talk to me when they beat a decent team. The Patriots win an easy home game here.
Chiefs over Lions
This is our third and final London game of the season. It’s always amazing how the teams that get signed up to go to London are never contenders.
Falcons over Buccaneers
I still have no idea what to think of the Falcons. They haven’t really beaten anyone good, but they’re still clear contenders based on their record. The Falcons string of winnable games continues here against the hapless Buccaneers.
Cardinals over Browns
The Cardinals have the makings of a Super Bowl contender. However, they need to win their division to have a shot. The good news for Cardinals fans is that the Seahawk’s early struggles have given them a huge early lead.
Rams over 49ers
Todd Gurley has quickly become one of the most entertaining players in the NFL and the Rams have silently become a playoff contender. They should take care of business against a 49ers team that looks lost week-to-week.
Saints over Giants
I thought the Saints were dead in the water after Week 5. Now, they’re a winnable game away from being at .500 and I have them winning in the Superdome.
Vikings over Bears
Add the Vikings to the list of wild card hopefuls in the NFC. They’re not going to catch the Packers, but they will definitely be in the playoff hunt.
Ravens over Chargers
This looked like an exciting at the beginning of the season. Now, it’s a game between two teams that have no absolutely no shot this season and fell apart out of nowhere. I have to go with the home team on principle here.
Bengals over Steelers
Andy Dalton and the Bengals have survived every test so far this season. Even with Ben Roethlisberger playing, I think the Bengals will come out on top and set a new franchise record for most consecutive wins.
Texans over Titans
This is, by far, the most skippable game of 2015. There is nothing else to say about it.
Jets over Raiders
I love watching both of these teams play right now and will likely make a point of watching this game in full. I’ll pick the Jets because they nearly beat the Patriots last week.
Seahawks over Cowboys
Will the Cowboys win a game without Tony Romo? I think the answer will still be “no” after this game.
Packers over Broncos
This is the must-watch game of the week. One of these teams will lose their first game of the season. I give the slight edge to the Packers because Aaron Rodgers is playing at such a high level and I don’t think Peyton Manning can do enough to match him.
Panthers over Colts
The AFC South is the new NFC South because the winner could very likely finish below .500 on the season.
That will wrap things up for this week. Come back next time to see where I was right and where I was wrong here at the Cowan Corner.
Week 7: 10-4