NFL Week 7 picks 2012

The Bills pulled out an overtime win at Arizona last week in ugly fashion. If anything, it proved once and for all that Ryan Fitzpatrick is not the quarterback of the future — and hardly the QB of the present. The Bills come home this week but I don’t see them winning by more than last Sunday.

Tennessee +3 at Buffalo — Titans

Arizona +6 at Minnesota — Minnesota

Cleveland +3 at Indianapolis — Cleveland

Baltimore +6.5 at Houston — Ravens

Green Bay at St. Louis +5.5 — Packers

Dallas at Carolina +2 — Panthers

Washington +5.5 at Giants — Washington

New Orleans at Tampa Bay +3 — Tampa

Jets +10.5 at New England — Jets

Jacksonville +4 at Oakland — Raiders

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati +1.5 — Steelers

Detroit +6 at Chicago — Lions

Standings (best bets):
DiCesare 43-38-4 (2-4)
Skurski 41-40-4 (2-3-1)
Sullivan 39-42-4 (3-2-1)
Graham 34-47-4 (0-5-1)
Northrop 31-50-4 (1-4-1)
Gaughan 30-51-4 (2-3-1)
IAGS 29-52-4 (4-1-1)

Buffalo +4.5 at Arizona — Cardinals
Bills 19-16. Loss

Cincinnati at Cleveland +1 — Bengals
Browns 34-24. Loss

Indianapolis +3.5 at Jets — Colts
Jets 35-9. Loss

Kansas City +3.5 at Tampa Bay — Tampa
Bucs 38-10. Win

Oakland +9 at Atlanta — Atlanta
Falcons 23-2o. Loss

Dallas +3.5 at Baltimore — Cowboys
Ravens 31-29. Win

Detroit +4 at Philadelphia — Detroit
Detroit 26-23. Win

St. Louis +3.5 at Miami — Miami
Dolphins 17-14. Loss

New England at Seattle +3.5 — Pats
Seahawks 24-23. Loss

Minnesota at Washington (no line) — Washington
Redskins 38-26. Win

Giants +5 at 49ers — 49ers
Giants 26-3. Loss

Green Bay +3.5 at Houston — Packers
Packers 42-24. Win

Denver +1.5 at San Diego — Broncos*
Broncos 35-24. Win

NFL Week 13 picks

Whatever thin playoff hopes the Bills (5-6) have left are on the line this week against the Tennessee Titans (6-5). With a loss, we’ll be out of the hunt and looking ahead to the draft. With a win, we won’t be sure what to do. If the season were to end now, the Bills would draft 15th.

The Bills are 0-3 against the Titans in the last decade. With Tennessee looking to make a run at Houston in the AFC South and the reemergence of Chris Johnson (190- and 130-yard performances in two of the last three weeks) — plus the downright uncertainty of the Bills — I’ll take the Titans and the points.

Tennessee (+1.5) over BUFFALO

Kansas City (+7) over CHICAGO

Oakland (+3) over MIAMI*

Cincinnati (+7) over PITTSBURGH

CLEVELAND (+6.5) over Baltimore

Jets (-3) over WASHINGTON

Atlanta (-3) over HOUSTON

Carolina (+3) over TAMPA BAY

NEW ORLEANS (-9) over Detroit

Denver (+1.5) over MINNESOTA

St. Louis (+13.5) over SAN FRANCISCO

Dallas (-4.5) over ARIZONA

Green Bay (-6.5) over GIANTS

NEW ENGLAND (-20) over Indianapolis

San Diego (-3) over JACKSONVILLE

Overall
Game Seven 83-81-6 (4-6-1)
Buffalo News website not updated.

Last week:
JETS (-9) over Bills
Jets 28-24. Loss
ST. LOUIS (-3) over Arizona
Cardinals 23-20. Loss
CINCINNATI (-7) over Cleveland
Bengals 23-20. Loss
JACKSONVILLE (+3.5) over Houston
Texans 20-13. Loss
Carolina (-3.5) over INDIANAPOLIS
Panthers 27-19. Win
TENNESSEE (-3) over Tampa Bay
Titans 23-17. Win
ATLANTA (-9.5) over Minnesota
Falcons 24-14. Win
Chicago (+4.5) over OAKLAND
Raiders 25-20. Loss
SEATTLE (-3.5) over Washington
Redskins 23-17. Loss
New England (-3) over PHILADELPHIA
Pats 38-20. Win
Denver (+6) over SAN DIEGO
Broncos 16-13 (OT). Win
Pittsburgh (-10.5) over KANSAS CITY*
Steelers 13-9. Loss
NEW ORLEANS (-7) over Giants
Saints 49-24. Win

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