Av's "Looking West" - Week 7
I’m posting this early due to the Thursday game.
Last week, I missed on my three “conventional picks” and wascorrect on my “upset special” of the Bills over the Cardinals. That’s the NFL for you!
On to Week 7:
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking I’ve lost my mind. You’re thinking “what makes you believe that the Rams will suddenly explode for 30 points when they’ve had trouble scoring 20?” My answer is recent history. Last year, the Rams went to Green Bay and, though they scored only 3 points, they had over 400 yards of offense (Bradford had 328 yards passing, Jackson had 96 rushing yards). Now, the Rams will be at home and I think the defense will give them some short fields to work with. Call it a hunch, but I think this is the week the Rams’ offense breaks out.
If this game were in Seattle, I’d have a much different pick, but the Seahawks don’t travel well. The Niners have been a bit of a mystery. For two weeks, they looked unstoppable. Then, last week, they looked vulnerable. Their defense should have no trouble, though, shutting down Russell Wilson and the Hawks’ offense. Seattledrops to 0-3 in the division.
The Cardinals offense has been decimated by injuries. They are now playing without Kevin Kolb, their top two RBs, and their starting LT. Their defense is strong, but it won’t be enough playing against the surprising Vikings.
San Francisco 5-2 (1-0)
St. Louis 4-3 (2-0)
Arizona 4-3 (1-1)
Seattle 4-3 (0-3)