In case you missed the last 24 hours of Jim Irsay saying crazy things his coaches would probably prefer he didn't, Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis headlines the Week 7 slate. However, there are 14 other games happening, all with some level of implications for the standings and the playoffs.
A key divisional matchup between the Ravens and the Steelers has our panel divided this week. Understandably so. The Ravens are a tough team to predict, and the Steelers remembering how to win last week could make this a close contest. That's not the only division game of note. The Jets will try to get a win against a hobbled Patriots team, and the Bills will look to exploit a weak Dolphins offensive line to pull off the upset.
Could the Giants and Buccaneers be on the verge of their first win? The Bucs got one vote to beat the Falcons, and the majority of the panel likes the Giants to beat the Vikings on Monday night.
On the other side of the spectrum, all five panelists are predicting that the Chiefs will remain undefeated after a visit from the Texans on Sunday. And the Manning/Luck showdown? Four took the elder statesman of quarterbacking to win in his return home, but there was one holdout picking the next generation of great Colts quarterbacks to take a big leap toward the future this week.
Here are the picks for Week 7.
|Matchup||Ryan Van Bibber||Joel Thorman||Jason Chilton||Stephen White||David Fucillo|
|Seattle at Arizona||SEA||SEA||SEA||SEA||AZ|
|Cincinnati at Detroit||CIN||DET||DET||DET||DET|
|Tampa Bay at Atlanta||ATL||ATL||TB||ATL||ATL|
|Houston at Kansas City||KC||KC||KC||KC||KC|
|Buffalo at Miami||BUF||MIA||MIA||MIA||MIA|
|New England at NY Jets||NE||NE||NE||NYJ||NE|
|Dallas at Philadelphia||DAL||PHI||DAL||DAL||DAL|
|Chicago at Washington||CHI||CHI||CHI||CHI||CHI|
|St. Louis at Carolina||CAR||CAR||CAR||CAR||CAR|
|San Diego at Jacksonville||SD||SD||SD||JAX||SD|
|San Francisco at Tennessee||SF||SF||SF||TEN||SF|
|Baltimore at Pittsburgh||BAL||PIT||BAL||PIT||PIT|
|Cleveland at Green Bay||GB||GB||GB||GB||GB|
|Denver at Indianapolis||DEN||IND||DEN||DEN||DEN|
|Minnesota at NY Giants||MIN||NYG||NYG||MIN||NYG|
Our panel consists of: David Fucillo, SB Nation's fantasy guru; Stephen White, retired NFL defensive end and SB Nation NFL contributor; Jason Chilton, SB Nation NFL contributor; Joel Thorman, manager of SB Nation NFL blogs; and Ryan Van Bibber, SB Nation's NFL editor.
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