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Jeremy Sneed’s NFL Week 7 Picks

Thursday Night Football 7:25
Chicago Bears (1-5) @ Green Bay Packers (3-2)
-I really wish I could pick my Chicago Bears this week. I know that the Packers offense this season has not like typical Packer offense. I think Aaron Rodgers will get his confidence against the rival Bears and lead the Packers to a victory.
Final Score: 31-16

Sunday Morning Game (In London) 8:30 AM
New York Giants (3-3) @ Los Angeles Rams (3-3)
-This is the second game to be played in London this season. Now, this is not an easy game to pick. The Giants got a much needed win thanks to 222 yards and two touchdowns from Odell Beckham Jr., but the Rams also played very well in their loss against the Lions. I think the Rams are going to build off of that loss and take down the Giants in London.
Final Score: 27-23

Sunday Noon Games
New Orleans Saints (2-3) @ Kansas City Chiefs (3-2)
-The Saints were able to hold off a late surge from the Panthers offense and they improved to 2-3. The Chiefs defense was able to hold the explosive Raiders offense to just 10 points. I think the Chiefs defense will lead them to another victory this week against the Saints.
Final Score: 24-17.

Indianapolis Colts (2-4) @ Tennessee Titans (3-3)
-Marcus Mariota has looked amazing the last two weeks and I think he will continue his dominance this week against the Colts. I do think the Colts are going to make it close, I just think the Titans have more momentum on their side than the Colts.
Final Score: 36-31

Minnesota Vikings (5-0) @ Philadelphia Eagles (3-2)
-This is going to be a very emotional game as this will be Sam Bradford’s return to Philly. The Vikings are also coming off of a bye week. The Eagles have now lost two in a row and Carson Wentz is starting to play like a rookie quarterback. I think the Vikings will do everything they can to get Bradford a win and that is my pick: Vikings.
Final Score: 23-12

Cleveland Browns (0-6) @ Cincinnati Bengals (2-4)
-The Browns are a team that shouldn’t be winless. They have a couple opportunities to win games but have just fallen through. The Bengals are coming in at just 2-4 and are desperate for a win. As much as I would love to pick the Browns this week, I think the Bengals will get the win.
Final Score: 27-24

Washington Redskins (4-2) @ Detroit Lions (3-3)
-The Lions pulled off a close win last week against the Rams and in there three wins they have won by a combined total of 8 points. I think the Redskins are clicking on all cylinders and this will be a tough game for the Lions to win. So my pick is for the Redskins to win their 5th straight game.
Final Score: 34-27

Oakland Raiders (4-2) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (2-3)
-The Raiders got blown out by Kansas City last week, and the Jaguars came back from a 13-0 deficit to beat the Bears. When it comes to predicting this matchup, I think it comes down to offense and the Raiders offense is better than the Jaguars. I think the Raiders will bounce back and get a big road win.
Final Score: 42-24

Buffalo Bills (4-2) @ Miami Dolphins (2-4)
-The Dolphins benefitted last week by Ben Roethlisberger being banged up and the offense being in shambles. I think they will face a much tougher test this week with the Bills who have won four straight games. I think the Bills will be victorious in this matchup and improve to 5-2.
Final Score: 29-23

Baltimore Ravens (3-3) @ New York Jets (1-5)
-Joe Flacco is dealing with a shoulder injury, and the Jets will start Geno Smith in this game. I am going to go out on a limb and give my upset pick of the week to the New York Jets.
Final Score: 20-13

Sunday Afternoon Games 3:05
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) @ San Francisco 49ers (1-5)
-Colin Kaepernick returned to the starting quarterback role for the 49ers last week, but they got destroyed by the Bills 45-16. I think the 49ers are going to upset the Buccaneers this week and Kaepernick will bounce back and have a great game back at home.
Final Score: 24-21

San Diego Chargers (2-4) @ Atlanta Falcons (4-2)
-The Chargers were able to pull off a big upset win against the Broncos last Thursday night. I think their luck will run this week, however, when they travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons. I think the Falcons offense will be too much for the Chargers to handle.
Final Score: 35-17

Sunday Afternoon Game 3:25
New England Patriots (5-1) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2)
-This game is very easy to pick because Ben Roethlisberger will be out and Landry Jones will start. The offense does not look nearly the same without Big Ben, and I think the Patriots will stuff everything the Steelers try to do offensively. I think the Patriots win and win big.
Final Score: 45-14

Sunday Night Football 7:30
Seattle Seahawks (4-1) @ Arizona Cardinals (3-3)
-This by far the most difficult game to pick this week because it is hard to count out the Cardinals. Sadly, I think the Seahawks will come through and pull off a big road win to improve to 5-1.
Final Score: 23-20

Monday Night Football 7:30
Houston Texans (4-2) @ Denver Broncos (4-2)
-Like Sam Bradford, Houston’s Brock Osweiler is returning to his former team. This one has a bit more emotion behind it as the Broncos weren’t too happy with how Osweiler left. However, the Texans are somehow 4-2 and playing some pretty good football. I think, because this game is in Denver, that Osweiler’s return will be spoiled and the Broncos will win this game. Final Score: 34-26

Daniel Hartmann’s NFL Week 7 Picks

BEARS (1-5) AT PACKERS (3-2)
Yes, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers have looked just a bit off lately. But they’re still better than the Bears. Brian Hoyer has looked good, but he can’t do it by himself. If Jordan Howard gets shut down, the Bears have no chance in this one, even with Eddie Lacy out for the Packers. The score will look better for the Bears than the game actually goes.
FINAL: Packers 24- Bears 17

GIANTS (3-3) At RAMS (3-3) in London
Eli manning and OBJ should decimate a bad Rams secondary. Janoris Jenkins would be helpful for the Rams in this one. Too bad he plays for the Giants. Jenkins will draw Kenny Britt in this one, while Trumaine Johnson draws Beckham. Jenkins wins his matchup, Johnson doesn’t. That’s the difference in this one.
FINAL: Giants 31- Rams 27

COLTS (2-4) AT TITANS (3-3)

The Titans won last week by airing it out. They don’t have to this week. Demarco Murray should further his Comeback Player of the Year candidacy with a dominate game against a bad Colts defense. Andrew Luck will be playing from behind early.
FINAL: Titans 34- Colts 24

SAINTS (2-3) AT CHIEFS (3-2)
Defensive score alert! Tight end sweep alert! Two of the most creative coaches in the NFL face off, with plenty of momentum on both sides. I just think the Chiefs ball control offense gives them a good chance of keeping Brees and co. off the field. Plus Marcus Peters is pretty good at this whole cornerback thing. No big plays for Brandin Cooks in this one.
FINAL: Chiefs 21- Saints 17

No quarterback in the NFL is playing better than Matthew Stafford right now. Jim Bob Cooter has the best name in NFL, and he’s good at his job too. But Kirk Cousins has turned back the clock to last year. With a decent ground game finally showing up for the Redskins, Cousins can throw over the top to Desean Jackson, or underneath to Jamison Crowder. The Lions just don’t have enough defensive weapons to keep the Redskins from running up the score.
FINAL: Redskins 30- Lions 21

This is sad. Huge game for two young teams. I love the Jaguars game, but the Raiders are just better on offense. This could be the highest scoring game of the week if Blake Bortles can avoid his normal mistakes. The Raiders defense is just terrible, but Khalil Mack puts himself back on the map with a huge game. He is the difference in this one.
FINAL: Raiders 45- Jaguars 41

I’m on the Browns bandwagon. It won’t manifest itself in a win this week, but the Browns look better each week. Did you see what Danny Shelton did to Demarco Murray last week? And Cody Kessler looks good too. The Bengals are just better. They’re not the Super Bowl contender of years past, but still. The Browns put up a fight, but AJ Green is unstoppable here.
FINAL: Bengals 24- Browns 14

Carson Wentz finally looked like a rookie last week against the Redskins. Unfortunately for him, he now faces the best defense in the NFL. The Vikings look better and better each week, and Sam Bradford has the offense humming. The Eagles don’t have the firepower to make the Vikings sweat.
FINAL: Vikings 27- Eagles 18

RAVENS (3-3) AT JETS (1-5)

Geno Smith is the starting quarterback for the Jets. That’s all the analysis you need.
FINAL: Ravens 20- Jets 13

The Bills are one of the two or three hottest teams in the NFL right now. The Dolphins are coming off a major upset of the Steelers and found their running back of the future in Jay Ajayi. Shady should have running room no matter where he looks. Bills run over the Dolphins.
FINAL: Bills 28- Dolphins 17

The Falcons were cheated out of a win last week in Seattle, and their offense is one of the league’s best. Jatavis Brown looks good in the middle of the Chargers defense, but without their top corner, no one is going to slow down Julio Jones. Hunter Henry and Phillip Rivers make this a game, but the Falcons are out for blood.
FINAL: Falcons 38- Chargers 31

BUCCANEERS (2-3) AT 49ERS (1-5)
Kaepernick wasn’t enough last week, and he’s not going to be enough this week. The Bucs come off the bye week missing Vincent Jackson, Doug Martin, and Charles Sims. Luckily for Jameis Winston he still has Mike Evans and his massive frame. The 49ers don’t have someone to slow down Evans over the top, Brate in the middle, and Humphries underneath. Poor 49ers.
FINAL: Buccaneers 31- 49ERS 14

No Big Ben means no chance for the Steelers, even with their plethora of weapons. Brady is back, Gronk is healthy, Bennett is a monster, and James White is the new Kevin Faulk. Patriots win big.
FINAL: Patriots 45- Steelers 24


The Cardinals are looking dangerous again. They have weapons all over the field, and David Johnson is one of the top two or three running backs in the NFL. The Seahawks have Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and the big bad ‘backers to chase down Johnson and shut down Fitzgerald. Seahawks pull one out on the road.
FINAL: Seahawks 21- Cardinals 20

Denver showed a couple cracks against the Falcons two weeks ago, and looked bad last week too. Meanwhile, the Texans finally got some return on their investment in Brock Osweiler. It helped that Lamar Miller flashed greatness, and opened some holes, but still. I just don’t see Denver losing at home with Trevor Semien back to almost healthy.
FINAL- Broncos 24- Texans 20

SIU keeps Evansville winless in MVC play

By Matthew Schneider

On Saturday the Salukis looked to pick up a win after losing to Wichita State on Monday. The would take on the Evansville Purple Aces. Evansville is last place in the Missouri Valley Conference and is 0-8 in MVC play. SIU is 6-2 in the Valley. SIU hadn’t lost to Evansville at home since Nov. 10, 2006. Their lost loss to Evansville was a 3-0 defeat on Nov. 28, 2011 in Evansville.

The first set the Salukis had no trouble winning easily 25-14. Abby Barrow led the way with five kills. Meg Viggars and Hannah Kaminsky led the wat with six assists each. The Purple Aces came out of the gate slow and they were never able to get back into the opening set. Joselyn Coronel, Cathy Schreiber, and Mildrelis Rodriguez each had three kills. Jelena Merseli led the Purple Aces with six assists.

The second set was a lot closer for Evansville, but the Salukis still won the set 25-23. The Salukis had a total of 24 kills in the second set and were led by Barrow with six kills. Meg Viggars and Alex Rosignol each contributed with four kills each. Meg Viggars also led the team with eleven assists in the second set and Hannah Kaminsky contributed ten assists as well. Mildrelis Rodriguez led Evansville with seven kills. Cathy Schreiber added six kills in what was the best set played by the Purple Aces.

The third set was mostly dominated by Southern Illinois 25-18. Meg Viggars and Abby Barrow had another good set and Alex Rosignol came alive in the second set.

Southern Illinois won the match in straight sets and improved to 16-7 overall and 7-2 in the MVC. Evansville fell to 4-18 and is still without a win in the MVC at 0-9. Abby Barrow had a great game by leading the team in kills. Hannah Kaminsky added two aces and Viggars added another for a solid game from SIU. Rodriguez tried everything she could to try and keep Evansville relevant in the match, but it was no match against the second best team in the Missouri Valley.

Evansville will travel to Northern Iowa and Drake for back-to back matches on October 21st and 22nd before heading home to Bradley on the 28th. SIU will to Drake and then Northern Iowa for back-to-back matches on October 21st and 22nd. They will return home to face Loyola and Bradley for back-to-back matches on the 28th and 29th.both those games will be at Davies Gym and will start at 7 o’clock. You can also listen to those on The Revolution.

Jeremy Sneed Week 6 Picks

Thursday Night Football 7:25
Denver Broncos (4-1) @ San Diego Chargers (1-4)
-While the Broncos did look pretty bad last week against the Falcons, things will much easier this week. The Chargers defense and the offense’s inability to close has led to their 1-4 start. I think the Broncos will get back to their winning ways Thursday with an easy win against their divisional foe.
Final Score: 34-16

Sunday Noon Games
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) @ Chicago Bears (1-4)
-This is a really tough for me to predict because the Bears have actually looked pretty decent since Brian Hoyer took over, but they are still 1-4. The Jaguars defeated the Colts before going on their bye week so they should have plenty of confidence. I think the Jaguars win this game, but very narrowly.
Final Score: 27-24

San Francisco 49ers (1-4) @ Buffalo Bills (3-2)
-The 49ers are finally letting Colin Kaepernick again. The only problem is that they are playing on the road and against the 3-2 Bills. Sorry Kaepernick and sorry niners fans but I think the Bills will win this week.
Final Score: 28-20

Philadelphia Eagles (3-1) @ Washington Redskins (3-2)
-This is a really tough game to predict now that the Eagles actually lost a game. It doesn’t help that the Redskins have won three games in a row. I am a believer in Kirk Cousins though, so I am going to pick the Redskins this week over the Eagles.
Final Score: 24-21

Cleveland Browns (0-5) @ Tennessee Titans (2-3)
-This could be the best opportunity for the Browns to get their first win of the season. But the Titans have started to play some good football lately following Marcus Mariota. Sadly, I think the Browns lose again this week.
Final Score: 32-21

Baltimore Ravens (3-2) @ New York Giants (2-3)
-This is another really tough game to predict because both teams have very up and down this season. The Ravens started 3-0 but have lost back-to-back. The Giants have looked great at times and poor other times. I think the Giants pull out a big win this week at the Meadowlands to even their record up at 3-3.
Final Score: 23-18

Carolina Panthers (1-4) @ New Orleans Saints (1-3)
-The Panthers lost a close one Monday night but did so without Cam Newton. With Cam Newton likely back this week, I think the Panthers will get back to their winning ways this week.
Final Score: 41-31

Los Angeles Rams (3-2) @ Detroit Lions (2-3)
-I picked the Rams last week and they lost…so I don’t really know how I feel about picking them again this week. I think with the Lions signing Justin Forsett, their running game will be elevated. Also, Theo Riddick had an insane game last week. I am going to pick the Lions this week.
Final Score: 33-27

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1) @ Miami Dolphins (1-4)
-The Steelers is absolutely electric and is going to be too much for the Miami Dolphins. In the easiest game to predict this week, I am going to pick the Steelers over the Dolphins.
Final Score: 42-20

Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) @ New England Patriots (4-1)
-I think the Bengals really needed to beat the Cowboys to have the momentum and confidence to take down Brady, Gronk and the Patriots. I believe the Patriots will improve to 5-1.
Final Score: 37-27

Sunday Afternoon Game 3:05
Kansas City Chiefs (2-2) @ Oakland Raiders (4-1)
-This is that classic matchup of a good defense against a better offense. The Chiefs normally good but has been torn apart a couple times this season. The Raiders offense has been consistently explosive this season. In this matchup I’m a believer in the explosive Raider offense. I think Carr, Cooper and Crabtree will get the job done.
Final Score: 39-30

Sunday Afternoon Games 3:25
Atlanta Falcons (4-1) @ Seattle Seahawks (3-1)
-Part of the reason why I haven’t had any upset picks so far is because almost all of the games this week will be very entertaining and are hard to pick. This game is no exception. The Falcons have already beaten the Panthers and Broncos this season but now face the Seahawks. I am no completely sold on the Falcons because last season they started 5-0 and didn’t even make the playoffs. I am going with Seattle this week because they are at home.
Final Score: 23-16

Dallas Cowboys (4-1) @ Green Bay Packers (3-1)
-This is the hardest game for me to pick this week by far. While the Packers are 3-1, they don’t really look like what a 3-1 Packer team would look like. On the other hand, the Cowboys have been awesome this year with rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott running the show. I think the veteran presence of Aaron Rodgers will outlast #DakAttack and the Packers pull out a tough, close win.
Final Score: 27-22

Sunday Night Football 7:30
Indianapolis Colts (2-3) @ Houston Texans (3-2)
-In another battle of veteran quarterback versus young quarterback in Andrew Luck and Brock Osweiler, I am going with experience once again. I am going with the Colts in what I guess could be construed as an upset pick.
Final Score: 30-23

Monday Night Football 7:30
New York Jets (1-4) @ Arizona Cardinals (2-3)
-In the finale of week 6, we’ve got the Jets who have now lost Eric Decker for the season due to rotator cuff surgery. On the flipside, we have the Cardinals who were able to win last Thursday night with Drew Stanton at quarterback. I think the Jets have too many inconsistencies all over the field and I predict a Cardinal win in this one.
Final Score: 34-20