Kryk Picks for Week 7 of the NFL

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A whopping six teams are off this week, making it just a 13-game roster this week.


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I’m coming off a lousy week of picking NFL winners, outright, not against the margin: 8-6.

That is past. In week 7:

Denver at Cleveland, Thursday

KRYK’S PICK: Cleveland

Mick Jagger once sang he’s the singer, not the song. That was wrong. A more compelling take: With the Browns’ powerful running game, it’s the offensive line, not the back.

Cincinnati at Baltimore, Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT

(CTV Toronto, Kitchener; CTV2 Atlantic; TSN3; via CBS)

KRYK’S PICK: Baltimore

The Bengals have already upset the Steelers in Pittsburgh. If they beat the Ravens on the road too, believe it, they are for real. Just don’t think that’s likely this week.

Washington at Green Bay, Sunday, 1 pm EDT

(CTV Winnipeg; CTV2 BC, Alberta; via FOX)


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KRYK’S PICK: Green Bay

Packers to the end, and twice on Sunday, well, if they played twice. Washington faces the worst pass defense in the NFL, statistically, against Aaron Rodgers. Yes. Next.

Atlanta in Miami, Sunday, 1 pm EDT


The Dolphins are reeling after losing to Jacksonville in England a week ago. The hawks come for a goodbye. But Miami, crazy about the bombings, will put a lot of pressure on Matt Ryan, and he will retire.

NY Jets in New England, Sunday, 1 pm EDT

(CTV Montreal, Atlantic; via CBS)

KRYK’S PICK: New England

The Jets’ defense isn’t really bad. It’s the offense that can’t work, behind rookie quarterback Zach Wilson. If the Pats could almost beat Dallas a week ago, the Jets should be easy prey.

Carolina at NY Giants, Sunday, 1 pm EDT

(CTV2 Ottawa; via FOX)


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Panthers have lost their mojo. Not that the Giants had any, but Panthers QB Sam Darnold is now playing like he did as Jet. And he’s heading back to Jets stadium to complete the circle.

Kansas City in Tennessee, Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT

(CTV BC, Alberta, Ottawa, Northern Ontario, Saskatchewan; CTV2 Toronto, London / Windsor; via CBS)

KRYK’S PICK: Kansas City

It will probably be a shootout. No defense can stop anything and the weather will be perfect. The Titans were lucky to beat the Bills and they won’t be so lucky twice in six days.

Detroit at LA Rams, Sunday, 4:05 pm EDT

KRYK’S PICK: Los Angeles

Matthew Stafford vs. the Detroit Lions. All those cynical Lions fans who, for all those years, thought Stafford sucked, well … They’re about to see for sure that he doesn’t.


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Philadelphia in Las Vegas, Sunday, 4:05 pm EDT

(TSN3; via FOX)

KRYK’S PICK: Las Vegas

Can Jalen Hurts and the Eagles offense do anything in the first half of this week? A weak team that consistently plays from behind is not likely to match the scores with these Raiders.

Houston at Arizona, Sunday, 4:25 pm EDT

KRYK’S PICK: Arizona

One of the worst teams in the NFL, the last undefeated team left. You do the math. A month ago, the Bills destroyed the Texans, in every way. Expect something similar.

Chicago at Tampa Bay, Sunday, 4:25 pm EDT

(CTV nationwide; CTV2 Atlantic; via CBS)

KRYK’S PICK: Tampa Bay

The Bucs earned a few extra days of rest, following their victory Thursday a week ago in Philadelphia. The Bears, owned by Aaron Rodgers and the Pack last week, could keep him close… Could.


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Indianapolis in San Francisco, Sunday, 8:20 pm EDT

(TSN; CTV2; via NBC)

KRYK’S PICK: Indianapolis

The 49ers are coming out of their goodbye. Rookie quarterback Trey Lance is out (knee) and Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) fully practiced Friday so he will lead the Niners. But the Colts’ offense is moving forward.

New Orleans in Seattle, Monday, 8:15 pm EDT

(TSN; via ESPN)

KRYK’S PICK: Seattle

Seattle quarterback Geno Smith is doing pretty well, considering all the rust he had to remove. It’s still hard to figure out what the Saints are in ’21; Winston is still Winston. Take the home side.

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BYES THIS WEEK: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Dallas, LA Chargers, Minnesota and Pittsburgh.

SEASON REGISTRATION: 57-37 (.606), up to week 6.

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