Friday, October 22, 2010
Walker's AFC North picks
By James Walker
Overtime ruined our picks once again last week. The Baltimore Ravens were close to cementing a perfect week until they allowed the New England Patriots to overcome a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
So the quest for another perfect week continues. Here are the AFC North blog picks for Week 7 (all times are ET):
Cleveland Browns (1-5) at New Orleans Saints (4-2), Sunday at 1 p.m.
Skinny: This week the Browns talked so much about James Harrison that I question their focus on the reigning Super Bowl champs. Cleveland goes 1-6 into its bye week.
Pick: Saints, 28-13
Buffalo Bills (0-5) at Baltimore Ravens (4-2), Sunday at 1 p.m.
Skinny: Tim Graham of the AFC East blog wonders if a UFL team can beat the Bills. That's enough confirmation for me.
Pick: Ravens, 30-7
Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1) at Miami Dolphins (3-2), Sunday at 1 p.m.
Skinny: The test gets tougher for Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. But the Steelers make enough plays to leave Miami with a win.
Pick: Steelers, 21-14
Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) at Atlanta Falcons (4-2), Sunday at 1 p.m.
Skinny: I expect Cincinnati's best effort because this is an important game. But I'm still not sure the Bengals fixed all their issues.
Pick: Falcons, 24-21
Last week: 1-1
Comment: At least two games are in the bag this week.