Cynic NFL picks : Week 7

Philadelphia Eagles vs.
Washington Redskins
Pick: Eagles

This Monday night game does not look too appealing.  The Redskins are arguably the worst team in the league, giving the Lions their first win in two seasons.
The Eagles are arguably the best, averaging more than 30 points per game on offense, so don’t be surprised if it turns into a blowout.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Pick: Steelers

The Vikings travel to Pittsburgh, away from the safe, warm atmosphere of the Metrodome, to the windy, hostile environment that is Heinz Field.
The Steelers are undefeated at home, and have lost only three games there over the past three seasons.
The Steelers win with the elements in this one.

Atlanta Falcons vs.
Dallas Cowboys
Pick: Falcons

This season for the Cowboys, it has been a tale of two halves.  They struggled mightily in the first half, only to turn it on in the second— as evident of their 10-3 halftime deficit to the Chiefs two weeks ago, only to finish winning in overtime, outscoring the Chiefs 23-10 in the remainder of the game.
Against the Falcons, they will need to play a full game, and I don’t see that happening from the inconsistent ‘Boys.

Chicago Bears vs.
Cincinnati Bengals
Pick: Bengals

I’m not really sure how the Bengals are winning games.  Their quarterback, Carson Palmer, has a QB rating of 76.9 going into week six, which ranks him 24th in the league, their feature back is Cedric Benson, the supposed bust from Texas and you would be hard-pressed to find a Pro Bowl player on their defense.
Somehow, someway, they are winning games and I’m guessing this trend will continue as the Bengals host the struggling Bears.

Arizona Cardinals vs.
New York Giants
Pick: Giants

All signs are pointing to the Giants in this Sunday night match up.
This is a home game for the Giants in Jersey and the Cardinals have only won once in the East in the last five seasons, which was this year to the lowly Jaguars.
Last season when these two teams met, the Giants put up 37 points in the victory.
The Cardinals have the worst ranked pass defense and the Giants have Eli Manning — who is at the top of the league’s pass rating, behind his older brother.