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The General’s NFL Proclamations-Week 7

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Week 7 got started with the Jets surprising everyone with how they played. The defense of the Jets showed up, but it was the offense that played a lot better than some thought they would. They gashed the New England Patriots for over 200 yards rushing and had no turnovers. Sad part of all that is they lost the game still. Totally unexpected that Geno Smith went an entire game without committing a turnover. I don’t think many predicted that outcome for him. But the unexpected can happen at anytime. With that being said, it’s now time for this week’s version of The General’s NFL Proclamations.



Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears

1)      Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will throw at least two interceptions. It seems that Jay has started a pattern of playing well on the road and poorly at home. I think this pattern continues this week versus the Miami defense.

2)      Dolphins running back Lamar Miller will get at least 100 yards rushing this week versus the Bears. The Bears are not as strong defensively as some predicted they would be. I think Miller surprises them and runs for 100 yards, further helping the Dolphins take some pressure off Ryan Tannehill.

3)      Miami pass rusher Cameron Wake will not register a sack versus the Chicago Bears. The former Canadian League all-star has been special in his time with the Dolphins. But this week, like others, the attention will be on him from the offensive line. He will be the guy that eats up blockers and frees up other guys to make plays.


Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills

1)      Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton will not throw two interceptions this week. The veteran quarterback has been ok at quarterback for the Bills. But sooner or later he will be who he truly is at the quarterback position. I’m betting on sooner rather than later.

2)      Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will throw for two touchdowns. He has been a little uneven at the quarterback position, but as he matures he will be a viable quarterback in the NFL. I think this is one of the games he comes out and plays well.

3)      Vikings return man/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson will make a play on special teams. He is too talented to not be producing more than he is for the Vikings and I think this game he shows some of that talent that made him a first round draft pick.

Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts

1)      Colts wide receiver TY Hilton will go for 100 yards again, but he will not have a touchdown. The speedster has been wrecking defenses every single week and this week will be no different. However, he will not see the endzone this week.

2)      Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will have two interceptions this week. With wide receiver AJ Green out and Sanu as the lead receiver, it will be tough sledding for the Bengals through the air. As a result, Dalton will make a few mistakes. And a couple of those mistakes he makes will end up in a turnover via interception.

3)      Both the Bengals and the Colts will score 25+ points. Both defenses have been known to give up a few points every now and then and this game will be no different.

Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars

1)      Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns will have a 100 yard receiving game. The rookie from Miami has been a totally unexpected surprise for the Jags and with the issues the Browns have at times in the secondary, he could get loose once or twice.

2)      Cleveland’s defense will have at least 4 sacks in this game. The Browns key to winning this game from a defensive perspective will be to bring pressure. And with the people Cleveland has up front, the pressure will get to Jags quarterback Blake Bortles.

3)      The Jacksonville Jaguars will again not have a 100 yard rusher. The team was depending on Toby Gerhart to be their leading back when they signed him from Minnesota. So far, he has been a no-show and none of the other backs have been able to carry the load running the football. I expect this trend to keep going this week.

New Orleans Saints at Detroit Lions

1)      Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush will light his former team up. The Saints have been struggling defensively and Bush is definitely not who they wanted to see during their time of struggle. Expect him to go for 100 yards rushing and at least 50-70 yards receiving while scoring two touchdowns.

2)      The Detroit Lions defense will not allow the Saints to get over 300 yards of total offense. The Lions have picked it up and I expect they will be even tougher to face this week with the confidence they obtained after their performance last weekend.

3)      New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will not complete over 60% of his passes in this game. The veteran signal caller has been sputtering more than usual this season. And I expect his sputtering to continue this game versus the Lions.

Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers

1)      Carolina quarterback Cam Newton will run for 100 yards versus the Packers. The Pack have had trouble in the past with mobile quarterbacks and with Cam at the helm and limited help from his running backs, he will have to carry the load running the ball. Expect some read option offense and some scrambling from Cam this game.

2)      Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy will have a breakout performance this week. Lacy has been pretty quiet this season. He is due for a good game on the ground and this one could be it. Carolina has had some hiccups with their rushing defense at times and Lacy could be just the man to exploit them there.

3)      Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will only throw for one touchdown this week. I expect Rodgers to be sharp and precise, but the chunk plays and the touchdowns may not be to his(and his fantasy owner’s) liking.

Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams

1)      Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will not run for 100 yards. The veteran running back will get his attempts, but the Rams will be looking to stuff the run and force the Seahawks to pass more.

2)      Rams quarterback Austin Davis will have a couple interceptions this week. After being so great to start with, Davis will now come back to earth. And who better than the Seahawks to give him a welcome.

3)      Both teams will not score over 20 points. This game has all the makings of a defensive battle. Both teams are physical, but one has more winning experience than the other. Points will be at a premium in this game.

Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens

1)      The Falcons will give up at least four sacks this game. The Falcons have a beatup offensive line and that does not bode well versus Terrell Suggs and the boys from Baltimore. Could be a long day for Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan.

2)      Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett will rush for over 100 yards versus the Falcons this week. With the explosions in the passing game, the Falcons will be more concerned about that than diminutive running back. I look for him to get loose early and often.

3)      Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White will have at least 100 yards receiving and a touchdown. With Julio Jones receiving most of the attention, White should have some more favorable matchups in the passing game.

Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins

1)      Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins will have a great game versus the Titans. Look for him to put up at least 250 yards passing with 3 touchdowns and no interceptions.

2)      Tennessee Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey will go for 100 yards rushing this game. He has been getting more and more chances to produce and I think this is the week he breaks through even more than in the past.

3)      The Tennessee Titans will give up less than three sacks this game. The offensive line has not been a point of strength for the Titans this season, but I believe this game they play better than they have.

Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers

1)      San Diego tight end Antonio Gates will go for two touchdowns this weekend. The veteran tight end is as healthy as he has been in a while and it is showing on the field. I expect Gates to give the Chiefs secondary fits.

2)      Kansas City running back Jamal Charles will rush for 100 yards and a touchdown versus the Chargers. He has been held in check for the most part this season. But I think against a divisional rival, Charles will get it going. And that could be trouble for the Bolts.

3)      The Chargers defense will have at least two sacks and an interception. San Diego seems to make the plays at the right time defensively these days. I think this week, with the issues Kansas City has had with their offensive line, the Chargers cut loose a little bit and cause some problems for Alex Smith and company.

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

1)      Dallas quarterback Tony Romo will throw an interception. Romo has played well this season and has limited the mistakes since the disastrous opening game against the 49ers. But this week, I think the old Romo shows up some.

2)      New York Giants running back Andre Williams will run for over 100 yards. Dallas has been stout defensively this season. But they are due for one of those games where you struggle to win.

3)      Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will let lose this game. The Giants veteran pass rusher has been good some games and bad the others. I think he will look at the matchup he has against a backup offensive lineman as an opportunity to wreak havoc.

Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders

1)      Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is visiting his old team (who traded him away at that). I believe Palmer comes back and shows out just a little bit. I think he will put up 300+ yards and will throw for at least three touchdowns.

2)      Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will throw for three touchdowns versus the Cardinals. The rookie from out of Fresno State was on fire last week versus the Chargers and I expect him to pick up where he left off.

3)      Arizona’s Ted Ginn Jr. will have a special teams touchdown this week. The veteran returnman/wide receiver is due for a touchdown in the return game and I believe this week is the week it happens.

San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos

1)      Denver quarterback Peyton Manning will not get the touchdown passing record versus the 49ers. He is two away from tying it and three away from setting it, but he is also going up against one of the best secondaries in the NFL this season in the 49ers. I think he breaks the record next week.

2)      San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore will run for 100 yards again this week. The Broncos strengthened their passing defense, but their run defense can be vulnerable. And with the 49ers offensive line, there could be some issues for Denver.

3)      This Sunday night game will be the most viewed NFL game this season. The Broncos and the potential record being set by Manning will bring more viewers in by the droves. And it does not hurt that the 49ers are a very popular teams across the country.

Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers

1)      Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt will not get a sack in this game. Watt is going against a pretty mobile and tough quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger. It will be tough for Watt to get someone down that is as big and elusive as Ben is at times.

2)      Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeVeon Bell will rush for 100 yards. He has been tearing things up as of lately and the Texans seem to be the next opponent in his path. His speed is excellent for a big man.

3)      Houston running back Alfred Blue will make a big play for the Texans. Look for Blue to spell starting running back Adrian Foster and make some things happen on his own.

The General has spoken. The proclamations have been made. Enjoy the games!

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