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NFL Week 7

Close games leave fans on edge of seats

Close games leave fans on edge of seats

October 24, 2007|By ROBERT KELLER / Pulse Correspondent

Week 7 has brought along some good games, some great games and some bad games. New England remains undefeated after its 49-28 win over Miami, while St. Louis remains winless after its 33-6 loss against Seattle.

The best game this week was the Tennessee Titans on the road against the Houston Texans. Tennessee entered the game 3-2 while the Texans entered at 3-3. The Titans dominated most of the game, leading 32-7 at the end of the third. It seemed like the game was over, right? Nope. The Texans managed to rally with 29 points in the fourth quarter to pull ahead 36-35. The Titans found their way back to the top, as time expired, with a 29-yard field goal, beating the Texans 38-36.

Other games this week included Baltimore at Buffalo, Arizona at Washington, and Chicago at Philadelphia. Baltimore failed to come back to beat Buffalo as the Bills led the game the whole time, winning 19-14.

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What might have been a game-winning field goal for Arizona went wide, and the Redskins won 21-19.

With nine seconds left, Chicago scored a touchdown to pull ahead of Philadelphia 19-16.

I went 2-2 with my picks this weekend; I'm 11-13 overall. I picked Baltimore to beat Buffalo and Houston to beat Tennessee. I did pick Washington to win and Dallas to beat Minnesota. The Cowboys beat the Vikings 24-14.

This week, I'm picking Indianapolis over Carolina, New England to beat Washington, Tennessee over Oakland and the New York Giants to win on the road in Miami.

Indianapolis is a tough team to beat simply because of one name: Peyton Manning. Tennessee can beat Oakland easily, because the Raiders have no offense or defense to stop the Titans. The Giants have finally stepped up their game and can easily beat the winless Dolphins.

About the Patriots' winning streak - are they cheating? Maybe, but they'll definitely beat Washington.

How much longer can the Patriots hold their undefeated streak? It shouldn't be too much longer since New England plays Indianapolis in two weeks. If you recall, in 2005, the Colts went undefeated for 13 games before finally losing to San Diego 26-17. If you also recall, the Colts beat the Patriots 40-21 in 2005. If everything plays out like it should, the Patriots offense could be shut down by this Colts team and the Patriots could have their first loss.

We have almost reached the halfway point of the season, which means that every game from here on out will affect playoff contention.

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