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Tuesday October 14, 2008 5:07 am

NFL Week 7 Preview

I am going to do my best to curb my enthusiasm, and I am not one to pat myself on the back too much, but I did go 10-4 this past weekend in the NFL.  I am now over .500 for the year, and must maintain The Dean’s Principles to keep it rolling in Week 7.

A couple of notes from this past week: I do not regret my Texans pick, matter of fact I think it was a great pick.  The Texans failed to cover the 3 points, but they did what I said they would do and that was win.  My mistake was to make the Texans a 5-star pick.  Chalk it up to being over-enthusiastic about a team that hadn’t recorded a win.  The Falcons are proving to be a very consistent team, a team that you can count on to be what you know them to be each week.  Forget the dramatic finish that got them their unexpected 4th win of the year, they were going to cover the spread either way.
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The Philadelphia Eagles had the best weekend of any NFL team.  After last week’s home loss to the Redskins, everyone was quick to point out the weak schedules that lay in front of the Eagles 3 NFC East rivals.  Then those three rivals go out and each promptly loses and keeps the best division in football very close.  Add Tony Romo’s injury to the mix and the Eagles reason for despair are evaporating.

Looking ahead to Week 7, the Texans and Dolphins jump out at me.  Houston got their first win of the year, they get to stay at home, and they get to play the Lions.  Yes it was a nice effort by the Lions last week, but honestly, the Lions suck.  Miami meanwhile takes their Wildcat offense back home to face the Ravens, a team that was finally exposed to be the team I expected them to be.  The Dolphins are being asked to cover a modest 3 points, and while I know their is a shelf-life to the Fins tricky offense, I don’t expect it to expire this week.

There are two west coast teams that are playing 1pm games on the east coast.  The San Diego Chargers are in Buffalo to face the Bills with the Bills giving 1 point, and the San Francisco 49ers are in New York to play the Giants, the line is not set at the time of this writing, but expect it to be between 7-10 points.

The only other team that I like at first glance are the Minnesota Vikings getting 3 points in Chicago.

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