Ron Glover’s NFL Week 7 Previews and Predictions: Can the Baltimore Ravens keep the fire burning without Ray Lewis?

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Keeping Robert Griffin III in one place will be a tough task for the G-Men.

There are eleven teams sitting at 3-3. Four of those teams will be paired together on Sunday. The Green Bay Packers face a surprising St. Louis Rams squad. And the heat gets turned up in the AFC East as the NY Jets and New England Patriots meet for the first time this season.

Other notable games include: Minnesota at Arizona, Baltimore takes on Houston and Washington meets the NY Giants.

Byes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Dolphins, Eagles and Falcons

October 21, 2012 Games beginning at 1pm:

Percy Harvin has become the home run hitter the Vikings have hoped for.

Arizona Cardinals (4-2) at Minnesota Vikings (4-2) – John Skelton is at the helm again for the Cardinals. The Angry Birds have no running game. You know what that means.

Vikings 24 – Cardinals 13

Dallas Cowboys (2-3) at Carolina Panthers (1-4) – Both teams are trying to save their season. The Panthers can’t afford to lose at home.

Panthers 23 – Cowboys 20

New Orleans Saints (1-4) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3) – Jonathan Vilma could give the Saints the same emotional lift Sean Payton provided two weeks ago.

Saints 33 – Buccaneers 21

Green Bay Packers (3-3) at St. Louis Rams (3-3) – The Packers have to be careful not to get tripped up in this one.

Packers 28 – Rams 13

Washington Redskins (3-3) at NY Giants (4-2) – RG III faces a Giants defense that matches his speed.

Giants 23 – Redskins 20

Baltimore Ravens (5-1) at Houston Texans (5-1) – I don’t think the Texans are over that Monday night spanking.

Ravens 23 – Texans 17 

Tennessee Titans (2-4) at Buffalo Bills (3-3) – Chris Johnson is slowly working his way back. The Bills have hung tough in spite of injuries.

Bills 23 – Titans 16

Trent Richardson is one half of the Browns great rookie combo.

Cleveland Browns (1-5) at Indianapolis Colts (2-3) – Andrew Luck can’t wait to put last week’s loss behind him. A matchup of two excellent rookie QBs

Colts 28 – Browns 27

Games beginning at 4:00 pm or later:

NY Jets (3-3) at New England Patriots (3-3) – Rex Ryan gets outsmarted again.

Patriots 27 – Jets 17

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4) at Oakland Raiders (1-4) – Which Raiders team is going to show up?

Raiders 23 – Jags 13

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-3) – The Steelers may be too beat up to score points against a Bengals squad that gives them up in bunches.

Bengals 24 – Steelers 20

Monday October 22, 2012 8:30 pm:

Brandon Marshall is quietly putting together a monster season

Detroit Lions (2-3) at Chicago Bears (4-1) – The Bears are ready to send a message to the rest of the NFL.

Bears 30 – Lions 21

Last Week: 7-7

2012 Season 53-38

5 Responses to “Ron Glover’s NFL Week 7 Previews and Predictions: Can the Baltimore Ravens keep the fire burning without Ray Lewis?”

  1. Temple3 says:

    RG — you’ve been voluminous lately…holdin’ down the TSF fam with some goooood stuff!! Thx.

    The loser of the Cowboys – Panthers game is going to have a long week. If Jerry Jones ever grows tired of the side show, he’d probably get rid of Garrett and Romo. That debacle with the clock last Sunday was the same as what they did vs. TB last year. For years, Dallas fans have been complaining about the defense — now the defense is first in the league in 3-and-outs, and the team is 2-3 and Romo is still playing like a Pop Warner QB.

    If Tampa gives New Orleans a heavy dose of Blount, they’ll smoke the Saints. V-Jax and Mike Williams should be feasting every week anyway. It’s time for the Bucs to hit their stride. Saints are notorious for sidestepping hard running backs, especially late in games.

    I watched the Cincinnati-Cleveland game last week. The Browns have a lot of weapons. This could be a very interesting game because this will be the 2nd week in a “Ravens Defense” cycle for both teams. The Colts got smashed by Rex Ryan and the Jets, but the Browns put up 34 on Marvin Lewis’ crew. Cleveland could be on the rise. Did Rex put out a blueprint on the Colts? We’ll see.

  2. DeShawn says:

    RG has been taking Michael Vick lessons and has become a fumble machine.

  3. mapoui says:

    the Bills pulls a loss out of what would have been a nice win

    Fitzpatrick has some nice QB skills but he is not one to bet the house on. in tight conditions he is liable to cost his team games. he gave up this one.

  4. mapoui says:

    RG3 reminds of a QB of 37-37 years ago…’Jefferson Street’ Joe Gillam.

    Gillam could throw the ball like that..over and above and down into the arms of streaking receivers.