NFL Week 7 Predictions: Struggling Squads That Will Salvage Postseason Dreams

October 19, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2013 regular season has re-established the unpredictability of the NFL. Only two teams are undefeated, the AFC West has become the best division in football, four postseason teams from 2012 are below .500 and the 6-0 Denver Broncos are currently the No. 5 seed.
The question is, which struggling squads will offer a reminder of what the NFL community thought it knew by salvaging their postseason dreams in Week 7?
Atlanta Falcons
Record: 1-4
Week 7: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Prediction: 27-17, Falcons
The only word to adequately define the Atlanta Falcons in 2013 is "disappointing." At 1-4, the Falcons have gone from the reigning NFC regular season champions to a top pick contender in the 2014 NFL draft.
To make matters worse, Julio Jones is out for the season, Roddy White is banged up and Steven Jackson is still absent, per D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In the words of Chris Trager, tha...

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