Here's hoping miracles aren't over

TREVOR BUNKE -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 7:24 AM ET

If, in a one-week period, the Boston Red Sox can rally from three games down to beat the hated New York Yankees and I can go 11-3 against the spread, it's proof that anything can happen.

The Red Sox might have one more miracle in them. Me? Don't bet on it.

On to Week 7:

Buffalo (+5.5) at Baltimore: With suspended Ravens RB Jamal Lewis sitting this one out, Baltimore will be missing its only offensive threat. That makes five-plus points in Buffalo's favour too good to pass on. BILLS

Detroit (+6.5) at NY Giants: I haven't shown much faith in the Giants this season, but after calling the Lions as my Best Bet last week, I won't get fooled again. GIANTS

Philadelphia (-7) at Cleveland: While it would be nice to see Browns QB Jeff Garcia shut up ex-49ers teammate Terrell Owens, the Eagles are just too good for Cleveland to handle -- let alone stay close. EAGLES

Jacksonville (+9) at Indianapolis: The Colts have already beaten the Jaguars this season, are coming off a bye week and will be facing a beat up QB in Jacksonville's Byron Leftwich. No last-second heroics here for the Jags. COLTS

Tennessee (+6.5) at Minnesota: The Titans have 12 players listed on this week's injury report, including RB Chris Brown who has been the their only consistent offensive threat. The Vikings, especially QB Daunte Culpepper (18 TD passes in five games), are rolling. Minnesota is still an unpredictable team on the road, but they are mint at home, even if WR Randy Moss doesn't play this week. VIKINGS

San Diego (+3) at Carolina: With a little luck, the 3-3 Chargers might be 5-1. With a little luck, the NFL will cancel the second half of the season for the decimated Panthers. CHARGERS

St. Louis (-6) at Miami: Yes, the Dolphins are that bad. Could this be an 0-16 season in Miami? RAMS

Chicago (+7) at Tampa Bay: QB Brian Griese has found a new home in Tampa. The Bears have brought in QB Tim Couch for a tryout, but this week it's still Jonathan Quinn at the helm. BUCCANEERS

Atlanta (+3.5) at Kansas City: The Chiefs suffered a last-second loss in Jacksonville last week, while the Falcons barely hung on at home vs. the Chargers. What does it mean? The Chiefs aren't as bad as their 1-4 record and the Falcons aren't as good as their 5-1 record. CHIEFS

NY Jets (+6) at New England: While both of these teams are 5-0, the Jets' opponents are a combined 6-22 this season. For the Patriots, this game isn't about a 21st straight win. It's about taking control of the AFC East. PATRIOTS

Dallas (+3.5) at Green Bay: This is a statement game for both teams. The Packers crushed the Lions in Detroit last week. The Cowboys blew a close one at home to the Steelers. The key here might be the fact Green Bay has yet to win at home (0-3) this season. I think the Pack will win, but err on the side of caution ATS. COWBOYS

Seattle (-6.5) at Arizona: The Seahawks will bounce back after gut-wrenching losses to the Rams and Patriots. SEAHAWKS

New Orleans (+3) at Oakland: Forget the Dolphins, the Raiders could be the worst team in the NFL. The Saints aren't very good, but at least they try. SAINTS

Denver (-6) at Cincinnati: The Bengals -- and boy, oh boy, are they close to becoming the Bungles again -- are giving up an NFL-worst 160 yards rushing a game. The Broncos are gaining a league-best 152 yards a game. Mismatch. BRONCOS

Bye Week: Pittsburgh, Washington, San Francisco, Houston.

Last Week: 11-3.

Season: 43-43-2.

Best Bet: San Diego.

Best Bets: 3-3 after 2-point favourite Detroit lost 38-10 to Green Bay.

Suicide Pick: Indianapolis.

Suicide Picks: 6-0 after Philadelphia beat Carolina 30-8.


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