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NFL week 7 game picks: Tough divisional match-up in San Diego

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After a week of picking games without worrying about what the Raiders might do, we are back in action with a really tough call. The Raiders are in San Diego to face the high powered Chargers offense and top ten pass defense. Both teams have won two games this season, but with one fewer losses, the Raiders are ahead in the division over the Chargers. It makes for a tough call.

It's also a tight race for the top spot among the staff. Nitesh jumped up to tie for the lead with an impressive 11-3 mark last week. While Tyler fell farther behind with the week's only losing record (6-8).

This week we have just three unanimous picks. We all have the Bills taking out the hapless Jags, the Falcons dominating the limping Titans, and the Cardinals taking the Monday Night match-up over the toothless Ravens. As for the Raiders game, the staff is 4-2* in favor of the Raiders winning in San Diego. Myself and Marcus are the outliers who think the Chargers will be too much for the Raiders to handle.

Week 7 Nitesh Levi Asher Marcus Jeff RDreamer Tyler G
Week 6 total 11-3 9-5 8-6 9-5 8-6 7-7 6-8
Overall record 60-31 60-31 59-32 57-34 56-35 55-36 52-39
Seattle at San Francisco SF SEA SF SEA SEA SEA SEA
Buffalo at Jacksonville BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF
Pittsburgh at Kansas City PIT KC PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT
Atlanta at Tennessee ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL ATL
Cleveland at St. Louis STL STL STL STL STL STL CLE
Tampa Bay at Washington TB WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS TB
Minnesota at Detroit MIN MIN MIN DET DET MIN DET
New Orleans at Indianapolis NO NO NO IND IND NO IND
N.Y. Jets at New England NYJ NE NE NE NE NE NE
Oakland at San Diego OAK SD OAK SD OAK ??* OAK
Philadelphia at Carolina PHI CAR CAR CAR PHI CAR CAR
Baltimore at Arizona ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI

*RDreamer's pick for the Raiders game will be revealed in his Friday Foretelling article.

As for the fans picks, there were three predictors who outdid the majority of the S&BP staff and a host of 8-6. Here are the top predictions of the week:

2015 Week 6 ryrivers Ukraider sly b* Tyrants Hubris Killuminati Demnes Adds99 Montana Raider 20crow Blackfreighterraider XAVIERRAIDER
Week 6 Rank t-1st t-1st t-1st t-2nd t-2nd t-2nd t-2nd t-2nd t-2nd t-2nd t-2nd
Week 6 Record 10-4 10-4 10-4 8-6 8-6 8-6 8-6 8-6 8-6 8-6 8-6
Overall record 54-37 52-39 41-18 57-34 57-34 56-35 54-37 47-28 44-31 43-16 16-12

As per usual, if you would like to take a crack at the week's picks, Adds99 will take your predictions in the fanposts.