Free NFL Picks: 2010 Week 7 Upsets

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Here at Cappers Info, we are taking a weekly look at the teams that could be ones ripe to pull off some major upsets! Check out the potentially ugly dogs that could come up and bite you in the butt in you aren't careful for NFL Week 7 for pro football betting action!

Underdog Pick #1: Miami Dolphins (+130 at Diamond Sportsbook) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, 1:00 ET: We just love the Fins on Sunday afternoon. Miami badly needs to find a way to win a game at home this year against someone after two very tough losses, and though the Steelers might ultimately be the best of the three teams that it has taken on this year, we aren't so sure that this might not be the best matchup of the bunch. The Dolphins aren't just a running team anymore now that they have WR Brandon Marshall. Pittsburgh is at least remotely penetrable via the passing game. On top of that, this is the toughest defense that QB Ben Roethlisberger has seen all season long (all two games of it), and he might have a bit of a big head after tearing apart the lowly Cleveland Browns. They're the Browns. Not the Dolphins. QB Colt McCoy had at least a modest level of success, and if QB Chad Henne has that same type of success, the upset could really be in the cards on Sunday afternoon.

Underdog Pick #2: Washington Redskins (+130 at Diamond Sportsbook) @ Chicago Bears, Sunday 1:00 ET: Where would you like to start with this one? Would you like to start with the fact that the Bears have the worst third down conversion rate in the game at under 20 percent going against a defense that ranks No. 4 in the NFC in that category on the other side of the ball? Or would you rather pick on a pass defense that ranks No. 18 in the NFL in spite of the fact that it really has played just two legitimate passing games on the season? Or would you rather just laugh at QB Jay Cutler for starting to revert back to the Jay Cutler that we all grew to learn and love last season? Or what about the fact that this is clearly the worst 4-2 team in the league because at some point, there are just going to be fewer turnovers forced and special teams touchdowns scored? Or would you rather mention that RB Matt Forte has ripped off three runs of at least 60 yards this season, yet he is still averaging less than four yards per carry? Or what about the fact that QB Donovan McNabb is coming back to his hometown? Hmm? Any of those? How about all of those? Chicago doesn't stand a chance unless things drastically change.

Underdog Pick #3: Arizona Cardinals (+230 at Diamond Sportsbook) @ Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, 4:05 ET: Remember two weeks ago when we said that QB Max Hall was going to find a way to guide the Redbirds to a win over the New Orleans Saints? Look at what happened! The Seahawks are going to be full of themselves thanks to that win over the self-destructing Chicago Bears last week in the Windy City, but we're not buying one moment of it. Arizona is legitimate. This is the best team in the NFC West in spite of the fact that a ton of the key cogs from last year's team and the one that went to the Super Bowl just two years ago are gone. HC Ken Whisenhunt knows what it is going to take to go on the road and win this one, especially in one of the most hostile territories in the NFL. Many will forget that the Birds were good enough to beat the defending champs. No one will forget about last week's win for Seattle. If this game were played last week, we'd only be getting +160 or so. We'll take those extra 70 cents and fly with the Cardinals on Sunday.

Underdog Pick #4: Minnesota Vikings (+130 at Diamond Sportsbook) @ Green Bay Packers, Sunday, 8:20 ET: We really feel as though we're betting on Satan in this game, but as much as we'd love to think that the Packers would love to beat down their prodigal son, QB Brett Favre, it isn't going to happen. One of the NFL's biggest bad boys has a load of bullets in his gun right now, as he knows that WR Randy Moss loves the limelight just as much as he does. WR Percy Harvin and TE Visanthe Shiancoe aren't screwing around either. Being able to turn around and hand the ball to RB Adrian Peterson isn't such a bad option either. Unfortunately for the Packers, you have QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Greg Jennings, WR Donald Driver, and… what else on offense? That unit struggled at times mightily last week against the Miami Dolphins, and it doesn't seem very likely that all of a sudden, someone is going to emerge in the rushing game. The defense for Green Bay is banged up as well, as all four of its projected starting linebackers from the start of this season are on the injury list at this point. Most will play, but even if they do, this unit isn't nearly at 100%. At 100% last year, Favre threw four TD passes and the Vikes dropped 38 points. We just don't think that No. 4 is going to be losing a game at Lambeau Field no matter how badly everyone there would want to see it.

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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