NFL Week 7 picks: Much ado about the Broncos at Colts

Andy Lyons

You haven't heard about Peyton returning to Indianapolis? Really?

Did you know Peyton Manning is playing against his old team, the Indianapolis Colts, this weekend?

It's true. Colts owner Jim Irsay has been talking about honoring the Colts' franchise leader in everything from passing yards to audibles so much it makes one think he's sending a subtle message of annoyance over their break-up two years ago.

It's enough to make me think a frenzied primetime crowd in Indy will bring the Colts to their first signature win in their rise to glory.

How ticked off is Monday Night Football, though? Less than 24 hours after what will likely be the biggest quarterback love fest of the regular season, they get to show the Vikings at the Giants.

Are there spreads put on the ratings of broadcasts?

The Steelers begin their last-ditch effort to turn the 2013 season into postseason glory by taking on their rivals, the Baltimore Ravens. Neither team bothers to protect their $100 million quarterbacks, and running is allegedly emphasized, even though neither team can run for much of anything.

Steelers take this one in a classic down-to-the-last-possession Steelers/Ravens battle.

Seattle (-7) over ARIZONA

San Diego (-9) over JACKSONVILLE

DETROIT (-3) over Cincinnati

MIAMI (-7) over Buffalo

ATLANTA (-7) over Tampa Bay

NEW YORK JETS (+3.5) over New England

Dallas (+3) over PHILADELPHIA

Chicago (-1) over WASHINGTON

St. Louis (+6) over CAROLINA

San Francisco (-4.5) over TENNESSEE

GREEN BAY (-10) over Cleveland

KANSAS CITY (-7) over Houston

PITTSBURGH (-1) over Baltimore

INDIANAPOLIS (+7) over Denver

NEW YORK GIANTS (-3.5) over Minnesota

More from Behind the Steel Curtain:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker