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Week 7 NFL Picks: Can Packers beat Saints with Hundley at QB and injuries galore?

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Overall, APC isn’t feeling optimistic about the Packers’ chances against the Saints on Sunday.

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We’re getting close to Brett Hundley’s first start. Although Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints is only three days out, it somehow feels miles away yet. Thankfully, the Packers still have more practice time for Hundley to get comfortable with the starting unit and for Mike McCarthy to install plays and an adjusted scheme for his new starting quarterback.

Without Aaron Rodgers, a matchup against the Saints loses some of its star appeal. Rodgers and Brees have had some impressive duels in the past, with a season opener in 2011 providing some of the best drama. That year, the two teams met on Thursday night to open the NFL regular season, and the Packers pulled out a 42-34 victory.

The Packers’ injury list is long once again, and it includes numerous key players. With so many injuries on the team, APC is understandably bearish on Green Bay’s ability to win on Sunday.

Here are our picks for week seven.

APC NFL Picks

Game Tex Jason Kris Jon M Matub Mike Paul Peter Shawn Zach APC Pick
Game Tex Jason Kris Jon M Matub Mike Paul Peter Shawn Zach APC Pick
IND @ BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL BAL*
MIN @ GB MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN*
CLE @ CHI CLE CHI CHI CHI CHI CLE CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI
DET @ CIN DET DET DET DET DET DET DET DET DET DET DET*
LAR @ TEN LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR*
MIA @ KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC*
BUF @ NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE*
ATL @ NO ATL NO ATL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
LAC @ NYJ LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC LAC*
DEN @ WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS WAS*
TB @ CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR CAR*
JAX @ SF JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX*
SEA @ DAL DAL DAL SEA DAL DAL SEA DAL DAL DAL DAL DAL
NYG @ ARI NYG ARI NYG NYG ARI NYG ARI ARI ARI NYG tie
PIT @ HOU PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT*
OAK @ PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI*

In our worst week yet, week six saw the NFL flip on its head with upsets galore. Not a single APC contributor did better than .500, with only Bob and Paul reaching 7-7 on the week. However, thanks to poor performances across the board, Jordan holds on to a slim one-game lead over Kris in the overall season standings, edging him 56-35 to 55-36.