The 17 week NFL season has now reached week 7 and 13 matches will be played. Those not playing in week 7 are Denver Broncos, Detroit lions, Tennessee Titans, Seattle SeaHawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens.

The other 26 teams will battle it out in a bid to move up the NFL power rankings. Here are the NFL picks for week 7.

Chicago Bears @ Cincinnati Bengals

There is no better time for the Bears to play the Bengals with the Bengals losing Antwaan Odom to injury. The Bears should take a victory here.

Green Bay Packers @ Cleveland Browns

I expect the Packers against the Browns to be a close game and think that despite the Packers unreliable defence I think they may scrape the victory here. The Browns have a weak attacking front and I do not think they offer enough to get past the Packers.

San Diego Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs may take victory over the Chargers here, although it will be a closely fought game. The disastrous defence of the Chargers should be overcome by the Chiefs despite them having inexperienced players in their attack due to injuries.

Indianapolis Colts @ St. Louis Rams

An easy victory here for the Colts who are in fine form. Marc Bulger will be in for a torrid time as the Colts harass the Rams player all game.

San Francisco 49ers @ Houston Texans

The San Francisco 49ers have had a 2 week break and should be coming back fresh to take on the Texans. However the 49ers had a disappointing game in week 5 and I expect the Texans to use their attack to overrun the 49ers defence. Victory here goes to the Texans.

Minnesota Vikings @ Pittsburgh Steelers

I reckon the Vikings will narrowly clinch this as Steelers main defender Troy Polamalu does not seem to be match fit. The Vikings have been playing reasonably well and I expect them to carry this forward against the Steelers.

New England Patriots @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

There can only be one result in this game and that's a victory for the Patriots. The New England Patriots are on fire and well the Buccaneers position at the bottom of the power rankings says it all.

Buffalo Bills @ Carolina Panthers

The Panthers are in fine form after two wins over the redskins and the Buccaneers and I expect them to make it three wins out of three. The Buffalo Bills have been struggling on the offence and the last time they want to face is a Panthers team in fine form.

New York Jets @ Oakland Raiders

The New York Jets are a quality team and they should overcome the Raiders with ease. The Raiders will have all hands on deck trying to score against the impressive Jets. The Jets will be doing their best to reach the top of the power rankings and will secure a good score.

New Orleans Saints @ Miami Dolphins

New Orleans Saints face a tough challenge against Miami Dolphins but I reckon if they can stop the Dolphins on the ground they should grab a victory on the road.

Atlanta Falcons @ Dallas Cowboys

The Atlanta Falcons defense is looking pretty mean and should ensure they reach victory against the Cowboys who will be hard pushed to reach a big score.

Arizona Cardinals @ New York Giants

The New York Giants will be going for the Cardinals to ensure they secure victory. Additionally Cardinals are without Boldin which is always a negative and they may find it tough to stop the Giants.

Philadelphia Eagles v Washington Redskins

The Eagles will clinch this after their loss to Raiders last week. They will be pumped up for victory.

NFL week 7 matches to be played on Sunday 25th October and Monday 26th October. In summary I predict victories for Bears, Packers, Chiefs, Colts, Texans, Vikings, Patriots, Panthers, Jets,Saints, Falcons, Giants and Eagles.