Hendricks rocks with a perfect 13-for-13 in Week 7

It doesn’t get much better than 13-for-13.

Brian Tomford of Waseca, Minn., did it, and he won the nationwide Gridiron Green.

Shawal Hendricks of Bayfield did it, too, and she won the local Gridiron Green.

Ironically, both picked Pittsburgh to beat Cincinnati 24-17 as their tiebreakers, too.

How they broke that tie, I don’t know. I do know that 13-for-13 is pretty darn good.

The ole Guru didn’t fare too poorly either. I went 10-3 in Week 7 and ran my overall record to 58-45 – not great, but I’m working on that.

Our resident “packerfan” – aka Ann Laws – still leads our Green ranks with 72 points, while “tnewhard” leads the Gridiron Gold with 69 points; both have one-point leads after seven weeks of football.

Week 8

Byes: Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston

Thursday, Oct. 25

Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 6:20 p.m. (NFL Network) – The Bucs are playing tough, and the Bucs are losing tough (see: Saints.) The Vikes are storming this year’s NFL like a wild pack of berserkers, and the Old Norse are hunting Bears atop the NFC North at 5-2. Pick: Vikings, 27-19. Line: Vikings by 6½.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Jacksonville at Green Bay, 11 a.m. – Questionable Gabbert. MJD is out. No W. Pick: Packers, 37-10. Line: Off (because of Blaine Gabbert’s shoulder injury).

Indianapolis at Tennessee, 11 a.m. – The Colts are worthwile at home and decent on the road, but the Titans are rallying. Pick: Titans, 26-20. Line: Titans by 3½.

Carolina at Chicago, 11 a.m. – My pick? Cam Newton cries at another postgame news conference. Pick: Bears, 30-14. Line: Bears by 8.

Miami at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. – The Jets have shown a lot more J-E-T-S! lately. Pick: Jets, 17-14. Line: Jets by 2.

San Diego at Cleveland, 11 a.m. – Browns are poor without T-Rich. Pick: Chargers, 20-19. Line: Chargers by 3.

Atlanta at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. – Remember Michael Vick. Pick: Eagles, 23-20. Line: Eagles by 2.

Seattle at Detroit, 11 a.m. – The hard-workin’ Seahawks are due for a road win (the Panthers don’t count at this point). Pick: Seahawks, 24-20. Line: Lions by 2.

Washington at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. (KASA) – Another close game complements of RG3. Pick: Steelers, 21-17. Line: Steelers by 5.

New England vs. St. Louis, at London, 11 a.m. (KCNC, KREZ) – Tea. Crumpets. Rain. Mary Poppins. And one Rams upset. Pick: Rams, 24-16. Line: Patriots by 7.

Oakland at Kansas City, 2:05 p.m. – Oh how far they have fallen. Pick: Um, Chiefs, 19-17? Line: Chiefs by 1.

N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 2:25 p.m. (KASA) – G-Men and the champs in Big D. Pick: Giants, 34-27. Line: Giants by 1.

New Orleans at Denver, 6:20 p.m. (KOBF, KUSA) – Brees. Manning. This should be fun. Advantage, Broncos, because of the bye week. Pick: Broncos, 38-37. Line: Broncos by 6½.

Monday, Oct. 29

San Francisco at Arizona, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) – The 49ers’ O needs to get better, but mediocre will serve here. Pick: 49ers, 23-13. Line: 49ers by 7.

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