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We couldn’t have picked a better group of games for our Week 6 NFL Top 3 Match-Ups. Each game that made the cut was decided by four points or less. Stephen Gostkowski booted a 35-yard field goal with 64 seconds left in overtime to lift the Patriots over the Ravens. The Minnesota Vikings were able to salvage their season, with a late Ryan Longwell field goal proving to be the difference in their victory over the Dallas Cowboys. It was a shootout in Houston, where the Schaub-to-Johnson connection capped off another late-game Texans rally against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Brett Favre’s return to Lambeau Field highlights our selections for the Top 3 NFL Match-Ups of Week 7.

NFL Week 7 Top 3 Match-Ups: Vikings vs. Packers

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers

While Brett Favre insists his desire to be a Minnesota Viking had nothing to do with having an opportunity to exact some sort of revenge on the franchise that “dumped” him, you know an extra gear kicks when he suits up against the Pack. Last season, the Vikings swept the season series against Green Bay, with Favre throwing 7 touchdowns and no interceptions between the two games. Struggling this season, Favre will look to recapture his magic at the field where he became a legend.

Aside from the obvious storyline here, you have a contest between two slumping teams who need the win. The Packers have dropped two straight, and kept the team physicians busy in the process. Their injury woes may take a turn for the best this week, as both Al Harris and Atari Bigby practiced for the first time this season, and Clay Matthews possibly returning from a hamstring injury as well.

On the other side of the field, you’ll find a Vikings team who just hasn’t been able to find a groove yet. Favre’s off-field problems may be an added distraction on top of the team’s inability to find offensive consistency. Look for Favre to make use of his new weapon Randy Moss. Moss has touchdowns in consecutive games against the Packers. He’s also making his first trip back to Lambeau Field since the infamous “mooning” incident. Should be a doozy in Wisconsin.

NFL Week 7 Top 3 Match-Ups: Eagles vs. Titans

Philadelphia Eagles at Tennessee Titans

Two 4-2 teams. Both teams on 2-game winning streaks. Both coming off impressive Week 6 wins. These two physical ball clubs will clash in Tennessee in order to keep pace with the division leaders. What could have been Michael Vick vs. Vince Young may end up being Kevin Kolb vs. Kerry Collins. However, the excitement should still be there because of what’s at stake for these two well-coached clubs. Both teams are undefeated on the road, which bodes well for the Eagles. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, they’ll be doing it without wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who suffered a concussion in last week’s game against the Falcons. Will Jeremy Maclin step up to make big plays for the Eagle’s again?

NFL Week 7 Top 3 Match-Ups: Redskins vs. Bears

Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears

Last offseason, the Chicago Bears traded for Jay Cutler to help guide the franchise back to prominence. The Redskins attempted to do the same this past summer, dealing for former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. This game may very well serve as a measuring stick for what team is actually getting a return on their blockbuster trade. Washington and Chicago come into this game with solid records, and the opportunity to stay in the mix of the NFC elite. The difference in this game may come in the defense, where the Redskins are ranked dead last, and the Bears sit in the top 10. On the other side, the Bears do a flat out awful job of protecting the quarterback, having already given up a league-high 27 quarterback sacks. Look for both teams to make an early statement on the defensive side of the ball to take some pressure off the quarterback’s shoulders.

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