It’s been six weeks into the NFL regular season and the Arizona Cardinals are still undefeated. I think it’s time to embrace that Kyler Murray & Co. are for real. On the other hand, the Detroit Lions officially became the favorites to select No. 1 in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Week 7 is already upon us. It includes one of the most expected matchups of the season, Patrick Homes vs Derrick Henry. Also, it will be a great opportunity to cash in a juicy parlay, because six teams will be on bye.
We already have the Week 7 odds fully loaded. Be sure to check ‘em and pick your favorites!
NFL Week 7 Preview
Two needy teams will start things off in Week 7. The Cleveland Browns will play host to the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night. Both have more questions than answers.
On Sunday, as we mentioned before, two of the best candidates to win AFC Offensive Player of the Year will collide in Tennessee. Also, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens will fight for the AFC North top spot.
Monday Night Football will see Jameis Winston and the New Orleans Saints facing Geno Smith and the Seattle Seahawks. No, you didn’t travel to another dimension, that’s what it is.
The NFL Week 7 odds are ready and waiting as we look through each game. Just one last thing, a very important thing, the teams on bye. Here’s the list: Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, and Pittsburgh Steelers.
NFL Games of the Week
Cleveland Browns (-3½)October 21, 8:20 p.m. ET
The Denver Broncos started the season 3-0. They now are 3-3 after losing their last three games with a combined score of 84-50. Two of their last three games were at home. I think it’s safe to say the first three games of the season were just a mirage.
Vic Fangio’s job as head coach could be on the line when they visit Cleveland. Denver has a talented roster, but it seems like Fangio and Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur aren’t on the same page. As if that wasn’t enough, Linebacker Alexander Johnson will miss the rest of the season with a torn pec.
Speaking about injuries, the Cleveland Browns (3-3) could be in serious trouble. Running back Nick Chubb missed Week 6 and remains questionable. Kareem Hunt replaced him, but now he’s expected to miss several weeks. If neither can play, the Browns will have to heavily rely on their passing game. Baker Mayfield is also questionable, but he’ll do whatever it takes to play.
Odell Beckham Jr. needs to step up. Fellow receiver Jarvis Landry could return, but don’t expect him to be at 100%.
The Broncos are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last 7 games against the Browns.
Carolina Panthers (-3)
New York GiantsOctober 24, 1:00 p.m. ET
The Carolina Panthers also started 3-0, but now they also are 3-3. However, they’ll have a great opportunity to get back into the winning column when visiting the New York Giants (1-5).
RB Chuba Hubbard hasn’t done a bad job, but he’s no Christian McCaffrey. Quarterback Sam Darnold needs to step up and lead them to victory. WR Robbie Anderson also needs to step up. D.J. Moore has been battling alone out there.
The Giants keep battling with the injury bug. WR’s Kenny Golladay and Darius Slayton missed Week 6 and remain questionable. Rookie Kadarius Toney played but left after three receptions due to an ankle injury. Sterling Shepard is back, but he can’t do it all alone.
Regarding the backfield, without Saquon Barkley they aren’t a menace. Devin Booker didn’t take advantage of an incredible opportunity in Week 6. Elijhaa Penny should get an opportunity as the starter.
The total went under in nine of the Giants’ last 13 games. Expect that trend to continue.
New York Jets
New England Patriots (-7)October 24, 1:00 p.m. ET
The New York Jets (1-4) will be back after a much-needed bye week. QB Zach Wilson needs to show some improvement, otherwise the pressure will become too much to handle. Receivers Corey Davis and Jamison Crowder took advantage of the bye week to fully heal. With both on the field, at 100%, Wilson should have plenty of chances to shine.
Defensively, the Jets have had some trouble with the passing game. They recently allowed Matt Ryan to throw for 342 yards. They did ok against Mac Jones in Week 2, but they still lost 25-6. Oh right, they already collided, and Wilson threw four interceptions.
The Pats will be welcoming the Jets with open arms. They almost beat the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6. Their confidence is up to the roof, and this will be a great opportunity to return to the winning column.
Right now, New England can’t afford to dream about winning the AFC East. Nevertheless, if Jones can become a consistent QB, they could start dreaming about becoming a Wild Card team. Meanwhile, Damien Harris will keep carrying the load from the back.
The Patriots are 10-0 straight up in their last 10 games when playing at home against the Jets.
Kansas City Chiefs (-4½)
Tennessee TitansOctober 24, 1:00 p.m. ET
Patrick Mahomes struggled in the first half of their Week 6 matchup against the Washington Football Team. He threw two interceptions, but then turned things around in the second half and finished with 397 yards and two touchdowns.
RB Darrel Williams did a great job replacing the injured Clyde-Edwards Helaire. Williams finished the game with 90 total yards and two rushing touchdowns. Tight End Jody Fortson will miss several weeks due to injury. That could allow WR Josh Gordon to be more involved.
The Tennessee Titans (4-2) will be welcoming the Chiefs with their confidence up to the roof. They just beat the Buffalo Bills and Derrick Henry is officially unstoppable. Also, A.J. Brown and Julio Jones are back, giving OC Todd Downing plenty of options to work with.
Tennessee’s secondary isn’t the best, but they’re one of the best teams against the run.
Expect fireworks. The total has gone over in five of Kansas City’s last six games when playing on the road against Tennessee.
Washington Football Team
Green Bay Packers (-10)October 24, 1:00 p.m. ET
The Washington Football Team (2-4) will visit Lambeau Field with one huge question mark on their shoulders. RB Antonio Gibson left the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6 with a lot of pain. He has been the heart and soul of the offense. If he’s not able to play, expect J.D. McKissic to have a significant role.
Taylor Heinicke has been a reliable QB, but he lacks personality. Defensive End Chase Young remains the team’s motivator. However, it’s hard to remain motivated if you don’t have enough rest between series.
On the other hand, the Green Bay Packers (5-1) are on a roll. After losing their opener, Aaron Rodgers and the boys made some adjustments and have become a real threat. Since Week 1, Rodgers has thrown 12 touchdown passes and only one interception. RB Aaron Jones has had a great start to the season as well. Green Bay owns one of the most balanced offenses in the league.
Defensively, they showed some improvement in Week 6, but they were facing the Bears. This will be a great opportunity to keep improving, especially if Gibson doesn’t play.
Green Bay are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games played in October. Also, the total went over in seven of their last nine games against an opponent from the NFC East.
Atlanta Falcons (-2)
Miami DolphinsOctober 24, 1:00 p.m. ET
The Atlanta Falcons (2-3) will visit Miami after enjoying their bye week. WR Calvin Ridley will be back as well after missing their last game due to personal issues. With Ridley back, Matt Ryan has no excuses, he has plenty of weapons.
Atlanta’s coaching staff focus during the bye week was on the defense. They allowed 32+ points in three of their five games. Their two victories were against the Giants and the Jets, you know what that means.
The Dolphins (1-5) could be aiming to compete with the Lions for that No. 1 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. QB Tua Tagovailoa returned last week but didn’t make much difference. They lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars!
With Will Fuller and Davante Parker out, TE Mike Gesicki and WR Jaylen Waddle are the Dolphins’ best offensive weapons. Their running game is pretty much non-existent.
The Falcons are 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games against the Dolphins.
Baltimore Ravens (-7)October 24, 1:00 p.m. ET
Hands down, the Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) vs the Baltimore Ravens (5-1) is the best game of Sunday’s first batch. The AFC North top spot will be on the line in Baltimore’s first division matchup.
Joe Burrow and the Bengals come from crushing the Lions. The second year QB threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns. He and rookie WR Ja’Marr Chase have become one of the most dangerous duos in the league.
Joe Mixon remains their No. 1 RB, but he has been battling with some injuries. Being such an important game, I have no doubt he’ll play.
Regarding the Ravens, some are saying that Lamar Jackson is playing even better than he did in his MVP season. Their running back committee is starting to pay off. Devonta Freeman, Le’Veon Bell, and Latavius Murray scored last week.
Baltimore’s a run first offense, but TE Mark Andrews and WR Marquise Brown are always ready to improvise. Both have developed great chemistry with Jackson. Rookie WR Rashod Bateman made his NFL debut last week and looked great.
The Bengals are 0-5 SU in their last five games against the Ravens. Also, keep in mind that the total has gone under in seven of Baltimore’s last 10 games.
Los Angeles Rams (-15½)October 24, 4:05 p.m. ET
The Detroit Lions (0-6) are the only team that hasn’t won a single game. Expect them to remain winless after Week 7, because they’ll need a miracle to beat the Los Angeles Rams (5-1).
Jared Goff will be facing his former team with a crushed confidence. Other than TE T.J. Hockenson, he has no reliable receivers. RB D’Andre Swift has done a decent job, but not good enough to carry the team’s hope.
On the other hand, Matthew Stafford is more than happy to be in LA. He and WR Cooper Kupp have developed an incredible chemistry. He also has TE Tyler Higbee, WR’s Robert Woods, Van Jefferson, and DeSean Jackson.
Defensively, Aaron Donald remains a beast. Also, the secondary comes from a three-interception game. They’re one of the most balanced teams in the league.
It’s a huge spread, but the Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against an opponent from the NFC.
Las Vegas Raiders (-3)October 24, 4:05 p.m. ET
The Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) finally did it. They traded TE Zach Ertz to the Arizona Cardinals, which means the last offensive pillar from their Super Bowl victory is gone.
Now, QB Jalen Hurts has full custody on the offense. WR’s Quez Watkins and DeVonta Smith will be his main targets from now on. Philly owns a good offense, but it could be a lot more dangerous with a reliable running back. Miles Sanders is far from meeting expectations.
The Las Vegas Raiders (4-2) will play host to the Eagles in their first home game since head coach Jon Gruden quit. Last week, they showed no man is bigger than the organization. Despite all distractions, they won a huge divisional game in Denver.
Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake have become a one-two punch combo coming off the back. Henry Ruggs has established himself as the team’s No. 1 receiver. Also, TE Darren Waller remains one of the best in the league.
The Raiders are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent from the NFC East. In fact, Philadelphia won six of their last nine meetings.
Houston Texans (-17)
Arizona CardinalsOctober 24, 4:25 p.m. ET
Oh boy, the Houston Texans (1-5) are in line for a beating from the Arizona Cardinals (6-0). They scored nine or less points in three of their last four games. During that span, QB Davis Mills threw six interceptions. They really need Tyrod Taylor to be back.
The Texans have three very talented RB’s in Mark Ingram, Phillip Lindsay, and David Johnson. However, none of them has met expectations. They should be heavily relying on the running game, but it’s not there. Defensively, they allowed 25+ points in their last three games.
On the other hand, it’s all sunshine and rainbows in Arizona. Kyler Murray has thrown 14 touchdown passes and only four interceptions. As if DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, and A.J. Green wasn’t enough, Zach Ertz recently joined the team.
Arizona is a very well-balanced team. If the offense is having a bad day, Chandler Jones & Co. can carry the load.
Again, it’s a huge spread. However, the Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against an opponent from the AFC South.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-13)October 24, 4:25 p.m. ET
For better or worse, rookie QB Justin Fields took over the reins in Chicago. The Bears (3-3) fought bravely against the Packers in Week 6, but it wasn’t enough. Their lack of experience made the difference.
On the bright side, RB Khalil Herbert played an outstanding game, finishing with 112 total yards and one touchdown. He should remain carrying the load from the back for a couple of more weeks.
There’s not much to say about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-1) that you don’t already know. Tom Brady & Co. are leading the NFC South without too much trouble. Antonio Brown is looking like the old Antonio Brown, in a good way. So is Leonard Fournette, who recently reminded us that he can be an elite RB.
In Week 6, Tampa Bay played on Thursday Night, which means they’ll be well rested to face a ferocious defense.
The Buccaneers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against the Bears.
San Francisco 49ers (-3½)October 24, 8:20 p.m. ET
The Indianapolis Colts (2-4) have found a new face for the franchise. No, it’s not Carson Wentz, we’re talking about RB Jonathan Taylor. He has finished with 100+ yards and at least one touchdown the last three weeks.
Wentz hasn’t done a bad job, but we all know him, he’s a very inconsistent QB. T.Y. Hilton is back, but not at 100%. If he remains limited, expect Michael Pittman Jr. to regain the role as their No. 1 WR.
They’ll face a well-rested San Francisco (2-3) 49ers team. The Niners come from their bye week and there’s hope for QB Jimmy Garoppolo to play. He missed their previous game due to injury, but it was nothing serious. TE George Kittle remains out.
Eli Mitchell is expected to be their No. 1 RB from now on. Deebo Samuel remains the main target regarding the passing game.
The Niners are 4-2 SU in their last six games against the Colts. Nevertheless, they also are 0-6 SU in their last six games at home.
New Orleans Saints (-5)
Seattle SeahawksOctober 25, 8:15 p.m. ET
Jameis Winston and the New Orleans Saints (3-2) will be back after enjoying their bye week. We all know that Winston is a very inconsistent QB. However, they should be able to beat a Seattle Seahawks (2-4) team without Russell Wilson and Chris Carson.
Expect Alvin Kamara to have a monster game. Also, WR Michael Thomas is eligible to return. He could help Winston quite a lot.
Regarding the Seahawks, Geno Smith didn’t do a bad job in Week 6 against the Steelers. Nevertheless, he did make some costly mistakes, that’s why you can expect Seattle to heavily rely on the running game. Alex Collins is questionable, but they hope Rashaad Penny will come back.
The defense needs to step up and carry the load, otherwise their chances to finish as a Wild Card team will vanish soon.
Don’t expect too many points. The total has gone under in six of New Orleans’ last eight games. The same happened in 11 of Seattle’s last 15 games.
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