Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season will begin with a Thursday night NFC East showdown and will wrap up with a huge game in Los Angeles on Monday night. There are four teams that have a bye in Week 7, meaning that there will be 14 games on the schedule.
Playoff races and divisional battles are starting to take shape, and some teams are starting to separate from the pack. The league is hoping to avoid any more COVID-19-related postponements or cancellations in Week 7.
There are some great betting opportunities in Week 7, with a chance to make some real money. Here is a Week 7 NFL Betting Overview of all 14 games on the schedule.
Week 7 of the NFL season will begin with a huge rivalry game in the NFC East. The 1-4-1 Philadelphia Eagles will host the 1-5 New York Giants in a game with huge importance in the division race.
Philadelphia just can't seem to figure things out but nearly pulled off a stunning comeback win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6. The Eagles scored 22 points in the fourth quarter of that win, with quarterback Carson Wentz throwing a pair of touchdown passes.
New York got its first win of the season in Week 6, but it wasn't easy. The Giants held off the Washington Football Team to win by a score of 20-19, but there are still some issues at the quarterback position.
This will be an interesting matchup, but Philadelphia will have the edge at home. Bet on the Eagles -6.5 to come away with a victory by more than a touchdown.
The Buffalo Bills have now lost two straight games after suffering a 26-17 loss on Monday night to the Kansas City Chiefs. Buffalo is still a huge favorite on Sunday in a matchup with the winless New York Jets.
Offense has suddenly become a problem for the Bills, especially when they try to run the football. Buffalo will need better play from quarterback Josh Allen on Sunday, but the Bills will be facing a bad defense.
The Jets are the worst offensive team in the NFL, and it really isn't even that close. New York failed to score in a Week 6 loss to the Miami Dolphins, and the Jets continue to search for answers.
A matchup with the Jets comes just at the right time for the Bills as they will turn things around and win this game in blowout fashion.
The NFC South Division appears to be wide open this season, and two of the top teams are set to meet up on Sunday in Week 7. The 3-2 New Orleans Saints are 7.5-point favorites over the 3-3 Carolina Panthers in this matchup.
New Orleans had a bye in Week 6, and the Saints are hoping that the offense is more explosive this week. The Saints should see wide receiver Michael Thomas active, giving them their best deep threat back.
Carolina suffered a 23-16 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 6, and turnovers were a huge part of the story. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is capable of having a big day, but he must protect the ball to keep drives alive.
The Saints are the better team, and this should be a double-digit victory for the host team in New Orleans.
AFC North rivals collide when the Cincinnati Bengals host the Cleveland Browns. Cincinnati comes into Week 7 with a record of 1-4-1, while the Cleveland Browns fell to 4-2 with a loss in Week 6.
Cincinnati blew a 21-0 lead to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, and the defense really let the team down in the second half. Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow continues to put up huge numbers, but the Bengals still have plenty of holes.
Cleveland was one of the best offenses in the league through Week 5, but the Browns managed just seven points in a blowout loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Browns want to run the football, but an injury to quarterback Baker Mayfield could cause problems in this game.
Expect this game to be tight, but the Browns will be able to find just enough offense to escape and cover the spread.
The 1-5 Washington Football Team hosts the 2-4 Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in an NFC East battle. The NFC East is by far the worst division in football this season, and this game could go a long way toward figuring out the division champion.
Washington has turned to Kyle Allen at the quarterback position, but things are still a mess for the offense. The Washington Football Team does have a dominant defensive line, and that could cause some problems for the Cowboys.
An injury to quarterback Dak Prescott has hurt the Cowboys on offense, but so have turnovers. Running back Ezekiel Elliott had a pair of fumbles in Week 6, and the Cowboys defense is not able to overcome these turnovers.
This game will likely come down to the fourth quarter, but the Cowboys are the better team, and they will cover the spread in this game.
The 1-5 Atlanta Falcons are slim favorites over the 2-3 Detroit Lions in a Week 7 NFC battle. Both teams feature great passing quarterbacks, and each team has some issues on the defensive side of the ball.
Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns in Week 6 to give the Falcons their first victory of the season. The Falcons are playing under a new head coach, and the defense played much better under Raheem Morris.
Detroit has now won two of its last three games, and the Lions found a running game on Sunday. Rookie D'Andre Swift ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns in that win to carry the Lions offense.
This game should be a back-and-forth affair, but the Falcons will get enough stops on defense to cover the spread and win a second straight game.
The 1-5 Houston Texans host the 4-1 Green Bay Packers on Sunday in what could be an interesting game. Houston has already made a coaching change this season, and Green Bay is looking for answers after a Week 6 loss.
Houston nearly pulled off a huge upset over the Tennessee Titans in Week 6, but the defense really let the team down. The Texans did put up 36 points in that loss, and their offense will need another big performance in this game.
Green Bay scored just 10 points on Sunday, and quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw a pair of interceptions. The Packers defense also appeared to give up late in that game, and that unit will be tested again on Sunday.
Rodgers is too good to struggle again, and the Packers offense will come up with enough plays to win this game.
There are just two remaining unbeaten teams in the AFC, and these two teams will square off in Week 7. This game will also feature the best running back in the NFL against the top rushing defense in the league.
Tennessee running back Derrick Henry racked up 212 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 6 victory over the Houston Texans. The Titans defense allowed 36 points in that win, but Tennessee can win this game on the ground.
Pittsburgh has been dominant on defense all season long, and that unit allowed just seven points in Week 6. The Steelers also have an explosive offense now that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is back healthy.
The Steelers' defense is just too hard to ignore, and that unit will dictate the outcome of this game. Bet the Pittsburgh Steelers -1.5 over the Tennessee Titans in this big showdown.
The Seattle Seahawks are the lone undefeated team remaining in the NFC, but they have a huge test in this game. Arizona is 4-2 on the season after a dominating performance in Dallas on Monday night football.
Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray has been terrific in his second season, and the Cardinals have an explosive passing attack. The Cardinals will put up a ton of points in this game.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson is likely the league MVP through Week 6, putting up record-setting numbers. Wide receiver DK Metcalf has emerged as a deep threat, but the Seahawks do need to find a more consistent running game.
Arizona will give the Seahawks a battle in this game, but Seattle is too good. Seattle covers the 3.5-point spread in this game.
The 1-4 Los Angeles Chargers are large eight-point favorites over the 1-5 Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7. Both teams feature young quarterbacks, but there is plenty of talent with each of them.
Chargers rookie Justin Herbert has taken over the starting job in Los Angeles, and he continues to impress. Los Angeles is averaging close to 270 passing yards per game, and that will be its plan of attack against the Jaguars.
Jacksonville quarterback Gardner Minshew continues to rack up passing yards for the Jaguars, but he also makes some mistakes. The Jags have struggled defensively this season, and that will be a problem in this matchup.
Los Angeles is much better than its record, and it will cruise to a win in this game.
The Kansas City Chiefs enter Week 7 with a 5-1 record, and they remain a real threat to win the Super Bowl. Denver pulled off a stunning win over the New England Patriots in Week 6 to improve its record to 2-4.
Denver was able to beat the Patriots without running back Melvin Gordon on Sunday, but it will need plenty of offense to win this game. The defense was dominant for the Broncos in Week 6, but the Chiefs provide a new level of challenge.
Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran for 161 yards in Week 6 as the Chiefs decided to beat the Bills with their running game. Look for the Chiefs to get back to the pass in this game and ride the arm of Patrick Mahomes to beat the Broncos.
This game will get out of hand in a hurry as the Chiefs will roll to a victory.
The 2-3 New England Patriots will host the 3-3 San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in an important Week 7 battle.
New England has dealt with a ton of COVID-19 concerns this season, and that seemed to hold the team back in Week 6. The Patriots managed just 12 points in a loss to the Denver Broncos, and they have to find more offense in this game.
San Francisco picked up an impressive Week 6 win over the Los Angeles Rams, and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns in that win. The 49ers also have a dominant defense, and that could cause problems for the Patriots.
New England will bounce back in this game, and they pick up a win by at least six points.
The last time we saw the Las Vegas Raiders, they were pulling off a huge upset over the Kansas City Chiefs. Las Vegas will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7 in what will be an offensive shootout.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has completed more than 70 percent of his passes so far this season, and Las Vegas has been explosive. The Raiders do have some issues on defense, and that could be a problem in this game.
Tampa Bay completely shut down an explosive Green Bay Packers offense in Week 6, and that defensive line is nasty. Quarterback Tom Brady had just two passing touchdowns against Green Bay, but this offense is figuring things out.
Tampa Bay has plenty of momentum, and it wins this game by more than a touchdown.
Two of the top teams in the NFC will meet up on Monday Night Football to wrap up the Week 7 schedule. The 4-2 Los Angeles Rams will host the 5-1 Chicago Bears in a game that could very well be a playoff preview.
Los Angeles managed just 16 total points in a Week 6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, and the passing attack was a mess. The Rams will have to figure it out against a very tough Bears defense on Monday night.
Chicago continues to struggle on the offensive side of the ball, especially when it tries to run the football. The Bears defense has carried the team to a 5-1 record, but it will take some offense to win this game.
The Bears just don't have enough offense, as the Rams will figure things out. Bet the Los Angeles Rams -6.5 over the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.
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