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NFL Week 7 Game by Game Guide: Matchups, Stats and Trends, Injury Report, and Odds

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NFL Week 7 Game by Game Guide: Matchups, Stats and Trends, Injury Report, and Odds

This NFL betting guide sets the scene for Week 7’s action around the league and breaks down each and every matchup in terms of stats, trends, odds, and more.

Week 6 NFL Betting Recap

Favorites went 9-5-0 SU and merely 6-8-0 ATS against underdogs; home teams went 7-7-0 SU and 6-8-0 ATS against road teams; the UNDER dominated in totals betting with 10 out of 14 games going UNDER projected totals.

Overall, it was another great week of action for NFL bettors to sink their teeth into. The biggest underdogs to win outright were the Broncos (+7), who upset the Patriots 18-12. Elsewhere, the Falcons cracked the win column for the first time, coming through as the +3.5 road underdogs at the expense of the Minnesota Vikings.

The Miami Dolphins proved to be the biggest home faves to win in Week 7, coming through as the 8-point home chalk in a 24-0 decimation of the NY Jets. The Titans survived a veritable shootout over the Houston Texans, to cover as the 4-point home faves. As for the Steelers, they crushed the Browns 38-7 to come easily cover as the 3-point home chalk.

One of the biggest disappointments of the week was Green Bay, who was surprisingly blown out in a 38-10 loss to the Buccaneers. As well, the Bills and Cowboys, both of which succumbed to rather lacklustre defeats in Monday’s round of NFL action.

With week 6 now in the books, we look ahead to Week 7 (below) and all that the NFL betting markets have to offer in the way of betting on these matchups.

Thursday Night Football

New York Giants (1-5-0) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (1-4-1)

Thursday, October 22, 2020 – 8:20 PM ET at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia

The dramatic movement of NFL odds and lines highlights the Thursday Night Football showdown between these NFC East rivals. The Eagles started the week laying 6.5 points with BookMaker, but that changed quickly with the NFL line dropping to Eagles -3.5 less than 24 hours after Sunday’s round of NFL games concluded.

Joe Judge’s G-men finally cracked the win column in Week 6, beating Washington 20-19. It was a narrow victory, aided along by a bit of luck. Ron Rivera opted to go for victory rather than playing for overtime, and that proved ultimately to be Washington’s undoing because it gave the Giants defense the chance to win it. Which they did, thwarting Kyle Allen’s attempt at a two-point conversion.

The Eagles are coming off a second-straight and fourth overall loss on the season, slipping to a woeful 1-4-1 SU mark. Most recently, the Eagles succumbed to a 30-28 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at home. Wentz rallied the Eagles in the fourth quarter by scoring two unanswered touchdowns, but the Ravens defense stepped up and stuffed his attempt at a two-point conversion with less than two minutes left on the clock.

If awards were being given out for excellence in losing, the Eagles and Giants would be frontrunners based on their output in 2020. Both are in the midst of a forgettable season, doing their bit to give the NFC East its reputation for the worst division in the league. Where passer-rating is concerned, Wentz and Jones are barely distinguishable at 71.2 and 70.0 respectively. Thus, it’s no surprise that the Eagles and Giants rank at the bottom of the league in offense – 27th and 31st, respectively.

The Giants are playing in their third-straight NFC East contest, losing to Dallas in Week 5 before beating the Giants last Sunday. The Eagles are playing in their second divisional contest after losing to Washington in Week 1. The Giants are winless on the road this season (0-3-0 SU) and the Eagles are winless at home this season (0-2-1) – clearly, something’s gotta give when these two teams face off in TNF.

  • The NY Giants are 3-3-0 ATS with an 8.5 losing margin on average and a -3.1 differential vs. the spread.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles are 2-4-0 ATS with a 5.7 losing margin on average and a -3.4 differential vs. the spread.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Giants’ last 6 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games.

TV Network: NFL Network
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, NFL Network
Opening Line: Eagles -6.5 (-115) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (15% of capacity)
Full Game Preview: Giants vs. Eagles Picks

Sunday's Games

Detroit Lions (2-3-0) vs. Atlanta Falcons (1-5-0)

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

The Detroit Lions returned to winning form last Sunday, beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 34-16 on the road to come through for NFL bettors as the closing 3-point road faves at the top sportsbooks. It marked the second win for the Lions on the season.

Detroit’s record this season easily could have looked better had they not blown leads in several games. As it is, they’re merely 2-3-0 SU and sitting pretty in third place in the NFC North. Whether it’s simply the case of capitalizing on a subpar Jaguars team or a bye in Week 5 proving to be the catalyst for a turnaround, only time will tell.

Speaking of blowing leads, the Falcons are the ultimate pros in that category, having blown substantial leads in four of their first five games of the season. Last Sunday, however, the Falcons jumped out to a significant 23-0 lead over the Minnesota Vikings and never relinquished it on route to a 40-23 win.

Somehow – by some miracle – the Falcons managed to hold on to an advantage and see the game through to a winning conclusion for the first time this season. That fact alone highlights just how desperately the Falcons needed a coaching change, which was made prior to Atlanta’s date with Minnesota at U.S, Bank Stadium. Whether the refreshed mindset proves a catalyst for improved play by the Falcons in the coming weeks, remains to be seen.

Atlanta’s defense remains one of the worst in the league, ranked 31st overall with an average of 432.5 yards and 30.7 points per game allowed. This includes the 31st ranked defense against the pass, which is allowing 335.3 yards per game.

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  • Detroit Lions are 2-3-0 ATS with a 2.0 losing margin on average and a -0.2 differential vs. the spread.
  • Atlanta Falcons are 2-4-0 ATS with a 3.7 losing margin on average and a -2.8 differential vs. the spread.
  • The total has gone OVER in 3 of Detroit’s 5 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s 6 games.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Falcons -2 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Lions vs. Falcons Picks

Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns was benched against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images/AFP

Cleveland Browns (4-2-0) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (1-4-1)

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati

As the Cleveland Browns came crashing back down to earth with a mighty thud last Sunday, Baker Mayfield and the Browns offense showed exactly why they were nothing but hype in an embarrassing 38-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.

The total and complete evisceration by the Steelers made a mockery of the NFL odds, which had the Browns trading as the nominal +3 to +3.5 road underdogs. The game wasn’t remotely that close. The Steelers thoroughly outplayed, outmuscled, and outgunned the Browns. Coach Kevin Stefanski had seen enough at one point and benched Baker Mayfield in favor of Case Keenum.

Granted, the Browns offense was banged up, and Mayfield aggravated his rib injury during the game. However, Cleveland’s problems are bigger than that, and they’re not going away anytime soon. All told, the Browns offense mustered up merely 1 TD, 1 of 12 third downs, and 220 yards of offense. Mayfield’s individual account in the game amounted to completing 10 of 18 passes for 119 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, all the while posting a 54.9 QB rating.

The Cincinnati Bengals jumped out to a dominant lead over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6, but they were unable to hold on to the advantage. As the Colts ultimately pulled off the impressive 31-27 come-from-behind win. The latest defeat sees the Bengals continue propping up a stellar AFC North division with a 1-4-1 SU mark.

Joe Burrow berated himself and the missed opportunity, claiming he’d played well for three quarters and 14 minutes. However, Cincy’s loss wasn’t down to the No.1 draft pick as much as it was down to conservative play-calling on both offense and defense late in the game that opened the door just enough for the Colts to blow it off its hinges.

Overall, the Bengals saw A.J. Green and rookie Tee Higgins enjoy their best game this season. The Joe Burrow-Higgins connection continues to build chemistry, promising a bright future for the rookie duo.

This marks the second meeting between the Browns and Bengals this season. The Bengals lost to the Browns in 35-30 in Week 2, to come through as the +6 road underdogs. This time, the Bengals are at home and they’re tipped as the +4.5 home underdogs in early NFL betting markets.

  • Cleveland Browns are 3-3-0 ATS with a 4.0 losing margin on average and a -4.2 differential vs. the spread.
  • Cincinnati Bengals are 4-2-0 ATS with a 4.7 losing margin on average and a +0.8 differential vs. the spread.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 3 of Cincinnati’s 6 games

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Browns - 4.5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (% of capacity)
Full Game Preview: Browns vs. Bengals Picks

Running back Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans takes the hand-off from quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17. Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images/AFP

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-0-0) vs. Tennessee Titans (5-0-0)

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at Nissan Stadium, Nashville

The Steelers and Titans collide in Week 7 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, for a marquee clash of the AFC’s unvanquished teams through the first six weeks. Had it not been for a worrying coronavirus outbreak within Tennessee’s ranks, this game might have settled the pressing question of which team is the best team in the AFC way back in Week 4. Instead, it was rescheduled by the league for this coming Sunday, heightening the anticipation and speculation.

Bearing in mind both teams are in great form, this matchup presents plenty of angles for profit in the betting, not to mention a right tossup for NFL picks. The Steelers are flush off a commanding 38-7 win over the Browns at Heinz Field, improving to a perfect 5-0-0 SU mark. The Titans, meanwhile, are flying by the seat of their pants and finding ways to win, including last week’s 42-36 overtime win against the Houston Texans.

Ryan Tannehill leads the second highest-scoring offense in the league (32.8 points per game) into this contest, which features the league’s second-best defense (285.2 yards per game). Big Ben is in charge of the fifth highest-scoring offense (31.2 points per game) that are set to take on the league’s sixth-most generous defense allowing a whopping 409.8 yards per game. Tennessee’s defense may prove the Achilles heel in what is otherwise a top-billing.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers are 4-1-0 ATS with a 12.4 winning margin on average and a +7.2 differential vs. the spread
  • The Tennessee Titans are 2-3-0 ATS with a 7.6 winning margin on average and a +4.7 differential vs. the spread.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee’s 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 3 of Pittsburgh’s 5 games

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Titans -1.5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (12.5% of capacity)
Full Game Preview: Steelers vs. Titans Picks

Marshon Lattimore #23 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates with Cameron Jordan #94. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Carolina Panthers (3-3-0) vs. New Orleans Saints (3-2-0)

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

A pivotal NFC South showdown is on the cards in Week 7, as the Carolina Panthers descend on the New Orleans Saints. The Panthers will be looking to bounce back after last Sunday’s disappointing loss to the Chicago Bears at home.

The Panthers weren’t nearly as crisp as the 3-point home fave, and after falling behind early they were never able to regain the upper-hand. To their detriment, the first half mustered up merely two field goals against a stiff Bears defense, and a scoreless third quarter forced the Panthers into a deep hole from which they were unable to claw out despite outscoring Chicago 10-3 in the fourth quarter.

The Saints will be well-rested after a Week 6 bye. Prior to the break, the Saints edged the Los Angeles Chargers 30-27 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to improve to 3-2-0 SU. However, the game was a bit too close for comfort, and by all accounts, the Saints were lucky to escape with the win.

Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert upstaged Drew Brees for the better part of four quarters. The veteran, along with coach Sean Payton, had their work cut out to avoid the upset by the whippersnapper.

  • The Carolina Panthers are 3-3-0 ATS with a 0.5 losing margin on average and a +2.6 differential vs. the spread.
  • The New Orleans Saints are 2-3-0 ATS with a 0.6 winning margin on average and a -3.7 differential vs. the spread.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s 6 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ 5 games.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Saints -7 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Coming Soon

Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills throws a touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs. Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images/AFP

Buffalo Bills (4-2-0) vs. New York Jets (0-6-0)

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford

Josh Allen and the Bills are coming off a 26-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Bills Stadium on Monday. It marked Buffalo’s second straight loss to an elite contender in as many weeks, exposing a concerningly wide chasm between the Bills and the top playoff contenders in the AFC conference.

For a second straight week, third-year quarterback Josh Allen struggled to get the Bills offense going, and the defense proved to be a liability once again. On both sides of the ball, Buffalo seems to have more problems than most would have conceded after the Bills burst out of the gates with a 4-0-0 SU start.

These issues, however, don’t appear to plague the Bills against lesser opponents. Which is what they’re getting in Week 7 with a date at MetLife Stadium against the hapless NY Jets.

If the New York Jets aren’t tanking the 2020 season, they’re doing a great impression of a team that has thrown the towel already. The latest debacle saw the Jets drift into insignificance behind a 24-0 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Adam Gase’s old stomping grounds, no less. So uninspired were the Jets, it doesn’t even warrant comment.

Suffice it to say, this is a “get right” game for the Bills, who are emerging as the consensus betting faves in early Week 7 NFL betting markets. Color the world shocked if the Jets show up for this clash.

  • The Buffalo Bills are 3-3-0 ATS with a 2.0 losing margin on average and a -4.3 differential vs. the spread.
  • The NY Jets are 0-6-0 ATS with an 18.3 losing margin on average and a -11.3 differential vs. the spread.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo’s 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 3 of the NY Jets’ 6 games

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Bills -10 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Bills vs. Jets Picks

Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP

Dallas Cowboys (2-4-0) vs. Washington Football Team (1-5-0)

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at FedEx Field, Landover

A dark cloud hangs over Jerry’s World, following yet another setback for the Dallas Cowboys on national television. Monday Night Football’s lackluster defeat to the Arizona Cardinals was arguably their worst game of the season, marking a worrying start to Andy Dalton’s sojourn with America’s favorite team and life after Dak Prescott.

On the bright side – strange but true, for now at least – the Cowboys remain the so-called “best” team in the NFC East with a 2-4-0 SU mark. They hold the top spot by the slimmest of margins (one win), but if they don’t elevate the level of play on both sides of the ball, they won’t have even that dubious honor to claim.

Washington Football Team nearly clinched a second win on the season in Week 6, only to come up short in the dying minutes of their NFC East showdown with the NY Giants. Kyle Allen’s attempt at a two-point conversion didn’t go to Ron Rivera’s plan and Washington was forced to concede the 20-19 defeat as a result.

Neither team goes into Week 7’s contest with confidence or momentum, and yet, bookmakers tip the Cowboys as the road chalk on the NFL odds board. Do the best betting sites have it right?

  • The Dallas Cowboys are 0-6-0 ATS.
  • Washington is 3-3-0 ATS with a 9.0 losing margin on average and -1.7 differential vs. the spread.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas’ 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 3 of Washington’s 6 games

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Cowboys -3 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Cowboys vs. Washington Picks

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers speaks with head coach Matt LaFleur. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP

Green Bay Packers (4-1-0) vs. Houston Texans (1-5-0)

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 1:00 PM ET at NRG Stadium, Houston

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers were left reeling in a 38-10 defeat by a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that proved it was up for the contest. It was a defensive master-class put on by Todd Bowles. One that Matt LaFleur and Rodgers aren’t likely to forget anytime soon.

Following the loss, the Packers slipped to a 4-1-0 SU mark and second place in the NFC North. The Chicago Bears (5-1-0 SU) are currently holding the top spot in the division on account of having played one game more than their biggest rivals to the title in 2020.

The Houston Texans reverted back to their losing ways in Week 6, falling to a 42-36 loss to the Tennessee Titans in overtime. It was another defeat that exposed Houston as the pretender it is in this year’s campaign. Where Houston goes from here is anybody’s guess, but the NFL schedule isn’t getting any easier.

Both the Packers and Texans are coming off losses in the previous week that might put NFL bettors off. Having said that the Packers are in the better position to bounce back, according to bookies that install Green Bay as the road faves on the NFL odds board.

  • The Green Bay Packers are 4-1-0 ATS with a 4.6 winning margin on average and a +2.5 differential vs. the spread.
  • The Houston Texans are 1-5-0 ATS with a 6.0 losing margin on average and a -3.6 differential vs. the spread.
  • The total has gone OVER in 3 of Green Bay’s 5 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s 6 games.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Packers -3 (-105) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (20% capacity)
Full Game Preview: Packers vs. Texans picks

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs slides for a first down against the Buffalo Bills. Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images/AFP

Kansas City Chiefs (5-1-0) vs. Denver Broncos (2-3-0)

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 4:25 PM ET at Empower Field at Mile High, Denver

After the shocking upset by the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 5, the Kansas City Chiefs returned to winning form at the expense of the Buffalo Bills on the road. Coming through as the closing 5.5-point faves in a 26-17 win on a soggy, rain-soaked field at Bills Stadium.

The game didn’t deliver the shootout that many anticipated or that bookmakers projected on the odds board – the game closed on 55 points in total betting markets. Rather it was a gutsy, gritty win that saw the Chiefs deviate from their pass-happy game to grind the Bills into submission. As the saying goes, great teams know how to win ugly. The Chiefs are that kind of great team.

The Denver Broncos delivered a massive upset in Week 6, pulling off an 18-12 win over the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. It wasn’t a pretty game by the 7-point road pups, but it was nevertheless a solid win for the plucky Broncos.

Of course, there’s something to be said about Cam Newton not being in top form, after missing a couple of weeks with the coronavirus. And yet, Drew Lock returned to the starting lineup after missing four weeks with a shoulder injury; as well as Philip Lindsay, who missed five weeks due to a turf toe.

In winning Denver extends its positive form to two straight wins and a 2-3-0 SU mark. It puts them into third-place in the AFC West ahead of their first clash against the Chiefs. To improve to three straight wins is a big ask, however, and nowhere more so apparent than on the NFL odds board where the Broncos are catching 9.5-points or higher at early doors.

  • The Kansas City Chiefs are 4-2-0 ATS with a 6.0 winning margin on average and a +1.0 differential vs. the spread.
  • The Denver Broncos are 4-1-0 ATS with a 2.0 losing margin on average and a +2.7 differential vs. the spread.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s 6 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 3 of Denver’s 5 games.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Chiefs -9.5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (7,5% of capacity)
Full Game Preview: Coming Soon

Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots avoids the tackle of the Denver Broncos. Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images/AFP

San Francisco 49ers (3-3-0) vs. New England Patriots (2-3-0)

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 4:25 PM ET at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro

The San Francisco 49ers took care of business against the Los Angeles Rams in Sunday Night Football, thereby returning to relevance in the NFC West behind a 3-3-0 SU mark. It’s still not enough to lift the Niners out of the division’s basement. But it definitely keeps them in the NFC West title race, which may prove to be the most closely contested this season.

Jimmy Garoppolo had a much better game, bouncing back from his forgettable performance against the Miami Dolphins in Week 5, which warranted Kyle Shanahan’s decision to bench the starter in the second half. Garoppolo’s ankle was good enough to play on in Week 6, but it still did look like it bothered him.

The New England Patriots serve as an example of how challenging playing against the backdrop of a coronavirus pandemic really is after the heart of its offense tested positive for COVID-19 a fortnight ago. Luckily, Cam Newton’s symptoms were mild and he recovered quickly in order to return. That said, he clearly was affected by the virus and missing valuable practice time.

Newton struggled to find his rhythm and form against a solid Broncos defense. Although he picked up form towards the end of the game, the Broncos defense stepped up and thwarted Newton’s attempts to win the game for the Patriots.

In all likelihood, Newton’s form will improve in the coming week, and he’ll be better prepared for the Niners. However, both teams will be up for this clash, making it one of the most difficult of Week 7 NFL games to predict for NFL picks.

  • The San Francisco 49ers are 3-3-0 ATS with a 3.0 winning margin on average and a -2.3 differential vs. the spread.
  • The New England Patriots are 2-3-0 ATS with a 0.2 losing margin on average and a -1.5 differential vs. the spread.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 3 of New England’s 5 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 3 of San Francisco’s 6 games.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Patriots -3 (-120) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: 49ers vs. Patriots Picks

Keenan Allen #13, Justin Herbert #10 and Ryan Groy #72 of the Los Angeles Chargers leave the field. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5-0) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (1-4-0)

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 4:25 PM ET at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood

Justin Herbert has yet to win a game as the starter for the Los Angeles Chargers, but NFL observers are impressed by what they’ve seen from the rookie quarterback. And he’s not had it easy, facing Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, and Drew Brees already in his fledgling NFL career.

While the Bucs beat the Chargers soundly, Herbert and the Chargers were up on both the Chiefs and Saints. Although they didn’t close those games convincingly, the Chargers are moving in the right direction. It feels like only a matter of time before the wins trickle into the win column. A Week 6 bye may prove helpful in Herbert’s development and the Chargers’ preparations for the Jaguars.

The Jacksonville Jaguars slipped to a fifth straight loss in Week 6, succumbing to the Detroit Lions in a 34-16 loss at TIAA Bank Stadium. The Jaguars defense is largely responsible for Jacksonville spinning out of control wildly since a Week 1 upset over the Colts.

The Jaguars are leaking 30.2 points per game and have allowed a combined 181 points against to just 125 points scored (for a 56-point differential). After the NY Jets, this is the worst point differential in the league, which is telling.

  • The Los Angeles Chargers are 4-1-0 ATS a 3.0 losing margin on average and a -0.1 differential vs. the spread.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars are 2-4-0 ATS with a 9.3 losing margin on average and a -5.7 differential vs. the spread.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 3 of LA Chargers’ 5 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 3 of Jacksonville’s 6 games.

TV Network: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, CBS
Opening Line: Chargers -7 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Jaguars vs. Chargers picks

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scored his first TD in the win against Green Bay. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2-0) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (4-2-0)

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 4:05 PM ET at Allegiant Stadium

**Editor's note: since press time, this game has been moved to 4:05pm ET

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are riding high in the NFC South behind a 4-2-0 SU mark. Most recently, the Buccaneers were buoyed by a 38-10 win over Green Bay. Essentially handing the previously undefeated Packers their first loss on the season.

For the most part, it was largely a defensive effort by Tampa Bay that saw Aaron Rodgers and the Packers dismantled at Raymond James Stadium. Notwithstanding, Tom Brady and the offense did make their presence felt too with some valuable contributions. Fans especially were excited to see Rob Gronkowski finally score his first TD as a Buccaneer.

The Las Vegas Raiders are well-rested ahead of this game, thanks to a Week 6 bye. Before going into the break, the Raiders accounted for an impressive win over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead. A victory that few would have predicted, but one that Jon Gruden and the Black and Silver desperately wanted.

Whether the Raiders can build on that result remains to be seen. Literally, as a countrywide NFL audience is set to tune in for their next game against the Tamp Bay Buccaneers under the limelight of primetime NFL action. The Buccaneers are clearly rounding out into form, and the pressure will mainly be on the hosts to pull off back-to-back upsets – bookmakers opened this game with the Raiders tipped as the small home pups on the NFL odds board.

  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 3-3-0 ATS with a 9.2 winning margin on average and a +6.2 differential vs. the spread.
  • The Las Vegas Raiders are 3-2-0 ATS with a 0.2 losing margin on average and a + 4.2 differential vs. the spread.
  • The total has gone OVER in 3 of Tampa Bay’s 6 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Las Vegas’ 5 games.

TV Network: NBC
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, NBC
Opening Line: Buccaneers -2 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Buccaneers vs. Raiders Picks

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to throw the ball. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Seattle Seahawks (5-0-0) vs. Arizona Cardinals (4-2-0)

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 8:20 p.m. ET. at State Farm Stadium, Glendale*

**Editor's note: since press time, this game has been moved up to 8:20pm ET

If teams are what their Win-Loss record says they are, then the Seattle Seahawks are amongst the best in the league behind a perfect 5-0-0 SU start. However, if various NFL stats are a better measure of a team’s merit, then the Seahawks are a mixed bag.

Russell Wilson leads the highest-scoring offense in the league (33.8 points per game), but taking the shine off the Seahawks’ high-octane offense is the defense. Their secondary props up the league in total yards allowed per game (471.2 yards). All the while leaking 27 points per game.

To put it simply, the defense is porous and that puts a lot of pressure on the offense. Fortunately, Russell Wilson is playing at an MVP-level since bursting out of the gates in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons and he leads the league with 19 TDs and the best passer-rating at 129.8 – neither of which mark was threatened this week by his counterparts, despite Seattle enjoying a Week 6 bye. It just goes to underscore the gap in the level of play – at least for now...

The Arizona Cardinals are flush off a solid 38-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Monday Night Football. Granted the Cardinals faced backup Andy Dalton in this game, but that fact doesn’t take away from a well-deserved win over a Cowboys side that never showed up at AT&T Stadium.

In beating the Cowboys, the Cardinals wrapped up a three-game road stretch that included a loss to the Carolina Panthers before beating the NY Jets and Dallas Cowboys, respectively. The Cardinals improve to 4-2-0 SU, drawing at a level with the LA Rams who are also on a 4-2-0 SU mark.

  • The Seattle Seahawks are 4-1-0 ATS with a 6.8 winning margin on average and a +2.9 differential versus the spread.
  • The Arizona Cardinals are 4-2-0 ATS.
  • The total has gone OVER in 3 of Seattle’s 5 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona’s 6 games.

TV Network: FOX
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, FOX
Opening Line: Seahawks -2.5 (-110) with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: Yes (limited to 1,200 fans)
Full Game Preview: Coming Soon

Monday Night Football

Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams. Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Bears (5-1-0) vs. Los Angeles Rams (4-2-0)

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 8:15 PM ET at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood

Matt Nagy must be chuffed that his gamble on Nick Foles is working out so well, with the Chicago Bears sat lotus atop the NFC North sporting a 5-1-0 SU mark. Granted the Bears got a little bit of help from Tampa Bay’s win over the Packers last weekend. However, Chicago has played a part too in their own good fortunes.

Foles led the Bears to a 20-19 victory over Tampa Bay in Week 5 and then they backed it up with a win over Carolina in Week 6. Foles has played in four games, all the while starting in three games. With Foles as the offensive pivot, the Bears are 3-1 SU.

The Los Angeles Rams are coming off a disappointing loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6, a game that was firmly cornered in their camp on the NFL odds board. Jared Goff, arguably, had his worst game of the season and the Rams offense failed to get going in the 30-10 defeat,

It’s too early to panic, but in a tough NFC West division that boasts tough opponents, wins are hard to come by. The Los Angeles Rams can't afford similar setbacks. It puts added pressure on winning non-divisional games, such as this upcoming MNF clash against Chicago.

As it is, the Rams opened as the home chalk, laying 6.5 points to the Bears. However, since sportsbooks opened trading, the NFL line has moved against the Rams. Multiple of the best online sportsbooks have the Rams tipped at -5.5 home chalk already.

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  • The Chicago Bears are 4-2-0 ATS with a 2.0 winning margin on average and a +3.6 differential vs. the spread.
  • The Los Angeles Rams are 3-3-0 ATS with a 6.3 winning margin on average and a +3.0 differential vs. the spread.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Rams’ 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s 6 games

TV Network: ESPN
Live Stream: fuboTV, DirecTV, ESPN
Opening Line: Rams -6.5 with BookMaker
Fans in Stadium: No (until further notice)
Full Game Preview: Coming Soon