It is time for another exciting week of football and believe it or not, we are almost halfway through the season. It has been wild so far and this Week Seven slate should not disappoint. With an exciting Jaguars-Saints battle on Thursday night, the 5-1 Lions versus the 4-2 Ravens headlining the early games, while the thrilling Chargers-Chiefs rivalry heats up in the late afternoon. And we cannot forget a potential Game of the Year on Sunday Night Football with the 5-1 Miami Dolphins taking on the 5-1 Philadelphia Eagles. We have the best bets and picks against the spread for NFL's Week Seven.
Thursday Night Football
Jacksonville Jaguars (-1.5) at New Orleans Saints
Trevor Lawrence is questionable for this game, which may concern Jags fans everywhere. But the expectation is that he might play, even if he isn't 100 percent. The Saints have not been very consistent this season, from blowing out New England, to losing a close game in Houston. This should be one of the better TNF games of the year, but I'm taking the Jaguars as long as Trevor is playing.
Pick: Jaguars 28, Saints 23
Las Vegas Raiders (-3) at Chicago Bears
This could be the backup bowl as both teams have injured quarterbacks. Both Jimmy G and Justin Fields exited their Week Six game early with an injury. It is now likely that either Brian Hoyer or Aidan O'Connell will face Tyson Bagent, the undrafted rookie out of Shepard. The Raiders offense did not miss a beat against the Chargers as they came close to winning without Jimmy running the show. In that case, I can see Las Vegas leaving the day with the win.
Pick: Raiders 13, Bears 9
Arizona Cardinals (+9.5) at Seattle Seahawks
Seattle entered the bye week 3-1 and confident with a tough matchup against the lackluster Cincinnati Bengals. But the offense struggled, especially Geno Smith and the Bengals snuck out with a win. I'm still taking Arizona here, but they have not been as bad as their record shows.
Pick: Seahawks 28, Cardinals 20
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (-6)
This is a big game for the Chargers. On paper, they have a great roster and should be a 10-12 win team, but in reality they could be 2-4 if they drop this tough divisional matchup. In what should be a thrilling offensive battle, I see Mahomes winning a shootout over Herbert.
Pick: Chiefs 30, Chargers 23
Miami Dolphins (+2.5) at Philadelphia Eagles
The Miami Dolphins have the best offense in the NFL this year, facing arguably the best offense in the NFL last season. While Jalen Hurts and the Philly offense has had struggles, they are still 5-1 and one of the best teams in the league. Although playing in Philadelphia is tough, the Dolphins are eager to prove they can beat a top team in the NFL after a crushing loss to Buffalo a few weeks ago.
Pick: Dolphins 33, Eagles 30
San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings (+7)
The 49ers are coming off a massive upset loss versus the Browns and now face Kirk Cousins and the 2-4 Vikings who just beat the Bears last week. Don't overlook Minnesota who has a great offense, but not so great defense. San Francisco would like to not to lose to Kirk Cousins, because of the so-called Cousins Curse. No team has made it to the Super Bowl and lost to Kirk Cousins in the same season.
Pick: 49ers 34, Vikings 23
Rest Of Week Seven Picks
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-2.5)
Cleveland Browns (-2.5) at Indianapolis Colts
Detroit Lions at Baltimore Ravens (-2.5)
Buffalo Bills (-9) at New England Patriots
Washington Commanders (-1.5) at New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers (+3) at Los Angeles Rams
Green Bay Packers (-1.5) at Denver Broncos
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