NFL Week 7 predictions: Bet against Tom Brady in NFC battle

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Bears (+12.5) implicit BUCCANEERS

Tom Brady’s superior tract generalship continues to marque the Buccaneers an extraordinarily hard retired for the league’s champion teams.

Defense-first Chicago continues to bent its hopes connected Khalil Mack and its accepted head-knocking stop-unit tenacity.

Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown, TE Rob Gronkowski absences volition hinder the cause, and OLB Jason Pierre-Paul is questionable.

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Panthers (-3) implicit GIANTS

Big Blue person a crying request for important contributions from large players RB Saquon Barkley, and WRs Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney. Without each three, supporting cardinal Giants participants whitethorn find their load excessively large to bear, aft their earlier exploitation of a comparatively easier schedule.

PATRIOTS (-7) implicit Jets

Pats manager Bill Belichick continues to seemingly spot peculiar accent connected defeating the section AFC franchise, to the Jets’ sizeable disadvantage. The Pats earlier took retired the Jets successful North Jersey, acknowledgment to 4 interceptions served up by rookie Jets QB Zach Wilson. Live and learn.

RAVENS (-6.5) implicit Bengals

Cincinnati is intelligibly improved — but fixed the Bengals are headed into their 2nd of 3 consecutive roadworthy games, we’re compelled to allocate an borderline to the rough-riding crushed crippled of Baltimore. Good spots successful which to slice Cincinnati aren’t acold away. Price seems right.

PACKERS (-8) implicit Washington

The Football Team has failed to prolong the comparative antiaircraft prowess it managed to support done the bulk of the 2020 play — leaving further unit connected the discourtesy to clasp up its extremity of the bargain. Aaron Rodgers and institution should negociate this duty without strain, fixed the superior endowment astatine hand.

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TITANS (+5.5) implicit Chiefs

Tennessee came up immense against the Bills past week — but the Buffalo unit was intelligibly outcoached by Mike Vrabel and friends. Kansas City is different stout situation for this location ’dog, but the visitors person a wont of permitting opponents to bent around, and typically proceed to bash conscionable capable to triumph and progress. It would instrumentality a immense effort for the Chiefs to tally disconnected and fell here.

Falcons (-2.5) implicit DOLPHINS

Dynamic scheduling vantage leaves america nary prime but to springiness a agelong look to the visiting Falcons. Home broadside has returned from a London engagement to instrumentality connected Atlanta without a week disconnected — portion the visitors are coming disconnected their seasonal bye. It’s hard not to assistance Matt Ryan a coagulated borderline successful this spot.

RAMS (-16.5) implicit Lions

Detroit has endured a sustained past of disappointment connected trips to the Left Coast for virtually decades. Given the Lions’ 2021 seasonal past of sluggish starts (failing to registry a first-quarter constituent successful 3 of their past 4 outings), Detroit fans are near to anticipation for a distant come-from-behind backdoor cover.

RAIDERS (-3) implicit Eagles

Vegas appears to person worked its mode past the ennui against the Chargers and Bears which preceded the caller Raiders coaching change. Respect inherent Eagles halfway of toughness, but the marketplace appears to beryllium offering a inexpensive terms against a foe whose near-term wounded issues person presented a sustained obstacle to sustained betterment for Philadelphia. Take what they springiness you.

CARDINALS (-17) implicit Texans

A broadly rumored blockbuster subordinate woody involving Houston QB Deshaun Watson hangs implicit the Texans, with Watson broadly understood to beryllium ticketed for the Dolphins backmost job. Watch this space, arsenic the Texans look to marque the astir of their prevailing presumption successful the intermediate word and the Cards strive to support perfection.

Colts (+4) implicit 49ERS

Indianapolis endured a terrible antiaircraft cramp earlier this week erstwhile cardinal information Julian Blackmon suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury. The Niners person faced sustained issues trying to flooded laic prices arsenic favorites, truthful volition stay skeptical until immoderate measurement of improved “lay” signifier is established, though QB Jimmy Garoppolo is slated to instrumentality nether center. Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (quad) not expected to spot action.

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SEAHAWKS (+4.5) implicit Saints

This is arsenic pugnacious a roadworthy travel arsenic exists successful this league connected a regular basis. Under mean question conditions, we’re not intimidated by New Orleans’ caller roadworthy form. Seattle QB Geno Smith has staged a one-man revival amusement since getting a sustained 2nd accidental to show his wares moving the Seahawks offense. Value is there.

Last week: 5-7-1
Season: 41-45-2