Parody in the NFL continued into Week Seven, with just two games being decided by more than one score. Both the Patriots and 49ers took sole possession of first place in their respective divisions, leaving the AFC West as the only division with two teams tied at the top.
As the league enters the eighth week of the season, the games are expected to remain competitive.
The Packers are the only double-digit favorites. They are giving the Jaguars 13 points in their contest at Lambeau Field. Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert could be out with a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder.
The Week Eight schedule opens up with the Buccaneers and Vikings. Currently in the lead for the first NFC wild card spot, Minnesota is a 6.5-point favorite on Thursday night.
The Giants and Cowboys are expected to have the closest game of the week. New York heads to Dallas as one-point favorites. The Cowboys won the first matchup of the year, defeating the Giants 24-17 in the 2012 season opener.
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The other New York team is also favored this week. The Jets are giving the Dolphins 2.5 points in their contest at MetLife Stadium.
Denver and New Orleans will face off in what’s expected to be the highest scoring matchup of the week. In the Sunday night game, Peyton Manning and the Broncos are six-point favorites over Drew Brees and the Saints.
The 49ers and Cardinals will close out the week on Monday night. With a one-game lead in the NFC West, San Francisco is a 6.5-point favorite on the road.
The best team in the AFC will have the week off. The Texans have a bye, coming off their 30-point victory over the Ravens.
The, Ravens, Bengals and Bills are also off.
Below are the complete betting lines for all the Week Eight games, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas.
Tampa Bay (+6.5) at Minnesota, 41.5
New England (-7) at St. Louis, 46.5
Indianapolis (+3.5) at Tennessee, 46.5
Jacksonville (+13) at Green Bay,
San Diego (-3) at Cleveland, 44.5
Atlanta (+2.5) at Philadelphia, 46.5
Seattle (+2.5) at Detroit, 45
Miami (+2.5) at New York Jets, 40.5
Carolina (+7.5) at Chicago, 44
Washington (+5) at Pittsburgh, 47.5
Oakland (+1.5) at Kansas City, 43
New York Giants (-1) at Dallas, 47.5
New Orleans (+6) at Denver, 55
San Francisco (-6.5) at Arizona, 37
Bye: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Houston