It’s still early in the season, but a few key divisional matchups are on the Week 7 NFL schedule. Half of the first-place teams have at least a two-game lead, but some matchups on Sunday could result in changes atop multiple divisions.
The New England Patriots are the biggest favorites of Week 7. They are giving the New York Jets nine points, even though Gang Green has won four of their first five games. Tom Brady and Co. are undefeated, but a win for the Jets would put them in first place.
The New York Giants have a share of first place in the NFC East with the Philadelphia Eagles, though their loss in Philadelphia gives the Eagles the tiebreaker. New York closes out its season series with the Dallas Cowboys, who are still fighting to stay relevant in the division until Tony Romo comes back from injury. Dallas has been the underdog in every game without Romo, and Matt Cassel replaces Brandon Weeden as the starting quarterback on Sunday.
Even after losing four of their first six games, the Seattle Seahawks are still getting a lot of respect from oddsmakers. They are six-point favorites over the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night, and the loser will have sole possession of last place in the NFC West.
It’s unknown if a few starting quarterbacks will be able to take the field in Week 7. There is currently no betting line for Pittsburgh’s visit to Kansas City, because Ben Roethlisberger won’t rule out making his return. Marcus Mariota has a sprained MCL, and the Tennessee Titans are four-point home underdogs against the Atlanta Falcons.
The Buffalo Bills are technically road favorites, but they face the Jacksonville Jaguars in London on Sunday morning. It’s the second regular season game being played overseas this year.
The Monday night game features the smallest betting line of the week. The Eagles are getting 2.5 points in their visit to Carolina against the undefeated Panthers.
Three undefeated teams are guaranteed to remain without a loss in Week 7. The Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers all have a bye. The Chicago Bears are off, as well.
Below are the complete betting lines for all the Week 7 games, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas, via vegasinsider.com.
Seattle Seahawks (-6) at San Francisco 49ers, 42
Buffalo Bills (-4.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars, 42
Cleveland Browns (+4.5) at St. Louis Rams, 42
Pittsburgh Steelers (N/A) at Kansas City Chiefs
Houston Texans (+4.5) at Miami Dolphins, 43.5
New York Jets (+9) at New England Patriots, 48
Minnesota Vikings (-3) at Detroit Lions, 44.5
Atlanta Falcons (-4) at Tennessee Titans, 48
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+3.5) at Washington Redskins, 43.5
New Orleans Saints (+5) at Indianapolis Colts, 52
Oakland Raiders (+4) at San Diego Chargers, 47
Dallas Cowboys (+5) at New York Giants, 45.5
Philadelphia Eagles (+2.5) at Carolina Panthers, 46.5
Baltimore Ravens (+7.5) at Arizona Cardinals, 48.5