By the time we reach Week 7 of the NFL season, we usually have a handful of teams who are clearly out of the playoff race, but there are sure to be plenty more who are still clinging to life, albeit with some work to do. While some teams will have established themselves at the top of their respective divisions, it is still not a time to get to comfortable, as one or two injuries can dramatically change the fortunes of a team. Even a single unexpected loss can cause the wheels to come off and turn a winning season into one where the playoffs slowly but surely slip away. There are, as always, a handful of very big games on tap for Week 7 of the NFL season, so let’s take a closer look at a few of them so you can bet on their NFL odds.
2020 NFL Betting Preview for Games in Week 7
LA Chargers at Miami Dolphins
We are not really expecting much out of these two teams this season, which probably has you all wondering why this game is on the list. The simple reason is that both of these teams drafted potential franchise QB’s this offseason, and while both seem committed to playing veterans and having the young guys learn on the job, you know that there is going to be a temptation to throw in the rookies if things are going bad. Might this be the game where we finally get to see either Justin Herbert or Tua Tagovailoa get some playing time?
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens
Given what the Baltimore Ravens delivered last season, it is no real surprise that they are in as the favorites to once again win the AFC North. The Pittsburgh Steelers, though, will feel that they have something to say about that. Everyone is adopting a wait and see attitude with Ben Roethlisberger after he missed most of last season and underwent elbow surgery. If he is back and strong and the defense plays like it did last season, this game might be to decide who goes top of the division.
Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans
It is going to be very interesting to see where each of these teams are after the first 6 weeks of the season. Both of them made it to the playoffs last season as division winners, yet few people are entirely convinced that they can do it again this year. Might we be seeing the final season with Aaron Rodgers in a Packers uniform? Has the Texans window of opportunity closed, or are they still a legit contender with DeShaun Watson pulling the strings at QB? This is certainly one of the more intriguing matchups in Week 7.
San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots
At the start of every season, there are a few teams who are a little tough to figure out. The San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots are in that group for a couple of different reasons. When the 49ers landed Jimmy G in a trade with the Patriots, the belief was that they had the QB they needed to take them over the top. Despite taking his team to a Super Bowl last season, reports suggested that the Niners were actively seeking a new QB. We all know what went down in New England this offseason, but we don’t know what life will be like without TB12.