Not quite a Covid-drama free week in the NFL, but at least there are point spreads for all 14 games at press time. NY Giants @ Philadelphia - The NFC East sits at 2-15-1 outside of divisional play, the lone wins being the game Dallas had no business beating Atlanta and Philadelphia winning at San Francisco. The over-under is 44 1/2, making the 4 1/2 points the Giants are getting seem a bit larger. The Eagles have three divisional games followed by a game at Cleveland, so this will be their chance to get to a respectable record.
Detroit @ Atlanta - I missed badly on both teams in Week 6, at least Atlanta responded after firing its coach so that is the rationale with the Falcons.
Cleveland @ Cincinnati - Despite being 4-2, the Browns see the bottom falling out as it has for 20 years. The Bengals play competitive each week but cannot close opponents out over 60 minutes. Not to mention not one but two wide receivers have requested trades.
Pittsburgh @ Tennessee - This game is listed close to a pick on most boards, but most others believe Steelers will prevail, so will go along with that. Carolina @ New Orleans - This is my barking dog, or growling cat. I would not be surprised to see the Panthers win outright, so getting seven and a hook is gravy.
Buffalo @ NY Jets - A near two touchdown spread is a lot and both teams not really known for offense. That said the Jets are 0-6 ATS thus far. Dallas @ Washington - You will hear this 984 times by Sunday, Washington's outcome in their final home game before Election Day dictates whether the incumbent party wins the election, or at least the popular vote. The Cowboys are also 0-6 ATS so I will go with the WFT while Cowboys fans continue to scream WTF.
Green Bay @ Houston - Tough one to handicap, as the Packers under Matt LeFleur do not tend to put up consecutive stinkers. That said, Green Bay's injury list is long, look for a high scoring, close game.
Tampa Bay @ Las Vegas - The entire Raiders offensive line was placed in quarantine on Thursday, as a result this game has been taken off many books. Look for the Bucs to win by at least 10.
Kansas City @ Denver - The Chiefs proved last week they could win convincingly with a ground and pound strategy in the rain against Buffalo last week.
San Francisco @ New England - The 49ers are coming off a strong effort while New England must bounce back. Will go with team carrying current momentum.
Jacksonville @ LA Chargers - That testy seven and a hook again. I do not have the same confidence on the Jaguars like I do Carolina, but Chargers a work in progress also.
Seattle @ Arizona - Flexed into the Sunday Night slot with the Raiders game in flux, the league is likely pivoting into the better game anyways. It is possible Kyler Murray will jump into the MVP conversation by the time night is through.
LA Rams @ Chicago - Recent fixtures point towards defense, the Bears won 15-6 at home in 2018 while the Rams won 17-7 in Los Angeles last year. So definitely go with the under 45 points. With points at a premium, 5.5 points is a lot for the road team to give up and it would be no surprise if the 5-1 Bears win outright. Locks: Atlanta v. Detroit, PIttsburgh @ Tennessee, Carolina @ New Orleans, Arizona v. Seattle, Chicago v. LA Rams
Overall Record: Last Week 4-7, Season 45-40-1
Locks: Last Week 2-3, Season 19-11