The NFL Week 7 odds are out, and this is going to be an interesting week! The Week 7 schedule of the 2016 NFL season will kick off this Thursday when the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. What seemed like an easy win for Green Bay just a few weeks ago has now become an almost must-win for the Pack.
Green Bay fans have to be asking – will the real Aaron Rodgers please stand up?
According to a CBS Sports report, Green Bay may have a 3-2 record, which puts them in a great spot for the early race for a wild card spot. They have not played a good game from start to finish this season. The Packers have looked bad, or shall I say very “un-Green Bay like” right off the bat.
Even in a Week 1 win at Jacksonville, the Packers still appeared out of sorts. A loss at home to the Bears on Thursday night could be devastating for the Packers and here is why. They already have a division loss to the Vikings and are two games out of first place heading into this game against the Bears.
If Chicago beats Green Bay, they would fall three games behind Minnesota and they would be 0-2 in the NFC North. Yes, it is only Week 7, but this is a big game for Green Bay.
Other key games on the NFL Week 7 schedule include Washington at Detroit, Minnesota at Philadelphia, New England taking on Pittsburgh, and the Houston Texans, led by quarterback Brock Osweiler, traveling to the Mile High City to take on the Denver Broncos.
Osweiler was penciled in by John Elway and the Denver Broncos staff to take over for Peyton Manning following the Broncos Super Bowl win in 2016. However, Osweiler shocked everyone by accepting a deal from the Texans last summer.
The Broncos and their fans haven’t forgotten about Osweiler, and according to a USA Today report, the Denver defense is ready to go after the former Broncos quarterback – especially Brandon Marshall, who seems to like Osweiler personally but is ready to “kill” him on the field.
“I don’t think anybody in this locker room cares that he left,” said Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall. “I think everybody’s happy – when you’re a player in this league, you’re happy when another player gets his money, when he gets what he’s due. So everybody in this locker room, nobody has any ill-will towards Brock. At the same time, it’s competition and we want to shut him down. Just because it’s Brock. We know Brock. He came from here and we just want to kill him. That’s what we want to do.”
This should be a hard hitting game!
Finally, for all you NFL fans who love to wake up to football first thing in the morning — and who doesn’t — the NFL will once again have a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff when the New York Giants take on the Los Angeles Rams at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Last week, the picks finished at 3-2 overall.
Here is a look at the complete NFL Week 7 odds, schedule, and TV start times.
Thursday, October 20
- Chicago at Green Bay — 8:25 pm – CBS (Packers -7, Over/Under 46)
Sunday, October 23
- N.Y. Giants at L.A. Rams — 9:30 am – NFL Network (NY Giants -2, Over/Under 45)
- Washington at Detroit — 1:00 pm — FOX (Lions -1, Over/Under 50)
- Minnesota at Philadelphia — 1:00 pm – FOX (Vikings -2, Over/Under 44)
- Cleveland at Cincinnati — 1:00 pm — CBS (Bengals -9, Over/Under 46)
- Indianapolis at Tennessee — 1:00 pm – CBS (Tenn -2, Over/Under 47.5)
- Baltimore at N.Y. Jets — 1:00 pm – CBS (Jets -1, Over/Under 40)
- Oakland at Jacksonville — 1:00 pm – CBS (Jags -1, Over/Under 46.5)
- New Orleans at Kansas City — 1:00 pm – FOX (Chiefs -6, Over/Under 50)
- Buffalo at Miami — 1:00 pm – CBS (Bills -3, Over/Under 44)
- San Diego at Atlanta — 4:05 pm — FOX (Falcons -6.5, Over/Under 43)
- Tampa Bay at San Francisco — 4:05 pm – FOX (Tampa -1, Over/Under 46.5)
- New England at Pittsburgh — 4:25 pm – CBS (Patriots -7, Over/Under 46)
- Seattle at Arizona — 8:30 pm – NBC (Arizona -2, Over/Under 43)
Monday, October 24
- Houston at Denver — 8:30 pm – ESPN (Broncos -8, Over/Under 46)
Picks — NY Giants -2, Washington +1, Buffalo -3, Falcons -6.5, NY Jets -1
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