NFL Week 7 Predictions: Our Picks Against the Spread

Jacksonville Jaguars at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m., CBS

Line: Chargers -7.5 | Total: 49

This is a matchup of incredibly various one-win teams. The Jaguars (1-5) have dropped five straight, have cooled off on offense right after a strongish get started and have the worst protection in the N.F.L. There is some motive for optimism in the distant long term taking into consideration the probable of managing again James Robinson and the extensive receivers D.J. Chark and Laviska Shenault Jr. But that optimism turning into something meaningful would include changing Gardner Minshew at quarterback and just about each individual player on the team’s defense.

The Chargers (1-4), in the meantime, have lost 4 in a row, but have an particularly brilliant long run with quarterback Justin Herbert, who has stored each of those people four game titles within just a landing, two times going to time beyond regulation. Coming out of a bye 7 days, Los Angeles has quite a few winnable game titles lined up about the up coming 5 months, and the group could theoretically go from a basement-dweller to a fringe playoff contender should really Herbert and his solid team of targets (Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Hunter Henry) remain nutritious.

Recognizing a staff with a couple of important injuries on protection practically eight factors, on the other hand, may well be way too daring. A narrower victory is extra likely. Choose: Jaguars +7.5

Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m., CBS

Line: Browns -3 | Overall: 53.5

No just one throws chilly drinking water on enthusiasm very like the Browns (4-2). Cleveland obtained off to its ideal five-match start out because 1994 and proceeded to get demolished so brutally by Pittsburgh in Week 6 that Situation Keenum, the team’s backup quarterback, had his identify trending on Twitter by halftime. Was that an overreaction? It will in all probability sense like a single on Sunday, as Cleveland’s offense need to feast on the Bengals (1-4-1), whom they conquer by 35-30 in 7 days 2. But with 4 online games of 32 or extra points, and two games of 7 or less, it would be reasonable to label Cleveland as an exciting staff that is not all set for real contender position. Choose: Browns -3

Dallas Cowboys at Washington Football Staff, 1 p.m., Fox

Line: Off | Whole: Off

The N.F.C. East is so lousy that even right after last week’s humiliation at the arms of the Cardinals, the Cowboys (2-4) stayed in initial place. And they can cement by themselves there by beating the lowly Footballers (1-5) on the street.

There was a whole lot to not like about Dallas’s performance on Monday evening. The pass protection was terrible, which compelled Andy Dalton into several throws he’d like back. And even the throws Dalton had time for did not search quite excellent. Ezekiel Elliott manufactured expensive errors and the Cowboys’ protection built Arizona’s offense look like that of the Baltimore Ravens. There are even rumblings that the team is desperately not happy with Mentor Mike McCarthy, who is 6 game titles into a 5-12 months contract.

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