Week 7 NFL Predictions: Teams Guaranteed to Dominate This Weekend

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IOctober 17, 2013

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 13:  Dexter McCluster #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs of the Kansas City Chiefs smiles at the fans on the sideline before a game against the Oakland Raiders on October 13, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
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Only two teams enter Week 7 in pursuit of perfection.

Both of those teams, the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs are six-point favorites this weekend. But only one will dominate en route to its seventh win of 2013.

Here, I'll predict all 15 games this week and highlight a trio of surging teams guaranteed to dominate.

*Spread information according to Covers.com.


Week 7 NFL Predictions
Seattle Seahawks (-5.5)27-17Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons (-7)24-21Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Detroit Lions (-1)30-24Cincinnati Bengals
Miami Dolphins (-9.5)34-23Buffalo Bills
New England Patriots (-3.5)20-13New York Jets
Dallas Cowboys (+2.5)31-28Philadelphia Eagles
Chicago Bears (+1)26-21Washington Redskins
St. Louis Rams (+6.5)19-14Carolina Panthers
Green Bay Packers (-10)27-10Cleveland Browns
San Diego Chargers (-9.5)35-17Jacksonville Jaguars
San Francisco 49ers (-4)23-14Tennessee Titans
Kansas City Chiefs (-6)26-13Houston Texans
Baltimore Ravens (-1)20-17Pittsburgh Steelers
Denver Broncos (-6.5)36-28Indianapolis Colts
New York Giants (-3.5)30-21Minnesota Vikings
Spread info according to Covers.com


Green Bay Packers

Winners of two straight, the Green Bay Packers will host the Cleveland Browns this weekend in a matchup they are sure to dominate from the opening kickoff.

Despite key injuries on both sides of the ball, the Packers won't have to worry about being tested by a Browns offense that is averaging 11 points per game when Brandon Weeden starts at quarterback. Cleveland's three-game winning streak is toast, and the top-flight defensive unit is the only thing keeping the Browns in the mix still.

Cleveland ranks 24th in yards per game and points per game through six weeks and will have a difficult time sustaining drives against the league's third-ranked rush defense in Green Bay.

The Packers defense benefited immensely from the team's Week 3 bye, and that's bad news for the Browns.


San Diego Chargers

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 14:  Fans of San Diego Chargers cheer against Indianapolis Colts after rushing for a first down at Qualcomm Stadium October 14, 2013 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

D for dominate? You bet. It's the Chargers' turn to beat up on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 7. 

One of three winless teams remaining heading into the weekend, Jacksonville hasn't lost a single game by fewer than 10 points this season. On top of that alarming statistic, the Jaguars are averaging a league-worst 11.7 points per game in 2013.

If Gus Bradley had Kansas City's stout defensive unit to lean on, that might not be such a problem. Unfortunately, the Jags rank last against the run and are letting up 33 points per week. 

This isn't so much about San Diego's ability as it is about Jacksonville's ineptness. 


Kansas City Chiefs

The unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs will welcome the reeling Houston Texans to Arrowhead on Sunday afternoon in a game they are expected to win. Look for the Chiefs to not just win, but dominate this weekend.

Houston has dropped four in a row and has serious question marks at quarterback. Starter Matt Schaub, who has struggled with turnovers and confidence all season long, injured his leg in Week 6 and is questionable to play. Meanwhile, backup T.J. Yates tossed a pick-six in his absence.

As a result of the Texans' downward spiral and their issues under center, Sunday's showdown in Kansas City has all the makings of a blowout. After all, the Chiefs are dominating all the key statistical categories in 2013, ranking first in scoring defense (10.8 points per game allowed) and first in turnover differential (plus-12).

With Kansas City aiming to keep pace with 6-0 Denver in the AFC West, look for the Chiefs to win big at home in Week 7.


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