Week 7 NFL Predictions: Teams Guaranteed to Dominate This Weekend
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.
|Seattle Seahawks (-5.5)||27-17||Arizona Cardinals|
|Atlanta Falcons (-7)||24-21||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Detroit Lions (-1)||30-24||Cincinnati Bengals|
|Miami Dolphins (-9.5)||34-23||Buffalo Bills|
|New England Patriots (-3.5)||20-13||New York Jets|
|Dallas Cowboys (+2.5)||31-28||Philadelphia Eagles|
|Chicago Bears (+1)||26-21||Washington Redskins|
|St. Louis Rams (+6.5)||19-14||Carolina Panthers|
|Green Bay Packers (-10)||27-10||Cleveland Browns|
|San Diego Chargers (-9.5)||35-17||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|San Francisco 49ers (-4)||23-14||Tennessee Titans|
|Kansas City Chiefs (-6)||26-13||Houston Texans|
|Baltimore Ravens (-1)||20-17||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Denver Broncos (-6.5)||36-28||Indianapolis Colts|
|New York Giants (-3.5)||30-21||Minnesota 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
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.
Which of these teams is the biggest lock to win by double digits in Week 7?
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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