NFL Week 7 Picks: It's Time to Worry About the Kansas City Chiefs

Eric Uribe
By , Updated on: Sep 4, 2022 08:00 PM
NFL Week 7 Picks: It's Time to Worry About the Kansas City Chiefs

Here's something that doesn't sound real but somehow is: The 2021 NFL season is approaching its midway point. Talk about time moving fast. The prevailing theme of this year has been surprises, both pleasant and disappointing. In fact, the Super Bowl field is almost unrecognizable.

This motif holds strong heading into this week's slate of games, too. Within our NFL Week 7 picks, you'll find it's time to worry about the Kansas City Chiefs, even if they do beat the Tennessee Titans. Beyond that, we tackle a handful of marquee matchups and games with heavy favorites. 

First, let's take a look at all the available NFL betting odds, courtesy of BetOnline:

Cleveland Browns-170+150Denver Broncos
Baltimore Ravens-270+230Cincinnati Bengals
Carolina Panthers-150+130New York Giants
Green Bay Packers-420+340Washington Football Team
Kansas City Chiefs-251+211Tennessee Titans
Atlanta Falcons-137+117Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots-325+270New York Jets
Los Angeles Rams-1100+700Detroit Lions
Las Vegas Raiders-167+147Philadelphia Eagles
Tampa Bay Buccaneers-700+520Chicago Bears
Arizona Cardinals-1650+925Houston Texans
San Francisco 49ers-195+170Indianapolis Colts
New Orleans Saints-225+195Seattle Seahawks

Remember to confirm these NFL odds before settling on your Week 7 NFL picks. The lines will move at many of the top online sportsbooks as injury reports get finalized prior to opening kickoff.

Week 7 NFL Predictions

Like usual, we will be choppering in with our seven best NFL bets. Though these do not represent the only games worth wagering on, they are a combination of the most high-profile NFL showdowns and our most confident investments.

Now, let's make some NFL picks! 

Worry About the Chiefs...But Not Against the Titans 

Why yes, it is time to worry about the Chiefs.

Losing to the Ravens in Week 2 is one thing. But they have now dropped games to the sad-sack Eagles and, most recently, the Washington Football Team. Both of those losses are inexcusable. Kansas City's defense is a mess and primarily to blame. Only three teams are allowing more points per game.

Fortunately for the Chiefs, we see them getting back on track against a Titans squad that will not have Julio Jones (hamstring) and has remained far too reliant on Derrick Henry. That said, Kansas City's struggles are something to monitor moving forward.

OSB Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs (-251)

Kansas City Chiefs To beat the Tennessee Titans

The Bengals are No Match for the Ravens 

As we mentioned before, the Bengals are starting to perk up. Their defense is among the seven stingiest in the league, and the offense has been pleasantly average in a few of their outings.

But that's not good enough to beat the Ravens. 

Baltimore might be the best team in football right now. They definitely have the best player in football. Lamar Jackson is among the league leaders in both rushing yards and passing yards, and he's piloting what has become the NFL's seventh-best offense

OSB Prediction: Baltimore Ravens (-270)

Baltimore Ravens To beat the Cincinnati Bengals

Green Bay Will Pummel Washington

Remember when we were worried about the Packers? Good times. It feels like forever ago.

Metrics still have Green Bay pegged as a mediocre team. But their defense has picked up over the course of their five-game winning streak, and Aaron Rodgers has done a nice job exploiting crummy secondaries.

Despite stealing a game from Kansas City in Week 6, WFT remains bottom of the barrel. Green Bay should win this easily.

OSB Prediction: Green Bay Packers (-420)

Green Bay Packers To beat the Washington Football Team

Miami Will Pull Off the Upset Over Atlanta

Trusting the Dolphins often feels like a fool's errand. But trusting the Falcons is even worse.

Atlanta has one of the most confusing setups and directions in the league. Oh, they also have the NFL's second-worst defense by a mile. That doesn't bode well against a Dolphins team that has done a great job piling up big-time plays to their tight ends whenever Tua Tagovailoa is under center.

OSB Prediction: Miami Dolphins (+117)

Miami Dolphins To beat the Atlanta Falcons

Tampa Bay Set to Roast Chicago

Let's not overthink this. 

Tom Brady is leading his Bucs against a shoddy Bears team that recently gave the keys of the offense to rookie quarterback Justin Fields. The question is not whether Tampa Bay will win.

It's how many touchdowns they will win by. And we're guessing at least two.

OSB Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-700)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers To beat the Chicago Bears

New Orleans Steals One from Seattle 

The Saints have been one of the league's biggest surprises. Their defense ranks 10th in points allowed, and quarterback Jameis Winston has captained them to a top-three offensive placement, all without star wide receiver Michael Thomas, who is eligible to return against the Seahawks.

Truth be told, we'd probably favor New Orleans no matter what. But Seattle remains without Russell Wilson, so this decision is even easier.

OSB Prediction: New Orleans Saints (-225)

New Orleans Saints To beat the Seattle Seahawks

Arizona Establishes Itself as a Super Bowl Favorite vs. Houston 

Skeptics continue to wonder whether the MVP candidate Kyle Murray and the Cardinals are actually contenders. They have picked up some pretty big victories but continue to play down to the level of their opponent.

Beating up on the Texans, who are perhaps the worst team in football, is a good way for Arizona to show they're ready to dominate against vastly inferior squads. After watching them the past few weeks, we believe they've turned that corner and will show it in Week 7.

OSB Prediction: Arizona Cardinals (-1650)

Arizona Cardinals To beat the Houston Texans

Check out this list of the top online sportsbooks so you can decide which one to use for all your NFL betting:

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