Week 7 of the NFL season features several exciting matchups that could have major implications on playoff seeding and the playoff race itself in both the AFC and NFC.
The most-anticipated matchup of the week is the 5-1 New England Patriots traveling on the road to play the 4-2 Pittsburgh Steelers. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reportedly won’t play because of a knee injury, but it still should be a good game.
An NFC West showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals, as well as a “Monday Night Football” matchup between the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos also will impact the playoff race in more ways than one.
Here are the early spreads for all 15 Week 7 games, per OddsShark.
Thursday, Oct. 20
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (-8.5)
Sunday, Oct. 23
New York Giants (-3) at Los Angeles Rams
Baltimore Ravens at New York Jets (pick ’em)
Minnesota Vikings (-2.5) at Philadelphia Eagles
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals (-9.5)
New Orleans Saints at Kansas City Chiefs (-7)
Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions (-1)
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans (-1.5)
Buffalo Bills (-2) at Miami Dolphins
Oakland Raiders at Jacksonville Jaguars (-1.5)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers (pick ’em)
San Diego Chargers at Atlanta Falcons (-6)
New England Patriots (-7) at Pittsburgh Steelers
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals (-2)
Monday, Oct. 24
Houston Texans at Denver Broncos (-6.5)
Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images