NFL Teams on Upset Alert in Week 7
By Zach Brunner
There were a number of upsets in the NFL last week, as the Los Angeles Rams crumbled against the San Francisco 49ers, the Kansas City Chiefs were bested by the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys were shocked by the New York Jets.
If you're looking for some more potential upsets this week, here are three favorites that could fall in Week 7.
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1. Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers (-6.5)
Teams coming off a bye are often dangerous, but the Oakland Raiders have an even greater rest advantage, as the Packers played on "Monday Night Football" in Week 6. While the Packers are coming off a victory over the Detroit Lions, it wasn't exactly a convincing win, as Green Bay benefitted from some controversial calls that could've swung the game. The Raiders, however, have won back-to-back games against the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts. With Green Bay still struggling to stop the run (4.9 yards per rush) and Oakland running it well (4.9 yards per rush), the Packers could struggle to put the Raiders away if they can't contain Josh Jacobs.
2. Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys (-3)
In a battle for the top spot in the NFC East, neither of these teams have looked particularly impressive as of late. The Philadelphia Eagles have been unable to defend the pass, giving up four touchdowns to Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings last week. The Cowboys, meanwhile, have dropped three games in a row. While the secondary is the Eagles' obvious weakness, the Cowboys could be without Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb. On top of that, Dak Prescott has not played well in the three losses, throwing just two touchdowns to four interceptions.
3. New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears (-3.5)
No Drew Brees, no problem. Teddy Bridgewater has been all over headlines, winning all four of his games as the starter. However, it's the New Orleans Saints' defense that has been the most impressive, shutting down opposing passing attacks and forcing five turnovers during that span. The Chicago Bears are coming off their bye week and could have Mitchell Trubisky back at quarterback, but no matter who is taking snaps for Chicago, it may be the most inconsistent passing attack New Orleans has faced this season.
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