3 Teams on Upset Alert in NFL Week 7
The 2021 NFL season is off to an exciting start through the first six weeks, with plenty of surprises and fantastic games. Another full slate of games is upon us again in Week 7, and there are plenty of matchups to place some wagers on.
Using odds from FanDuel Sportsbook, here are three teams that could be on upset alert in Week 7.
1. Denver Broncos vs Cleveland Browns (-3)
The Cleveland Browns enter their Week 7 home matchup against the Denver Broncos as the 3-point favorites. The Browns are the NFL's top rushing team, averaging 168.5 yards on the ground per game, however, they'll be without Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb. Cleveland's passing game is in the Bottom-10 in the league, which opens the door for a possible Broncos victory. Denver is in the middle of a three-game losing streak, but the fact that Cleveland is allowing 25.2 points per game (22nd) and missing their top two running backs could be all the Broncos need to get back on track.
2. Atlanta Falcons (-2.5) vs Miami Dolphins
The Atlanta Falcons are 2.5-point favorites over the Miami Dolphins after winning two of their last three games. While that's impressive at first, their victories came over both lowly New York teams. Meanwhile, the Dolphins will enter the matchup looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Miami's offense has struggled this season, however, it got a boost by getting Tua Tagovailoa back and the team could potentially have DeVante Parker in this a week after he was close to playing last Sunday. The Falcons have also given up the second-most points per game in 2021 while the Dolphins are one spot behind them. Even though it'll be a close game, Miami has more reason to be hungry than Atlanta.
3. Indianapolis Colts vs San Francisco 49ers (-3.5)
The San Francisco 49ers are 3.5-favorites as they're coming off their bye week, however, it's important to remember that they're also on a three-game losing streak. On the other hand, the Indianapolis Colts have won two of their last three games and nearly beat the Baltimore Ravens in overtime in Week 5. Both teams' offenses have been pretty equal this season, but the 49ers are averaging just 19.7 PPG over their last three contests while the Colts are scoring 27.7 PPG in that span. The 49ers are allowing 113.2 rushing yards per game (18th) and now have to face Colts RB Jonathan Taylor, who just put up 145 yards on the ground last week. Taking all this into account, it wouldn't be surprising to see San Francisco come up short as it still tries to find its identity this season.
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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.