- The opening lines for Week 7 of the NFL season have been posted
- The Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-point favorites over the Tennessee Titans in a meeting of two of the league’s three remaining unbeaten teams
- The over/under is just 45.5 for Thursday night’s game between the New York Giants and Eagles in Philadelphia
The marquee matchup of NFL Week 6 turned out to be a dud, as Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rolled to a 38-10 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
The oddsmakers expect the top game of Week 7 to be closer when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Tennessee Titans.
The entire slate of opening lines for Week 7 has been released.
NFL Week 7 Opening Lines
|New York Giants||+245||+7 (-115)||Over 45.5 (-105)|
|Philadelphia Eagles||-300||-7 (-105)||Under 45.5 (-115)|
|Cleveland Browns||-190||-4 (-110)||Over 51.5 (-110)|
|Cincinnati Bengals||+160||+4 (-110)||Under 51.5 (-110)|
|Dallas Cowboys||-188||-3.5 (-115)||N/A|
|Washington Football Team||+158||+3.5 (-105)||N/A|
|Detroit Lions||+120||+2.5 (-105)||Over 55.5 (-115)|
|Atlanta Falcons||-142||–2.5 (-115)||Under 55.5 (-105)|
|Carolina Panthers||+290||+7.5 (-110)||Over 52.5 (-115)|
|New Orleans Saints||-360||-7.5 (-110)||Under 52.5 (-105)|
|Buffalo Bills||-590||-10.5 (-115)||Over 47.5 (-110)|
|New York Jets||+430||+10.5 (-105)||Under 47.5 (-110)|
|Green Bay Packers||-180||-3.5 (-105)||Over 55.5 (-110)|
|Houston Texans||+152||+3.5 (-115)||Under 55.5 (-110)|
|Seattle Seahawks||-164||-3.5 (+105)||Over 53.5 (-110)|
|Arizona Cardinals||+138||+3.5 (-125)||Under 53.5 (-110)|
|San Francisco 49ers||+205||+5.5 (-110)||N/A|
|New England Patriots||-245||-5.5 (-110)||N/A|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-400||-8.5 (-105)||Over 48.5 (-110)|
|Denver Broncos||+315||+8.5 (-115)||Under 48.5 (-110)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||-142||-2.5 (-115)||Over 54.5 (-105)|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+120||+2.5 (-105)||Under 54.5 (-115)|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||-112||-1 (-110)||Over 51.5 (-105)|
|Tennessee Titans||-104||+1 (-110)||Under 51.5 (-115)|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||+280||+7 (+100)||Over 51.5 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Chargers||-350||-7 (-120)||Under 51.5 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Rams||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Odds taken Oct. 18 from FanDuel
Steelers Slim Favorites
The Steelers (5-0) opened as 1-point favorites over the Titans (5-0), following their 38-7 dismantling of the Cleveland Browns as a three-point favorite at home Sunday.
James Conner ran for 101 yards and a touchdown as the Steelers improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1978 and just the second time in franchise history. Ben Roethlisbeger added 162 yards passing and a touchdown toss to James Washington.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 18, 2020
The Browns came into the game on a four-game winning streak. However, Pittsburgh’s defense intercepted Baker Mayfield twice and sacked him four times.
Derrick Henry took a direct snap and ran five yards for a touchdown in overtime to give the Titans a 42-36 victory over the visiting Houston Texans as four-point favorites.
DERRICK HENRY ABSURD 94-YARD TD 🤯
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 18, 2020
Henry rushed for 212 yards, including a 94-yard TD run, and added 52 yards receiving. The Titans finished with a franchise-record 601 total yards.
One down note for the Titans, though, is that they were burned for 335 yards passing and four touchdown passes by Deshaun Watson.
Bills Double-Digit Choice
The biggest line of the week has the Buffalo Bills favored by 10.5 points on the road against the New York Jets.
The Bills (4-1) host the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night and are 4-point underdogs. However, there is a wide gulf between the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs and the hapless Jets.
The Jets fell to 0-6 on Sunday in ignominious fashion as they were shut out 24-0 by the Dolphins at Miami as 8.5-point underdogs. The question now is whether Adam Gase will still be coaching the Jets by the time the weekend rolls around.
— Justin Gray (@JGrayJets) October 18, 2020
The Jets are the league’s only winless team after the Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants won Sunday. It’s been 24 years since the Jets began the 1996 season 0-6.
Plenty of Points Expected
Two games opened with totals of 55.5 points — the Detroit Lions against the Falcons in Atlanta and the Packers versus the Texans in Houston.
Rookie D’Andre Swift rushed for career-high 116 yards and two touchdown to lead the Lions to a 34-16 road victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Lions had lost the last six games in which they built a double-digit lead.
KJ had a 71-yard run that day, & Swift had a 54-yard run today.
Both rushes are DET's longest since 2011 pic.twitter.com/nxbqjpdWzQ
— Detroit Lions PR (@LionsPR) October 18, 2020
The Falcons’ offense erupted in a 40-23 win over the host Minnesota Vikings in Atlanta’s first game since coach Dan Quinn was fired and replaced by defensive coordinator Raheem Morris.
Matt Ryan threw four touchdowns passes, including two to Julio Jones, and completed 30-of-40 attempts for 371 yards. Jones returned from a hamstring injury to have eight receptions for 137 yards.
While the Packers’ offense was stopped by the Buccaneers, Green Bay is averaging 32.4 points a game. The Texans and Watson’s 36 points against the Titans were a season-high.
Thursday Night Snoozer?
The Thursday night matchup between the New York Giants and Eagles in Philadelphia has the lowest total at 45.5 points.
While the Giants finally got their first win, 20-19 at home against the Washington Football Team, their offense managed only one touchdown. The defense provided the winning score when rookie Tae Crowder returned a fumble 43 yards for a TD in the fourth quarter to snap a 13-13 tie.
TAE ALL THE WAY!
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 18, 2020
The Eagles have lost their last two games but have scored a combined 57 points..
Potential Line Shifts
The Steelers opening as a road favorite in their showdown with the Titans is a little surprising. Look for a fair share of backing on the home team to the point where it is easy seeing Tennessee being the favorite by kickoff.
The Buccaneers opened as 2.5-point road favorites over the Las Vegas Raiders, who had a bye this week. While the public loves betting on Brady, the Raiders should draw a lot of action after upsetting the Chiefs 40-32 on the road in Week 5.