Week seven is shaping up to be a pretty good one around the NFL. The Green Bay Packers have a chance to turn themselves around after a rough week, but there are other exciting games going on across the league.
The Packers hope to get back to their winning ways and should have a tasty matchup on Sunday against the Houston Texans. Houston has scuffled out to a 1-5 start, firing head coach Bill O’Brien after losing four straight to start the year. Their defense ranks among the NFL’s worst in many categories, but nowhere are they worse than against the run, giving up the most rushing yards and yards per carry of any team in the league. That should give Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams some good opportunities to find daylight, and APC feels good about the Packers’ prospect of winning outright and covering the 3.5-point spread.
Meanwhile, there are some other exciting games going on around the NFL this week. In the early going, Steelers-Titans should be a great matchup, as the two undefeated teams play in their rescheduled game that was originally set for week four. Titans running back Derrick Henry was responsible for much of the Texans’ poor run defense numbers after a 200-yard day last week, but he should have a much tougher go of it this week against Pittsburgh’s excellent defense.
The NFL’s other undefeated team, the Seattle Seahawks, should also have a challenging matchup on the road against the Arizona Cardinals, a team that went into Seattle and won in week 16 a year ago. Arizona sits at 4-2 on the season, and they would take a major step forward if they can find a way to win this Sunday afternoon.
Finally, the NFC West’s other excellent team, the Los Angeles Rams, will host the 5-1 Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. Packers fans will surely be pulling for the Rams to hand the Bears their second loss, and APC likes the odds of that happening.
Here’s how we see the games going this weekend.