5 NFL Teams That Will Definitely Lose in Week 7
5 Losers In The NFL In Week Seven
The NFL is one of the hardest leagues to pick in the world. There is a reason why they say it is any given Sunday. Picking teams that are "guaranteed" to lose is near impossible. This league has more parity then the other four major sports. In ESPN's Eliminator Challenge, there are only seven percent of people who are still alive with perfect picks. Either way, today we try to do the impossible and name the five teams who will indeed lose this weekend.
There are matchups every single week that look completely lopsided. The way the schedule comes out puts terrible teams up against NFL powerhouses. We are at Week 7, and it is starting to become clear which teams are good and which ones are not. There are already some teams who are playing for pride. They may say something different, but everyone knows they aren't going anywhere.
The same goes for the other side. At this point, we know which teams are going to at least contend to be called the best in the league. You will not see the Denver Broncos or the Kansas City Chiefs on any of these lists. There is no way to guarantee when a great team like them will eventually lose.
The matchups this week don't seem to have many layups, so take advantage of all the ones that can be had. These five teams have terrible matchups in Week 7. They will lose this week, and you can take that to the bank. Or Vegas, whichever you want.
St. Louis Rams
The St Louis Rams took advantage of what is quickly becoming a very disappointing Houston Texans team last week. With such a convincing win, how could the Carolina Panthers become a guaranteed win against this Rams team? They are coming off a good win against the Minnesota Vikings. They play much better at home than they do on the road. Also, it is betting against Sam Bradford. Take every opportunity you get for that.
Although they showed a spirited effort against the Broncos last week, they are still the Jacksonville Jaguars. They are better with Chad Henne at quarterback, but they aren't too good. Justin Blackmon should expect another big garbage-time game. The San Diego Chargers are coming off a big win against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night. They are going to make this an easy win, and they will do it quickly.
What was a great story with Brian Hoyer at quarterback has now become a cautionary tale with Brandon Weeden at quarterback. The Cleveland Browns were the feel-good story of the NFL for two weeks when they continued to win after the Trent Richardson trade. There was real talk that they could win a very weak AFC North. Those talks are on the backburner now that Hoyer is out for the season with a torn ACL. Beyond that, they are taking on Aaron Rodgers.
Whether it is Matt Schaub or T.J. Yates, the Texans are not winning their game this week. They are taking on the undefeated Chiefs. They are not put together enough at this point to win a game against such a good opponent. Pick your reason why Houston will not win; Gary Kubiak, another pick-six, a very good Chiefs defense, Gary Kubiak, etc.
You really want to root for the Vikings and Adrian Peterson after the tragedy he suffered last week. Unfortunately, this is a competition and not a movie. They are facing the defeated New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Monday Night Football. The reason to vote against the Vikings is the quarterback position. Whether it is Matt Cassel, Josh Freeman or Christian Ponder, they will be at a disadvantage against this Giants team. That will be their ultimate demise, especially if they go interception for interception with Eli Manning.