’21 NFL Pick’em Week 7

7 Rings used a 10-3 record in week 7 to remain in the pick’em pool’s top spot. Two of the three losses occurred when the underdogs came out of nowhere to shock the sports world with some significant upsets. Some may argue that one of those games wasn’t all that surprising; however, when you’ve been picked by over 90% of the population and then fail to score a single touchdown, that’s just embarrassing.

In a week that featured many easy selections, let’s find out who 7 Rings picked to keep their stranglehold on first overall.

Thursday Night Football

  • Favorite: @Cleveland 62%
  • Underdog: Denver 38%
  • Pick: Cleveland ✔
  • Commentary: Just when people counted the Browns out, they pull out this gutsy win in prime time. 

Sunday Morning

  • Favorite: @Green Bay 99%
  • Underdog: Washington 1%
  • Pick: Green Bay ✔
  • Commentary: The Packers won again, and the sports world rejoices. It seems they are on the path to the Super Bowl again, that is, until they are not. 
  • Favorite: Kansas City 69%
  • Underdog: @Tennessee 31%
  • Pick: Tennessee ✔
  • Commentary: I’ve heard it on TV, and I will repeat it now in case you missed it. The Chiefs will be a one championship dynasty.  
  • Favorite: Atlanta 58%
  • Underdog: @Miami 42%
  • Pick: Miami ×
  • Commentary: I believed that the Dolphins were the better team, or was this just on paper?  
  • Favorite: @New England 98%
  • Underdog: New York Jets 2%
  • Pick: New England ✔
  • Commentary: New England is doing alright with that kid behind center. New York can not say the same thing. 
  • Favorite: Carolina 91%
  • Underdog: @New York Giants 9%
  • Pick: Carolina ×
  • Commentary: Alright, so we all know that Carolina’s hot start was a fluke, but come on, raise your hand if you saw this blowout coming. I didn’t. 
  • Favorite: @Baltimore 92%
  • Underdog: Cincinnati 8%
  • Pick: Baltimore ×
  • Commentary: I didn’t expect the Ravens ever to take a week off.

Sunday Afternoon

  • Favorite: @Las Vegas 84%
  • Underdog: Philadelphia 16%
  • Pick: Las Vegas ✔
  • Commentary: These Raiders are doing alright under their new head coach. 
  • Favorite: @Los Angeles Rams 99%
  • Underdog: Detroit 1%
  • Pick: Los Angeles ✔
  • Commentary: When people talk about tortured fan bases, they usually say Cleveland and New York, but what about Detroit? The Rams don’t need any pomp and circumstance for this win, and it was a gimmie. 
  • Favorite: @Arizona 99%
  • Underdog: Houston 1%
  • Pick: Arizona ✔
  • Commentary: One percent of the betting population thought Houston was going to beat Arizona. I would not trust those people with any money of mine. 
  • Favorite: @Tampa Bay 98%
  • Underdog: Chicago 2%
  • Pick: Tampa Bay ✔
  • Commentary: People are starting to wonder if the Buccaneers are a better team right now than when they won the Super Bowl many months ago.

Sunday Night Football

  • Favorite: @San Francisco 71%
  • Underdog: Indianapolis 29%
  • Pick: Indianapolis ✔
  • Commentary: Even with Jimmy G back in the fold, his team is a disaster. Congrats to the Colts for taking this one in some god-awful weather.  

Monday Night Football

  • Favorite: New Orleans 75%
  • Underdog: @Seattle 25%
  • Pick: New Orleans ✔
  • Commentary: There seems to be a quarter of the population who think Seattle can still contend. I wish I had such a vivid imagination.

Below you can see how 7 Rings picks stacked up against other teams in the league.

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