Based on our NFL Week 7 Betting Preview, the New England Patriots (4-2 SU, 2-4 ATS) are still the defending champions, and they’re still +400 favorites on the Super Bowl LII odds list. But something is clearly not right with this team. And this Sunday night, they’ll host the Atlanta Falcons (3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS) in a game the Falcons shouldn’t have any trouble getting motivated for. Kick-off is at 8:30 PM ET on NBC; at press time, the Patriots are 3-point favorites with a total of 56, the highest total on the Week 7 NFL odds board.


New England was a 3-point favorite over the Falcons at Super Bowl LI, which was played on neutral ground in Houston, so you can already tell how far the Pats have fallen. However, things aren’t going so smoothly for Atlanta, either. Both teams are struggling on defense, even while Tom Brady and Matt Ryan continue to move the chains at the other end. Scoring shouldn’t be a problem for either side on what promises to be a beautiful fall evening at Foxborough.

Here are some of the other featured matchups on the Week 7 NFL betting slate, all times Eastern:

Sunday: New Orleans at Green Bay (1 PM, FOX)

With quarterback Aaron Rodgers expected to miss the rest of the season with a broken collarbone, the Packers (4-2 SU, 3-3 ATS) hand the ball to Brett Hundley against a Saints team (3-2 SU and ATS) that’s won three straight SU and ATS. Green Bay is a 4.5-point underdog at Lambeau Field.


Sunday: Dallas at San Francisco (4:05 PM, FOX)

The Cowboys (2-3 SU and ATS) remain 6-point favorites versus the winless Niners (0-6 SU, 4-2 ATS) despite running back Ezekiel Elliott receiving a second temporary injunction, putting his six-game suspension on hold again and allowing Elliott to suit up on Sunday.


Monday: Washington at Philadelphia (8:30 PM, ESPN)

As usual, the NFC East is in turmoil, and the Eagles (5-1 SU, 4-2 ATS) are poised to take advantage. But Washington (3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS) is competing at a very high level, too. This should be an excellent game. Philly is laying 4.5 points at home, down from –5 at the open.


*Odds as of October 20, 2017