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AP staff NFL preview and predictions for Week 7

The Chiefs play the Titans on Sunday, but we’re picking all of this weekend’s games.

Cleveland Browns v Denver Broncos Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

Orange will be the primary color as Week 7 of the NFL season kicks off with the Denver Broncos (3-3) on the road against the Cleveland Browns (3-3) on Thursday Night Football.

The Kansas City Chiefs (3-3) will face the Tennessee Titans (4-2) in Nashville on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for Noon Arrowhead Time. Per the DraftKings sportsbook, the Chiefs are favored to win by 5.5 points.

Elsewhere in the AFC West, the Las Vegas Raiders (4-2) will host the Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) during Sunday afternoon’s late games.

Sunday’s early games will also feature an AFC North battle between the Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) against the Baltimore Ravens (5-1) in Maryland, while the New York Jets (1-4) travel to Foxborough to play the New England Patriots (2-4) in an AFC East showdown.

The other late games include the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-1) hosting the Chicago Bears (3-3).

For Sunday Night Football, the Indianapolis Colts (2-4) will play the San Francisco 49ers in northern California. Then Week 7 will conclude with a Monday Night Football matchup where the New Orleans Saints (3-2) will be on the road to play the Seattle Seahawks (2-4).

A total of 13 games are on this week’s schedule. The Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers are all idle in Week 7.

Here are our picks for this weekend’s games. Be sure to cast your vote, too!


Arrowhead Pride readers pick

READER RECORD: 58-34-2

Poll

Which team wins Broncos (3-3) at Browns (3-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Broncos
    (122 votes)
  • 55%
    Browns
    (154 votes)
276 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Falcons (2-3) at Dolphins (1-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 69%
    Falcons
    (259 votes)
  • 30%
    Dolphins
    (113 votes)
372 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Bengals (4-2) at Ravens (5-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Bengals
    (134 votes)
  • 63%
    Ravens
    (236 votes)
370 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Panthers (3-3) at Giants (1-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 89%
    Panthers
    (322 votes)
  • 10%
    Giants
    (39 votes)
361 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Jets (1-4) at Patriots (2-4)?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Jets
    (32 votes)
  • 91%
    Patriots
    (324 votes)
356 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Washington (2-4) at Packers (5-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Washington
    (27 votes)
  • 92%
    Packers
    (335 votes)
362 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Eagles (2-4) at Raiders (4-2)?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Eagles
    (164 votes)
  • 55%
    Raiders
    (201 votes)
365 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Lions (0-6) at Rams (5-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Lions
    (15 votes)
  • 95%
    Rams
    (344 votes)
359 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Bears (3-3) at Buccaneers (5-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Bears
    (59 votes)
  • 84%
    Buccaneers
    (314 votes)
373 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Texans (1-5) at Cardinals (6-0)?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Texans
    (19 votes)
  • 94%
    Cardinals
    (333 votes)
352 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Colts (2-4) at 49ers (2-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    Colts
    (160 votes)
  • 54%
    49ers
    (189 votes)
349 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Saints (3-2) at Seahawks (2-4)?

This poll is closed

  • 62%
    Saints
    (224 votes)
  • 37%
    Seahawks
    (133 votes)
357 votes total Vote Now

Reader Record by Week

Predictions W-L-T
Week 1 picks 8-7-1
Week 2 picks 10-6-0
Week 3 picks 10-6-0
Week 4 picks 10-6-0
Week 5 picks 11-5-0
Week 6 picks 9-4-1
Total 58-34-2

AP Staff Record

Rnk LW Staffer W L T Pct
1 6 Kramer Sansone 61 27 0 0.6932
2 1 Stephen Serda 63 31 0 0.6702
3 4 Matt Stagner 53 27 0 0.6625
4 2 Bryan Stewart 62 32 0 0.6596
4 2 Jared Sapp 62 32 0 0.6596
4 4 Ron Kopp Jr. 62 32 0 0.6596
4 8 Pete Sweeney 62 32 0 0.6596
8 8 Talon Graff 61 33 0 0.6489
9 8 Ethan Willinger 59 35 0 0.6277
10 7 Mark Gunnels 38 24 0 0.6129
11 12 Rocky Magaña 57 37 0 0.6064
12 11 John Dixon 56 38 0 0.5957

In Week 6, Kramer Sansone was 12-2 with his straight-up picks, leading the Arrowhead Pride staff. Pete Sweeney and Rocky Magaña were right behind at 11-3. Against the spread, Pete and Rocky led the way with records of 10-4 and 9-5. Ron Kopp Jr. was the best in over/under at 9-5, followed by Rocky, Talon Graff and Mark Gunnels — all of whom came in at 8-6. Overall, Pete and Rocky won the week with 28-14 records, while Kramer, Talon and Ron tied for second at 25-17.

Among all Tallysight experts in Week 6, Kramer, Pete and Rocky made the top 20 straight up. Pete also made the top 20 against the spread, while Ron made it into the top 10 over/under. Pete and Rocky also made the top 20 overall.