Lessons learned Week 7 of betting have us with another week. Another week of topsy-turvy results. It’s hard to fathom that the we have zero undefeated teams on the season already.
Lessons Learned Week 7
1. Well, if nothing else, we learned that both the Seahawks and the Cardinals have defenses that will keep their teams in games the better part of the rest of the season. We also learned definitively that these are no longer great offenses.
2. We have learned absolutely nothing about the Dolphins and the Bills. These are two unpredictable teams – frustrating for NFL betting! I think the Bills defense took Miami lightly and paid dearly for it.
3. The Bengals are not done. There’s too much pride and talent on the roster to pack it in. But at 3-4 and off a win over the woeful Browns, they have nothing to be cocky about, either.
4. The Colts are not done just yet. A big win over Tennessee may not lead to much, particularly with so many injuries. But, you can at least count on them to remain motivated.
5. The Chiefs are as reliably and predictable a team as there is in the NFL. Andy Reid has them playing at their peak right now. So ride the wave.
6. Washington’s defense has a glorious chance to step up on the road and they couldn’t do it. Combine that with the fumbling issues of Matt Jones and you have a very mercurial team.
7. Without Ben Rothlisberger, there is no way Pittsburgh makes the playoffs. Landry Jones is awful. Short of their defense winning it for them each week they’re going to fade quickly.
8. The Eagles stepped up and showed that they indeed will be in the thick of things ALL season long. What a big win that was over the Vikings, who were due for one bad game.
9. The Giants showed that their ceiling isn’t just 8-8, it might be 9-7 (sarcasm, of course).
10. Chip Kelly should only last the season if San Francisco’s goal is to secure the top draft pick next spring.
11. The Packers are a good team. But are they a great team? We still don’t know the answer to that, as beating Chicago proves nothing.
12. At 1-5, the Panthers didn’t play and are now only 2.5 games out of first place. If they can figure out their secondary issues, there’s still time to salvage this season.
Matthew Ross is a sports commentator and a radio host on TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Follow him @MatthewWords.