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The NFL Week 7 schedule has a little of this, a little of that on the Sunday menu: There's divisional games in Indianapolis, Buffalo, Detroit and Dallas plus there's a couple of S.O.S. - as in Save Our Season - games in New Jersey and Tennessee.
On Sunday, it's ...
SAN FRANCISCO (5-0) at WASHINGTON (1-5) - 1 p.m. ET, Fox
Go ahead and admit that y'all didn't think the San Francisco 49ers would be one of the league's two unbeaten squads while heading into the games of October 20th. Yet the Niners - who have covered four of their first five games and limited opponents to a grand total of 64 points so far - have been far from a fluke. Gotta go back to the 2014 season to find the last time San Fran was such a hefty road favorite - Kyle Shanahan's club is a 9.5-point fav right now while that '14 team was an 8.5-point favorite in Oakland - and we're keeping our eyes on what Shanahan (the former offensive coordinator in D.C.) has cooked up for this 'Skins defense.
Spread Note - San Francisco has covered all three of its road games this year (at Tampa Bay, at Cincinnati and at the Los Angeles Rams).
NEW ORLEANS (5-1) at CHICAGO (3-2) - 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox
Okay, so the Saints are one of the NFL's true feel-good stories this year considering backup-turned-temporary-starting QB Teddy Bridgewater (1,089 yards passing with 7 TDs and 2 INTs) has been at the controls since early in Week 2 play but might the former first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Viking be walking into a buzz-saw here at Soldier Field? Hey, the Bears have not played in two weeks and that overseas trip to England didn't work out good in Week 5 (see Oakland 24, Chicago 21). Gotta believe that the Bears - with dual threat QB Mitchell Trubisky back under center - will be playing with its hair on fire.
Spread Note - The Saints roll into the Windy City on a four-game pointspread winning streak.
On Sunday Night, it's ...
PHILADELPHIA (3-3) at DALLAS (3-3) - 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC
Think about it: The Philly Eagles actually have won six of the last nine games played in Dallas yet the last two games they lost there (see last year and back in 2016) the Birds lost by identical 29-23 scores ... just thought that was a bit quirky. The bottom line is the loser of this prime-time affair will officially be swooning as the Cowboys come into play having lost three in a row SU (straight-up) while the Eagles - who've surrendered 27-or-more points on four separate occasions this year - would be back-to-back losers with a third consecutive road game straight ahead (Week 8 at Buffalo).
One X-factor here for the 'Boys is just how fast does QB Dak Prescott throw those quick slant pass plays: Dallas likely is without both of its starting OT's here and so Prescott won't be afforded all that much time in the pocket and both slot WR Randall Cobb and WR Amari Cooper both could miss this tilt too with injuries.
Spread Note - Dallas is a nifty 12-5 versus the vig in divisional games the past two-plus seasons.