The seventh edition of NFL Sunday is upon us this weekend. It’s been a wide-open race in the NFL this season, and I don’t see anything changing soon. The Arizona Cardinals are the only remaining undefeated team in the league. The Ravens, Buccaneers, Packers, and Cowboys all have one loss, with the Cardinals the lone team at the top of the NFL without a blemish in their portfolio.
The Cardinals have been a fun team to watch, though they aren’t high on most lists to win the Super Bowl. You will find more popular teams out there, but that might give us some value on the Cardinals to win the Super Bowl.
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It’s going to be interesting to see if the Cardinals keep this going in the winter. Even more interesting is the possibility of going to a bone cold and snow game in December or January. Murray doesn’t have much experience playing in winter weather in his high school, college, or pro career.
If you are looking for NFL props on Sunday then you’re at the right place. Looking for something else? TheSportsGeek probably has it at the blog or sports picks page. We’re going to go over the full card and find what appears like the best prop bets. Head below for the best NFL prop bets for Week 7.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens Props
Joe Burrow Total Passing Yards
If the Bengals are going to spring the upset, it’s going to require Joe Burrow airing the ball out for big yardage. If there’s any weakness on the Ravens, the secondary could need some improvement.
Burrow has passed for 1,540 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions on 70.7% completions in his second season. He’s connected for 348, 281, and 271 yards over the past three starts. Burrow is coming off a 3-touchdown performance versus the Lions.
I think the Bengals are going to need Burrow to throw for more to get the win in Baltimore. He’s likely going to have the chance to do it. I’d go with Burrow to go OVER this passing prop, with likely around 280-300 yards against the Ravens.
Ja’Marr Chase Total Receptions
After a preseason filled with disappointment from Ja’Marr Chase, he seemed to be trolling everyone playing like the NFL wasn’t for him.
If you need a prime example why not to trust the preseason it’s Chase. He couldn’t catch anything.
Yeah, about that. Chase is going into Week 7 with 553 yards, 27 receptions, and 5 touchdowns. He is the primary target for Burrow just like they’re back at LSU.
Burrow is coming off a big performance for 4 receptions and 97 yards on the Lions. It ended a two-game streak of 6 receptions in back-to-back outings.
Expect the Bengals to keep the ball in the air often, so Chase should have ample opportunities. Look for him to grab at least 5 receptions in this one.
Washington Football Team vs. Green Bay Packers Props
Aaron Rodgers Total Passing Yards
Aaron Rodgers should have his way against the Washington defense if he’s interested in ringing up the secondary. Washington have been incredibly disappointing, especially defensively where they’ve been getting torched regularly.
The secondary has felt the brunt of the tribulations, as they’ve conceded 309.5 passing yards per game for 32nd in the NFL.
Terrible work for a secondary that had it all together last season. After giving up 397 yards to Patrick Mahones last week, off they go to Lambeau Field.
Rodgers goes into this one with 1,436 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions on 66.7% completions.
After the Chicago Bears held Rodgers in check, expect him to come out with a top class performance versus this disappointing Washing defense. I think this number is short at 260.5 yards.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans Props
DeMarcus Robinson Total Receptions
DeMarcus Robinson played an active role for the Chiefs last week against Washington. He caught 3 receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown.
It was the second touchdown for Robinson this season, as he has picked up 10 receptions, 126 yards, and 2 touchdowns in 2021.
Robinson is never going to be the go-to target in the Chiefs’ offense, though he occasionally springs free for easy receptions. After going for 9 yards on 1 reception in Week 1, he’s made 9 receptions in four games.
I’m looking at Robinson to reel in at least 2 receptions in this one. That’s all it will take for him to cash this prop.
Anthony Firkser Total Receiving Yards
This is another prop bet off the beaten path between the Chiefs and Titans. Anthony Firsker isn’t an integral part of the offense, but when the oddsmakers provide value, you have to try and take advantage of the situation.
Firsker goes into Sunday with 10 receptions for 86 yards. He’s been targeted 14 times in four games. Last week was the first game where Firsker wasn’t targeted at least 4 times from Ryan Tannehill.
He had at least 3 receptions and 19 yards receiving in his three games entering last week. The Harvard product caught 1 pass for 11 yards last week. Following just one week below his average, the oddsmakers have dropped his prop to 15.5 yards. That looks low.
Houston Texans vs. Arizona Cardinals Props
Brandin Cooks Total Receptions
Somebody is going to have to make plays for the Texans. Why not Brandin Cooks? That’s not going out on a stretch. Cooks has been one of the only weapons doing anything in the offense.
He’s going into Week 7 with 40 receptions and 481 yards for the Texans. His reliability has made him a prime target in the offense, and a target for opposing teams looking to upgrade at wide receiver. Cooks is quality tradebait right now.
The 28-year-old has made at least 5 receptions in five of six starts this season. Cooks has at least 9 receptions in three of his last five, as he continues to get more comfortable with Davis Mills. Look OVER receptions on this prop.
Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Props
Justin Fields Total Passing Yards
Justin Fields has a glorious chance to one up Tom Brady in Tampa on Sunday afternoon. He gets a banged up and beatable Buccaneers’ secondary to pick on in this one. Does that mean Fields is going to be able to get it done?
The Bears have a solid defense, but I’m confident that Brady is going to find room to pass and get the ball into the end zone.
That’s going to leave it up to Fields to keep up with Brady. Highly unlikely and that’s why the Bears are double-digit underdogs.
However, Fields should do well against a Buccaneers’ secondary that isn’t all that and dealing with multiple injuries. Tampa have given up 280.8 passing yards per game, so it’s been a problem. That’s good for 27th in the NFL.
Cheap yardage late in the 4th could put this one OVER for Fields. If the Buccaneers have a comfortable lead, look for Fields to pick on a prevent defense. Those yards add up quickly. I’d look at Fields to pass for more than 224 yards.
Indianapolis Colts vs. San Francisco 49ers Props
Jonathan Taylor Total Rushing Attempts
Jonathan Taylor could see a heavy workload in this one if the rain doesn’t clear up. It’s expected to be a rainy game with wind. That equals a lot of work for the running backs. Taylor has put up 472 yards and 4 touchdowns on 5.4 yards per carry.
Even without the bad weather, the Colts have been leaning on him heavily. He’s received 87 carries through six games for an average of 14.5 per game. Three of those games were inside at Lucas Oil Stadium, and then Nashville, Miami, and Baltimore didn’t have bad weather. Expect Taylor to have at least 15 attempts out of the backfield.