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NFL Week 7 Summary
There were several evenly-matched NFL games in Week 7. How even? For the first time this season, there wasn't a double-digit favorite in a game for the week.
The biggest spread was 7.5, and all three favorites in that case covered. San Diego won at Jacksonville 24-6 on that spread, keeping the Jaguars winless. They have yet to score an offensive touchdown at home in 2013, totaling 11 points. Jacksonville has lost every game this season by double digits, becoming the first team since the 1984 Houston Oilers to do so. Houston would eventually lose its first 10 by at least 10.
Green Bay beat visiting Cleveland 31-13 as a 7.5-point favorite. It was only the third time those two landmark franchises had played at Lambeau Field. Green Bay lost another offensive weapon as tight end Jermichael Finley left on a stretcher and is likely done for the year.
Finally, Carolina easily covered the 7.5 points in a 30-15 win over visiting St. Louis. The big news from that game was the Rams losing starting quarterback Sam Bradford for the season to a torn ACL. That turns the team over to journeyman Kellen Clemens, who was 2-for-4 for 19 yards after Bradford went down. The Rams actually made inquiries to Brett Favre a few days after the loss but he will remain retired.
There were no earth-shattering upsets in Week 7, but Indianapolis was +6 in its 39-33 win over Denver, the Broncos' first loss of the season in Peyton Manning's homecoming game. Manning threw for 386 yards but lost a fumble and threw a pick. His replacement in Indy, Andrew Luck, totaled four touchdown passes and didn't turn the ball over. It ended Denver's 17-game regular-season winning streak. It was the Broncos' third straight game failing to cover, but all seven of their games this season have gone over the total. Denver remains the Super Bowl betting favorite despite the fact it doesn't even lead its own AFC West -- Kansas City (7-0) does.
Overall, eight of the 15 favorites in Week 7 covered the spread.
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