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2021 NFL Week 7 Recap

By Hank Blaine

It feels like every week something happens in the NFL that changes our opinion. Week 6 was no different as the hottest team in the league fell back to earth and one of the coldest warmed up. Also, Urban Meyer and Trevor Lawrence took home their first victory while the Dallas Cowboys proved a never say lose attitude can lead to great comeback victories. Check out the top headlines in NFL Week 6.

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2021 NFL Week 7 Recap

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Tennessee Titans rout the KC Chiefs

Most believed Tennessee got lucky when beating the Buffalo Bills in a classic Monday night matchup. Not only that, but the Titans were horrible against the spread on a Sunday following a Monday game.

But this Tennessee Titans squad is different than past teams. The Titans showed they have gelled on both sides of the ball by routing, not just beating, but routing the Kansas City Chiefs 27-3.

Tennessee beat the Chiefs by using Derrick Henry as a decoy. Ryan Tannehill lit up the scoreboard early. All of Tennessee’s 27 points happened in the first two quarters. Then in the second half, the Titans defense clamped down on the Chiefs, yielding 3 points in the dominating victory.

Tennessee is a Super Bowl contender. Kansas City is a flop. The Chiefs have issues across the board on both sides of the football. Andy Reid won’t fix Kansas City’s issues in time to make the playoffs much less win the Super Bowl.

Bengals take first place in the AFC North

Anybody who has watched the Cincinnati Bengals play this season knew they were going to give the Baltimore Ravens all they cold handle. The Bengals should have beaten the Green Bay Packers in Week 6.

The loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 2 was nothing more than a hiccup. So for many NFL handicappers, it didn’t come as a surprise that Joe Burrow and his teammates upset Lamar Jackson and the Ravens on Sunday.

What did surprise is how thoroughly Cincinnati beat Baltimore. The Bengals destroyed the Ravens 41-17. Cincinnati’s defense came to play. The offense dominated in every way imaginable and Cincinnati took over first-place in the AFC North.

Don’t expect the juggernaut that is the Bengals to slow down. Burrow has become an elite quarterback. Ja’Marr Chase is already one of the best wide receivers in the league and the offensive line is brutal to defensive lines. Cincinnati has staying power. So give the Bengals a hard look to win their division and possibly even the AFC.

Colts best 49ers in San Francisco

The Indianapolis Colts should be on a 3-game winning streak. If not for Lamar Jackson’s heroics in NFL Week 5, Indy would be. This season’s Colts squad took some time to put it all together. On Sunday night, Indianapolis did just that with a smashing 30-18 victory over the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Say what you want, but the reason for the Colts turnaround is obvious. Carson Wentz is having a great season.

Wentz threw for just 150 yards against the Niners, but, again, he didn’t throw a pick. On the season, Carson has tossed 11 TDs to just 1 interception. Like the Bengals, it looks as if Indianapolis has turned the corner. The Colts take on the Titans this Sunday in one of NFL Week 8’s most important matchups.

Green Bay, Tampa, Las Vegas, Arizona, the Rams and the Saints win

Four NFC squads won games to take their records to either 6-1 or 4-2. Green Bay dusted Washington 24-14 while the Buccaneers ransacked Chicago 38-3. Behind another pedestrian yet effective performance from Jameis Winston, the New Orleans Saints beat the Seattle Seahawks 13-10 to take their record to 4-2.

The Los Angeles Rams got past the Detroit Lions 28-19 while the Arizona Cardinals remained undefeated with another impressive victory, this time beating the Houston Texans 31-5. The AFC squad that we might have to start paying attention to are the Las Vegas Raiders. LV torched the Philadelphia Eagles 33-22.

The margin of victory should have been 33-7, but like what happens in every Eagle game, Jalen Hurts rallied Philly for 15 points in the fourth quarter to make the loss look less bad than it was.

For the Raiders it was a second straight victory, proving that they don’t require Chucky to play decent football. The Raiders are off this week before a date with the New York Giants. Then, Vegas takes on the Chiefs. There’s a good chance, Las Vegas is 7-2 when they battle the Bengals on Nov. 21. By then, as crazy as it sounds, Bengals versus Raiders could be for the AFC’s best record.

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