Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season produced a handful of memorable plays for all of the wrong reasons while also claiming another high-profile player to injury.
Jones & Giants Stumble
Unfortunately for Daniel Jones, his 80-yard run is going to be shown on blooper reels for years to come. He had nothing but clear air in front of him before tripping over 15 yards short of the endzone.
To make matters worse, the New York Giants later squandered a 21-10 lead to the Philadelphia Eagles with six minutes left on the clock. Greg Ward and Boston Scott both found the endzone before Brandon Graham forced a strip-back to seal the 22-21 Eagles victory.
— Skeeter (@Skeeter696969) October 23, 2020
For the Eagles, the victory is key to their quest in the NFC East. The Dallas Cowboys suffered another defeat while Andy Dalton also went down in a heap forcing Ben DiNucci onto the field. Leading the NFC East at 2-4-1 through Week 7, the Eagles are well-placed to finish on top of what is a sorry looking division at the moment.
Injuries, Injuries & More Injuries
The injuries keep piling up in the NFL.
This week, Odel Beckham Jr. is the biggest story with his season now over. Not long after playing his best game in a Cleveland Browns jersey, the wideout will spend the rest of this season on the sidelines after tearing his ACL in Week 7. It’s a crippling blow for a Browns side that had just started threatening to live up to the lofty expectations put on them too early.
NFL Players on Injured Reserve:
– Nick Chubb
– Von Miller
– Austin Ekeler
– Derwin James
– Danielle Hunter
– Zach Ertz
– Devin Bush
– Nick Bosa
– Dee Ford
– Richard Sherman
– Vita Vea
– Taylor Lewan
It’s still Week 7
— Master (@MasterTes) October 26, 2020
With a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the only unbeaten team left in the NFL. This group is only the second in Steelers history to start a season 6-0. Despite a relatively limited offence, the Steelers defence is of Super Bowl-winning quality. Pittsburgh is now on the fourth line of betting to win Super Bowl LV at $10 behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($9.50), Baltimore Ravens ($6.50) and Kansas City Chiefs ($4.50).
They start as $2.55 and +3.5 underdogs to the Ravens in Week 8.
Game Saver Moment of the Week
The Atlanta Falcons have a mortgage on the Game Saver token at the moment. Their ability to blow games is mind-boggling with Week 7’s effort one that will have had Falcons fans tearing whatever hair they had left off their head.
Down by two and with a chance to wind down the clock and hit a game-winning field goal to beat the Detroit Lions, Todd Gurley didn’t get down in time and instead scored a touchdown. Sounds good, right? Wrong.
Leaving Matt Stafford with 1:04 to get up the field and make his own game-winning play is too long. Getting up to the 11-yard line with two seconds left, Stafford found T.J. Hockenson as the clock struck double zeros.
Another week, another outrageous loss for the Falcons.
The Falcons win probability in the 4th quarter:
99.9% vs Cowboys
99.6% vs Bears
95.9% vs Lions
They lost all 3 games. pic.twitter.com/vsrawGThSO
— StatMuse (@statmuse) October 25, 2020
NFL Against The Spread Standings
It keeps going from bad to worse for the Cowboys who once again failed to cover the line to be 0-7 for the season.
After Week 7
|Top 16||Bottom 16|
|Packers (5-1)||Vikings (3-3)|
|Chargers (5-1)||Lions (3-3)|
|Steelers (5-1)||Raiders (3-3)|
|Cardinals (5-2)||Colts (3-3)|
|Chiefs (5-2)||Ravens (3-3)|
|Bengals (5-2)||Browns (3-4)|
|Seahawks (4-2)||Bills (3-4)|
|Bears (4-2)||Saints (2-4)|
|Broncos (4-2)||Titans (2-4)|
|Dolphins (4-2)||Patriots (2-4)|
|49ers (4-3)||Falcons (2-5)|
|Panthers (4-3)||Eagles (2-5)|
|Buccaneers (4-3)||Jaguars (2-5)|
|Giants (4-3)||Texans (1-6)|
|Washington (4-3)||Jets (1-6)|
|Rams (3-3)||Cowboys (0-7)|