NFL Week 7 preview: League’s best teams go head-to-head in big test

It’s Week 7 in the NFL and things are tighter than ever.

The San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles both lost last week, snapping some incredible streaks and leaving the 2023 season without any unbeaten teams. The Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions are also among the teams that are 5-1.

There are tons of important matchups heading into the seventh week of the season and a lot to keep an eye out for. So, before things kickoff on Sunday, read below for some of the important things fans should keep in the back of their minds as the 1 p.m. ET games begin.


The Lions and the Baltimore Ravens will duke it out on Sunday. Both teams come into the game at the top of their respective divisions and wins for both teams would give them momentum going forward.

Detroit has been playing some of the best football their fans have seen in a very long time. Jared Goff had 353 passing yards and two touchdown passes in the team’s 20-6 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Only the 49ers (14-1) and Chiefs (14-2) have a better regular-season record than the Lions (13-3) since Week 9 of the 2022 season.

Baltimore’s defense is something Detroit will have to deal with. The Ravens are tied for first in sacks this season with 24. And, if Lamar Jackson and Zay Flowers find a connection, the offense is going to make things even more interesting.

Sunday will end with a matchup between the Dolphins and the Eagles, two teams that are also in first place in their respective divisions and could be a preview of Super Bowl LVIII early next year.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is leading the league in passing yards (1,876) and passer rating (114.1) and is tied for the league lead with 14 touchdown passes. It will be up to James Bradberry and Darius Slay to try to contain the speedy offense.

The Eagles’ defense is in the top five in sacks with 20. Getting to Tagovailoa quickly will be a challenge as the quarterback is known to sling the pill out fast to Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. It will be interesting to see how they defend the Dolphins’ offense.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs is on a tear this season. He’s recorded 49 catches on 66 targets for 620 yards and five touchdowns. He’s already produced five 100-yard receiving games in his first six starts, including four straight.

He already owns the franchise record for most consecutive games with 100 yards receiving. The streak could continue on Sunday when the team plays the New England Patriots.

Even though the 49ers shockingly fell to the Cleveland Browns last week, Christian McCaffrey extended his streak of scrimmage touchdowns to 15 consecutive games. One more and he will break the record as he’s tied with Lenny Moore, John Riggins and O.J. Simpson for the longest streaks.

The 49ers take on the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.

The Vikings have a big challenge ahead of them against the 49ers. Minnesota is 2-4 without Justin Jefferson and have trade rumors swirling around Kirk Cousins.

Each of the Vikings’ six games have been decided by eight points or less. The bounce of the ball is the difference between Minnesota being on top of the NFC North and the bottom of the division.

Cousins and the Vikings need to really dig deep to stun the 49ers for the second straight week.

Some teams are getting a break in Week 7. After two teams were on a bye last week, six teams will have a weekend filled with rest and relaxation before picking it up again.

The Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans will be off this week.


📬 Join our community of patriots & and stay vigilant by keeping an eye on the proceedings.
Get “early alerts” from some of your favorite conservative news sources, exclusive reports, network-only offers, and political content delivered straight to your inbox.

🇺🇸 #PatriotWatch2024 🇺🇸

The 2024 election 🇺🇸 is upon us, and it's crucial that we stay informed and united. Join us and show your support. Help to see that our democracy thrives!

Living Under Democratic Rule

A Survival Guide For Republicans, Conservatives, & Libertarians

Democrats hate the Constitution. They hate individual liberty. They hate freedom. But they didn’t just wake up this morning snarling and twirling their handlebar mustaches, born with an innate desire to be “the bad guys.”

Democrats’ hatred for your liberty has a driving force: the need to control

Living Under Democrat Rule will first take you a little deeper into what makes Democrats such a problem. Then we’ll explain how important it is to your well-being to be smarter than the Democrats.

Patriot Watchdog: Election 2024

Join For Updates & Show Your Support For Election 2024

(politics) Elect Form


Patriot Watchdog: News, Politics, Opinion & More

Stay in the loop! 📬 Join our community and get the latest updates, exclusive content, special offers and political content delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscription Form
(politics) Get the latest updates news and more politics content.

Patriot Watchdog: News, Politics, Opinion & More

Stay in the loop! 📬 Join our community and get the latest updates, exclusive content, special offers and political content delivered straight to your inbox. 

Exclusively for patriots who support viewpoints that lean towards a conservative or "right-wing" perspective. Members of this network support viewpoints that lean towards a conservative or "right-wing" perspective and believe in the importance of preserving traditional values and principles, and support commentary that reflects these beliefs.

What can you expect? You can expect to see news, commentary and content of a conservative nature, receive periodic newsletter emails (which you can turn on/off as you wish), optionally engage in meaningful discussions/share insights, gain access to exclusive tools/resources and stay informed about the latest developments in the US economy, news, and politics. Access is always 100% free and active participation is optional. 

Calling All Red Blooded Patriots...

Patriot Watchdog: election 2024
Are You IN Or Out?

Attention all red-blooded patriots! 🇺🇸 The 2024 election is upon us, and it's crucial that we stay informed and united. Join RedaShell's Patriot Watchdog to keep a vigilant eye on the proceedings and show your unwavering support. Stand with us, be the voice of the nation, and let's ensure our democracy thrives! #PatriotWatch2024"



Subscription Form

youir privacy is 100% protected