Week 7 of the NFL season starts with the Jacksonville Jaguars playing on the road against the New Orleans Saints. Week 7 is not a great slate, so instead of looking at 5–6 games, I’m going to dive into the three biggest games of the weekend. Some teams are looking for a chance to prove they’re legit contenders, while others are fighting to save their season.
Detroit Lions (+3.0) @ Baltimore Ravens
The first of the three games I’m most looking forward to watching this weekend is the 5-1 Detroit Lions heading to Baltimore to take on the 4–2 Ravens. Jared Goff has had the Lions high-powered offense clicking on all cylinders the last few weeks. Led by Aman-Ra St. Brown, Sam Laporta and David Montgomery, the Lions have been the most exciting offense in the league, but they face a tough test this week playing a Ravens defense that ranks second in total yards allowed per game. The Ravens defense has only allowed 6 touchdowns this year, so Goff will have his hands full trying to get his squad in the end zone.
The Ravens on the other hand are coming back from London after a tough win over the Tennessee Titans. Lamar Jackson has been a one-man show for the Ravens offense, throwing for 5 touchdowns and rushing for 4 so far this season. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Lions get a big home win this weekend, but it’s going to take Goff’s best performance of the season. Whoever wins this game will solidify themselves as a serious Super Bowl contender.