And then, there was one! Only one undefeated team remains in the NFL after seven weeks of football, as the Pittsburgh Steelers won the battle of the undefeated teams, narrowly knocking off the Tennessee Titans, 27-24. It’s difficult not to consider Pittsburgh as legitimate Super Bowl favorites with their strong play on both sides of the ball.
Another storied NFL franchise is experiencing the opposite fortune this season, as the Dallas Cowboys were blown out by the Washington Football Team, 25-3. The fact that Dallas couldn’t muster one touchdown with the likes of Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb on the roster, is alarming. And last, as if losing Dak Prescott for the season wasn’t bad enough, Andy Dalton exited the game early after a nasty hit to the head while sliding. This can’t be the way Cowboys’ fans saw the season playing out after inking head coach Mike McCarthy to a big contract.
Finally, we can’t talk about Week 7 without mentioning the explosive showdown between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals. Watching this game reminded me of the pointing Spider-Man meme, as Russell Wilson and Kyler Murray both passed for over 350 yards, attempted 45 or more passes, threw 3 TDs, and rushed for 60 or more yards. Murray out-dueled Wilson, handing the ‘Hawks their first loss of the season thanks to an overtime field goal by Zane Gonzalez. But the real star of the show was wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who posted an incredible line of 15 receptions, 200 yards, and three touchdowns! Oh, and DK Metcalf is fast…really fast.
This week, we have the start of a dolphin’s tale in Miami, a wide receiver with some bite in Cleveland, and a running back with a golden opportunity in San Francisco. Here’s who’s UPNXT in Week 8!
BONUS: Hang around until the end for a quick recap of last week’s picks!