NFL Week 7 best bets: Three games with intriguing early lines and odds

Early in the season, you can cite plenty of reasons for bad football.

 Teams don’t take the preseason seriously and there is one fewer week now that the regular season is 17 weeks.

 You end up with a lot of sloppy games, turnovers and bad offense.

Well, it’s now Week 7 and we’re still seeing a lot of sloppy games, turnovers and bad offense. Not to mention some of the awful flag fests of late.

But, the NFL is a titan in sports betting and any game is a good game because wagering exists

 and it makes every game a lot more interesting. We’re still seeing a lot of low scores, though,

 as defenses are keeping everything in front of them and teams are getting bottled up with their spread formations in the red zone

 This past week, we thought we’d see more scoring, but that wasn’t the case in most games. Will it be the case in Week 7?

Atlanta Falcons at Cincinnati Bengals (-6½, 45) The Bengals offensive line continues to be a work in progress (to put it nicely), 

but Cincinnati faces a Falcons team in Week 7 that does not pressure the quarterback. Atlanta went into

 last week last in Pressure% at 12.7%, last in QB Knockdown% at 1.4% and had one of the lowest blitz rates in the NFL

. The way to hurt the Bengals offense is to get after Joe Burrow. The reigning AFC champs shouldn’t have to worry about that.

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