NFL Betting Results (Week 7)

We’re now through 7 weeks of the 2020-21 NFL season, and with the exception of a few covid-related hiccups, things are going relatively smoothly (knock on wood)

Through 6 weeks, my NFL gambling record was at 53-36-2. Realistically, this is one of the best showings I’ve ever had not only on NFL, but on sports in general. So was I able to keep this streak going in Week 7, or did I finally crash and burn? Let’s take a look at how I did


THURSDAY

NY Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles: EAGLES -3❌❌❌

SUNDAY

Buffalo Bills @ NY Jets: BILLS -10❌❌❌

Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans Saints: PANTHERS +7.5✅✅✅

Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals: BENGALS +3.5✅✅✅

Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Football Team: FOOTBALL TEAM ML✅✅✅

Detroit Lions @ Atlanta Falcons: FALCONS ML❌❌❌

Green Bay Packers @ Houston Texans: PACKERS -3✅✅✅

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tennessee Titans: TITANS ML❌❌❌

Tampa Bays Buccaneers @ Las Vegas Raiders: BUCS -3✅✅✅

Jacksonville Jaguars @ LA Chargers: CHARGERS -6.5✅✅✅

Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos: CHIEFS -6.5✅✅✅

San Francisco 49ers @ New England Patriots: PATRIOTS -2.5❌❌❌

Seattle SeaHawks @ Arizona Cardinals: SEAHAWKS -2.5❌❌❌

MONDAY

Chicago Bears @ LA Rams: BEARS +7❌❌❌


When all was said and done, it’s only fitting that I went 7-7 in Week 7. Now that’s a lot of 7’s, and although I would have preferred to have a winning record, I’ll take breaking even over going negative 11 times out of 10

So what went wrong last week? Well clearly plenty of things, seeing as I had 7 losses. Let’s take a closer look at those 7 bets that didn’t cash

WEEK 7 LOSSES RECAP

EAGLES: Week 7 got off to a bad start for me, as The Eagles pissed away every opportunity to cover against The Giants on Thursday night. Wentz and company routinely found new ways to turn the ball over and keep this beat up and terrible Giants team in the game. Realistically, The Giants should have won this. They were up 10 with 6 minutes left, but just to rub more salt in the wound, The Eagles made a comeback and won 22-21, which obviously wasn’t enough for those of that took the spread

BILLS: What the hell happened here? I wish I could tell you, but I don’t know either. The Bills somehow found themselves losing to The Jets 10-6 at halftime. The Bills shut them out during the second half and put 12 more points on the board, but it was too little too late for those of us that backed them. Plus their rookie kicker missed 2 field goals, so even if he connected on one of those kicks, this would have been chalked up as a win

FALCONS: I feel like I shouldn’t even have to explain this one. I’ve talked before about how The Falcons are my kryptonite, and no matter if I bet on or against them, they will mush whatever game they are involved with. I went with them in this one because they were at home, so I was hoping that would give them a slight advantage in this garbage matchup. But in classic Falcons fashion, they wound up scoring a TD that hurt them. They could have wasted the clock and kicked a field goal to win, but instead they scored a touchdown with just over a minute left. This gave The Lions a shot to march down the field and score, which they did. ESPN stats had The Falcons at 98% to win the game, and yet as always, they blew it

TITANS: I’m willing to admit that I might be addicted to betting on this team, but to my credit, it has been a pretty good idea this season up until this point. The Titans were bound to get taken down a peg eventually, and a rock solid Steelers were the ones to do it. But it certainly was not by a wide margin, as Gostkowski missed a late field goal to tie it up and send this baby into overtime. Regardless, and even though they’re in the AFC and therefore might give my Patriots problems for years to come, I love what Vrabel has done with this team

PATRIOTS: If you read my Uber Eats blog then you know I was pretty hungover on Sunday, but this game made my want to vomit more than the hangover did. I mean, what the hell was that? The defense sucked, and Cam looked like he’s never thrown a football before. Is that a side effect of Covid-19? Somebody better get Fauci on the phone and ask him. In related news, this 33-6 loss was the largest home loss in The Bill Belichick Era, and that is a big deal. I’m not panicking to the degree that a lot of the insufferable Pats fans are, but that is alarming. I wish we had a good matchup this week for a rebound game, but instead we travel to Buffalo to play a good Bills team that is coming off a bad loss and will be out for blood. Fuck

SEAHAWKS: The Seahawks gave us yet another exciting Sunday Night Football game, leading me to believe this team refuses to play non-eventful games. Not trying to knock The Cardinals or anything, but The Seahawks could have put this game away so many times, but just couldn’t. Russ threw a rare 3 interceptions in this one, which helped Kyler and the boys to stay in this game and eventually tie it up and send it to OT. Gonzales would miss his first FG attempt, but after the 3rd interception, he was given another chance and nailed it. So even my bet didn’t hit, great game

BEARS: And last but not least, the game that ripped my heart out on Monday night. I felt very good about Bears and the free touchdown coming into this, but that got stomped out very quickly. I thought The Rams looked terrible in Week 6 against The 49ers, so I was hoping The Bears could at least keep it close. But they couldn’t, seeing as their offense was non-existent. Foles threw 2 picks and got sacked 4 times, and their only points came from a field goal and a recovered fumble ran in for a TD. But the worst part about this 24-10 loss was that I had 2 teasers with Bears +13 as the final leg, so I wanted to die


As I mentioned both on Twitter and at the end of my Bears recap above, The Bears screwed up my first ever Why Not Teaser for Week 7 👎. Here was my teaser

-Falcons +6✅

-Panthers +13.5✅

-Bills -3✅

-Chiefs ML✅

–Bears +13❌🤬

If any of the first 4 had ruined this teaser it wouldn’t sting so bad, but the fact that it was the final leg and the Monday night game made this a really hard pill to swallow. But seeing as I’m no stranger to the world of parlay betting, I was more than prepared for this teaser to rip my heart out like so many others have before it. I can’t really get mad either, because that’s the risk you run when you make parlay-style bets and chase the big payouts. It’s all in the game yo

And that’s that. My 7-7 record from Week 7 moves my current 2020-21 NFL gambling record to 60-43-2, so I’m pumped. Like I said at the beginning of this blog, this is one of the best stretches of gambling I’ve ever had. I know I need to enjoy it while it lasts, because all it takes is one bad week. Here’s to hoping that bad week doesn’t come this week and I can keep the streak going in Week 8, and I should have that blog up on Saturday

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