Bears linebacker Khalil Mack tackles Raiders quarterback Derek Carr during on Oct. 6 (Tim Ireland)
Bears linebacker Khalil Mack tackles Raiders quarterback Derek Carr during on Oct. 6 (Tim Ireland)|Associated Press

NFL Degenerate on Week 7 -- Texans vs. Colts, Rams vs. Falcons, Chargers vs. Titans, Saints vs. Bears

The NFL Degenerate

The NFL Degenerate


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WEEK 7 (Picks in CAPS)

HOUSTON (+1½) at Indianapolis

Texans haven’t forgotten last season’s wild-card loss against Andrew Luck-led Colts, and are 7-1-1 ATS on the road dating back to last season. Road team has won and covered last three in this series, and Houston already has beaten the Chargers and Chiefs and had a shoulda-won cover at New Orleans. Colts have surprised so far but their three wins have been by total of 11 points.

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L.A. RAMS (-3) at Atlanta

Like Chiefs on Thursday night at Denver, Rams are getting a reprieve from their recent struggles against a team that can’t match them on either side of the ball. Brutal Falcons have covered 2 of last 11 as a ‘dog, and are 1-5 ATS this year. L.A. had been averaging 29 ppg before last week’s debacle vs. SF, and figures to break out against Falcons ‘D’ allowing 35 ppg last 4.

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L.A. CHARGERS (+2½) at Tennessee

Matchup of mirror-image teams that have gone win-loss-loss-win-loss-loss this season. Difference is Titans’ desperation move of benching Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill. Chargers are on road where they are at their best (8-2 ATS) while Titans are 2-5 against the number at home.

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New Orleans at CHICAGO (-4)

Saints’ 4-1 record (and 4-0 spread run) qualifies as one of NFL’s feel-good stories, but feeling here is all the good comes to an end at Soldier Field, where offenses go to die and Bears have covered 9 of last 11 in the regular season. In what could be a defensive battle, lean toward the better defense.


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