NFL Game Rankings: Week 7

10/16/13 in NFL   |   BlakeLovell   |   86 respect

Oct 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) prepares to pass in the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY SportsContrary to popular belief, there is more than one game on the NFL schedule this weekend. We all know how much fun that game will be, but what about the others?

Let's take a look at the top games for Week 7:

5. Houston Texans (2-4) at Kansas City Chiefs (6-0) - 4:25 PM ET, CBS

Talk about two teams on the opposite end of the spectrum. The Chiefs are off to an unbelievable start under Andy Reid, and 9-0 is not out of the question at this point. On the other hand, the Texans are an absolute mess. They were embarrassed by a bad Rams team last Sunday in a game that also saw fans cheer Matt Schaub getting injured. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to believe that anything will change for Gary Kubiak's team this week. The panic button has been hit in Houston.

4. New England Patriots (5-1) at New York Jets (3-3) - 1 PM ET, CBS

The Patriots did hand the New Orleans Saints their first loss of the season last weekend, but this might be a sneaky game for them. After the huge win against the Saints, and given the fact that the Jets only lost by a field goal in the last meeting, the Pats have to be prepared for this one. We can probably expect another close game between these two, but even though I think it'll be a struggle for the Pats, they'll still find a way to win in the fourth quarter.

3. Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) at Detroit Lions (4-2) - 1 PM ET, CBS

Two of the most surprising teams in the league meet up in Detroit on Sunday. Personally, I think the Bengals are the better team overall. However, the Lions seem to raise their game to another level at home, and we should see that here. Calvin Johnson's availability for the Lions is still unknown at this point, but I'm gonna assume that he plays and factors into a tight home win for Detroit.

2. Dallas Cowboys (3-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (3-3) - 1 PM ET, FOX

Many expected the NFC East to once again be one of the best divisions in the NFL. Well, that hasn't quite happened. So with that, here we have two .500 teams battling it out for control of the division. The Eagles have built a little confidence in recent weeks with two straight wins (even if it was the Giants and Bucs), while the Cowboys just took care of the Redskins. Here's an interesting fact: Dallas is winless on the road and Philly is winless at home. Something's gotta give.....

1. Denver Broncos (6-0) at Indianapolis Colts (4-2) - 8:30 PM ET, NBC

There was zero chance of this being anyone other than Broncos vs. Colts. Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis takes center stage this week, and rightfully so. This should be quite the spectacle to watch given what Manning did for that franchise during his time in Indy. As for the game itself, the Colts were quite disappointing in their trip to San Diego on Monday Night Football, but my guess is they'll have a little more energy this Sunday in trying to conquer Manning and the Broncos. Seriously though, how big of a win would this be for Andrew Luck? This might be the best atmosphere we see all season.

Which game are you most looking forward to in the NFL this week? Let us know in the comments below!
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