Throughout the 2021 NFL season, NFL Network analysts will provide one bold prediction heading into each week's slate of games (see the full Week 7 schedule).
David Carr: Jameis Winston has excelled as the full-time starter in Sean Payton's offense. His current TD-to-INT ratio of 12:3 (four scoring strikes for every pick) is the finest of his career -- his previous best was 19:11 in 2017 (1.7 TDs for every INT). This week, I see him really going off. Fresh off a bye week, facing a Seattle team that ranks dead last in total defense, Jameis piles up five TD passes.
Joe Thomas: Sunday's Bengals-Ravens clash offers the top two teams in the AFC North standings, and on paper, it's an extremely enticing matchup. One area of focus: Cincinnati's revitalized defense vs. Lamar Jackson. The Bengals rank fifth in scoring D, allowing 18.5 points per game -- it's the only unit in the NFL to have given up 25 points or fewer in every game this season. The Ravens' dynamic quarterback ends that impressive streak as he throws for two TDs and runs for two more to propel the Ravens to victory.
Marc Ross: For some reason, Miles Sanders has been persona non grata in the Eagles' offense, which has the fewest carries by running backs in the NFL this season. But against an emotionally charged Raiders team under new leadership, Sanders finally gets opportunities and takes advantage of them. He logs his first 100-yard rushing game of the season, and the fourth of his career, as he leads the Eagles to an upset win.
DeAngelo Hall: Darius Leonard -- or, as I like to call him, "The Maniac" -- and the Colts' defense completely shut down the 49ers. Ranked fourth in turnovers this season, the Colts' D intercepts Jimmy Garoppolo (assuming he plays) twice and sacks him four times in the DeForest Buckner revenge game.
Nate Burleson: Derrick Henry is off to a historic start, with 783 rushing yards and 10 rushing TDs this season, including three rushing TDs in each of the last two games. He keeps this streak going against the Chiefs with another trio of rushing scores in a Titans victory.
Full NFL Week 7 schedule
Thursday, October 21
Sunday, October 24
- Carolina Panthers at New York Giants (1 p.m. ET on FOX)
- New York Jets at New England Patriots (1 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Kansas City Chiefs at Tennessee Titans (1 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Washington Football Team at Green Bay Packers (1 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins (1 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (1 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Detroit Lions at Los Angeles Rams (4:05 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Philadelphia Eagles at Las Vegas Raiders (4:05 p.m. ET on FOX)
- Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals (4:25 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4:25 p.m. ET on CBS)
- Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers (8:20 p.m. ET on NBC)
Monday, October 25
- New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks (8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN2)