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Breaking down the NFL standings coming out of Week 7

The NFL is almost finished with Week 7. We break down the standings as the league starts to look to Week 8.

The Ross Tucker Football Podcast | 2021 Week 7 Recap

The NFL is headed into the afternoon of Week 7 Sunday with primetime football still to come. We didn’t have a lot of huge matchups on the schedule this weekend, but we’ve had two big statement games in the 1 p.m. slot.

The Titans welcomed the Chiefs to town and beat them in every aspect of the game. The Titans jumped on top 27-0 in the first half and cruised the rest of the way. Meanwhile, the AFC North has a new leader as the Bengals went into Baltimore and had their way with the Ravens in the second. It was a back-and-forth affair in the first half, but the Bengals ran away with things in the second half.

Below are the eight divisional standings, along with some quick thoughts about each division after seven weeks of football. We’ll update with the 4:05/4:25 p.m. results, and then Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football.

AFC East

The Patriots crushed the Jets as Bill Belichick once again ran it up against his former brief one-time employer. The Dolphins lost to the Falcons on a last-second field goal.

  1. Buffalo Bills, 4-2
  2. New England Patriots, 3-4
  3. New York Jets, 1-5
  4. Miami Dolphins, 1-6

AFC North

Cleveland got the week going with a 17-14 win over the Broncos. The Bengals got a huge road win over the Ravens to take over the division lead.

  1. Cincinnati Bengals, 5-2
  2. Baltimore Ravens, 5-2
  3. Cleveland Browns, 4-3
  4. Pittsburgh Steelers, 3-3

AFC South

The Titans got a huge win over the Chiefs, thumping them in Nashville.

PM update: The Texans gave the Cardinals some trouble early, but Arizona eventually cruised to victory.

SNF update: The Colts won an ugly one over the 49ers and are back in the wild card race.

  1. Tennessee Titans, 5-2
  2. Indianapolis Colts, 3-4
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1-5
  4. Houston Texans, 1-6

AFC West

The Chiefs couldn’t get anything going against the Titans and lost big — while also losing Patrick Mahomes to a head injury. The Broncos opened the week with a 17-14 loss in Cleveland.

PM update: The Raiders beat the Eagles to move into sole possession of first place in the division while the Chargers are on bye.

  1. Las Vegas Raiders, 5-2
  2. Los Angeles Chargers, 4-2
  3. Kansas City Chiefs, 3-4
  4. Denver Broncos, 3-4

NFC East

Washington gave Green Bay some trouble early, but the Packers pulled away and cruised to victory. The Giants won an ugly one over Carolina.

PM update: The Eagles took a first quarter leader on the Raiders only to give it up in the second quarter. They scored 15 points in the fourth quarter but came up well short.

  1. Dallas Cowboys, 5-1
  2. Philadelphia Eagles, 2-5
  3. Washington Football Team, 2-5
  4. New York Giants, 2-5

NFC North

The Packers had some early issues with Washington but pulled away and won with ease.

PM update: The Lions gave the Rams a tough time, but came up short and remain winless. The Bears were crushed by the Bucs.

  1. Green Bay Packers, 6-1
  2. Minnesota Vikings, 3-3
  3. Chicago Bears, 3-4
  4. Detroit Lions, 0-7

NFC South

The Panthers struggled in the Meadowlands and lost to the Giants. The Falcons beat the Dolphins in Miami on a last-second field goal.

PM update: The Bucs stomped the Bears 38-3.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 6-1
  2. New Orleans Saints, 3-2
  3. Atlanta Falcons, 3-3
  4. Carolina Panthers, 3-4

NFC West

The Rams looked like they might blow an easy game against the Lions, but managed a fourth quarter touchdown to take the lead and held off Jared Goff late in the revenge game. The Cardinals remained undefeated with a 31-5 win over the Texans.

SNF update: The 49ers lost an ugly one to the Colts and drop into a tie for last place with the Seahawks.

  1. Arizona Cardinals, 7-0
  2. Los Angeles Rams, 6-1
  3. San Francisco 49ers, 2-4
  4. Seattle Seahawks, 2-4