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NFL odds, lines, point spreads: Updated Week 7 betting information for picking every game

Week 6 of the 2021 NFL season was a strange one for bettors. The first two games of the week — a “Thursday Night Football” clash and the Jaguars-Dolphins London game — were both covered by the underdogs. Then came the Sunday main slate, which saw the favorites put up a record of 8-2 against the spread. Finally, the last two stand-alone games of the week on “Sunday Night Football”

Jaguars DL Dawuane Smoot delivers newborn daughter at home

As random Tuesdays go, Dawuane Smoot will never forget this one. The Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman delivered his newborn daughter, Ahlani Moon Smoot, at home this morning, per the team. Smoot’s wife, Aumari, required an emergency delivery as the couple did not have enough time to make it to the hospital. Both mother and daughter are doing well. Smoot, a fifth-year pro who was a third-round draft pick out of

Offensive Player Rankings, Week 7: Dak Prescott among three QBs reaching new highs

Three NFL quarterbacks — Derek Carr, Kirk Cousins and Dak Prescott — stepped up in major ways in Week 6 and led their respective teams to important road victories. The thing is, this trio’s success wasn’t just a flash in the pan. They have played well collectively over the 2021 season. In today’s installment, I’m breaking down why Carr, Cousins and Prescott have experienced new highs in 2021, and as

Sean McVay reflects on Jared Goff trade: 'I wish that there was better clear communication'

A lot has gone wrong for Jared Goff since the former Los Angeles Rams quarterback lost in Super Bowl LIII, and new scenery with the Detroit Lions has done little to change it. But he’ll get a golden chance to turn around those fortunes in a profound way on Sunday when the Lions visit the Los Angeles Rams (4:05 p.m. ET, FOX). The game will pit the subjects of the

Bad hires, a broken culture and the swift conclusion to Ed Orgerons LSU tenure

Covers the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of Auburn University. Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia BATON ROUGE, La. — Some of the waitstaff at TJ Ribs wore shirts with “It’s O time” across the front, but there was no escaping the feeling Wednesday night that Ed Orgeron’s time at LSU was coming to an end. When the

How the Dodgers can come back from an 0-2 NLCS hole

After one of the greatest second-place seasons in MLB history, after dispatching their rival San Francisco Giants in the National League Division Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in trouble. Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Just like in 2020, they’re down 0-2 to the surging Atlanta Braves. Back then, the Dodgers completed the comeback with a 4-3 series win. But this year, with their rotation no longer lined

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (calf strain) looking good after undergoing MRI

Dak Prescott’s optimism surrounding his calf injury suffered in Sunday’s overtime win in New England has proven true. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the quarterback is “looking good” after an MRI on the calf, per a source informed of the situation. Following the 35-29 overtime win over the Patriots, Prescott downplayed the walking boot he sported while meeting the media, saying he’ll be “fine.” During a radio interview on

Bama adds ESPN 300 DB Fegans to No. 2 class

ESPN staff writer Joined ESPN in 2011 Graduated from Central Michigan Alabama got a commitment from ESPN 300 defensive back Tre’Quon Fegans on Monday, adding to the No. 2-ranked class overall. Fegans is the No. 64 prospect overall and a 6-foot-1, 185-pound player from Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama. He had been committed to Miami since July, but decommitted from the Hurricanes on Oct. 11. Prior to his original

NFL roundup: Latest league news from Monday, Oct. 18

The Atlanta Falcons are close to welcoming their top receiver back into the fold. Head coach Arthur Smith told reporters Monday that Calvin Ridley, who missed Week 5 due to a personal matter, will return to practice this week. The standout wideout was a late scratch prior to the Falcons’ battle with the Jets in London on Oct. 10. Atlanta went on to win that game, 27-20. Recommended: England handed

Who is Matt Wright? From Lockheed Martin to Jaguars, kicker might be most interesting man in NFL

Hot ice. Jaguars kicker Matt Wright (aptly self-nicknamed “Matty Ice”) nailed the team’s first three field goals of the season on Sunday afternoon, with his final kick locking down the Jaguars’ first win on the season. But long before Wright was hitting kicks on Sundays, the aerospace engineering major was working for Lockheed Martin, something that very few, if any, NFL players can lay claim to. Wright’s interesting career path from