Week 7 of the 2021 NFL season begins Thursday with the Denver Broncos visiting the Browns in Cleveland. The Los Angeles Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups.
— Farmer's record last week: 11-3 (.786); season 61-33 (.649). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 9-5 (.643); season 45-47-2 (.489).
— Teams on bye: Chargers, Buffalo, Dallas, Jacksonville, Minnesota, Pittsburgh.
Times Pacific. Lines according to FanDuel (O/U = over/under):
Broncos (3-3) at Browns (3-3)
Line: Browns by 2. O/U: 41.
Broncos came out flat at home against the Raiders and now have to hit the road on a short week. Cleveland is so banged up, though, and this is the exact wrong time to have such limited recovery time.
Prediction: Broncos 21, Browns 20
Bengals (4-2) at Ravens (5-1)