Week 7 of the 2018 NFL regular season is here. You might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner.
Most of you have your favorite teams and fantasy players to track. But in case you’re completely neutral or need help breaking ties regarding what to watch, we’ve ranked all 14 games on the schedule from most appealing to least enticing.
1. Patriots at Bears (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): New England is on fire, and the Bears are hungry contenders. In Chicago, this should be a close, high-scoring, fun matchup between two big-time markets.
2. Titans at Chargers (Sunday, 9:30 p.m. ET, CBS): This is the first time this year Philip Rivers and the red-hot Chargers will be featured in an exclusive time slot. Worth an early morning, maybe even if you’re on the west coast.
3. Saints at Ravens (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, FOX): Baltimore’s defense is coming off a lights-out performance, as is the New Orleans offense. This is gold.
4. Bengals at Chiefs (Sunday night, NBC): Can’t go wrong with Kansas City right now, and the “Cardiac Cat” Bengals have been entertaining all year. Big game for two teams battling for first place in their respective divisions.
5. Panthers at Eagles (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): Two NFC playoff-worthy teams trying to put it together, and an enticing quarterback matchup to boot. Big game for two teams battling for first place in their respective divisions.
6. Cowboys at Redskins (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, CBS): The NFC East is again up for grabs and both Dallas and Washington are coming off nice performances. The winner here will be perceived as a legit contender, and there’s usually a lot of drama when these two meet.
7. Texans at Jaguars (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): They’re tied atop the AFC South despite disappointing starts at 3-3, and there’s a lot of talent in this potentially crucial early-season AFC South matchup.
8. Browns at Buccaneers (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): Not sure if either team is particularly good, but both are damn entertaining. And this should be close. It’s worth a close monitor in the early time slot.
9. Vikings at Jets (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): Both offenses have been explosive and both defenses have plenty of talent. This could contain plenty of fireworks if the Jets can hang around at home.
10. Giants at Falcons (Monday night, ESPN): Don’t be surprised if the Giants keep this close against a bad defense following a mini bye week. Either way, there are plenty of storylines for the final game of the week.
11. Rams at 49ers (Sunday, 4 p.m. ET, CBS): San Francisco put up a fight against Green Bay at Lambeau and played the Rams tough last season, but the blowout potential is still strong here. Focus on the other two late starts until or unless it’s close late.
12. Lions at Dolphins (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX): Two teams trying to prove they’re contenders, but probably only worth checking out if it’s close late.
13. Broncos at Cardinals (Thursday night, FOX/NFLN): I guess the Broncos are desperate and we’ll get a national look at Josh Rosen, but let’s not pretend this deserves your attention over Game 4 of the ALCS.
14. Bills at Colts (Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS): Neither team is going anywhere, and we’re not even getting a dose of Josh Allen. Ignore.