The Dolphins rank toward the bottom of the league in sacks, but Lions coach Matt Patricia said the team makes life uncomfortable for quarterbacks. Justin Rogers, The Detroit News


Justin Rogers, James Hawkins, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their picks against the spread for Week 7 of the NFL season.

Detroit +3 at Miami

Rogers: Miami

Hawkins: Detroit

Niyo: Detroit

Wojnowski: Detroit

Denver -1.5 at Arizona

Rogers: Denver

Hawkins: Denver

Niyo: Denver

Wojnowski: Denver

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Tennessee +6.5 at L.A. Chargers

Rogers: L.A. Chargers

Hawkins: L.A. Chargers

Niyo: L.A. Chargers

Wojnowski: Tennessee

New England -3 at Chicago

Rogers: New England (best bet)

Hawkins: Chicago

Niyo: New England

Wojnowski: Chicago

Cleveland +3 at Tampa Bay

Rogers: Tampa Bay

Hawkins: Tampa Bay

Niyo: Tampa Bay

Wojnowski: Tampa Bay

Carolina +3.5 at Philadelphia

Rogers: Philadelphia

Hawkins: Philadelphia

Niyo: Philadelphia

Wojnowski: Carolina

Buffalo +6.5 at Indianapolis

Rogers: Indianapolis

Hawkins: Buffalo

Niyo: Indianapolis

Wojnowski: Indianapolis

Minnesota -3 at N.Y. Jets

Rogers: Minnesota

Hawkins: Minnesota

Niyo: Minnesota (best bet)

Wojnowski: Minnesota (best bet)

Houston +4.5 at Jacksonville

Rogers: Jacksonville

Hawkins: Jacksonville

Niyo: Jacksonville

Wojnowski: Jacksonville

New Orleans +2.5 at Baltimore

Rogers: Baltimore

Hawkins: New Orleans

Niyo: Baltimore

Wojnowski: Baltimore

Dallas +2.5 at Washington

Rogers: Washington

Hawkins: Washington

Niyo: Dallas

Wojnowski: Dallas

L.A. Rams -11 at San Francisco

Rogers: L.A. Rams

Hawkins: L.A. Rams (best bet)

Niyo: L.A. Rams

Wojnowski: San Francisco

Cincinnati +6 at Kansas City

Rogers: Kansas City

Hawkins: Kansas City

Niyo: Kansas City

Wojnowski: Kansas City

N.Y. Giants +3.5 at Atlanta

Rogers: Atlanta

Hawkins: Atlanta

Niyo: Atlanta

Wojnowski: Atlanta


Rogers: 7-7-1 last week, 42-44-7 overall, 3-2-1 best bets

Hawkins: 7-7-1 last week, 42-44-7 overall, 4-2 best bets

Niyo: 6-8-1 last week, 45-41-7 overall, 2-4 best bets

Wojnowski: 10-4-1 last week, 52-34-7 overall, 4-2 best bets