NFL Schedule: Week 7

Another parade of ties in RCS’ consensus power rankings, and the tie at #2 in particular has me thinking they should go to an odd number of component rankings somehow to make ties harder. I knew to do so with my own similar concept. Meanwhile, I’m astounded at the Monday night over-under, which yields the lowest MXS I’ve recorded in the short time I’ve been doing this, as well as the first favorite’s MXS below 20.

Also, I’ve been thinking about the idea of local all-sports blogs for each sports city, and it’s taking all my effort to keep from starting it up myself by the end of the month…

What is the Median Expected Score?

Away MXS Home Time (ET) TV DTV Announcers NTR SIRIUS Notes
Away Home
#5(4-1) 23-21 #17(3-3) Sun 1:00 PM 705 Jim Nantz, Phil Simms USA 112 93 Showdown between two heavyweights who can’t stand each other… and that’s the coaches!
#22(2-3) 19-22 #24(2-3) Sun 1:00 PM 710 Ron Pitts, Jim Mora 113 85 Two teams trying to show that they’re for real, or at least not horrible.
#18(3-3) 22-25½ #6(5-1) Sun 1:00 PM 707 Dick Stockton, John Lynch WW1 134 86 Lions trying to bounce back from their first loss against a team trying to show they’re still as good as last year.
#T15(3-3) 22¼-21¼ #T11(4-2) Sun 1:00 PM 709 Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa CMP 135 106 One of the better games London has been exposed to… which isn’t saying much.
#T26(1-4) 20½-21½ #30(0-5) Sun 1:00 PM 704 Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots 91 136 Who cares that both teams suck? It’s the start of the Tebow era!
#19(3-2) 20¼-22¾ #23(1-5) Sun 1:00 PM 708 Chris Myers, Tim Ryan 117 94 The Redskins feel people are disrespecting their 3-2 start, but Newton and the Panthers will not make it easy.
#13(3-3) 20¾-23¾ #T15(3-2) Sun 1:00 PM 706 Marv Albert, Rich Gannon 138 92 The Texans have been slipping in recent weeks, and the surprising Titans can take control of the division.
#8(4-2) 23½-19½ #T26(1-4) Sun 4:05 PM 711 Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf USA 85 139 The Cardinals come back from their bye in time to run into the Steelers buzzsaw.
#25(2-3) 18-24 #10(4-2) Sun 4:05 PM 712 Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts CMP 137 91 Hey, the Chiefs are on a winning streak! Can they continue it against the red-hot Raiders?
#1(6-0) 27¾-18¾ #28(1-5) Sun 4:15 PM 714 Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver WW1 92 86 The Christian Ponder era is underway… good luck!
#32(0-5) 15¾-28¼ #20(2-3) Sun 4:15 PM 713 Sam Rosen, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin 94 93 With the Rams considered to be worse than the other winless teams, chances are we see Good Romo this week.
#31(0-6) 17-31 #7(4-2) Sun 8:20 PM Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya WW1 92 93 Another Colts regret for NBC, especially up against the World Series.
#T2(4-1) 18½-10½ #29(1-5) Mon 8:30 PM Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Ron Jaworski, Suzy Kolber WW1 92 93 Are the Ravens the quietest possibly-second-best team in the league ever?

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