Five NFL Teams That Have To Win Week Seven Games

Damon Salvadore | Contributor

We are almost halfway through the 2016-17 NFL season already, and Week Seven is must-win for these five teams.

Each of them lost last week.┬áLet’s take a look.

1) Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 start, but all of a sudden they’ve lost back-to-back games after their bye week. The Eagles have an extremely daunting schedule coming up, and it all begins on Sunday against the undefeated Minnesota Vikings. This won’t be an easy game by any means, even if the Eagles are at home. Sam Bradford is playing game-managing football, but the Eagles may remember a thing or two about their former quarterback. If the Eagles lose this game, they are in danger of being three games behind the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.

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CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 19: Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles watches action during a game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 19, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

2) Indianapolis Colts

What a devastating loss last week for Andrew Luck and the Colts! They blew a divisional game they should have won, and now they sit at 2-4 looking for answers. The Colts will travel to Tennessee to play the Titans in a must win game. If the Colts lose this one, not only will they fall further away from the Houston Texans for the division lead, but the Titans will have a two and a half game lead over the Colts in the AFC South.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – OCTOBER 09: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts passes the ball during the fourth quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 9, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

3) Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals have been without a doubt one of the most disappointing teams in the league this year. Usually the Bengals wait until the postseason to disappoint their fans, but they’re imploding early this year. Head coach Marvin Lewis has lost control of the team, and their odds of winning the division are becoming slimmer every week. But, they are still alive, barely. If the Bengals can defeat the Browns this week and the Washington Redskins next week, they are right back to a .500 record. If the Bengals lose to the woeful Browns, their season is pretty much over.

4) Baltimore Ravens

This is the Ravens’ last game before their bye week. Fortunately for them, they take on the struggling New York Jets, who will be playing backup quarterback Geno Smith on Sunday. The Ravens defense, which ranks third overall, is playing much better than anticipated this season. The Ravens began 3-0, but have lost their last three games by a combined 11 points. Heading into the bye week at 4-3 is a heck of a lot better than 3-4.

5) Denver Broncos

For the first time in a long time, the Broncos desperately need to win. After a promising 4-0 start, the Broncos have lost consecutive games. Injuries have certainly played a factor, but every other team is dealing with hurt players as well. The Broncos take on the AFC South-leading Houston Texans on Monday Night Football. If Gary Kubiak loses that game, the Oakland Raiders have a chance to take the outright lead in the AFC West.

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