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NFL evaluators make picks on Week 7's best games

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Predicting Week 7 in the NFL (0:47)

Who will win the Super Bowl rematch between the Patriots and Falcons? Will the Eagles maintain control of the NFC East? Do the Packers have a shot without Aaron Rodgers? Take a look at the Football Power Index to figure it all out. (0:47)

ESPN senior writer Mike Sando asks league insiders to pick winners in selected games each week. Three evaluators joined the panel for Week 7. This week's selected games: Chiefs-Raiders, Jets-Dolphins, Broncos-Chargers, Falcons-Patriots and Redskins-Eagles.


Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders

Thursday: 8:25 p.m. ET, CBS | Point spread: KC by 3 | PickCenterInsider

While the Chiefs have been an offensive machine with cohesive coaching over multiple seasons, the Raiders have gone backward on offense after their January firing of coordinator Bill Musgrave. It's too early to know for sure whether Oakland made the wrong move, especially because quarterback Derek Carr hasn't been healthy. But the two insiders picking Kansas City to win at Oakland on a short week think the Raiders are paying a price for the change.