2021 Week 7 Thursday Night Football Prop Bets


Welcome to the 2021 Week 7 Thursday Night Football Prop Bets picks article!

Another crazy injury-filled week of football is behind us. Why is it that we can’t have good things? Like Kadarius Toney. We all wanted to see a big game from him, sadly it wasn’t meant to be. It was nice seeing some big games from “unexpected” places, like the Bears rookie Khalil Herbert. The third-string guy gets some opportunity because the starter and backup go down as does well? That’s always fun to watch. There’s a similar situation going on in this week’s Thursday night matchup as well. But first, let’s recap last week.

Short and sweet, it was less than spectacular. Jalen Hurts scored three TDs, great, but he ran in two instead of passing two. Miles Sanders had the odd game where he actually ran well against the Bucs. To me, it was very much a “process over results” kind of game. The Philly passing game was absolutely horrendous, Hurts was awful. Watching him pass hurt my eyes.

We got there with Leonard Fournette, but of course, we didn’t do enough Thursday Night Lenny bets. Mike Evans disappeared. The rest of the Tampa Bay offense produced as per usual. And is it just me or does anyone else notice this Tom Brady guy is really good at football? Might have to watch some more of his tape before I draw any conclusions.

Moving to this week’s matchup, the Denver Broncos face the injury-riddled Browns. Each team started with a lot of promise but have faltered in recent weeks and face off in a do-or-die game this Thursday. The two teams have a pretty good defensive unit on paper; both defenses are in the bottom half of rushing and passing yards allowed per PFR. The O/U is on the low side at 42.5 and the Browns are favored by 3.5 points on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Both teams like to employ the RBBC approach, with Cleveland being one of the most deadly if both backs are healthy. And they aren’t. Kareem Hunt went down to an injury Sunday and will miss 4-6 weeks. Nick Chubb has been ruled out. The Broncos still have their dynamic duo of Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams, a blessing in these tough RB times.

Each team’s passing game has the potential to be a lethal weapon. Teddy Bridgewater is a solid QB, and Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, and Noah Fant are quality pass catchers. The Browns have lost Jarvis Landry for the last few weeks to injury, and Odell Beckham can’t seem to get on page with Baker Mayfield. But if they could, man that’d be a great thing to see. Oh yeah, Mayfield has a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

As a Browns fan, I’m doing my best to be unbiased. However, I think the Browns do still have a chance to win. However, the Broncos are solid and have fewer injuries. This game could very well come down to which defense stepped up the most after being embarrassed in recent weeks. Who wants to win more?

2021 Week 7 Thursday Night Football Prop Bets

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Teddy Bridgewater – 1.5 Passing Touchdowns – Over

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Teddy B has just been a solid QB. He’s thrown for at least two touchdowns every game except for the game he got hurt (against the Ravens) and the blowout against the Jets. Cleveland’s front seven including Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney is not one to aggressively run against, so I can see Teddy being his usual solid self. And if he is, he’s got to throw to somebody.

Courtland Sutton – 4.5 Receptions – Over

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Sutton is Teddy’s favorite target, pure and simple. 53 targets in six games, or 8.8 targets a game. Not too shabby. Sutton has missed the 4.5 mark twice in six games. One was his first regular-season game back from an ACL injury, the other was with Drew Lock against the Ravens after Teddy got hurt.

D’Ernest Johnson – 60.5 Rushing Yards – Over

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Even though he’s the third-stringer in a game against a good rushing defense, I still believe in Kevin Stefanski’s run offense. Maybe that’s to a fault. However, when Nick Chubb got, ahem, nicked up last year, Johnson had a good game. If he leads the Browns rushing attack then I think he has a chance to get up to this line.

Melvin Gordon – 1.5 Receptions – Over

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Am I taking Gordon instead of the new cool guy Javonte? Frankly, Gordon’s line is easier to get to. The Broncos running backs are being used in a 50-50 split, and while Javonte has gotten over his line of 2.5 receptions each of the last four games, I feel safer with Gordon’s lower total. He has gone over this line in five of six games.

This game will make an interesting one to watch. Can the Browns overcome their injuries and get back on track? Will the Broncos snap their losing streak? A lot of things are at stake here in this matchup. Sit back and enjoy!

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