Best non-Chiefs matchups, Week 7: Eagles-Dolphins highlight a great week in the NFL

The Chiefs play the Chargers this week in a battle for the AFC West. As the Playoff picture begins to take shape, what games should you keep an eye on? We discuss the top games of the week.
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Week 7 is officially here! With the NFL Playoff picture beginning to take shape, the Kansas City Chiefs game is not the only one worth watching. The Chiefs are sitting pretty at the top of the AFC despite their offensive woes to start the year and the Eagles and 49ers seem to be in control of the NFC.

Today, we discuss the top games of the week that do not involve our beloved Chiefs. Without further ado, here are the top three games of the week that the Chiefs aren't playing in, beginning with the game of the week between the Eagles and Dolphins.

1. Miami Dolphins @ Philadelphia Eagles

Game Time: Sunday, October 22, 7:20 PM CT

Odds via DraftKings Sportsbook: Eagles (-2.5)

TV: NBC/Universo

Miami heads to Philadelphia with a mindset that they need to prove that they can play against the top teams in the NFL. To this point in the season, the Dolphins have beaten up a number of lower-tier teams. Their one loss came in a blowout loss to the Bills. The Miami offense has been truly elite but they have something to prove this week.

The Eagles, for the first time, enter the week with a loss on their resumé. Jalen Hurts is coming off his worst performance as a professional in which he threw three interceptions. Now, they need to find some resiliency when they host the Dolphins. At times, they have looked truly dominant on both sides of the ball. At others, they have looked more vulnerable than they ever did a season ago. While they don't necessarily need a "get right" game, they need to find their ceiling.

The bottom line: I think that Miami is good enough to win this game but they will require the Eagles to make some mistakes on the offensive side of the ball. The Eagles should be able to put up a lot of points on offense and if their defense can be serviceable and get a few stops, they will win the game. Give me the Eagles by two possessions.

Prediction: Eagles 31, Dolphins 21