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Week 7 NFL early games live discussion and Patriots rooting guide

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What teams should you root for today?

New England Patriots v New York Jets Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Here is your New England Patriots rooting guide for the early games on Sunday.

1:00 PM ET

Jets at Dolphins (-3): Which team do you think is better? I’m still more afraid of the Dolphins than the Jets, despite a close game in week 6. Go Jets.

Buccaneers at Bills (-3): Go Tampa Bay. A Bucs victory would help the Patriots a lot in the AFC East and with strength of victory and schedule.

Jaguars (-3.5) at Colts: Go Colts! I’d rather not have Jacksonville and their defense in the postseason and I also want Jacoby Brissett to get another win.

Titans (-6) at Browns: Sorry Cleveland, but go Titans. I’d rather see Tennessee win the AFC South and for the Browns to get an early draft pick.

Ravens at Vikings (-5.5): This could get ugly, but go Vikings. I’d rather see Baltimore extremely far away from the AFC playoff picture.

Saints (-4.5) at Packers: No Aaron Rodgers in what could have been an awesome game. Patriots will want the Saints to win for strength of victory and schedule.

Panthers (-3) at Bears: The Patriots would like to see Carolina win for the sake of strength of schedule; a Panthers victory would also weaken Pittsburgh’s strength of schedule.

Cardinals at Rams (-3.5): This game doesn’t matter.

4:05 PM ET

Cowboys (-6) at 49ers: A rematch of the 1990s powerhouses! It would be nice for the 49ers to lose again for the sake of draft stock.

4:25 PM ET

Bengals at Steelers (-5): Easy one. Go Bengals.

Broncos at Chargers (even): Another easy one. Go Chargers.

Seahawks (-4) at Giants: The Patriots will want the Seahawks to win to hurt the AFC West’s strength of schedule.

Use this as the open thread for discussion.