From Thursday night's wild finish in Oakland, to Sunday night's fogged-out Super Bowl rematch in Foxborough, Week 7 of the NFL season had its share of ups and downs.

What's been the best performance so far? And which result surprised you the most? Vote below:

Week 7 concludes Monday when the Philadelphia Eagles host the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN App).

-- Brendan C. Hall


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Donovan McNabb joins First Take and explains how the Eagles' strong defense has propelled them to their 5-1 record.
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Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and wide receiver Nelson Agholor have both had success this season utilizing the "stab" concept. Jon Gruden draws up how the play works versus either zone or man coverage.
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Eagles QB Carson Wentz sits down with John Gruden to talk about the improvement on 3rd downs and the red-zone efficiency this season, as well as hunting in his off time.
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"Impactful. Meaningful. Powerful." Carson Wentz's connection to Lukas Kusters is a reminder for the quarterback that football is "more than a game."

How to bet Washington at Philadelphia

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ESPN Chalk's NFL Vegas experts (Phil Steele, Warren Sharp, Erin Rynning and Mike Clay) are here to provide analysis and best bets for Monday night's tilt between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. John Parolin of ESPN Stats & Information breaks down the best prop bet.

Note: Odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Sunday afternoon.


Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (-4.5)

Total: 49
PickCenter public consensus pick: 52 percent on Philadelphia

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Tedy Bruschi and Herm Edwards both agree the Eagles are one of the best teams in the NFL and will prevail over Washington on Monday.
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A 5-1 start has made the Eagles early favorites in the NFC, creating a good problem for coach Doug Pederson, who vows to keep his players focused.

The NFL has found no evidence of bias in Pete Morelli's officiating crew toward the Philadelphia Eagles, a league spokesperson confirmed to ESPN, a signal that they will be allowed to work Eagles games moving forward.

The Eagles were penalized 10 times for 126 yards in a win over Carolina on Oct. 12, while the Panthers were called for just one penalty, resulting in 1 yard lost. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first game in NFL history in which one team had at least 120 penalty yards and its opponent had fewer than 10 penalty yards.

The discrepancy led to criticism of Morelli and his crew and prompted one Eagles fan to start an online petition calling for Morelli to be banned from working future Eagles games, citing bias by his crew in the past four Eagles games those referees have officiated. The penalty disparity is 40-8 in favor of the opposition in the past four games Morelli's group has officiated.

The NFL Referees Association released a statement on Thursday denouncing "recent media reports alleging bias in NFL officiating." The NFLRA's statement didn't identify the reports that prompted the statement but acknowledged to ESPN that it was, in part, a response to commentary in Philadelphia related to the Panthers game.

"Claims like these demonstrate a fundamental lack of knowledge about NFL officiating," NFLRA executive director Scott Green said in the statement. "NFL officials are graded on every call made in every game. Missing a single one can hurt his or her ranking and may be the difference between working in the postseason or not."


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Chris Long saw the need for safe water in Tanzania, so the Eagles' defensive end started Waterboys as a way to make that happen. For the full feature, tune into Monday Night Countdown before Monday Night Football.

AP Photo/Matt RourkeTorrey Smith (right) took a turn at bat and hit it out of the park after scoring a touchdown against the Cardinals in Week 5.

We knew we were in for a treat when celebration restrictions that once contributed to the NFL's "No Fun League" moniker were softened this offseason.

Through six weeks, players haven't disappointed, showing their creativity and embracing group celebrations, which haven't been allowed for the better part of this millennium.

We've seen teammates pantomiming various games and sports, from "Duck, Duck, Goose" and jumping rope to basketball, baseball and even bobsledding. Group performances haven't been limited to touchdowns either, with the Titans bowing down to Wesley Woodyard after a fourth-down stop on Monday night.


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Kyle Ross/Icon SportswireHis numbers aren't exactly eye-popping, but opponents and teammates alike can see that receiver Alshon Jeffery is opening things up for the Eagles offense.

His numbers haven't been eye-popping, but it's clear that receiver Alshon Jeffery is helping open things up for his Eagles teammates.
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