NFL Week 8 is here. I went 10-5 last week …..and now I’m (67-41 overall)….. week #7 did not go according to plan for the Seahawks. Are the Cowboys for real, I’m still not buying it.. the defense is playing way over their heads.
Ok, I’ll give the Broncos some 6-1 love they deserve. One of the top offenses and defenses in AFC. They have been beating all comers and looking good. Can they keep ahead of “old man” time… we shall see.
Let’s take a look at the match-ups for this week. The number of stars rank the 5 best games, in my opinion.
BYE WEEK: (4-3) 49ers and (3-4) NY Giants
Thursday Night Football (Oct 22) EASTERN TIME Broadcast
San Diego at Denver 8:25PM CBS/NFL
Point Spread : -8.5 Broncos
O/U : 51.5
It is just tough to pick against the Broncos at home. Look for Hillman to continue to get carries and balance out the offense. I love Rivers, but I think the Chargers D is going to be overwhelmed by WR E. Sanders. I hate the Broncos, but…
Prediction: 37 – 24 Broncos
Sunday Football (OCT 19)
Detroit at Atlanta (London) 9:30 AM FOX
Point Spread : -3.5 Lions
Overseas game. Atlanta is down 6 OL on the IR going into the game…. and QB Ryan is taking too many hits. Lions are the number 1 defense in NFL right now. Just ride the defense to victory.
Prediction: 33 – 14 Lions
St. Louis at Kansas City 1:00 PM FOX
Point Spread : -7.5 Chiefs
The Rams pulled off a shocker at home last week. The Chiefs are at home and have been looking more complete now. I’m still not toatlly convinced the defense is going to show up, but lets go with some home cooking.
Prediction: 27 – 20 Chiefs
Houston at Tennessee 1:00 PM CBS
Point Spread : -2 Texans
Both teams are underwhelming. The Texans defense should keep the game low scoring, but will the Texans score some points… I guess you ride the defense and RB Foster to the win on the road.
Prediction: 21 – 17 Texans
Seattle at Carolina 1:00 PM CBS* (**)
Point Spread : -4.5 Seahawks
A dangerous game for the Seahawks, on the road and early. Look for CB Sherman to shadow WR Benjamin in the game. Seahawks are getting a few players back on offense and defense, so let’s go with the road team getting back to RB M. Lynch basics. 22+ touches in this game.
Prediction: 24 – 20 Seahawks
Minnesota at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX
The Bucs are at home. They have looked better as of late, but can you trust them. This is a hard game to predict, it could go either way. It will end with a flukey play or big time turnover. The Vikings in a squeaker.
Point Spread : -2.5 Bucs
Prediction: 23 – 20 Vikings
Baltimore at Cincinnati 1:00 PM CBS (***)
Point Spread : EVEN
The Bengals have looked like garbage for a few weeks. The offense loks out of sorts. I can only assume it is due to AJ Green missing significant play time. He is still questionable, so I’ll go with the suddenly streaking Blackbirds.
Prediction: 33 – 30 Ravens
Miami at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS
Point Spread : -5.5 Dolphins
I’m back on the Dolphin bandwagon. The defense has been solid and Tanehill has been putting up solid start after solid start. Look for the rushing attack to keep pounding away… poor Jaguars.
Prediction: 34 – 17 Dolphins
Chicago at New England 1:00 PM FOX (**)
Point Spread :-6 Patriots
Locker room strife and lack of defensive talent are ruining another season for the Bears. Ever since the win over the 49ers, they have been in free fall. The Patriots at home are lucky, good and winners. Last minute heroics seal the deal for the Patriots. Look for a big game from WR Lafell.
Prediction: 33 – 24 Patriots
Buffalo at NY Jets 1:00 PM CBS (*)
Point Spread : -3 Jets
The top 2 RBs for the Bills are out with injuries. QB Orten has finally got rookie WR Watkins going, but I do not think it will be enough. I suspect new recruit WR Percy Harvin will provide a spark and a win for the Jets.
Prediction: 27 – 17 Jets
Philadelphia at Arizona 4:05 PM FOX (****)
Point Spread : -2.5 Cardinals
The key to the game is… can the Cardinals have multiple three and outs against the Eagles. Wearing down the Eagles defense and keep the game close going into the 4th quarter. The other key is the production of RB Ellington….
Prediction: 33 – 30 Eagles
Oakland at Cleveland 4:25 PM CBS
Point Spread : -7.5 Browns
Just go with the ground and pound Browns in this one. Raiders are disintegrating from age. Look for QB Hoyer to have a bounce back game, only 2 more weeks until all world WR Gordon returns.
Prediction: 34 – 10 Browns
Indianapolis at Pittsburgh 4:25 PM CBS
Point Spread : -3 Colts
The Colts have been resilient. I’m not totally convinved they are for real, they have feasted on some weak teams. The team believes and has Luck on their side. The Steelers defense looks like it is falling apart, so lets go with the road team here.
Prediction: 33 – 24 Colts
Sunday Night Football
Green Bay at New Orleans 8:30 PM NBC (*****)
Point Spread : -1 Saints
The Saints at home are really good, however their defense is marginal at best. They used to be shut out at home, now they are average. The Packers are hitting on all cylinders… I’m looking for a big game from WR #3 Adams. Keep feeding Lacy as well…
Prediction: 34 – 27 Saints
Monday Night Football (OCT 27)
Washington at Dallas 8:30 PM ESPN
Point Spread : -10 Cowboys
The Cowboys look great in all phases of the game. As long as they stay balanced and Romo keeps turnovers in check, it should be a laugher. This is such an obvious play, that is what concerns me.. due to it being a NFCE rival game.
Prediction: 34 – 17 Cowboys
I might have some errors in spelling and grammer, but IDGAF. Peace out SKAsians.