NFL Pick Em for Week 8

Last week’s picks: 9-4

Season total: 72-31

Teams with byes: Falcons, Bears, Packers, Jets, Raiders, Buccaneers

It is amazing that is already week 8 of the NFL season. It just goes to show how quickly the regular season goes by. Anyway, here are the picks for week 8:

Sunday, October 30

New Orleans Saints (5-2) @ St. Louis Rams (0-6) – While the Saints won’t put up 62 points again, they should blow out the Rams. My pick: New Orleans Saints

Jacksonville Jaguars (2-5) @ Houston Texans (4-3) – After an emotional win at home on Monday night, the Jaguars are due to come crashing back down to earth. They can’t match the Texans in points. My pick: Houston Texans

Miami Dolphins (0-6) @ New York Giants (4-2) – The Giants defensive line should dominate the game and give Eli and the rest of the offense short fields. My pick: New York Giants

Arizona Cardinals (1-5) @ Baltimore Ravens (4-2) – Before Monday night’s awful game, the last time the Ravens had an embarrassing loss was week two against Tennessee. They went out and beat up a bad St. Louis team the next week. Look for the Cardinals to get similar treatment. My pick: Baltimore Ravens

Indianapolis Colts (0-7) @ Tennessee Titans (3-3) – If this was in Indianapolis, I’d be tempted to take the Colts. With the way he’s playing, Chris Johnson may have to change his nickname from CJ2K to CJ700. My pick: Tennessee Titans

Minnesota Vikings (1-6) @ Carolina Panthers (2-5) – Rookie quarterback versus rookie quarterback in this one. Neither one will probably look like rookies on Sunday since both teams defenses aren’t any good. The Panthers, led by Cam Newton, are simply a better team. My pick: Carolina Panthers

Detroit Lions (5-2) @ Denver Broncos (2-4) – This one is far from a lock all of a sudden. The Lions are coming off two losses and may be without Matt Stafford. The Broncos, meanwhile, are coming off a huge come from behind win and are playing differently with Tim Tebow under center. With that said, the Lions simply cannot afford to lose this one. My pick: Detroit Lions

Washington Redskins (3-3) @ Buffalo Bills (4-2) – The Redskins are coming to grips with reality while the Bills hopes keep on living. Buffalo’s D should force John Beck into some bad turnovers. My pick: Buffalo Bills

Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) @ Seattle Seahawks (2-4) – The Bengals are coming off three straight wins but it’s still hard to tell if they are for real. A win here won’t change that. Seattle is tough at home and has quietly kept themselves in games. I like an upset. My pick: Seattle Seahawks

New England Patriots (5-1) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) – The last time the Patriots lost a game after the bye was 2002. It’s tough to pick against the Steelers at home but you combine that nugget with the fact that Tom Brady always plays great against the Steelers and that’s enough. My pick: New England Patriots

Cleveland Browns (3-3) @ San Francisco 49ers (5-1) – If the 49ers are legit, they will not lose to the Browns who have been worse than their record indicates. My pick: San Francisco 49ers

Dallas Cowboys (3-3) @ Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) – This is arguably the best game of the week even with each team’s average (at best) start. The Eagles are rested and should be ready to go this Sunday night. Look for a shootout with plenty of turnovers. My pick: Philadelphia Eagles

Monday, October 31

San Diego Chargers (4-2) @ Kansas City Chiefs (3-3) – After an embarrassing start to the season, the Chiefs have gotten to .500. Meanwhile, the Chargers are in first place in the division but have yet to beat a good team. The Chargers won 20-17 against the Chiefs in week three. Give me the same score as Rivers finally has a good game. My pick: San Diego Chargers

Finally, for a little something different:

I wrote a short story on Halloween the other day. Check it out if you want:

Thanks again for reading. See you next week.


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