Week 8 Picks
Is it just me, or was Week 7 a pretty bad week of football? I thought it was bad; hopefully Week 8 will be much better.
New Orleans Saints @ St. Louis Rams
This is a total mis-match: the Saints are rolling and the Rams are sucking. New Orleans is coming off that huge blow-out win against the Colts, while the Rams are coming off DeMarco Murray’s 253 rushing yards. Saints win big.
Prediction: Saints OVER Rams
Miami Dolphins @ New York Giants
As I’ve stated before, I’m a Giants fan. However, I don’t think that’ll sway my pick too much: even Dolphins fans don’t think they’re gonna win! If Matt Moore plays like he usually does, the Giants will win big. But, if Eli throws 3 picks, the Dolphins have a slight chance to take the lead in the 3rd Quarter. That would force the Giants to rally together and come back. Giants win by about 21.
Prediction: Giants OVER Dolphins
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans
Week 7’s MNF game showed us that the Jags can beat a Top 5 team. They won that game because of their defense. Can they do the same this week against the Texans. I think they WILL work together on defense and make it hard for the Texans to score. You can’t forget that Andre Johnson will not be playing today, which will already make it hard for Schaub to get it going through the air.
Prediction: Jaguars OVER Texans
Arizona Cardinals @ Baltimore Ravens
Although the Ravens lost last week against the Jaguars, I don’t think they’re bad enough to lose to the Cards. Baltimore picks it up this week and starts something on the ground with Ray Rice.
Prediction: Ravens OVER Cardinals
Minnesota Vikings @ Carolina Panthers
Wow, this is a tough one to pick. The new-look Vikings with Christian Ponder look pretty good, and the Panthers with Cam Newton also look good. I think the Vikings are more desperate for a win, plus they have AP who is a LOT better than DeAngelo Williams. Vikings win in a close one.
Prediction:Vikings OVER Panthers
Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans
Tennessee is coming off a 41-7 beat-down via the Texans. The Colts are coming off a lose (as usual) via the Saints, 62-7. How do you give up 62 points anyway? Tennessee and their QB Matt Hasselbeck-RB CJ2K combo win.
Prediction: Titans OVER Colts
Detroit Lions @ Denver Broncos
Detroit is on a 2-game losing streak after starting the year 5-0. The Broncos are coming off a win in Miami (comeback style). Even though Broncos have the “momentum”, their win was against MIAMI. They should be disappointing that they were down 15-0 in the first place! I think Detroit rebounds and improves to 6-2.
Prediction: Lions OVER Broncos
Washington Redskins @ Buffalo Bills
The Redskins lost last week to the Panthers, while the Bills were on a bye. This isn’t home-away matchup really for either team (they are playing in Toronto, not Buffalo). I still think Buffalo’s the better team. They will win at the Rogers Centre.
Prediction: Bills OVER Redskins
Cincinnati Bengals @ Seattle Seahawks
Last weeks pitiful 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Browns took a toll on these ‘Hawks. Cincinnati is looking like the better team halfway through the season. BUT, without Ced Benson this week, the Seahawks will take advantage by forcing Dalton to really throw the ball a lot. Seattle wins in an upset.
Prediction: Seahawks OVER Bengals
New England Patriots @ Pittsburgh Steelers
This is touted as the Game of the Week by fans across the country. The Patriots are coming off a bye, while the Steelers are coming off a win in Arizona. Considering Belichick has never lost the game after the bye week, I’m gonna chose the Patriots.
Prediction: Patriots OVER Pittsburgh
Cleveland Browns @ San Fran 49ers
The 49ers are a Top 5 team so far, earning a 5-1 record through 6 games. I don’t think the Browns have the firepower to stop them, not this year at least. If this matchup was last year, I’d probably chose the Browns.
Prediction: 49ers OVER Browns
SNF Pick coming later today
Till next time,
Posted on October 30, 2011, in Pro Football and tagged Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, NFL, Sports. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.