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Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions

Posted on: October 29, 2010 10:12 am
Edited on: October 29, 2010 10:16 am
 
For my week 7 picks, I think I would have done better last week if I had put the teams on a dart board and thrown darts to make my picks.  Here's hoping for a change of fortunes.  Here's my picks and predictions.  Enjoy the read: 

Bills @ Chiefs-- The Bills seem to be fighting hard lately. Ryan Fitzpatrick seems like the temporary answer at QB. But, I don't think they will give the Chiefs as tough a time on defense at Arrowhead. The Bills will win some games this season, but not this Sunday. Chiefs continue to roll with a strong running game and solid D'. PREDICTION: CHIEFS

Packers @ Jets-- The Packers have lost to Chicago, Washington, and Miami, and barely beat Detroit and Minnesota. They just don't look like the dominiating team most thought they'd be. At this point, I just can't trust them to pull off an upset victory against a relaxed Jets team coming off a bye week. PREDICTION: JETS

Broncos @ 49ers-- The 49ers couldn't beat a Panthers team that ranked dead last in the NFL in offense. I don't see how they slow down a Broncos team that's #4 in passing offense. Even at 2-5, the Broncos don't look quite as bad as the 49ers. Troy Smith may provide a spark, but I won't count on it. The 49ers have burned me for the last time in the GB10 pick 'ems. PREDICTION: BRONCOS

Jaguars @ Cowboys-- The Cowboys will have Jon Kitna at QB. He's not great, but he IS a solid back-up who can put up some points. The Jaguars, on the other hand, are a mess. David Garrard (concussion) is their starter, with 38-year-old Todd Bouman as a back-up, and Trent Edwards as the emergency QB. Probably one of the worst QB situations in the league. On top of that, the O-line can't seem to block for Maurice Jones-Drew sufficiently. The Jags defense surrendered 42 points to a Chiefs team that wasn't considered THAT good on offense. Unless Jones-Drew manages over 200+ yards rushing & several TD's, I don't see how the Jags win. PREDICTION: COWBOYS

Panthers @ Rams-- The Rams blowing a 17-3 lead last week is disturbing. This team needs to learn how to finish games. Luckily for them, they play at home this week against a Panthers team that barely beat the lack-luster 49ers. I'll take Sam Bradford and Stephen Jackson over Matt Moore and DeAngelo Williams. PREDICTION: RAMS

Dolphins @ Bengals-- The Dolphins were a blown call away from beating the Steelers last week at home. This is a good team that's getting better. They face a Bengals team whose defense has regressed this season. I don't think Carson Palmer matches the stats he had last week. Not against this defense. Expect the Dolphins to remain undefeated on the road for at least another week. PREDICTION: DOLPHINS

Redskins @ Lions-- The Redskins will be out for revenge for their loss to ths Lions last season. But, I don't think they get it. Matthew Stafford returns to lead one of the better scoring offenses in the league. I expect the Redskins 31st ranked defense to struggle against Calvin Johnson & company. PREDICTION: LIONS

Titans @ Chargers--The Titans looked strong and showed a lot of gritt in how they played late in the game against the Eagles last week. The Chargers, on the other hand, despite being #1 in the NFL in offense AND defense, are 2-5. This team is tangible proof that stats aren't everything. All logic tells me I should pick the Titans. But, I'm going with my gut on this one; anticipating that the #1 offense and defense finally stops shooting themselves in the foot and pulls out a win at home. PREDICTION: CHARGERS

Buccaneers @ Cardinals-- Once again, I am going against logic here and going with my gut. I think the Cardinals will bounce back from that dreadful performance last week and give the Bucs a game. Larry Fitzgerald is due for a big game. My gut tells me this is the game he has it. PREDICTION: CARDINALS

Vikings @ Patriots-- The Vikings couldn't beat a struggling Packers team. I don't see how they beat the Patriots in Foxboro; especially with their improving defense. Looks like another rough day for a banged-up Brett Favre. If Tavaris Jackson starts, I don't expect him to fare much better. PREDICTION: PATRIOTS

Seahawks @ Raiders-- I'll be honest. I don't know what to make of the Raiders. Was the 59 point outing a fluke? Or, have they REALLY improved THAT much? The Seahawks are an improved team. But, (and I can't believe I'm saying this) the Raiders look to be more improved. This game won't be a rout like last week. But, I think the Raiders have a bit of momentum coming into this one; plus they're playing at home. PREDICTION: RAIDERS

Steelers @ Saints-- The logical choice here would be to pick the Steelers. After all, they are a defensive juggernaut, and the Saints just lost to the Browns at home. But, I'll go against logic again and go with my gut. I don't see Drew Brees playing THAT poorly for a second week in a row. If they lose this game, that's two home losses in a row and a 4-4 record. I just don't see it happening. Going with my gut here. PREDICTION: SAINTS

Texans @ Colts-- The Texans are dead last in defense in the NFL. On top of that, they've lost DeMeco Ryans. I don't see how they come into Lucas Oil Field and slow down Peyton Manning; even if he is without Dallas Clark and Austin Collie. I saw nothing in the Texans last couple of games to make me believe an upset here is possible. This won't be a repeat of the season opener. PREDICTION: COLTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since: Oct 25, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 10:11 am
 

Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions

The Chargers won so I'm happy, but the Steelers lost so I'm sad.  Oh, and I'm smarter than half of you.


SammytheGreek
Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 9:43 am
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Since: Oct 25, 2009
Posted on: October 31, 2010 3:58 am
 

Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions

Bills v Chiefs: CHIEFS

Packers v Jets:
JETS

Broncos v 49ers aka GAME OF THE WEEK: BRONCOS


Jaguars v Cowboys:

Pick: COWBOYS

Panthers v Rams: RAMS

Dolphins v Bengals: DOLPHINS

Redskins v Lions: SKINS

Titans v Chargers: TITANS

Bucs v Cardinals: BUCS

Vikings v Patriots: PATRIOTS

Seahawks v Raiders: RAIDERS (RAIDER NATION!)

Steelers v Saints: Steelers

Texans v Colts: COLTS




Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: October 30, 2010 6:58 pm
 

Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions

Please go put lots of money on the Seahawks so the Raider fans can laugh when the raiders win by 10



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: October 30, 2010 1:27 am
 

Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions

@ -- I'll be honest. I don't know what to make of the Raiders. Was the 59 point outing a fluke? Or, have they REALLY improved THAT much? The Seahawks are an improved team. But, (and I can't believe I'm saying this) the Raiders look to be more improved. This game won't be a rout like last week. But, I think the Raiders have a bit of momentum coming into this one; plus they're playing at home. PREDICTION: RAIDERS


I think the Seahawks will come to play & get a victory over the raiders this week... advantage offense & special teams


@ -- Once again, I am going against logic here and going with my gut. I think the Cardinals will bounce back from that dreadful performance last week and give the Bucs a game. is due for a big game. My gut tells me this is the game he has it. PREDICTION: CARDINALS


I like the Bucs; they're scrappy this year!




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Posted on: October 29, 2010 4:25 pm
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Since: Jan 17, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2010 3:29 pm
 

Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions

now if u could predict fantasy points u would be hired!!!!


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Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2010 2:45 pm
 

Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions

Sammy - picking against the spread is probably more unpredictable than making straight picks.  So, don't be too hard on yourself. 


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