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WEEK
8
PETE PRISCO
Senior NFL Columnist
Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. He hosted his own radio show for seven years, and can be seen throughout the week on CBS Sports' NFL shows. When he's not watching game tape you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an Arizona State national title in football.
MATCHUP SCORE ANALYSIS
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
 
Houston
Texans
27
This will be Brock Osweiler again at quarterback for the Dolphins, which means heís going against his former team. Does it matter? Not here. The Texans defense will be all over him and his limited group of receivers. The Texans will be better on offense as well. Texans take it.
Result: Houston Texans 42, Miami Dolphins 23
Miami
Dolphins
14
 
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018
 
Philadelphia
Eagles
23
This looked like it might be a big game when the schedule came out. It is -- for survival. Both teams have disappointed so far, and the loser is in big trouble. The Jaguars have so many offensive issues that show up weekly and they will again here. Eagles take a close one.
Result: Philadelphia Eagles 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 18
Jacksonville
Jaguars
17
 
 
Baltimore
Ravens
21
The Ravens are coming off a tough home loss to the Saints, while Carolina rallied from 17 down to beat the Eagles on the road. That should have the Panthers with momentum, but the Ravens defense should be able to slow down the Panthers offense. Look for Baltimore to come in and win a tough, low-scoring road game.
Result: Baltimore Ravens 21, Carolina Panthers 36
Carolina
Panthers
18
 
 
Chicago
Bears
28
The Bears have lost two straight to the AFC East, but they wonít lose this one. This is a tough spot for Sam Darnold against a good defense on the road. Look for the Bears to shut down the Jets running game and Darnold to throw two picks that lead to points. The Bears will get it done at home to break the streak.
Result: Chicago Bears 24, NY Jets 10
New York
Jets
13
 
 
Cincinnati
Bengals
32
The Bucs did some good things in beating the Browns last week, while the Bengals were awful. But I think the Bengals bounce back here. Andy Dalton and the offense will roll up some big numbers against that Tampa Bay defense. Bengals take it.
Result: Cincinnati Bengals 37, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34
Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
27
 
 
Seattle
Seahawks
27
Seattle is coming off the bye in this one, so they will be rested. They are 3-3 and have a chance to be in the wild-card race. The Lions impressed last week winning at Miami, but I think this will be a game about the Seahawks offense. Look for Seattle to win a tough road game.
Result: Seattle Seahawks 28, Detroit Lions 14
Detroit
Lions
26
 
 
Kansas City
Chiefs
30
The Chiefs are the top-ranked scoring offense in the league. But the Broncos did a decent job against them a few weeks back in a game in Denver won by the Chiefs. Denverís pass rush could be an issue here for the Chiefs, but Kansas City is so good on offense right now that it wonít matter. The Chiefs roll.
Result: Kansas City Chiefs 30, Denver Broncos 23
Denver
Broncos
19
 
 
Washington
Football Team
20
The Redskins are playing well on defense, especially up front. Thatís not a good thing for a Giants offensive line that is playing bad football. Look for the Redskins to dominate up front and force some Eli Manning turnovers. The Redskins will win a physical road game against a team that is playing for the future.
Result: Washington Redskins 20, NY Giants 13
New York
Giants
17
 
 
Pittsburgh
Steelers
30
The Browns are playing consecutive road games, while the Steelers are coming off a bye. Thatís a bad combination. These two tied in Week 1, but this one will be different. The Steelers have improved since then, and I think that will play out here. Steelers take it.
Result: Pittsburgh Steelers 33, Cleveland Browns 18
Cleveland
Browns
17
 
 
Indianapolis
Colts
31
The Raiders are in disarray. They traded away receiver Amari Cooper this week, embracing the rebuild mode. The Colts are playing well on offense, and the Raiders are bad on defense. Look for a big game from Andrew Luck behind his improving offensive line.
Result: Indianapolis Colts 42, Oakland Raiders 28
20
 
 
Arizona
Cardinals
17
The Cardinals made a change at offensive coordinator, which will help Josh Rosen. But they have major issues on the offensive line. Even so, I think the defense will play well here and limit San Franciscoís offense. Expect a low-scoring game, but the Cardinals take it.
Result: Arizona Cardinals 18, San Francisco 49ers 15
San Francisco
49ers
14
 
 
Los Angeles
Rams
34
This will be a wild ride. The Packers are coming off a bye, and should be much healthier -- especially Aaron Rodgers. The Rams are the best team in the league. This game will be an offensive shootout. In the end, the Rams will win it. But it will be close.
Result: Los Angeles Rams 29, Green Bay Packers 27
Green Bay
Packers
31
 
 
Minnesota
Vikings
24
This is the rematch of that amazing playoff game from last season, which the Vikings won on the final play. The Saints have been the better team so far this season, but they are playing consecutive road games and the Vikings are back on track after a slow start. Minnesotaís defense will have a good day here.
Result: Minnesota Vikings 20, New Orleans Saints 30
New Orleans
Saints
20
 
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
 
New England
Patriots
31
The Patriots are playing consecutive road games, but that wonít matter here. Buffalo is so inept on offense and the defense let them down last week. Tom Brady and the offense will have a big passing in this one. Patriots big.
Result: New England Patriots 25, Buffalo Bills 6
Buffalo
Bills
10