MFST’s Week 8 NFL Picks
Another 9-4 week for me in Week 7, has my overall record standing at 61-36 for the season. For those keeping score at home, my target of 75% accuracy is dragging, but not out of the question yet as the season closes in on its halfway-point.
Lions 16 at Chiefs 23
Another bad matchup in London. A loss for the Lions and a fall to 1-7 on the season will raise major questions about Jim Caldwell’s job security. Could this International game be the deciding factor in another coaches job?
Buccaneers 24 at Falcons 31
An upset here isn’t out of the question, but after the Bucs meltdown against Washington on Sunday, I’d say it’s unlikely. The Falcons win close.
Chargers 17 at Ravens 21
Before the season, this looked like a battle of potential AFC playoff teams. Now, both are struggling to stay relevant in November. The Ravens win a close one at home.
Vikings 16 at Bears 19
The last time the Vikings beat the Bears at Soldier Field, Adrian Peterson was a rookie. I like the Bears to pull out the semi-upset.
Cardinals 33 at Browns 13
The Cardinals continue to rough up on the mediocre teams on their schedule, the Browns being subject No.1
Titans 17 at Texans 28
This is an ugly game between two bad teams….so technically it should be played in London. Whoever wins still has a realistic shot at the division and without Mariota the Titans are fighting an uphill battle.
Giants 21 at Saints 28
The Saints are still a mess on defense, but I like Drew Brees and Who Dat Nation at home to pull out the victory.
Bengals 20 at Steelers 24
The return of Big Ben makes this a must-watch football game, and while I believe the Bengals are the better team, the Steelers will win this one at home.
49ers 13 at Rams 27
The Rams defense vs Colin Kaepernick? I’ll go with the team that boasts one of the best front-seven’s in the league. If you haven’t watched Aaron Donald play you are missing out. Rams at home with at least one defensive/special teams score.
Jets 17 at Raiders 13
A showdown between Darrelle Revis and Amari Cooper highlight this matchup. But ultimately, if Fitzpatrick can be turnover free, the Jets defense should shut the Raiders down enough to pull out the victory.
Seahawks 27 at Cowboys 20
If the Cowboys were healthy (Tony Romo) they would have the upper-hand in this showdown, but they do not. Upper-hand—Seahawks and the victory.
Packers 21 at Broncos 27
The showdown of undefeated teams. The Packers are receiving most of the love, but I am not counting out Peyton Manning at home, oh and the Broncos defense is good enough to shut down A-Rodg.
Colts 31 at Panthers 20
It feels like it’s time for the Panthers to lose one. Only if the Colts don’t implode first. I think they will delay their implosion a week.
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