NFL Week 8 Predictions

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A look at the NFL Week 8 Predictions. Due to Hurricane Sandy, most of the game analysis was shortened. If you’re in the metropolitan area, stay safe.

Sunday’s Games:

New England(-7) at St. Louis 1:00PM – This game is actually being played in London. This will be the Patriots second trip to London since the NFL started playing a regular season game in the UK. The St. Louis Rams arrived to two days earlier than the Patriots to get acclimated to the surroundings. The Patriots come off a lackluster performance against the Jets. While the Pats came away with the victory, they were less than impressive. While the Patriots are not clicking, it’s hard to imagine the Rams keeping up with on the scoreboard. New England makes the most of the business trip.
New England 34 St. Louis 20

Indianapolis at Tennessee(-3.5) 1:00PM – The Titans come have won their last two. Tennessee scored on a 4th and 8 play against Buffalo last week to win in dramatic fashion. This is the first time this season that the Titans have been installed as a favorite. The Colts, led by rookie QB Andrew Luck, have not come away victorious on the road this season. In fact, the Colts have lost 10 in a row in the road. Tennessee hasn’t been favored all season for a reason, they aren’t very good. Indy wins a tight one.
Indianapolis 24 Tennessee 23

Jacksonville at Green Bay(-14.5) 1:00PM – The Packers have seemed to righted the ship after terrible loss to Indianapolis. Aaron Rodgers has been nothing short of spectacular in wins against Houston and St. Louis. Jacksonville having a rough year, and blew a game they should have won last week in Oakland. The road team in Jags games are 6-0 ATS this year. This is a lot of points to lay in the NFL.
Green Bay 31 Jacksonville 20

San Diego(-3) at Cleveland 1:00PM Is San Diego still woozie after blowing huge lead to Broncos two weeks ago? Fortunately, they had a bye week to clear their heads. Cleveland plays hard (7-3 ATS L10), and has been in just about every game, but San Diego has too many weapons.
San Diego 33 Cleveland 20

Atlanta at Philadelphia(-3) 1:00PM – So why is the only remaining undefeated team an underdog this week? Well, because the Eagles are better. You know it and Vegas knows it. Following the Eagles giveaway loss to Detroit, Defensive Coordinator Juan Castillo was relieved of his duties. Here is the trend of the week. The Eagles are 13-0 after the bye under Andy Reid. Keep in mind, weather to be factor in this one.
Philadelphia 27 Atlanta 17

Seattle at Detroit(-2.5) 1:00PM – That Seahawk defense has been solid this year, and see no reason why they shouldn’t be Sunday in Detroit. Their problem is they can’t score more than 20 points on the road. Detroit had the nice comeback win against Philly two weeks ago and last week put in a ho-hum effort in a 13-6 loss in Chicago. This game comes down to trust. Seattle is just more trustworthy and getting points.
Seattle 17 Detroit 10

Miami at NY Jets(-2) 1:00PM – The Miami Dolphins take on the New York Jets in an AFC East battle. The Dolphins had a bye last week that followed two wins in a row. They’ve been tough on the road of late, going 7-1 ATS L8. The Jets play hard last week, but lost in OT against the Patriots. Again, weather should be a factor in this contest. Go with the better defense. Miami edges the Jets.
Miami 20 Jets 16

Carolina at Chicago(-7.5) 1:00PM – The Carolina Panthers have lost four in a row, the last two were tough ones. The Panthers look ripe to get blown out. The Bears have won four in a row. Despite the flat showing Monday Night, the Bears have been dominant all season. The Bears are 9-2 L11 when Cutler starts.
Chicago 37 Carolina 20

Washington at Pittsburgh(-4) 4:05PM – This is a tough spot for the Redskins. They played a tough physical game last week against the Giants, but came up short. Now they are asked to travel to Pittsburgh in the non-conference clash. The Steelers got a nice win last week in Cincinnati, and the defense is just so hard to run against. Steelers control this one from the start and cruise.
Pittsburgh 26 Washington 13

Oakland at Kansas City(-1) 4:05PM – Despite having a starting QB that shouldn’t even be in the league, and a coach who makes a good assistant, the Chiefs are overdue for a good performance and a win. However, the trend in this series is the road team. Oakland is 8-0-1 ATS in KC. The Raiders come off an OT win at home against Jacksonville, a game which they stole. Probably best to stay away from this ugly one.
Oakland 23 Kansas City 17

Giants(-2.5) at Dallas 4:25PM – The Giants meet the Cowboys for the second time this year. The Cowboys took the opener back in early September, but things have changed. The Giants have won 5 of 6 since that loss to the Cowboys, including a dominating win in San Francisco. The Cowboys are 2-3 since that victory, including an embarrassing loss at home against the Bears. It’s hard to back the Cowboys, as they are too inconsistent. Dallas is a dreadfull 2-9 ATS at home, and are 0-3 SU and ATS against the Giants in the new stadium. Giants keep on rolling.
Giants 27 Dallas 20

New Orleans at Denver(-6.5) 8:30PM – After opening the season 0-4, the Saints have won their last two. The Broncos had a bye last week following their sensational comeback in San Diego two weeks back. On paper, this should be a shootout. This could be one where the last team with the ball wins. Denver defense is just a little bit better than the Saints defense, and that will be the difference. Enjoy the fireworks.
Denver 37 New Orleans 27

Monday Night:

San Francisco(-7) at Arizona 8:35PM – The Cardinals started the season 4-0 and were the toast of the town. They’ve since dropped their last three. The San Francisco 49ers regarded to be the best team in the league by many got punched in the face at home against the Giants. They did bounce back last week against Seattle in a low scoring affair. Arizona keeps it close.
San Francisco 24 Arizona 20

Best Bets: Pittsburgh (-4), Chicago (-7.5), Seattle (+2.5)

Last Week ATS: 6-7
YTD ATS: 39-37

Last Week Best Bets ATS: 1-2
YTD Best Bests ATS: 7-8

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