Duds and Doozies: NFL Week 8 Picks

Thursday Night :

CAR- 35 TB-7
The Panther's defense is ranked 2nd in points allowed and 3rd in yards allowed.  With a Bucs offense that's had their troubles I can see this game getting out of hand quick.  Cam Newton has some threatening receivers around him and I think they torch the Bucs, keep them winless, and get another division win.
Sunday Early Games :
DAL-38 DET-28
With the comments  from Dez Bryant earlier this week, this game looks to be a shoot out.  No one on either team can stop Megatron or Dez Bryant so I see this one coming down to a few mistakes and I think the Cowboys will capitalize on a couple Stafford INTs and get the W.
SF- 41 JAC- 6
The Jaguars could go 0-16 so I don't see any miracles happening here.  After the 49ers started 1-2, a lot of folks jumped off the bandwagon.  However, I see them in a position where they could rattle off about 6 in a row.  They will demolish the Jags Sunday.

CLE- 10 KC- 17

Both teams play good defense but the Chiefs is just dominant.  KC allows a league high 11.6 ppg while Cleveland doubles that at 22.3.  I think this game will be a hard fought, defensive bought.  The match up I'm interested in is Joe Haden  vs Dwayne Bowe .  I think Haden gets the best of him on Sunday but the Browns will have absolutley no answer for Jamaal Charles.  The Chiefs win a close one and stay undefeated.

MIA- 21 NE- 30

Another tight division game in the one.  Tom Brady will have his receivers ready to go, and Gronk will get to the end-zone at least twice.  Look for Kenbrell Thompkins  to have a big game, he's a guy who has been very impressive in recent weeks.  Patriots win a close one.

BUF- 9 NO- 33

Drew Brees and the Saint coming off a bye week against a Buffalo Bills defense that gives up 25 ppg?  Give me the Saints in a blowout!

NYG- 26 PHI- 31

I can see Michael Vick having a good game against the Giants.  Giants' defense  gives up 30.9 ppg, with the Eagles fast paced offense getting Michael Vick back, they should be in full swing again.  Philly wins this one. 

Sunday Late Games :
NYJ- 14 CIN- 28
Do the Jets have anyone that can cover AJ Green?  No.  Green will have another monster game and I don't see the Jets having an answer for him.  Bengals win this one by a couple TDs.

PIT-20 OAK-17

The Steelers are playing a lot better than the beginning of the season.  With both Pittsburgh  and Oakland  giving up 22 ppg, I see this as a tight one that will come down to a last minute drive by Big Ben ending in a game winning field goal.

ATL- 30 ARI-18

Ladies and Gentleman, Matty Ice made his return last week!  Look for Harry Douglas to have another good game and score a couple TDs with just under 100 yds.  Also, Carson Palmer is a dud and stagnates the Cardinals offense, making great receivers like Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd look mediocre.  Atlanta wins convincingly.

Was-14 Den- 42

What needs to be said here?  The Redskins are not very good and the Broncos are.  Denver is averaging an astounding 42 ppg, that's unheard of in the NFL.  I don't see Washington's defense slowing them down and the Skins just don't have enough fire power to keep up in a shoot out.  Broncos blow the Redskins out of the water.

Sunday Night Game :
GB- 27 MIN- 6
Aaron Rogers continues to find ways to score even without James Jones and Randall Cobb.  With AP being the only weapon on offense for the Vikes, I see this one getting out of hand quick.  Green Bay wins big.
Monday Night :
SEA-35 STL-3
No Brett Favre to save the Rams in this game.  Seattle's defense will eat up Kellen Clemons.  This game will be over by half time.