Sunday, October 28, 2012

NFL Week 8 Predictions

(AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Suchat Pederson)
Can Michael Vick help the Eagles defeat his former team?

Panthers vs. Bears: 24-13 Bears

Don't care if this is a short week for the Bears. They are arguably the best team in the league and might  make Cam Newton cry on Sunday. Only chance the Panthers have in this game is if Cam Newton throws for 300 yards and runs for another 100 on the Bears' defense. That being said, Bears are a lock.

Chargers vs. Browns: 31-23 Chargers

Hopefully San Diego re-charged on their bye week and prepared for the Browns. There is no excuse for a team competing for a division title to lose to Cleveland. With Norv Turner's job possibly on the line, I like the Chargers to pull this one out.

Seahawks vs. Lions: 24-10 Seahawks

The Lions looked dead on Monday night last week. It seems like they have thrown in the towel already. The Seahawks' defense should continue to wreak havoc on the struggling Lions' offense. Seahawks win, even though they are on the road.

Jaguars vs. Packers: 42-10 Packers


Colts vs. Titans: 27-23 Colts

Why is everyone so high on the Titans? I honestly think they are one of the worst teams in the league. The Colts haven't been good on the road, but I think they play tough against Tennessee. If Indianapolis can handle the Titans' inconsistent offense, they should win this game.

Patriots vs. Rams: 35-21 Patriots

With the game being played in Wembley Stadium, London, both teams will have to adjust to the time difference. Even though the Rams have exceeded expectations this season, they will fall to the Patriots. Tom Brady simply doesn't mess around with weak defenses.

Dolphins vs. Jets: 24-20 Jets

Last time these two teams played, Dan Carpenter missed field goal after field goal, allowing the Jets to force OT and win the game. Both teams have been decent this season, but the Jets will have a chip on their shoulder playing at home. After a very close loss to New England last week, they will prove that they are still second best in the AFC East.

Falcons vs. Eagles: 27-17 Eagles

Michael Vick vs. his old team. Despite the Falcons' perfect record, they have looked sloppy in their last few games. The Eagles have obviously looked sloppy too, but I like them at home. Plus their is that crazy stat about how Andy Reid is 13-0 following bye weeks. Don't be fooled if the Eagles win the battle of the birds.

Redskins vs. Steelers: 27-23 Redskins

The Steelers still don't impressive me. The Redskins on the other hand, despite a poor record, have exceeded my expectations. RG3 is incredible and shouldn't feel intimidated by the slow and old Steelers' defense. Obviously missing Fred Davis will be a factor for the Redskins, but they can definitely pull off this upset.

Raiders vs. Chiefs: 31-20 Raiders

Some though that the Chiefs would return to form this season, but I always knew they would stink. They don't play defense, don't have a starting quarterback, and have poor coaching. The Raiders haven't been good, but they have at least shown a few teases of how capable they are.

Giants vs. Cowboys: 30-20 Giants

The Giants lost Week 1 to the Cowboys and will use that to fuel themselves to victory. Tom Coughlin loves playing the "nobody believes in us" and "we are are the underdog" card to motivate the Giants to win this game. Plus, Eli is always incredible in October, while Tony Romo's collapse starts to begin... right about now.

Saints vs. Broncos: 32-17 Saints

Call me crazy, but the Saints will beat the Broncos at MileHigh this weekend on Sunday night. The Saints have always been a favorite of mine and I have picked them often this season. Their interim head coach will replace their interim interim head coach, so they are already moving in the right direction.

Niners vs. Cardinals: 21-10 Niners

The Cardinals are all out of gas after starting off the season 4-0. The Niners shut down the Seahawks last week and will continue their in-division dominance with another win on Monday night.

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