It is hard to believe that we are half way through the NFL season. Week 8 has a great slate of games. Here are my picks:
My Record this season is 66-36-1
Chargers @ Broncos
Reason: This will be a great game. Both teams are better than they were last year, when they met in the playoffs. In a toss up game, I tend to go with the home team. I also tend to pick the home team on Thursday nights.
Lions @ Falcons
Reason: The Falcons weaknesses feed into the Lions strengths. The Lions should be be able to give Matt Ryan a beating. Matthew Stafford will win the battle of the Matt’s by shredding the Falcons secondary.
Bills @ Jets
Reason: Almost every game has been close for the Jets this season. They’re really not a bad team. They do not have a good quarterback and they have lost to really good quarterbacks. Kyle Orton is decent but is no Tom Brady. Give me the Jets to get off the snide.
Ravens @ Bengals
Reason: This is a tale of two teams in different directions. The Ravens have found their way ever since stumbling against the Bengals, in week 1. The Ravens have a sweet recipe for sweet victories and nothing would be more satisfying than revenge. The Ravens pass rush and the Bengals inability to stop the run will be the difference in this game.
Seahawks @ Panthers
Reason: You know my favorite saying: this is a get right game for Seattle. The Seahawks offense will find its stride against an inconsistent Panthers team.
Bears @ Patriots
Reason: Ever since being humiliated on Monday Night, Tom Brady has been on fire. Give me the Patriots to win in a shootout. The Patriots home field may advantage may lack the mystique it once had, but its awfully hard to win there.
Texans @ Titans
Reason: Being the Titans QB is becoming a CBS gameshow called “Next Victim”. Enter Zach Mettinberger, who will soon know JJ Watt all too well.
Dolphins @ Jaguars
Reason: The Dolphins are simply a better team. Jacksonville has fight in them, but not much talent.
Rams @ Chiefs
Reason: I think the Rams can stop the Kansas City run game and subsequently beat up Alex Smith.
Vikings @ Buccaneers
Reason: The Vikings defensive front will dominate Tampa’s offensive line. Bridgewater may dazzle in this game as well.
Eagles @ Cardinals
Reason: The Cardinals defense should dominate this game. If the Eagles pull this one off it won’t be pretty.
Raiders @ Browns
Reason: Can the Browns make a team 0 dimensional? The defense should pulverize Oakland. This game is why NFL Sunday ticket was invented.
Colts @ Steelers
Reason: Andrew Luck against that secondary? Some fantasy owners are going to see Christmas come early.
Packers @ Saints
Reason: The Superdome is not scary if the defense is as soft as ¢25 toilet paper. Aaron Rodgers is gonna rock and roll in this one.
Redskins @ Cowboys
Reason: I sense a lot of DeMarco Murray rushing yards and Redskins turnovers in the near future.