Who’s going to come out on top in one of the annual NFC East clashes between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles? Can Rex Ryan’s Buffalo Bills give Tom Brady and the New England Patriots a tough way to go in their Week 8 AFC East divisional date? Let’s find out!
A Closer Look At The Early Expert Predictions For 2016 NFL Week 8
Thursday, October 27, 2016Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (PK)
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Titans slit their two AFC South divisional meetings last season with each team winning and covering the spread at home. I say 2016 is a repeat. Back the Titans to win and cover!
Sunday, October 30, 2016*Washington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals (-4) (In London)
Both of these teams can score the ball, but only one is elite defensively and it’s not Washington! The Bengals win and cover in England!
Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts (-1)
The Colts have won and covered the spread in three straight and six of the last seven meetings against the Chiefs, but I’m going with Kansas City to snap that streak in this Week 8 showdown after their heartbreaking 45-44 road loss against the Colts last season.
Oakland Raiders at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (PK)
I’m going with Jack Del Rio’s Oakland Raiders to get the road win against a team they’re a bit ahead of in terms of postseason potential. Until I see otherwise, I’m going to remain skeptical of Tampa Bay’s decision to fire Lovie Smith in favor of first-time head coach and former offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. The Raiders win outright.
Seattle Seahawks at New Orleans Saints (+5)
Seattle has won three straight, by eight points or more, against New Orleans while going 2-1 ATS over the stretch. Russell Wilson and the Seahawks will roll again.
Detroit Lions at Houston Texans (-4)
I like the Texans to get the home win but with New Orleans going 6-3 ATS as an underdog a year ago, I like Drew Brees and the Saints’ high-scoring offense to keep it close and cover the spread.
New York Jets at Cleveland Browns (+5)
The New York Jets are certainly elite defensively, but I’m going with Hue Jackson’s offense to, not only cover the spread, but do so by covering the winning outright.
Green Bay Packers at Falcons (+4)
I like the Packers to get the road win in this Week 8 matchup, but I like an Atlanta team that went 5-2 ATS as an underdog in 2015, to push them for the outright win while covering the NFL betting line.
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (+3)
I know Rex Ryan teams generally give the Bill Belichick-led Patriots teams, a tough way to go, but I’m thinking this is just the kind of trap game the Bills will lose because of Rex Ryan’s lack of discipline.
San Diego Chargers at Broncos (-7)
The Broncos get the home win against the AFC West division rivals, but Denver isn’t very explosive offensive while Philip Rivers can often put points on the board in a hurry. San Diego covers in a losing effort.v Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers (-3.5)
The Panthers have spanked the Cardinals in two straight meetings, including their NFC title game matchup last season. I like Arizona, but I’m going with the Panthers to get it done against the Cards once again.
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (-3.5)
The Cowboys have dropped three straight at home against their longtime NFC East division rivals, but I like Dallas to snap that skid against a Philadelphia team that will have a new identity in 2016 under new head coach Doug Pederson.
Monday, October 31, 2016Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears (+2.5)
The Bears have lost three consecutive games against the Vikings while failing to cover the NFL betting line in both regular season meetings a year ago. I like the Vikes, minus 2.5 points, to get the win and narrow ATS cover.