Week 8 Predictions
27 October 2009 § 6 Comments
One undefeated will fall; one winless team will win. Otherwise, business as usual:
Seattle @ Dallas 6-24 The Cowboys offense finally has a receiver, and Romo is playing like a star again. The defense is still questionable, but they should handle the Seahawks.
Houston @ Buffalo 34-14 The Bills hang tight in every game they play, and Houston is inconsistent enough to blow this one. Nevertheless, I’m thinking the Texans will handle this one. If Andre Johnson doesn’t play, however, this might go the other way.
St. Louis @ Detroit 19-15 The Lions will fight (or, not fight) for the right to yet another number 1 overall draft pick.
Denver @ Baltimore 24-28 OK. Denver is good. I’ve accepted that hard fact for weeks now. But they are not flawless. Orton has to be capable of a bad day. The Ravens will stuff the run, and force Orton into some mistakes late in the game.
NY Giants @ Philadelphia 33-17 Giants are coming off a 2 game losing streak, and the Eagles lost to the Raiders then barely beat the ‘Skins. This one is up in the air.
Miami @ NY Jets 23-20 The Dolphins have the potential to knock off any team; unfortunately for them, they also have the potential to lose to any team.
Cleveland @ Chicago 9-37 Nothing gets a team back on track like playing Cleveland.
San Francisco @ Indianapolis 13-34 The Colts continue kicking ass. What a bad week for Alex Smith to get back in the starting line-up.
Jacksonville @ Tennessee 34-17 Vince Young’s luck is out. He might get the start, but not the win.
Oakland @ San Diego 30-20 Chargers are underperforming, and may not catch up to Denver, but they can handle the Raiders.
Minnesota @ Green Bay 13-17 This is a make or break game for the Packers. Not only will a win put them only 0.5 games out of first (a loss would put them 2.5 games down), but it will keep them in the thick of the wildcard race. I still hold that Rodgers has it in him to win the big game.
Carolina @ Arizona 13-31 The Cardinals looked to have competition in the West while the 49ers were playing well, but unless the Alex Smith redux works, the Cards might be able to run away with it.
Atlanta @ New Orleans 24-38 The Falcons need this one bad, but needing isn’t enough.