NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 8

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A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 8.

<p> A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 8, including the New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals, New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins at Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins at New York Jets, New England Patriots vs. St. Louis Rams in London.</p>

A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 8.


Locks of the Week
Take two of the NFC’s toughest teams on the road against familiar division rivals in a pair of high profile contests.

Giants (-2) at Cowboys
The Big Blue Wrecking Crew have demolished the Boys at Jerry’s House. Eli Manning has 1,036 yards, eight TDs and a perfect 3–0 record at the new Cowboys Stadium.

49ers (-7) at Cardinals
San Fran will crash Zona’s Monday night party. Expect John Skelton to take a beating from Patrick Willis and Co.


Blowout Bargains
London Town’s Wembley Stadium and Titletown’s Lambeau Field will host blowouts of covering proportions.

Patriots (-7) vs. Rams (at London)
This London Calling will be played on the pitch across the pond, where Tom Brady will give the people what they came to see — an offensive fireworks display.

Packers (-15) vs. Jaguars
J-Ville was already arguably the league’s least talented team. Now, the Jags are without Mojo Drew, easily the best play on the teal team's roster.


Straight Up Upsets
Don’t be shocked to see two of the more volatile teams in the league — Detroit and Diego — stumble this week.

Seahawks (+1) at Lions
Detroit should keep calling that play where Mikel Leshoure dives for the end zone from the 5-yard-line and then fumbles. That worked great on MNF against Chicago.

Browns (+3) vs. Chargers
San Diego GM A.J. “The Lord of No Rings” Smith thinks the Bolts are going in the “wrong direction fast.” Norv Turner doesn’t understand what he means.


 


Backdoor Covers
It’s RG3 and Cam time against big numbers on the road. They may not pull off straight up upsets, but they’ll keep it close.

Redskins (+4.5) at Steelers
Rookie quarterbacks have a 1–14 record against Dick LeBeau since he took over in 2004.

Panthers (+9) at Bears
Win or lose, Cam Newton and Jay Cutler are going to act like jerks at their postgame press conferences.


Sucker Bets
Stay away completely unless you’re a degenerate or a hometown homer who always has to have action.

Chiefs (-1) vs. Raiders
The Silver-and-Black are riding a five-game winning streak at Arrowhead Stadium.

Jets (-1) vs. Dolphins
New York beat Miami, 23–20 in overtime in Week 3 in the first meeting this season.

Eagles (-3) vs. Falcons
Mike Vick brings his 13 turnovers and nine total TDs to the field to face his old team.

Titans (-3.5) vs. Colts
Andrew Luck takes his show on the road to Music City for his first gig at Tennessee.

Broncos (-6) vs. Saints
Peyton Manning vs. Drew Brees is a Sunday nighter worth missing a few pitches of the World Series for.
 

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