Week 8 of the NFL has its share of juicy games, but none juicier than Farve’s return to the Lambeau Field. In Week 4 Minnesota’s D Line dominated the Packer’s and sacked Aaron Rodger’s 8 times. Green Bay hasn’t shown they can protect Rodger’s any better and Jared Allen & Co. are licking their chops to get another shot at him. Minnesota will continue to get pressure, but they won’t get 8 sacks. Green Bay will win at home and ruin Brett’s homecoming of sorts.
The second Lock of Week 8 has to be the game of the week, where the (0-7) Rams head to Detroit to face the (1-5) Lions. The real news of this game is that people are going to PAY to watch this matchup. If you look at the records tossing a coin would be just as effective as choosing a winner (Rams won), but Detroit has shown a lot of fight to me this year. Stafford should be back and running the show, and since the Rams haven’t scored a rushing touchdown this week take the Lions and hope that is the Fox game in your market!!
The Saints are once again favored to beat the Falcons by 11 points (ESPN.com). That line seems really high to me, considering the Falcon’s D has looked better than it did against Dallas and the Saints didn’t look that great against the Dolphins. The Saints lost their fullback for the year and I think they lose their first game of the year. It will be close, and it’s hard to go against Brees in the 4th quarter, but the Falcons will bounce back and get a win over the divisional rival Saints.
The second shock is Bills will beat the Texans. The Texans have been inconsistent all year, while the Bills have been consistently bad, and they get the joy of starting a backup as well! All of that says it should be the Texans, that’s why I’m going with the home dog (+4) Bills. A degenerate gambler once told me, never go against the home dog, so we are going to take his advice. The Bills circle the wagons and get the win 20-17.
The first jock is Phillip Rivers against the Raiders. The Raiders have looked better the last couple of weeks, but Rivers will carve up the Raiders’ D this week. He will get 300 yards and three touchdowns as the Bolts get a big win over Oakland. The good news for Raider Nation is they can keep dressing up after Halloween.
The second jock is Tony Romo. Here is the recipe the Cowboys have shown this year, Romo plays good, the Cowboys win. Well I’m projecting a win for the Boys over the Seahawks this Sunday, so that means Romo will have a good game. Tony will throw for over 250 yards and get 3 touchdowns. Seattle will try to slow down Miles Austin and in the meantime forget about Jason Witten, which is fine by me as Romo and the Boys roll in Big D.
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