to the wire. I’m giving the slight edge to the Bills in a high-scoring affair.
Pick: Bills 34, Bengals 31
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Chargers (-3)
Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC, fubo)
The Chargers are coming off a bye week and should be well-rested and prepared for this matchup. The 49ers have been dealing with injuries and inconsistency all season. I expect the Chargers’ offense to have a big day against the 49ers’ defense and come away with the win.
Pick: Chargers 27, 49ers 20
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (-9.5)
Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)
The Chiefs are coming off a disappointing loss to the Titans, but they have a chance to bounce back against the struggling Broncos. Denver’s offense has been inconsistent all season, and I don’t see them being able to keep up with the high-powered Chiefs offense. Kansas City wins big at home.
Pick: Chiefs 35, Broncos 17
Overall Record: 8-7-1
Straight Up Record: 11-5
Good luck with your NFL picks and enjoy the games!
Week 8 of the NFL season brought both excitement and disappointment for football fans and bettors alike. While some games went according to plan, others ended in heartbreak with last-second twists. Let’s take a closer look at the highs and lows of Week 8 and preview some upcoming matchups.
In a turn of events, two games slipped away in the final seconds, causing frustration for those who had predicted the outcomes correctly. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to secure a late garbage touchdown, thanks to a series of major penalties that kept their drive alive. Similarly, the Baltimore Ravens allowed the Arizona Cardinals to score 10 late points, resulting in a back-door cover. These unexpected outcomes turned what could have been a stellar 10-5-1 record into a disappointing 8-7-1 for the week. With a season record of 58-60-4, it’s clear that predicting NFL games is no easy task. However, there is still hope for improvement in the weeks to come.
Now, let’s shift our focus to the upcoming games and analyze some key matchups.
Thursday night’s game features the Tennessee Titans (+3) facing off against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rookie quarterback Will Levis will face a tough challenge against the Steelers’ formidable defense on a short week. Despite the odds, Levis is expected to perform well enough to lead the Titans to victory. The final score prediction is Titans 23, Steelers 17.
On Sunday morning, the Miami Dolphins will take on the Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5) in Germany. The Chiefs are coming off a loss to the Denver Broncos, where their offense struggled. However, quarterback Patrick Mahomes is expected to bounce back and outperform the Dolphins’ defense. The prediction for this game is Chiefs 30, Dolphins 26.
The Minnesota Vikings will face the Atlanta Falcons (-4.5) on Sunday afternoon. With rookie Jarran Hall starting at quarterback for the Vikings, their offense will face a tough challenge. The Falcons, who may also make a change at quarterback, are predicted to limit Hall’s impact and secure a victory. The final score prediction is Falcons 27, Vikings 13.
In another Sunday afternoon matchup, the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Baltimore Ravens (-5.5). The Ravens, coming off a lackluster win against the Cardinals, will look to improve their performance. The Seahawks’ defense has been steadily improving, but the Ravens’ scoring ability may prove too much for them. The prediction for this game is Ravens 27, Seahawks 18.
The Arizona Cardinals will face the Cleveland Browns (-8) on Sunday afternoon. The Cardinals, who started the season strong, have recently struggled. The Browns, despite a loss to the Seahawks, showcased a solid defensive performance. With home-field advantage, the Browns are expected to come out on top. The final score prediction is Browns 30, Cardinals 20.
Sunday afternoon will also see the Los Angeles Rams taking on the Green Bay Packers (-3). The Rams, coming off a dominant loss to the Cowboys, face another tough challenge on the road. Quarterback Matthew Stafford’s injury adds to their concerns. The Packers, motivated to turn their season around, are predicted to secure a victory. The final score prediction is Packers 27, Rams 19.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+2.5) will travel to face the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon. The Buccaneers have suffered three consecutive losses, with their offense struggling in recent weeks. However, with three days of extra rest, the Buccaneers are expected to bounce back and secure a narrow victory. The final score prediction is Buccaneers 24, Texans 23.
The Washington Commanders will face the New England Patriots (-3.5) on Sunday afternoon. The Commanders’ defense has major issues, and recent trades have weakened their roster further. The Patriots, despite their offensive limitations, are predicted to capitalize on their home-field advantage and secure a victory. The final score prediction is Patriots 24, Commanders 16.
Sunday afternoon will also feature a matchup between the Chicago Bears and the New