NFL: Week eight predictions

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The Games of the WeekJacksonville at Philadelphia – The game of the week pits two of the best defenses in the league against one another. The Eagles will be able to score just enough to get by a very tough Jaguar team. Final 20-13 Philadelphia.

Indianapolis at Denver – The Colts have been able to get by thus far this season by relying on the stellar play of QB Peyton Manning. Against the stout Broncos defense Indy will have a hard time moving the ball and will leave the Mile-High City with a loss. Final 20-16 Denver.

The Best of the RestSan Francisco at Chicago – The Bears will be well rested coming off a bye week and will look to put on a good show in front of the home crowd. The 49ers are playing well but don’t have the talent to stay with Chicago. Final 32-10 Chicago.

Atlanta at Cincinnati – The Bengals have been up and down all season and against the Falcons they will have to rely on QB Carson Palmer to lead them. Atlanta QB Michael Vick will use his fleet feet and incredible competitive spirit to lead Atlanta to victory. Final 27-24 Atlanta.

Seattle at Kansas City – The Seahawks will need to play solid on defense in order to contain the Chiefs and their potent offense. Without RB Shaun Alexander a lot of pressure falls on the shoulders of QB Matt Hasselback who will lead the offense and Seattle to victory. Final 27-17 Seattle.

Tampa Bay at NY Giants – The Giants will take advantage of a game against the shaky Bucs in order to keep pace in the incredibly tough NFC East. Look for QB Eli Manning to have a big day. Final 32-17 New York.

St. Louis at San Diego – This is a matchup of teams that have significantly overachieved this season. The Rams have been playing very well and making the best of their limited talent. But they will be playing one of the best teams, offensively and defensively in the league. The Chargers are on a roll and will not be stopped. Final 32-24 San Diego.

Dallas at Carolina – The Panthers have turned around their season after a rough start. Will Julius Peppers on defense and Steve Smith on offense, Carolina will be hard to stop, especially in front of their home crowd. Final 27-20 Carolina.

New England at Minnesota – The Vikings are a very tough team at home and have the capability to knock off the Pats. But with veteran leader Tom Brady, New England will stay composed and escape the Metradome. Final 24-17 New England.

Upset SpecialBaltimore at New Orleans – This is a great test for the Saints. No team is going to have an easy time playing in New Orleans this season but the Ravens have the talent to pose a serious problem. Reggie Bush and Drew Brees will lead the Saints to an inspired victory. Final 27-17 New Orleans.

*Overall Record 54-23