Monday, October 27, 2008

NFL Week 8 Pick Results

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Line picks counted correct when the favored team wins; they do not have to beat the spread to count as a win.

Pick results for week 8.

Unanimous picks (8-4)

Correctly picked:

Redskins @ Lions
Raiders @ Ravens
Chiefs @ Jets
Bengals @ Texans
Falcons @ Eagles
Rams @ Patriots
Cardinals @ Panthers
Colts @ Titans

Not so much:

Bills @ Dolphins
The Dolphins remember how to play defense, and maybe the Bills have been playing over their head lately.

Giants @ Steelers
The Steelers offense just could not move the ball. Looking back at their schedule so far, the Steelers are 1-3 against teams with a reasonable defense (Giants, Eagles, Ravens). Combine with their numerous injuries, the Steelers first-half season successes could fade quickly.

Chargers @ Saints
Chargers played a sloppy game early, and the Saints jumped out to a big lead. The Chargers rallied late, but ran out of time.

Browns @ Jaguars
The Jags are another team that had trouble moving the ball. The Browns were held to just two field goals in the second half, but the Jaguar offense just couldn't get it done.

Split Picks (APR 1-1) (SRS 0-2) (Line 1-1)

Buccaneers (APR, SRS) @ Cowboys (Line)
Apparently the Cowboys remembered how to play defense. 14 points would've won the game for the Bucs, but they just couldn't get in the endzone.

Seahawks (APR) @ 49ers (SRS, Line)
Wow, that wasn't even close. Seahawks are a bad team this year, but apparently not as bad as the 49ers, at least not this week.


This weekOverall

New power rankings, and next weeks picks to come.