The Saints would undoubtedly forget how things ended on their last trip to Minnesota, back in January, but much has changed in nine months. With one victory, Drew Brees and league explosive crimes can strengthen their place as NFC’s second best team behind Rams. The Ravens fell in the AFC North last week with loss to the previously mentioned Saints, and now they have to travel to Carolina to meet a really good Panthers team. And while Blake Bortles was really bowed last week for a pretty beautiful football, he will be back in the middle when the hunters play at home from home in London, England, where Bortles is a completely different player.
We watch all week 8 games in our selections below.
Last week: 9-5
GENERAL RECORD : 63-42-2
Miami in Houston
Line: Texans -7.5
We would not say that qualifies as a revenge game for Brock Osweiler, who has recovered in Miami after a tumultuous career that saw him on three other NFL rosters including a forgetting 201
6 season in Houston where he signed four years, $ 72 million in March , was benched in December and traded out of town at the following March. Yes, the Texans went 8-6 in games Osweiler started, but they might say it was despite him. To quote Jadeveon Clowney: “I know we have not won much with him.” At the same time, Houston is up to AFC South after winning four straight and extra bonuses: Deshaun Watson’s driving to work will be closer to 12 minutes than 12 hours.
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Blake Bortles was benched last Sunday and for good reason: he has been terrible. But the bench was short-lived, maybe for a very simple reason: For as mediocre as Bortles is in the United States, he’s a Pro Bowler when he sets foot in Britain. In four matches since 2014, he is thrown eight touchdowns against just two interceptions, has a match rating of 92.9 and Jags is 3-1. In the 65 games he played stateide, Bortles has 91 touchdowns, 70 interceptions, one fits grades below 80 and has lost 18 fumbles. Jags have gone 19-43. The eagles are not the team they were a season ago and they have the record to prove it. After being a 17-point leader of the panthers, they are now at 3-4 and look up at 4-2 Redskins.
Pick: Jaguars 20, Eagles 18
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Baltimore at Carolina
Line: Ravens -2
The pants can be 4-2 but they have not won two matches in a row this season. Not surprisingly, Carolina is ranked third in the league in consistency from one week to the next. The ravens have not been much better, but they have one of the league’s best defenses and will look after recovering from last week’s loss to the Saints who released them from first place in the division, which is now (almost inexplicably) occupied by Steelers. A loss for Carolina would let them go to 4-4 and would make a disappointment at the start of the season.
Pick: Ravens 14, Carolina 10
Cleveland in Pittsburgh
Line: Steelers -8
These layers seem to go in different directions. We guess Hue Jackson’s decision to become more involved in the crime will not change things – at least for the better – but we do not expect Browns to be blown out. They have the ability to play Steelers close and even managed to tie them in their week 1 meeting. (Cleveland should have won in overtime.) Pittsburgh ran from third to first in AFC North last week – while on goodbye. They have a chance to retain and possibly widen it as a leader with a victory over a sad Browns team that still does not seem completely ready for primetime.
Select: Steelers 31, Browns 27
] Denver, Kansas City
Line: Chiefs -10
When these teams met for the first time in Denver back in week 4 was charged as the proverbial precipitation game for Patrick Mahomes. And while Mahomes fought in the first half, when it was over he had thrown in 304 meters and a touchdown, did not make a turnover, and the bosses reached a 27-23 victory. A month later and Kansas City is a probably better team while Denver allows 593 rushing yards to Jets and Rams in back-to-back losses. And despite dominating the cardinals, 45-10, last week, it’s unclear if Case Keenum will ever be the franchise quarterback that is still so elusive for John Elway.
Mitchell Trubisky looked like one of the league’s worst quarterbacks last Sunday against Patriots defense at exchange level. He struggled with accuracy all afternoon long and when he plays badly it makes it almost impossible for the bear to overcome behind him. Fortunately, this defense is NFL’s best, according to footballers, and the running game was ranked seventh. And while jetsen’s defense is a top 10 unit, their attack is 29th. Put on another way: Although Trubisky continues to fight, Sam Darnold expects to fight even more. If Matt Nagy is smart, he will put the game in Tarik Cohen’s hands and expect the defense to create two or three sales.
Select: Bears 20, Jets 10
Seattle at Detroit  Line: Lions -3
The Seahawks enjoyed their bye last week while the lions had an impressive victory in Miami against the red hot Brock Osweiler (that’s not a joke!). Detroit has hit gold in rookie Kerryon Johnson, which is ranked first in value per game among all running backs. Meanwhile, Seahawk’s first round, Rashaad Penny, is the third option in a tremansbackfield, making you wonder why Seattle believed that the position was the team’s most pressing need. The good news is that Seahawk’s defense is as suffocating as ever, even if the crime continues to find its way. We still do not know which Lions team is going to pop up – the winner of Pats, Packers and Dolphins – combined 12-7-1 – or the one who has jets, 49ers and Cowboys losses – which are combined 7-14
Pick: Seahawks 21, Lions 20
Tampa Bay in Cincinnati
Line: Bengals -4.5
This is called a right game in the industry. The Bengals have lost back-to-back games to Steelers and Chiefs; The former was a gift in the last few seconds, the latter was a shellacking on national television. But at 4-3, Cincinnati can not afford another loss in his bye, especially with the now-first-place Steelers host to Browns on Sunday. Bucs hit the aforementioned Browns last week but it is still one of NFL’s worst teams. The crime has the ability to light up the scoreboard and the defense can light up like some other devices. Bengal will be at home and if the offensive can protect Andy Dalton (and there should not be a problem with this punchless pass rush), it might be another long afternoon for Bucs.
Bengts 38, Buccaneers 31
Washington on NY Giants
Line: Redskins -1
The rhinos are primarily in the division and the giants are not just the last but at 1-6, they are one of NFL’s worst teams. And after losing five races in this match from December 2013 to September 2015, Redskins has won three of the last five. A victory on Sunday would take them 5-2 while a loss would get the giants one step closer to the first overall picking and Eli Manning’s successor
Pick: Redskins 23, Giants 20
Line: Colts -3
Oakland handed away Amari Cooper during the bye week lending further evidence that this team is in full-on conversion mode under Jon Gruden. The colts are playing better than their 2-5 record indicates; In fact, according to Football Outsiders, this unit ranked 14th among all teams immediately behind Steelers and Texans and just before Packers. Oakland, on the other hand, is ranked above 49ers, Cardinals and Bills – and that was before they sent their number 1 recipients out of town.
Cols 30, Raiders 20
Green Bay in LA Rams
Line: Rams -9
The packers opened as nine-point dogs . And just as it is no confusion, neither Brett Hundley nor DeShone Kizer will be at the center – it will be Aaron Rodgers. But it’s a testament to how fine-tuned this L.A. crime has been in the first half of the season. Also plays a role in the wide spread: Green Bay’s defense is 24 and it will play on the road. Here’s the matter: If this game is on Lambeau Field, Packers has the chance to win it right away. But it is at the Colosseum where L.A. The closest match was a seven-point victory over a really good Vikings team. Their other home winnings have scored 12, 20 and 34 points.
Rikta 35, Packers 31
San Francisco, Arizona
Line: Cardinals -1
This is not much to say about this game than it looked much more exciting over the summer , back when Jimmy Garoppolo was still well and the cardinals had their rookie franchise quarterback and turned out to be a much better team than the group that went 8-8 a season ago. As it stands, a combined 2-12 and together have a negative difference in points of minus-152. Rams – who leads both teams of six games in the division – has a point difference of 107.
Select: 49ers 9, Cardinals 6
New Orleans in Minnesota  Line: Pick
A week ago, the Saints had never beat the Ravens during the Drew Brees era. After an impressive view, we can now look up the two-to-do list. Now, New Orleans leads to Minnesota, where it has been won once in the last five meetings. And the last time these two teams met, in the NFC Division Round in January last year, the Saints had broken their hearts by Case Keenum and Stefan Diggs. A season later and New Orleans is still one of NFL’s best teams. The wickets, who have played well late but have a loss for the bills, still find back in the league elite (even though they are on the NFC North).
Select: Saints 28, Vikings 27
New England at Buffalo
Line: Patriots -14
The good news is that the bills have one of the league’s best defense. The bad news is, yes, everything else, with a historic outdated offense that currently “features” Derek Anderson on the quarterback. Some of New England’s most lopsided losses have actually come into the hands of Buffalo. It was 31-0 stomping back 2003 and 16-0 thumping as recently as 2016. But between the two matches, the counties are 3-23 against Pats, and they are currently on another three-game losing streak. If Anderson and this crime find a way to be a Tom Brady-led team, it will fall down as one of the biggest disruptions in professional sports.
Pick: Patriots 24, Bills 10