NFL Football: Week 8ís Five Biggest Games

NFL Sunday Preview: Week 8's Marquee Matchups

10/27/12 in NFL   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Oct 21, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE
Can Tony Romo lead the Cowboys to another division win against the Giants on Sunday? 

Giants (5-2) @ Cowboys (3-3) 4:25 PM EST:
This is huge divisional game for both the Cowboys and the Giants. If Dallas can manage to get a another win against the defending Super Bowl champs it would put them right back into the mix of things in the NFC East divisional race, and could very well be the catalyst that changes their season around.
The Giants on the other hand will be looking to avenge their home loss to the Cowboys during the first week of the season. The G-Men will come into this game with no shortage of motivation and will look to separate themselves even further from the rest of their NFC East rivals. Expect a hard fought and intense game that will probably be close the whole way.

Falcons (6-0) @ Eagles (3-3) 1:00 PM EST:
Everyone has probably heard about Eagles coach Andy Reid’s incredible 13-0 record after a bye week by now. So the one thing we know for sure is that one of these teams undefeated record will come to an end.
Atlanta does not really need to win this game—they are probably not going undefeated, so they have to lose some time. The Eagles on the other hand really need to get above .500 if they really want to survive in the shark infested waters of the NFC East. With both teams coming out of a bye week, expect a high scoring game.

Saints (2-4) @ Broncos (3-3) 8:20 PM EST
This is a matchup were both teams could really start to gain some momentum with a win. The Broncos are only 3-3 but are tied for first place in the AFC West. A win against New Orleans will keep them in first place in a division that can probably be won with an 8-8 record.
The Saints are in a more difficult spot because they are in a division with the red hot Atlanta Falcons-- who will probably end the season with 12 or 13 wins. New Orleans only route into the playoffs in through the wild card, and the first step would be finally getting to .500. This is a huge game for both teams, so expect a good old fashioned Quarterback shootout between two of the all-time greats.

49ers (5-2) @ Cardinals (4-3) Monday Night Football 8:30 PM EST:
This matchup is another divisional game with huge playoff ramifications. The 49ers are only a game ahead of both the Cardinals and the Vikings, and will be under a lot of pressure to win this game.
The Cardinals on the other hand have done nothing but overachieve all season, so they will not have any pressure or expectations heading into Monday Nights game. San Francisco is still the best team in the division, but they would make things a lot easier on themselves if they could beat the Cardinals and extended their division lead to two games. Expect a low scoring defensive battle.
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10/28/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

I agree with you except for the Broncos... I think New Orleans takes it.

10/28/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19917 respect


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