Week 8 NFL Matchup Predictions

Week 8 Matchup Predictions

10/25/12 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Redskins @ Steelers: There were a lot of people out there who believed that Robert Griffin III had a higher ceiling than Andrew Luck, but very few people thought he'd be the better player right off the bat. Not only is RG3 playing like the best 2012 draft pick, but he has some of the most well renowned columnists in America saying he's the best player in the NFL. I think we'll eventually see the Steelers that we've come to expect this season, but not until Troy Polamalu returns from injury, and he's been ruled out for this game. The Steelers gave up 359 yards to Matt Hasselbeck's Titans - they'll have a tough time handling RG3.

Redskins win 28-27.

Giants @ Cowboys: The Giants lost to the Cowboys on the opening night of the season, but that is the best the Cowboys have looked all year and the Giants seem very much improved. With Eli Manning playing at an MVP caliber level, and middle linebacker Sean Lee out for the season, the Cowboys will have a hard time stopping the Giants' offensive attack. Tony Romo and company - who have topped 19 points only once since last playing the Giants - won't be able to keep up.

Giants win 30-21.
Oct 7, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Broncos 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-US PRESSWIRE
Saints @ Broncos: 
Peyton has become the most night-and-day player in the NFL when it comes to the first and second half. He gets his team in a rut early on, then fights his way back to either win or come close to winning. Fortunately for him, he won't have to do that this week. The Saints defense isn't nearly good enough to give Peyton his early struggles, and while Drew Brees will play well, it won't be enough. We've got one Hall of Fame quarterback (Brees) facing the 11th ranked defense, against another Hall of Fame quarterback (Manning) facing the 32nd ranked defense. I think I'll take the latter.

Broncos win 38-30.

49ers @ Cardinals: The Cardinals played well for just long enough to convince most people that they could be a legitimate team, and have since slapped believers in the face with three straight losses. They'll have a hard time getting back on track this week against the league's top ranked defense that will have it's way with one of the league's worst offensive lines. John Skelton actually played pretty well against the Vikings - his first start since Week 1 - but the Cardinals still lost, and Skelton won't play well against the 49ers.

49ers win 20-10.
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10/25/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Do I root for the Chiefs to win, or do I root for them to lose? These are life's tough questions.

10/25/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19917 respect


GOOD LUCK !!!!!!!!