Week 8 Matchup Predictions
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.
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.