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NFL Picks Week 8: The Pride and the Pallor

Following a devastating loss in Week 7, the Saints look to keep their home winning streak intact against their biggest challenge yet. We delve into this and all of the Week 8 games on the schedule.

Jonathan Daniel

Just a week ago, Who Dat Nation hit the lowest mark of an increasingly low season and our collective pride had taken a massive hit.  Believe it or not though, the New Orleans Saints haven't even hit the halfway point of the season yet, and there's still much to play for, and even be (gasp) optimistic about.  The longstanding bastion of Saints dominance awaits this week, Primetime in the Superdome.  Standing in the way though, is the Saints' stiffest challenge of the season, in Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.  Will the Saints' home winning streak continue, or will the Pack put it to an unceremonious end?  Let's take a look at all of the matchups in Week 8.

Last week I went 9-6

I told you soSteelers over Texans!

What do I knowGiants over Cowboys?


Thursday, October 23rd

Chargers(5-2) at Broncos(5-1) - Game of the Week

San Diego rebounds from their surprising Week 7 loss with a surprise of their own, winning a very close game in Denver.

Pick: Chargers


Sunday, October 26th - Ridiculously Early Game

Lions(5-2) at* Falcons(2-5) -Wembley Stadium, London

Detroit has the NFL's top defense and Atlanta's defense is in the bottom 3.  Detroit takes it in London town.

Pick: Lions


Sunday, October 26th - Early Games

Vikings(2-5) at Buccaneers(1-5)

Tampa's defense is the worst in the NFL, their offense is barely any better.  Minnesota is at least decent enough on defense and in the running game to win.

Pick: Vikings


Bills(4-3) at Jets(1-6)

The Jets are just... wow.  Buffalo wins this divisional game.

Pick: Bills


Bears(3-4) at Patriots(5-2)

Without a rushing attack, Chicago has struggled against the NFL's better teams, that will continue in Foxboro.

Pick: Patriots


Seahawks(3-3) at Panthers(3-3-1)

Seattle's struggles will come to an end in Carolina.

Pick: Seahawks


Dolphins(3-3) at Jaguars(1-6)

Miami will roll against the "new-to-winning" Jags.

Pick: Dolphins


Ravens(5-2) at Bengals(3-2-1)

The return of AJ Green will be paramount in Cincy pulling off the upset.

Pick: Bengals


Texans(3-4) at Titans(5-2)

Houston will rebound from their Monday Night loss with a win in the Music City.

Pick: Texans


Rams(2-4) at Chiefs(3-3)

Kansas City's rushing attack will lead them to a home victory over their interstate rival.

Pick: Chiefs


Sunday, October 26th - Late Games

Eagles(5-1) at Cardinals(5-1)

Philly's offense will overwhelm Arizona in the desert.

Pick: Eagles


Colts(5-2) at Steelers(4-3)

Indy's balance on both offense and defense will be too much for Pittsburgh in the Steel City.

Pick: Colts


Raiders(0-6) at Browns(3-3)

Cleveland can't lose to another winless team in consecutive weeks, can they?

Pick: Browns


Sunday Night Football

Packers(5-2) at Saints(2-4)

Primetime. Superdome. Go ahead and sleep on the Saints.

Pick: Saints


Monday, October 27th - Monday Night Football

Redskins(2-5) at Cowboys(6-1)

Dallas wins. Yawn.

Pick: Cowboys


That's how I see Week 8 playing out, let's see if the Saints can continue that ol' Superdome magic. Leave us your picks, comments, and insight below.