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NFL Week 8 Game Picks


The Musket Fire staff are putting on our prognostication hats, staring into the Musket Fire crystal ball, and predicting the winners each week throughout the NFL season. Contributing writer Ryan Hannable and I are making the game picks, so feel free to pick against us in the Comments section. Last week, I was 9-4 in my picks, pushing my record to 71-31 on the season, while Ryan was 5-8, pushing his record to 41-30 on the season.

Let’s get right to the picks from Ryan and I, including our pick for the Patriots-Steelers game…

Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens

  • Jamie Pacheco: see below
  • Ryan Hannable: Ravens
Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers
  • JP: Panthers
  • RH: Vikings
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans
  • JP: Texans
  • RH: Texans
Miami Dolphins at New York Giants
  • JP: Giants
  • RH: Giants
New Orleans Saints at St. Louis Rams
  • JP: Saints
  • RH: Saints
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
  • JP: Titans
  • RH: Titans
Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills
  • JP: Bills
  • RH: Redskins
Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos
  • JP: Lions
  • RH: see below
Cincinnati Bengals at Seattle Seahawks
  • JP: Bengals
  • RH: Bengals
Cleveland Browns at San Francisco 49ers
  • JP: 49ers
  • RH: see below
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
  • JP: Cowboys
  • RH: Eagles
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
  • JP: see below
  • RH: Chiefs
New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers
  • JP: Patriots
  • RH: Patriots
Put It In The Bank
  • JP: Ravens over Cardinals: After the pitiful loss Monday night to the Jags and now playing at home, the Ravens will take out their frustrations on the struggling Cardinals.
  • RH: 49ers over Browns: Coming off of a bye the 49ers are playing at a very high level, while the Browns are coming off maybe one of the worst played games in the NFL this year, a 6-3 win over the Seahawks.
Upset Special
  • JP: Chiefs over Chargers. Based on the way the season started for both teams, a Chiefs win has to be looked at as an upset, but I think the Chargers entering one of those patented Norv Turner losing streaks, only it’s in the middle of the season this time instead of the beginning of the season. 
  • RH: Broncos over Lions.  I am a fan of Tim Tebow and he was very impressive in leading the Broncos to a 4th quarter comeback and an overtime win over the Dolphins. Matthew Stafford is banged up for the Lions, and I like Tebow and the Broncos at home.   



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