NFL Week 8 Picks: Identities Starting to Emerge

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are rolling with the AFC's best record through seven weeks.

This is the time of the NFL season where we think we start to know who teams are. Some separation starts to creep into the divisions, and the picture seems to get clearer. Last week I went 3-3 and stayed over the magic .500 mark for the year, so here goes for Week 8:


Last week: 3-3

Season: 7-5


Washington (-1.5) at New York Giants

A little surprising it’s only 1.5 points. The Skins are rolling atop the NFC East and just got by Dallas at home, while the Giants continue to amaze with how far they’ve fallen every week. It should be close, but the Skins should have enough to get by the toothless G-Men. Pick: Redskins.

Denver at Kansas City (-9)

The Chiefs have been piling up points, but this is a divisional home game where perhaps more pressure is on the Chiefs. Denver took KC down to the wire on Monday Night in Week 4 and should hang around just long enough to cover. Pick: Broncos.

San Francisco (-2) at Arizona

A real stinkfest, but Arizona is 1-for-1 against the Niners this year, so why not go with the Fightin’ Rosens again? (We’ll work on that nickname). Pick: Cardinals.

Green Bay at Los Angeles Rams (-7.5)

The Packers have yet to really establish their own identity, but this feels like a close game against a Rams team that hasn’t really been tested yet. You figure it could be kind of a shootout, so take the points here. Pick: Packers.

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