It’s Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season, which means we’re basically at the halfway point of this extended football year. At this point, we have a pretty good idea of who these teams are, which should, theoretically, make these games easier to pick now. I proved that theory somewhat right by going 12-1 in my straight-up picks last week, pushing me atop the POD leaderboard, tied with John Whiticar.
But this week is going to be a lot more challenging because there are some ugly matchups that are tough to pick a winner out of. Panthers-Falcons, 49ers-Bears, Seahawks-Jaguars, Football Team-Broncos, and even Giants-Chiefs all feature teams that are either just plain bad or underwhelming by a significant amount this year.
When you look at this week’s betting lines at DraftKings Sportsbook, eight of the 15 matchups have a favorite of just four points or less. In other words, this is going to be a tough week for pick’em.
Here’s a look at the game in which we all agree on for Week 8:
- Bengals over Jets
- Rams over Texans
- Bills over Dolphins
- Chargers over Patriots
- Bucs over Saints
- Cowboys over Vikings
- Chiefs over Giants
Here’s a look at the rest of our picks for this week. (Note: Our picks for Lions vs. Eagles will be revealed on Sunday.)
Odds/lines are subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.