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The seasons are changing and weather is becoming more about football every single day. With that, the NFL season is officially rolling along as we get set for Week 8.

Every year, that means a few things: Fantasy football, cheering on your favorite team, and, of course, taking a peak at the spreads in order to make sure you’re on the right side of every outcome.

Consider this a one-stop shop guide to picking every (or at least the majority) game correctly:

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (-3.5), Thursday, October 27, 8:25 p.m. EST

Gus Bradley is 14-40 as an NFL head coach. Think about that for a minute. Tennessee is hardly a team to be confident in, but at least the Titans have a base level of play we’ve come to expect every week. It feels like these two franchises play an ugly prime time game against each other every season. This time, give me the Titans and let the national football conversation move Bradley firmly upon the hot seat. THE PICK: Titans.

Washington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals (-3), Sunday, October 30, 9:30 am EST

Get ready for another full day of football on Sunday! This week’s London game can be looked at as a measuring-stick game. The winner of the Bengals-Redskins tilt could be on track for a full season of contention. The loser might be ticketed for an 8-8 year. Marvin Lewis takes down his former offensive coordinator Jay Gruden in a close one. THE PICK: Bengals.


Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers (-3), Sunday, October 30, 1:00 p.m. EST

Here’s how far the participants of last January’s NFC Title Game have fallen: This was originally scheduled as 4:25 window game for Fox. The move to 1 p.m. doesn’t just affect television; it hurts the Cardinals. After a long, grueling OT game last Sunday night, Arizona has to come east for a 1 p.m. kickoff. Off a bye, Carolina takes advantage. THE PICK: Panthers.

New England Patriots (-6.5) at Buffalo Bills, Sunday, October 30, 1:00 p.m. EST

New England once again looks like the most dominant team in the NFL. Their only blemish this season? A shutout loss to the Bills last month. Tom Brady wasn’t playing that afternoon. He will be in this one. That’s the difference. THE PICK: Patriots.

New York Jets (-2.5) at Cleveland Browns, Sunday, October 30, 1:00 p.m. EST

It’s Cleveland’s week. After watching the Cavaliers raise a championship banner and Indians open a World Series, the Browns will cap off the best week Cleveland sports fans have had in a long time by knocking off the Jets for their first win of the season. THE PICK: Browns.

Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5) at Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, October 30, 1:00 p.m. EST

Kansas City has the better team, but Andrew Luck is rounding into MVP form. The Colts star is on pace for over 4,700 yards and 32 touchdowns. In another close game, Luck will bail out the Colts with another late drive. THE PICK: Colts.

Seattle Seahawks (-2.5) at New Orleans Saints, Sunday, October 30, 1:00 p.m. EST

Seattle’s offense—due to a porous offensive line—is a mess right now. But the Saints don’t have the kind of defense that will be able to take advantage. THE PICK: Seahawks.

Oakland Raiders at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-1.5), Sunday, October 30, 1:00 p.m. EST

Oakland’s ability to win on the road has been remarkable this season. Jack Del Rio’s team is 4-0 away from Oakland—including all four wins coming in Central or East time zones in one o’clock starts, something that’s been historically tough for teams traveling from the west coast. This week, against a game Bucs team, things even out. THE PICK: Buccaneers.

Detroit Lions at Houston Texans (-2.5), Sunday, October 30, 1:00 p.m. EST

Who are the Houston Texans? 4-0 at home, 0-3 on the road. Good defense, inconsistent offense. Against MVP candidate Matthew Stafford (no, that’s not a joke), the Texans need to be awake from the opening kickoff to win. THE PICK: Texans.

The best and brightest football minds bring you weekly NFL picks against the spread. Which teams are the best bests? Where are the best underdog plays? Week 8 begins Thursday night with the Jaguars visiting the Titans. On Sunday, the Jets will travel to Cleveland for a date with the Browns and the Eagles head to Dallas for a huge NFC East battle with the Cowboys. Week 8 will end on Monday night when the Vikings take on the Bears in Chicago.

San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos (-5), Sunday, October 30, 4:05 p.m. EST

The Chargers are a win away from reaching .500 and making all those early-season jokes about blowing games seem dated. After knocking off the Broncos on a Thursday night at home a few weeks ago, the defending champs get revenge here. THE PICK: Broncos.

Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons (-3), Sunday, October 30, 4:25 p.m. EST

I love this match-up. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Ryan. Julio Jones vs. any defense daring enough to try to stop him. On the turf in Atlanta. Expect big points and a high-flying game. In an NFC that will likely come down to tiebreakers to determine postseason spots, this will loom large. THE PICK: Falcons.

Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (-4.5), Sunday, October 30, 8:30 p.m. EST

Buckle up, folks. Sunday night is a phenomenal sports night on television. First place on the line in the NFC East and Game 5 of the World Series. In Dallas, a battle between Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz could be the first of many duels for division supremacy over the next decade. While the Eagles are for real, they haven’t shown an ability to be the same team away from Lincoln Financial Field. Prescott plays OK, Ezekiel Elliott breaks a big run in the fourth quarter and game-tying attempt by Wentz is thwarted by an Eagles drop. Dallas wins by a score, but these teams will play for the division title in Week 17 in Philly. THE PICK: Cowboys.

Minnesota Vikings (-5.5) at Chicago Bears, Sunday, October 30, 8:30 p.m. EST

Minnestoa’s defense is legit. If not for a kick return allowed last week, the NFC’s best unit would have walked out of Philadelphia allowing only 14 points. Sam Bradford rebounds and the defense dominates in a Halloween night affair in the Windy City. THE PICK: Vikings.

Last week: 9-6
Season: 54-50-3

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