How will the NFL Week 8 games play out? Here are some predictions.
The AFC West will sort itself out a bit on Sunday when the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs clash at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday Night Football. The Denver Broncos will also look to stay somewhere in the background for the AFC West title when they face the Detroit Lions on Sunday. A third win keeps alive a small chance of taking the division, but don't hold one's breath counting on that happening.
How will this week's games play out?
New Orleans Saints at St. Louis Rams (+13) - The Rams are almost as bad as the Colts are and will be without quarterback Sam Bradford again in the most likely scenario. Drew Brees is going to have another big day. SAINTS
Miami Dolphins at New York Giants (-10) - The Miami Dolphins just collapsed in the final five minutes against the Denver Broncos and went on to lose the game in overtime. The Giants, meanwhile, are coming off a bye week, but can they cover the spread? DOLPHINS
Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers (-3.5) - It's a battle of rookie quarterbacks with Christian Ponder visiting Cam Newton. Time for Newton to give the Panthers its third victory of the season. PANTHERS
Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens (-13) - Kevin Kolb hasn't quite had the impact many in Arizona hoped he would have. Losers of five straight, the Cardinals face a Ravens team that wants to make up for Monday's loss to the Jaguars. RAVENS
Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills (-6) - The Bills have lost two of their last three games while the Redskins enter this game on a two-game losing streak. This game will be played in Toronto. Buffalo doesn't have the greatest defense in the world. REDSKINS
San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs (+3.5) - The Chiefs have won three straight games and are very much still in the AFC West race. However, the Chargers will be a truer test of how far they've come since starting 3-0. CHARGERS
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