For the first time in three weeks, I finally put together a solid record in my NFL Predictions and Picks column. Last week, in what I saw as a opportunity to put some space between me and the .500 mark, I went 4-1-0. Now, it's time to really kick things into high gear.
Again, one of the local SB Nation New York teams, the New York Jets, are on a bye, so that gives me a chance to pick a game a feel confident about.
So, without further delay here are my Week 8 NFL picks.
Giants (-10) vs. Dolphins (1 p.m. on CBS): New York is coming off a bye week and a solid 27-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills just a week before. Now, the Giants (4-2) have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the league, but they should have no problem with the Dolphins (0-6), who are probably the worst team in the league. Prediction: Giants 31, Dolphins 10.
Saints (-14) at Rams (1 p.m. on FOX): Last week, I took the Dallas Cowboys, which were giving 13 points to St. Louis (0-6). After compiling 62 points against the Indianapolis Colts Monday night, I don't think New Orleans (5-2) will have any issue covering this spread. Prediction: Saints 35, Rams 7.
Patriots (-3) at Steelers (4:15 p.m. on CBS): In what is arguably the best match up in Week 8, I think Pittsburgh (5-2) and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger are playing well enough to play with New England (5-1) and pull off the upset. Prediction: Steelers 24, Patriots 21.
Eagles (-3 1/2) vs. Cowboys (8:20 p.m. on NBC): The Sunday night game will start slow, but I believe Philadelphia (2-4) will get back into the NFC East race with a victory against visiting Dallas (3-3). Prediction: Eagles 28, Cowboys 24.
Chargers (-3) at Chiefs (8:30 p.m. on ESPN): San Diego's collapse in the second half against the New York Jets last week shouldn't sit well with its fanbase. The Jets are good, but that's a game the Chargers (4-2) need to close out if they want to make the playoffs. Meanwhile, all cylinders a clicking for the Kansas City (3-3). Prediction: Chiefs 28, Chargers 21.
Last week: 4-1-0. Overall: 16-11-2.