NFL Week 8 picks, schedule, odds, accidents, stats, fantasy suggestions

The Week 8 NFL schedule for the 2022 season is stacked with nice matchups, and we have got you lined with what you’ll want to know heading into the weekend. Our NFL Nation reporters convey us the most important keys to each recreation and a daring prediction for every matchup.

Moreover, ESPN Stats & Data offers a giant stat to know and a betting nugget for every contest, and our Soccer Energy Index (FPI) goes contained in the numbers with a matchup score (on a scale of 1 to 100) and a recreation projection. ESPN researcher Kyle Soppe palms out useful fantasy soccer intel, as nicely. Lastly, Seth Walder and Eric Moody give us ultimate rating picks for each recreation. The whole lot you need to know is right here in a single spot that can assist you prepare for a loaded weekend of NFL soccer.

Watch reside on Oct. 30: Broncos vs. Jaguars in London, solely on ESPN+

Let’s get into the complete Week 8 slate, together with a London assembly between Russell Wilson and Trevor Lawrence, a Pennsylvania showdown (Steelers-Eagles) and Aaron Rodgers attempting to get again on observe towards the Payments. All of it culminates with a Monday Evening Soccer matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns on ESPN. (Sport instances are Sunday except in any other case famous.)

Soar to a matchup:
DEN-JAX | ARI-MIN | PIT-PHI
MIA-DET | LV-NO | CHI-DAL
NE-NYJ | CAR-ATL | TEN-HOU
SF-LAR | NYG-SEA | WSH-IND
GB-BUF | CIN-CLE

Thursday: BAL 27, TB 22
Bye: KC, LAC

1 p.m. ET | FOX | Unfold: MIN -3.5 (49)

What to observe for: The Cardinals are hoping to win their first recreation in Minnesota since 1977, having misplaced 9 consecutive video games within the state. To take action, they will must decelerate Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson, who’s on an odd streak of his personal. He has put up three consecutive 100-yard video games, a profession excessive, however has gone 5 consecutive video games with out a receiving landing, tied for the longest in his profession. The Cardinals have allowed 12 landing passes this season, however solely three to extensive receivers. — Kevin Seifert

Daring prediction: After a powerful 2022 debut, DeAndre Hopkins is not going to decelerate in his second recreation again. Add Robbie Anderson to the combination and the Cardinals can have two dynamic receiving threats. Each can have 100 yards and a landing every because the Cardinals’ passing recreation will get going. — Josh Weinfuss

Stat to know: Kyler Murray’s 5.9 yards per cross try this season ranks him thirty fourth out of 35 certified quarterbacks (Joe Flacco, 5.8).

Accidents: Cardinals | Vikings

What to know for fantasy: Hopkins returned from suspension final week and earned a 48.3% goal share. 48.3%! He cleared 100 receiving yards, and Rondale Moore, who had a single reception, was subsequent on the staff with 31 receiving yards. Not each week might be as productive because the previous one, however an elite function on a staff that might want to rating is all fantasy managers can ask for. See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: Arizona is 10-2 towards the unfold (ATS) on the street and 9-2 ATS as an underdog for the reason that begin of final season. Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: Vikings 28, Cardinals 23
Walder’s decide: Cardinals 20, Vikings 17
FPI prediction: MIN, 58.3% (by a median of two.4 factors)

Matchup must-reads: J.J. and Kealia Watt announce start of their son … Vikings stand by Udoh after weekend arrest … Hopkins could possibly be the ‘savior’ for Cardinals’ offense in spite of everything … Situational masters? How 5-1 Vikings are thriving and what they nonetheless want to repair


1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: PHI -10.5 (43)

What to observe for: Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett has appeared in 4 video games (three begins) but ranks third in interceptions with seven. He’ll face an Eagles protection tied for the league lead with 14 takeaways and second in interceptions (9). “You always want to show a rookie — you always want to give him a welcome,” Eagles defensive finish Brandon Graham mentioned. “This is Week 8, I think he’s been welcomed. We’ve got to make sure we don’t take him for granted because he’s a pro. … Some rookies will beat you — everybody will beat you — if you take them lightly.” — Tim McManus

Daring prediction: Eagles QB Jalen Hurts will throw his third interception of the season. Hurts hardly ever turns the ball over, however the Steelers almost picked Tua Tagovailoa off 4 instances within the 16-10 loss to Miami and performed sound protection, because of their changes after the primary quarter. With the Steelers’ secondary more healthy than it has been in current weeks — except cornerback Levi Wallace (shoulder) — the unit is in a superb place to place all of it collectively towards the Eagles. If Pittsburgh goes to have an opportunity towards the league’s lone undefeated staff, it will need to. — Brooke Pryor

Stat to know: The Steelers have not received in Philadelphia since Oct. 24, 1965, shedding their previous 9 video games in Philly. Steelers QB Invoice Nelsen went 6-of-16 for 79 yards within the win.

Accidents: Steelers | Eagles

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Stephen A. Smith explains how the Patriots’ rotating teaching workers has hindered Mac Jones’ efficiency this season.

What to know for fantasy: Diontae Johnson has not been a top-20 receiver a single time this yr and has spent every of the previous 4 weeks outdoors the highest 35 on the place. The amount is sufficient to preserve him rostered, the manufacturing is sufficient to preserve him on benches. See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: All three Pickett begins have gone underneath the full, and Pittsburgh is 2-1 ATS in these video games. Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: Eagles 34, Steelers 13
Walder’s decide: Eagles 24, Steelers 16
FPI prediction: PHI, 84.5% (by a median of 12.0 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Steelers open 21-day follow window on Watt … Eagles land DE Quinn in commerce with Bears


1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: MIA -3.5 (51.5)

What to observe for: Detroit is in determined want of some residence cooking after dropping 4 straight video games — together with two back-to-back on the street. It could possibly be a high-scoring affair as each defenses have struggled this season, with the Lions permitting 32.3 factors per recreation and Miami permitting 23.6 factors per contest. Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa might be seeking to expose the Lions’ secondary with explosive receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, whereas Detroit quarterback Jared Goff will attempt to assist the offense get again on observe prefer it was by way of the primary 4 video games — when the Lions put up 140 factors — by limiting turnovers in essential moments. — Eric Woodyard

Daring prediction: Nothing is simply too “bold” of a prediction when discussing the Lions’ league-worst protection, however for the second time this season, the Dolphins will produce a 100-yard rusher. Raheem Mostert continues his stretch of robust play with a minimum of 130 yards and a landing towards a Detroit protection that enables a whopping 162.8 speeding yards per recreation. — Marcel Louis-Jacques

Stat to know: Tagovailoa leads the NFL with 8.6 yards per cross try this season; no Dolphins quarterback has led the NFL in yards/makes an attempt since Dan Marino in 1984 (9.1 yards/makes an attempt).

Accidents: Dolphins | Lions

What to know for fantasy: Do not look now, however Mostert has a minimum of 15 touches in 4 straight video games and has cleared 80 complete yards in three of them. Well being is at all times a priority with him, however so long as he’s wholesome (like he at the moment is), he is a lineup lock. See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: Miami is 0-4 ATS in its previous 4 video games. Detroit is 0-3 ATS in its previous three video games. Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: Dolphins 35, Lions 30
Walder’s decide: Dolphins 23, Lions 17
FPI prediction: MIA, 65.4% (by a median of 4.6 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Dolphins’ Jones out for season with ACL harm … St. Brown enters concussion protocol … Dolphins look to enhance timing of offense after Tagovailoa’s return … Lions proprietor nonetheless believes in Dan Campbell, GM amid 1-5 begin … Lions’ Smith calls neck harm vs. Pats ‘scariest factor of my life’


1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: LV -1.5 (49.5)

What to observe for: The Saints are sticking with quarterback Andy Dalton as their everlasting starter though Saints coach Dennis Allen mentioned that Jameis Winston is wholesome sufficient to play now. However Dalton’s beginning job appears contingent upon the offense persevering with to carry out nicely underneath him. Reducing down turnovers will proceed to be some extent of emphasis when Allen faces his previous staff within the Raiders, particularly after Dalton had three interceptions (two returned for TDs) final week towards the Cardinals. — Katherine Terrell

Daring prediction: Raiders RB Josh Jacobs will turn into the fifth participant in NFL historical past with a minimum of 150 scrimmage yards and a speeding TD in 4 straight video games, becoming a member of LaDainian Tomlinson (2006), Larry Johnson (2005), Priest Holmes (2002) and Terrell Davis (1998). Jacobs has been on a tear of late, averaging 147 speeding yards and two TDs within the Raiders’ previous three video games. And the Saints’ run protection, which ranks twenty second within the NFL, has given up a median of 121.0 yards on the bottom their previous three video games, together with 151 to the Seahawks and 137 to the Cardinals. — Paul Gutierrez

Stat to know: The Saints are the Thirty first-ranked scoring protection, permitting 28.6 factors per recreation (could be third worst in franchise historical past) and seeking to keep away from permitting 30 factors in 4 straight video games in a season for the primary time since 2001. The Raiders enter with the third-ranked scoring offense (27.2 PPG).

Accidents: Raiders | Saints

What to know for fantasy: It appears to be happening with out a lot discover, however Davante Adams has a landing or eight-plus catches in each recreation this season and appears to be settling in simply advantageous together with his new staff as his previous one struggles to determine issues out. See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: New Orleans has gone over the full in 4 straight video games. Its video games have gone over the full by a median of 10.4 factors per recreation this season, highest within the league. Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: Saints 27, Raiders 24
Walder’s decide: Raiders 33, Saints 23
FPI prediction: LV, 60.6% (by a median of three.2 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Is Jacobs altering Josh McDaniels’ RB-by-committee philosophy? … Saints to stay with Dalton at QB, coach Dennis Allen says … Jacobs has document day for Raiders with mentor Marcus Allen readily available … ‘We have been our personal worst enemy:’ Saints not giving up with division up for grabs … Kamara’s speech was for Saints to ‘get their swag again’


1 p.m. ET | FOX | Unfold: DAL -9.5 (42.5)

What to observe for: With a win, the Cowboys will enhance to 6-2 as they enter the bye week. Since Jerry Jones took over as proprietor and normal supervisor in 1989, the Cowboys have began 6-2 or higher 10 instances and made the playoffs each time. The Cowboys is perhaps with out working again Ezekiel Elliott attributable to a knee harm. They’re 5-4 in video games with out Elliott since 2016. Coming off a powerful win towards New England, the Bears have the No. 1-ranked rush offense and face Dallas’ Twentieth-ranked rush protection. — Todd Archer

Daring prediction: Justin Fields’ breakout efficiency in Week 7 was not a one-hit surprise. The Bears will discover methods to place their quarterback on the transfer and take concepts from how the Eagles utilized Jalen Hurts towards the Cowboys and make that a part of the sport plan. Coming off their highest-scoring output with Fields at QB since he entered the league, Chicago will high 28 factors whereas Fields reaches 80-plus speeding yards in back-to-back weeks. — Courtney Cronin

Stat to know: The Cowboys have a plus-six turnover margin this season (second finest within the NFL) and are 4-0 this season with a constructive turnover margin, in comparison with a 1-2 document when their turnover margin is zero or worse. The Bears have had 9 straight video games with a turnover, the second-longest energetic streak within the NFL.

Accidents: Bears | Cowboys

What to know for fantasy: 15-16-18-23-26-27. These are Fields’ alternatives (completions plus rush makes an attempt) over the previous six weeks. This offense is way from potent, however its second-year QB is on the middle of absolutely anything constructive that comes out of it. See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: Dallas has lined three straight residence video games. All 4 Dallas residence video games have gone underneath the full. Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: Cowboys 31, Bears 13
Walder’s decide: Cowboys 24, Bears 14
FPI prediction: DAL, 86.0% (by a median of 12.9 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Designed runs for Fields assist Bears unlock offensive potential … The legend of Emmitt Smith’s NFL speeding document and why it would by no means be damaged … Sports activities’ most unbreakable information ever … Cowboys commerce for Raiders DT Hankins


1 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: NE -2.5 (40.5)

What to observe for: The Jets, hoping to finish a 12-game shedding streak on this collection, enter this matchup with a greater document than the Patriots for the primary time since 2001 (Week 12). It is a battle of 2021 first-round quarterbacks — Zach Wilson (4-0) versus Mac Jones, who will get the beginning nod after a weird timeshare final Monday night time with Bailey Zappe. Jones accomplished 70% of his passes in two wins over the Jets final season. — Wealthy Cimini

Daring prediction: This recreation will come all the way down to the kickers — Nick Folks (Patriots) and Greg Zuerlein (Jets) — and if they’ll ship within the clutch from distance. Folks did it as soon as earlier than at MetLife Stadium, drilling a 51-yarder as time expired on Nov. 9, 2020. In the meantime, Zuerlein is the one kicker within the NFL this season to go 4-of-4 in a recreation on discipline objectives of 40 yards or extra. — Mike Reiss

Stat to know: The Patriots’ protection ranks fourth within the NFL this season with an opponent completion proportion of 58.9%. Wilson ranks thirty third out of 35 certified passers this season with a completion proportion of 57.4%.

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Accidents: Patriots | Jets

What to know for fantasy: The Jets acquired James Robinson, you’d suppose, to fill the 20-ish touch-per-game function vacated by Breece Corridor after the standout rookie tore his ACL early in Week 7. For his profession, Robinson averages 18.6 fantasy factors per recreation when getting a minimum of 15 touches, a pattern that lands him in beginning fantasy lineups, even with out realizing how this backfield will shake out. See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: New York has lined 4 straight video games for the primary time since 2017. Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: Patriots 24, Jets 20
Walder’s decide: Jets 19, Patriots 16
FPI prediction: NYJ, 50.9% (by a median of 0.3 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Patriots’ Belichick, Bears’ Halas have far more in widespread than 324 wins … Robert Saleh says WR Moore dedicated to Jets … Patriots’ Jones to start out at QB towards Jets … Revenge-minded Jets hope to revive stability to lopsided Patriots rivalry


1 p.m. ET | FOX | Unfold: ATL -4 (41)

What to observe for: In a scheduling oddity, the Falcons and Panthers have performed the previous three years on Halloween week — on a Thursday night time in Carolina in 2020 and final season on Sunday in Atlanta. The Falcons received 25-17 in 2020 and misplaced 19-13 final season. These three video games have additionally featured 4 totally different head coaches — Raheem Morris and Arthur Smith for Atlanta and Matt Rhule and Steve Wilks for Carolina — with Morris and Wilks being interim coaches on the time of their video games. — Michael Rothstein

Daring prediction: Panthers quarterback PJ Walker will throw three landing passes and rush for an additional towards a banged-up Atlanta protection ranked thirtieth within the league in complete protection and thirty second towards the cross. Carolina ranks twenty eighth in passing yards per recreation and twenty sixth in scoring, however Walker will carry out and stake his declare because the Panthers’ beginning QB transferring ahead. — David Newton

Stat to know: The Falcons’ 939 yards after catch allowed this season ranks because the fifth most within the NFL, whereas the Panthers’ 6.8 yards after catch per reception this season ranks because the third most within the NFL.

Accidents: Panthers | Falcons

What to know for fantasy: Falcons working again Tyler Allgeier has seen his carry depend elevated in 4 straight, and that’s unlikely to alter given that he’s the lead again within the league’s run-heaviest offense. The upside, nevertheless, is capped … three straight weeks with out a single goal. See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: Atlanta is 9-3 ATS towards Carolina since 2016. Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: Falcons 17, Panthers 14
Walder’s decide: Falcons 26, Panthers 20
FPI prediction: ATL, 66.0% (by a median of 4.7 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Contained in the Panthers’ three seasons of quarterback failure … Accidents power Falcons to shuffle deck in secondary … Walker to remain Panthers’ beginning QB at Falcons on Sunday … Falcons embrace being in chase for high of division … Panthers costume up for Halloween occasion with hospital affected person


4:05 p.m. ET | CBS | Unfold: TEN -2.5 (40.5)

What to observe for: This matchup contains a battle of among the finest versus one of many worst. The Titans’ Derrick Henry has 536 yards speeding, fourth most within the NFL, with 5 touchdowns, tied for third most. The Texans’ run protection has allowed 988 yards, fourth most within the NFL, with eight speeding touchdowns, additionally fourth most. If the Texans do not work out their run protection woes, Henry will run over them. — DJ Bien-Aime

Daring prediction: The Titans will sack Davis Mills eight instances. The return of Bud Dupree offers Tennessee’s protection a lift of vitality that’s noticeably lacking when he isn’t on the market. The Titans’ entrance that features Dupree, Jeffery Simmons, Teair Tart and Denico Autry offers a one-on-one matchup within the Titans’ favor as a result of everybody cannot be double-teamed. Search for Autry so as to add to the 4 sacks he has over the previous three video games. — Turron Davenport

Stat to know: Dameon Pierce’s 504 rush yards this season ranks seventh within the NFL. He’s accounting for 83% of the Texans’ speeding yards this season, the best fee by any participant within the NFL.

Accidents: Titans | Texans

What to know for fantasy: The one factor that has stopped Henry in his three most up-to-date video games towards the Texans … the tip zone. In these video games, he has amassed 673 yards and 7 scores on the bottom. That is not a typo. See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: Houston has lined 4 straight division video games and eight of its previous 10. Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: Titans 21, Texans 17
Walder’s decide: Texans 23, Titans 16
FPI prediction: TEN, 53.6% (by a median of 1.2 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Titans teammates rally round Tannehill after proper foot harm … Texans launch beginning linebacker Grugier-Hill … Titans launch renderings of proposed new domed stadium


4:25 p.m. ET | FOX | Unfold: SF -1.5 (43)

What to observe for: All eyes is perhaps on Christian McCaffrey on Sunday, nevertheless it’s Deebo Samuel who has given the Rams matches. Samuel has recorded 100 scrimmage yards and a scrimmage landing in six video games for the reason that begin of final season. Of these six video games, three have come towards the Rams — the identical variety of video games he has performed towards Los Angeles over that span. — Sarah Barshop

Daring prediction: With a full week of follow underneath his belt, 49ers working again Christian McCaffrey will acquire greater than 150 yards from scrimmage once more. McCaffrey went for 158 yards from scrimmage towards these similar Rams simply a few weeks in the past when he was with the Panthers. However now he is a Niner, and with Samuel battling a hamstring difficulty, there ought to be loads of alternatives for McCaffrey to do important injury once more to a Rams protection that most likely hasn’t discovered solutions for him in such a short while. — Nick Wagoner

Stat to know: The Rams have been outscored by 37 factors within the fourth quarter this season, third worst in NFL. Their eight turnovers within the fourth quarter are probably the most within the NFL.

Accidents: 49ers | Rams

What to know for fantasy: Has George Kittle discovered his grove? He has completed consecutive weeks as a top-5 participant on the place, this approaching the heels of ending no higher than TE20 in any of the three weeks prior. See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: Kyle Shanahan is 9-3 ATS towards Sean McVay together with playoffs, with six straight covers. Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: 49ers 24, Rams 21
Walder’s decide: 49ers 27, Rams 20
FPI prediction: SF, 53.1% (by a median of 1.0 factors)

Matchup must-reads: The Niners’ offense Is cruising — till Kyle Shanahan runs out of scripted performs … Rams WR Jefferson to return towards 49ers … 49ers’ aggressiveness in buying McCaffrey partially impressed by rival Rams … McCaffrey commerce: Ought to the 49ers have gone all-in?


4:25 p.m. ET | FOX | Unfold: SEA -3 (44.5)

What to observe for: A matchup that did not precisely stand out when the schedule was launched now seems prefer it may carry actual significance within the NFC playoff image. Each groups are exceeding the low outdoors expectations they’d heading into the season, when Caesars Sportsbook set the Giants’ win complete at 7 and the Seahawks’ at 6. The Seahawks largely have Geno Smith and their offense to thank for his or her strong begin. The one-time Giants backup ranks fourth in Whole QBR. — Brady Henderson

Daring prediction: The Seahawks will rating 40. That is the sport wherein the dam breaks for the Giants. They’ve allowed the eighth-most yards per play (5.94) this season however the sixth-fewest factors (18.57 factors per recreation). That’s an unsustainable recipe for fulfillment. Touring throughout the nation towards a superb offensive staff like Seattle (fifth within the NFL at 26.1 PPG), that is the week the Giants’ protection lastly has a tough outing. — Jordan Raanan

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Stat to know: The Giants are 6-1 towards the unfold this season, tied with Atlanta for the most effective document ATS this season.

Accidents: Giants | Seahawks

What to know for fantasy: Overlook working backs, Kenneth Walker III is the fifth-best participant at any place in fantasy over the previous two weeks (forward of names like Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill). See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: Giants coach Brian Daboll is 5-0 outright in his profession as an underdog. That’s tied for the longest successful streak as an underdog to start a profession by any coach within the Tremendous Bowl period (Invoice Cowher). Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: Seahawks 20, Giants 17
Walder’s decide: Seahawks 26, Giants 22
FPI prediction: SEA, 56.3% (by a median of 1.8 factors)

Matchup must-reads: May Seahawks, Giants, Jets, Vikings add at NFL commerce deadline? … Walker III off to quick begin as Seahawks’ RB1 … The Giants are elevating their very own expectations after 6-1 begin … Carroll: NFL must ‘severely’ look into grass-turf debate … Giants OL Gates activated yr after ugly damaged leg


4:25 p.m. ET | FOX | Unfold: IND -3 (39.5)

What to observe for: Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger might be making his first profession begin. That ought to create some trepidation for Colts followers, nevertheless it additionally presents a little bit of a possibility. The Colts suppose they’ll make the most of the restricted data Washington can have on Ehlinger, who has by no means thrown a regular-season cross. And his mobility opens up some components of the playbook that weren’t beforehand emphasised with pocket passer Matt Ryan underneath middle. — Stephen Holder

Daring prediction: Antonio Gibson can have his best day of the season, speeding for 75 yards and a landing. Although Brian Robinson Jr. has changed him as the first runner, the Colts do a superb job of limiting runs inside, Robinson’s energy. Indianapolis ranks sixteenth in yards per carry allowed outdoors the tackles (in comparison with ninth on inside runs) however twenty fourth in yards earlier than contact. Gibson is averaging 6.19 yards per carry outdoors — with 4.38 yards earlier than contact. Yet another: Indy ranks twenty fourth in cross receptions to working backs and twenty eighth in yards per catch; Gibson can harm the Colts right here as nicely. — John Keim

Stat to know: Colts quarterbacks are 1-17 of their first profession begin within the Tremendous Bowl period (the one win was Chris Chandler vs. Dolphins in 1988).

Accidents: Commanders | Colts

What to know for fantasy: A secondary Colts receiver has completed every of the previous three weeks as a top-25 performer on the place … will that proceed with the change underneath middle? See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: Quarterbacks making their first profession begins are 8-12 ATS as favorites since 2010. They’re 6-11 ATS general for the reason that begin of final season. Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: Commanders 23, Colts 20
Walder’s decide: Colts 20, Commanders 10
FPI prediction: WSH, 53.2% (by a median of 1.1 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Heinicke marks win, $125k bonus with new pair of Jordans … Why the Colts benched Ryan, and what’s subsequent … Commanders’ win streak that includes acquainted system


8:20 p.m. ET | NBC | Unfold: BUF -11.5 (47.5)

What to observe for: The Packers and Payments enter this recreation on two totally different trajectories. Inexperienced Bay is on a three-game shedding streak, whereas Buffalo has been among the finest groups in soccer and is searching for an eighth straight win following the bye week. To come back away with an upset win on the street — the Packers are 11.0-point underdogs, the biggest underdog unfold in quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ profession — the Packers should decelerate quarterback Josh Allen and the Payments’ offense, particularly on third down. The Payments lead the league in third down conversion proportion (52.8%) whereas the Packers’ protection is permitting the third-fewest conversions (30%). — Alaina Getzenberg

Daring prediction: Rodgers will lastly have a 300-yard passing recreation. It is perhaps as a result of the Packers are behind from the beginning, and so they need to throw, throw, throw. Or maybe they’ve ironed out a few of their points after Rodgers referred to as individuals out. However search for Rodgers’ streak of consecutive video games with out a 300-yard passing efficiency to finish at 12. — Rob Demovsky

Stat to know: The Payments have held opponents to 21 or fewer factors in 10 straight regular-season video games, one shy of matching the longest streak in franchise historical past (1999-2000).

Accidents: Packers | Payments

What to know for fantasy: Nothing in Inexperienced Bay goes nice as of late, however the elevated flooring of Allen Lazard is value noting: 5 straight video games as a top-30 receiver. See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: Buffalo is 4-1-1 ATS and has the biggest common cowl margin within the league this season (9.92 PPG). Inexperienced Bay is 2-5 ATS and has the worst common cowl margin within the league this season (minus-7.9 PPG). Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: Payments 42, Packers 14
Walder’s decide: Payments 30, Packers 17
FPI prediction: BUF, 84.8% (by a median of 12.3 factors)

Matchup must-reads: How is Packers’ locker room reacting to three-game shedding streak? … Payments’ Allen has turned off-platform throws into one in every of his biggest strengths … Rodgers stands by feedback on Packers offense, says nobody raised difficulty with him … Do the Payments must make strikes earlier than the commerce deadline?


Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET | ESPN | Unfold: CIN -3.5 (46.5)

What to observe for: Joe Burrow is 0-3 in three profession begins towards the Browns. In these three losses, Burrow has averaged simply 6.8 yards per passing try, greater than a full yard decrease than his profession common (7.9 yards). — Jake Trotter

Daring prediction: Tee Higgins goes for 125 receiving yards. With Ja’Marr Chase sidelined, that makes Higgins one in every of Burrow’s high receiving choices. Higgins’ potential to win one-on-one matchups may make him a go-to goal towards the Browns. — Ben Child

Stat to know: Burrow has had back-to-back video games with a 75% completion proportion and three cross touchdowns. The one gamers in NFL historical past to document three consecutive such video games are Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers — all of whom received MVP in these seasons.

Accidents: Bengals | Browns

What to know for fantasy: Can Kareem Hunt regain his type/utilization? He was RB4 in Week 1 however has not been higher than RB20 in a weekly sense, and that features ending as RB35 or worse in three of his previous 4 video games. See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: Cincinnati has lined 5 straight video games for the primary time since 2019. It has not lined in six straight video games since 1993. Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: Bengals 20, Browns 17
Walder’s decide: Browns 27, Bengals 24
FPI prediction: CIN, 63.0% (by a median of three.9 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Surging Bengals discovering their stride after Burrow’s historic day … TE Njoku to overlook 2-5 weeks with excessive ankle sprain … Bengals DE Hendrickson has injured neck … Pissed off Browns enter Halloween conflict vs. Bengals needing win … Chase (hip) anticipated to overlook 4-6 weeks … Watson filings search to undermine lady’s lawsuit


9:30 a.m. ET | ESPN+ | Unfold: JAX -2.5 (39.5)

What to observe for: Count on a low-scoring recreation at Wembley Stadium. The Broncos have the No. 2 general protection and have allowed greater than 19 factors solely as soon as this season. They’re coming off a recreation wherein they gave up simply 260 complete yards to the Jets. Nevertheless, the Broncos have scored a league-low 100 factors, which is an efficient matchup for a Jaguars protection that has bother speeding the passer (simply 4 sacks up to now 4 video games) and forcing turnovers (eight within the first three video games and only one up to now 4). — Mike DiRocco

Daring prediction: Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence has been probably the most tough QBs to sack this season — he has been sacked simply 10 instances in seven video games and has performed 4 video games with out being sacked — however the protection has been one of many few good issues for Denver this season. The Broncos would be the third staff to sack Lawrence a minimum of thrice and can add an interception. They’re going to want each little bit of that defensive effort to get a win. — Jeff Legwold

Stat to know: The Broncos’ protection has allowed 16.4 factors per recreation this season (third finest in NFL). They’ve allowed 115 factors by way of seven video games, their fewest since 2015, once they final received the Tremendous Bowl.

Accidents: Broncos | Jaguars

What to know for fantasy: Solely Derrick Henry had the next proportion of his staff’s working again touches final week than Travis Etienne Jr. (93.8%), and with the commerce of James Robinson to the Jets, it is tough to mission something however a large workload for the promising characteristic again. See Week 8 rankings.

Betting nugget: Jacksonville has misplaced six straight video games outright as a favourite. That’s tied for the seventh-longest streak within the Tremendous Bowl period. Learn extra.

Moody’s decide: Jaguars 24, Broncos 13
Walder’s decide: Jaguars 21, Broncos 12
FPI prediction: JAX, 50.5% (by a median of 0.1 factors)

Matchup must-reads: Wilson ‘able to roll’ towards Jags, intends to play in London … Jaguars commerce RB Robinson to Jets … Denver offense feeling sting of defensive efforts going to waste … One participant’s European roots make London recreation further particular … The way to watch Broncos-Jaguars