NFL picks Week 8: Chiefs-Lions and all others

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New York Jets (-1) at Oakland Raiders

Oakland (3-3) is not a bad football team, something that has not been said since about 15 years ago. New York (4-2) is also a pretty decent team that might be going to the playoffs in head coach Todd Bowles’ first year with the team. A sneaky good game.

Pick: Oakland 24, New York 21

Seattle Seahawks (-6) at Dallas Cowboys

Seattle (3-4) is going to roll in this game. Dallas (2-4) has all kinds of problem under center and Greg Hardy might be thrown off the team by Friday. The Cowboys have to be waiting and praying for a healthy Tony Romo and the end of Hardy’s contract.

Pick: Seattle 19, Dallas 3

Green Bay Packers (-3) at Denver Broncos

When is the last time a 6-0 team was an underdog at home? Denver (6-0) is good, but it is not nearly the quality that the record suggests. On the other hand, Green Bay (6-0) is every bit as good as its record, so expect a gloriud Sunday night.

Pick: Green Bay 27, Denver 17

Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers (-7.5)

Have you seen Indianapolis (3-4)? This is not a bad team, this is a horrific one. Carolina (6-0) does nothing for me, but the Panthers continue to win.

Pick: Carolina 23, Indianapolis 17

Last Week: 9-5
Season: 66-39