NFL Week 8 Picks 2017 NFL Predictions Week 8: Miami Dolphins 4-2-0 VS Baltimore Ravens 3-4-0 (-3), Minnesota Vikings 5-2-0 (-9.5) VS Cleveland Browns 0-7-0, Atlanta Falcons 3-3-0 (-4.5) VS New York Jets 3-4-0, Carolina Panthers 4-3-0 VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-4-0 (-2), San Francisco 49ers 0-7-0 VS Philadelphia Eagles 6-1-0 (-13), Chicago Bears 3-4-0 VS New Orleans Saints 4-2-0, Los Angeles Chargers 3-4-0 VS New England Patriots 5-2-0, Oakland Raiders 3-4-0 VS Buffalo Bills 4-2-0 (-2.5), Indianapolis Colts 2-5-0 VS Cincinnati Bengals 2-4-0 (-10), Houston Texans 3-3-0 VS Seattle Seahawks 4-2-0 (-5.5), Dallas Cowboys 3-3-0 (-2.5) VS Washington Redskins 3-3-0, Pittsburgh Steelers 5-2-0 (-3) VS Detroit Lions 3-3-0, Denver Broncos 3-3-0 VS Kansas City Chiefs 5-2-0 (-7.5)

2017 NFL Week 8 Predictions



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Chris Ransom Last Updated: October 26, 2017.



Miami Dolphins 4-2-0
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Baltimore Ravens 3-4-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Miami Dolphins Will Win: Miami made a smart business decision to cut Byron Maxwell. Jay Ajayi may have success versus Baltimore. Adam Gase may be able to out coach the Ravens in Baltimore to get this team to 5-2.


Why the Baltimore Ravens Will Win: Joe Flacco has been terrible in 2017. The fact that the Ravens didn't get a sack in Minnesota is sort of alarming.


Prediction: Baltimore enters as a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $140 dollars, the maximum bet is $160 dollars with the average gambler betting around $150 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 37.5 points. I think Baltimore wins and Miami covers with the under.


Final Score Ravens 16 Dolphins 15





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Minnesota Vikings 5-2-0
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Cleveland Browns 0-7-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Minnesota Vikings Will Win: Minnesota has been studying both the Browns and Redskins. I fact both of Mike Zimmer's next opponents are two his former coaches in Cincinnati with Hue Jackson and Jay Gruden.


Why the Cleveland Browns Will Win: Cleveland is still starting Kizer. I have mixed feelings about this, but his is the first time Kizer showed heart during a press conference.


Prediction: Minnesota enters as a 9.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $350 dollars, the maximum bet is $450 dollars with the average gambler betting around $400 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 38 points. Minnesota wins and covers the spread with the under.


Final Score Vikings 31 Browns 0





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Atlanta Falcons 3-3-0
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New York Jets 3-4-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Atlanta Falcons Will Win: Matt Ryan has struggled as of lately. He should get back to his high quality form though.


Why the New York Jets Will Win: Josh McCown has the second highest completion percentage in the NFL. I'm predicting the Jets take a 28-3 at halftime and blow it to Atlanta.


Prediction: Atlanta enters as a 4.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $180 dollars, the maximum bet is $210 dollars with the average gambler betting around $195 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 5 points. Atlanta wins and New York covers the spread with the over.


Final Score Falcons 31 Jets 28





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Carolina Panthers 4-3-0
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-4-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Carolina Panthers Will Win: Carolina hasn't been the same team since the victory over the Lions that got them to a 4-1 start. Cam Newton may have his hands full once again.


Why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Win: Winston is playing with stelath amounts of confidence. Expect Tampa Bay and this passing attack to catch their stride this weekend against an anemic Carolina secondary.


Prediction: Tampa Bay enters as a 2 point favorite. The minimum bet is $115 dollars, the maximum bet is $135 dollars with the average gambler betting around $125 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 45 points. Tampa Bay wins and the covers the spread with the over.


Final Score Buccaneers 30 Panthers 27





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San Francisco 49ers 0-7-0
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Philadelphia Eagles 6-1-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the San Francisco 49ers Will Win: I cannot see San Francisco winning. Even with Jason Peters being injured the Eagles just have too much talent.


Why the Philadelphia Eagles Will Win: Philadelphia faces a weak 49ers defense. Quarterback Carson Wentz should have a field day.


Prediction: Philadelphia enters as a 13 point favorite. The minimum bet is $650 dollars, the maximum bet is $950 dollars with the average gambler betting around $800 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 46.5 points. Philadelphia wins and covers with the over.


Final Score Eagles 34 49ers 20





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Chicago Bears 3-4-0
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New Orleans Saints 4-2-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Chicago Bears Will Win: How is Chicago on a two game winning streak? This team is lucky not good. Eddie Jackson single handedly won that game for the Bears over Carolina.


Why the New Orleans Saints Will Win: Drew Brees is a much different breed of quarterback than Cam Newton. That's why I believe Brees delivers. New Orleans is just hot right now.


Prediction: New Orleans enters as a 9 point favorite. The minimum bet is $340 dollars, the maximum bet is $420 dollars with the average gambler betting around $380 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 48 points. I like New Orleans to win and cover the spread with the over.


Final Score Saints 31 Bears 0





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Los Angeles Chargers 3-4-0
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New England Patriots 5-2-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Los Angeles Chargers Will Win: Melvin Gordon may have a huge day with D'Onta Hightower out for the rest of the season. Denzel Perryman may return this week too. Expect the Chargers to test New England.


Why the New England Patriots Will Win: Tom Brady is facing a much better front 7 than most people realize. Los Angeles has a horrible secondary though. That's one thing working in New England's favor.


Prediction: New England enters as a 7 point favorite. The minimum bet is $290 dollars, the maximum bet is $350 dollars with the average gambler betting around $320 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 48.5 points. I am taking New England to win and Los Angeles to cover with the over.


Final Score Patriots 30 Chargers 27





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Oakland Raiders 3-3-0
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Buffalo Bills 4-2-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Oakland Raiders Will Win: Oakland will pick apart Buffalo's secondary. Quarterback Derek Carr should have a big game.


Why the Buffalo Bills Will Win: Buffalo doesn't have to worry about Marshawn Lynch. If they can shut down Oakland's offense in the passing game they will win.


Prediction: Buffalo enters as a 2.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $120 dollars, the maximum bet is $140 dollars with the average gambler betting around $130 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 45.5 points. I am taking the Oakland to win and cover with the under.


Final Score Raiders 23 Bills 20





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Indianapolis Colts 2-5-0
Versus
Cincinnati Bengals 2-4-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


Speaking of Bill Clinton. Every week leading up to the College Football Playoff we will have Bill Clinton's College Football Playoff where Bill Clinton ranks the top 4 teams in College Football. This is the third year Bill Clinton has posted his College Football Playoff.


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  1. Alabama Crimson Tide

    Alabama is the number one team again as Nick Saban is once again the biggest pimp in College Football.





  2. Penn State

    We are Penn State.





  3. Georgia

    Three letters UGA.





  4. TCU

    The only thing to get me more excited than Monica Lewinsky is Super Frog.




Why the Indianapolis Colts Will Win: Without Andrew Luck do they really have a chance. Malik Hooker and Jack Mewhort are also on injured reserve.


Why the Cincinnati Bengals Will Win: Andy Dalton should carve this secondary. A.J. Green could have a huge game as well.


Prediction: Cincinnati is a 10 point favorite. The minimum bet is $425 dollars, the maximum bet is $575 dollars with the average gambler betting around $500 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 41.5 points. Cincinnati wins and covers with the over.


Final Score Bengals 28 Colts 21





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Houston Texans 3-3-0
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Seattle Seahawks 4-2-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


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Why the Houston Texans Will Win: Houston heads to Seattle. They are coming off a bye week and have Duane Brown back at left tackle. They are gonna be fired up as a team.


Why the Seattle Seahawks Will Win: Seattle had an impressive road win in New York. They kept Russell Wilson clean in the pocket and should do even better versus Houston offensively.


Prediction: Seattle enters as a 5.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $215 dollars, the maximum bet is $255 dollars with the average gambler betting around $235 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 46 points. Seattle wins and covers. I will take the over.


Final Score Seahawks 36 Texans 35





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Dallas Cowboys 3-3-0
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Washington Redskins 3-3-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


The Dallas Cowboys are now 32-23 under Bill Lumbergh. Lumbergh enters year four as the Dallas Cowboys GM with a 1-2 record in the Playoffs after winning a playoff game in his first year as a GM.




Here is this weeks advice from Bill Lumbergh.

Hey Dak Prescott. What's happening? If you can play Cowboys and Indians in the Nations Capital and kill the Redskins that would be terrific.


Why the Dallas Cowboys Will Win: Dallas heads into Washington. Jonathan Allen is out for the year. That may give Dallas the confidence to beat Washington.


Why the Washington Redskins Will Win: Kirk Cousins will be motivated to beat Dallas coming off a loss to Philadelphia. Cousins will have time in the pocket and be tested constantly.


Prediction: Dallas enters as a 2.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $115 dollars, the maximum bet is $135 dollars with the average gambler betting around $125 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 50.5. Washington wins and covers with the over.


Final Score Redskins 28 Cowboys 27





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Pittsburgh Steelers 5-2-0
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Detroit Lions 3-3-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


All ten teams in the BFFL League have team logos. I'll use this section to rank where the 10 teams stand on Yahoo.



  1. Avengers 6-1

    Nobody can beat Avengers right now. Not Dr. Doom and not anyone in the BFFL.



  2. Previous Rank 2nd




  3. Brees Nutz 6-1

    Mitch Pabst owner of Brees Nutz dodged a bullet when Ezekiel Elliott avoided his suspension. It looked like Elliott's suspension would begin this week, but the judges ruled he'd be reinstated temporarily, and having Elliott could be the difference Mitch needs to defeat me. Using a first round keeper on Elliott and a tenth round keeper on Michael Thomas were brilliant decisions. Mitch was smart enough to bench Allen Robinson and drafted Drew Brees too. Mitch's favorite NFL team the New Orleans Saints is 4-2 and his 6-1 squad is probably a favorite to win this year.



  4. Previous Rank 3rd




  5. Anti Bantle 6-1

    Anti Bantle won the league three years ago. They won't get to have a perfect season WELP.



  6. Previous Rank 1st




  7. H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes 5-2

    H.B.'s Vinegar Strokes rebounded after losing following a 2-0 start. They knocked my team down to 1-3 and won again the following week before losing to Avengers last week. This team is 5-2 thanks to handing a 6-0 Anti-Bantle team their first loss.





  8. Gangster Squad 3-4

    My team has outscored every team in the league this season and I'm 3-4. I am one game out of a playoff spot at the moment, but my team is the highest scoring team in the BFFL at the moment.





  9. Team Mouserat 3-4

    I recruited Mark Sciubba to the league this year after a spot opened up. He drafted well and defeated my team in week 1 thanks to drafting both Matthew Stafford and Tyrod Taylor having big weeks at quarterback. He won in week 3 and lost three in a row putting him at 2-4. Team Mouserat is favored to get back to 4-4 this week.





  10. The Chosen Ones 3-4

    Our league commissioner kept drafting quarterbacks that got injured like Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill. Even David Johnson got injured. They began the year 0-4 and have won three in a row to make things interesting.





  11. Car RamRod 1-6

    Andrew Kermish one of the co hosts from our podcast is 1-5 to begin the year. His favorite College Football team Alabama is still unbeaten.



  12. Previous Rank 9th




  13. TD Sprinkles 1-6

    Its like Flow from Progressive says "Sorry Jimmy Sprinkles are for winners."



  14. Previous Rank 8th




  15. Taco Corp 1-6

    Taco Corp won their opener. They are currently on a 6 game losing streak dropping from fourth in the league after week 1 to worst in the league. It doesn't help that Odell Beckham Jr. the player they used a keeper on is out for the year.






Why the Pittsburgh Steelers Will Win: Pittsburgh heads to Detoit this weekend. This is a huge Sunday Night game for both teams. It's hard not to like Pittsburgh with Ben, Bell, and Brown though.


Why the Detroit Lions Will Win: Detroit has a talented team. I just don't see them beating Pittsburgh though.


Prediction: Pittsburgh is a 3 point favorite. The minimum bet is $130 dollars, the maximum bet is $150 dollars with the average gambler betting around $140 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 45.5 points. Pittsburgh wins and covers with the over.


Final Score Steelers 28 Lions 24





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Denver Broncos 0-0-0
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Kansas City Chiefs 0-0-0


Chris Ransom's Pick


I just cannot stand ESPN's Monday Night Football Coverage. Monday Night Football On KDKA is back with Bob Pompieni, Mark Madden, and Andrew Filiponi. Tonight the gang is in Kansas City.


Pompieni: Welcome to Monday Night Football. Bob Pompieni along with Mark Madden and Andrew Filiponi covering ESPN Monday Night Football on KDKA from Arrowhead Stadium. Mark what are your thoughts on this game?

Madden: Welcome to Kansas City. We got two AFC West teams playing like shit.

Filiponi: Both teams have two game losing streaks.

Madden: I am picking the Chiefs. Travis Kelce baby.

Filiponi: Well, I like the Chiefs. Two words Kareem Hunt.

Pompieni: Tonights game is brought to you by the Hy-Vee.

Madden: No Bob, tonights game is sponsored by Texas Roadhouse since they have the best ribs in Kansas City.

Pompieni: The Chiefs were originally the Dallas Texans so we'll go with it. Alright tonights game is brought to you by Hy-Vee and Texas Roadhouse. We'll be back with kickoff after these commercial messages.



Why the Denver Broncos Will Win: Denver is horrible right now. They need to bench Siemian.


Why the Kansas City Chiefs Will Win: Kansas City has this. Kareem Hunt should tear it up with Alex Smith for Kansas City.


Prediction: Kansas City enters as a 7.5 point favorite. The minimum bet is $280 dollars, the maximum bet is $340 dollars with the average gambler betting around $310 dollars on this game. The over or under on this game is 43 points. I am taking Kansas City to win and cover with the over.


Final Score Chiefs 24 Broncos 13





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