Week 8 NFL Predictions

My apologies for the delay with my predictions. Classes were a bit hectic for me this week, and that’s putting in lightly. Also, some of you have been asking about my BrooksWeeklySports Podcast, no worries, it will soon return. I’m working on scheduling it during prime time hours. Follow me on Twitter @ijuswanawrite for updates.

Moving along…

Last week’s predictions included picks from Randall Thomas, (@RandallKThomas) and BrooksWeekly regular, Delonte Wooten. (@WootBoogie) Congrats to Thomas for posting an above .500 record on his first attempt at predictions. Look for more commentary and predictions from him in the near future. Also, check out Thomas at campussportsweekly.tumblr.com

Here are last week’s results

Brooks: 12-1

Wooten: 10-3

Thomas: 9-4

At the halfway point of the season, my overall record is 69-36.

Now for the predictions…

Brooks Wooten
Buccaneers vs Vikings omit omit
Panthers vs Bears Bears Bears
Chargers vs Browns Chargers Chargers
Seahawks vs Lions Seahawks Seahawks
Jaguars vs Packers Packers Packers
Colts vs Titans Titans Titans
Patriots vs Rams Patriots Patriots
Dolphins vs Jets Jets Dolphins
Falcons vs Eagles Falcons Falcons
Redskins vs Steelers Redskins Steelers
Raiders vs Chiefs Raiders Chiefs
Giants vs Cowboys Giants Giants
Saints vs Broncos Broncos Broncos
49ers vs Cardinals 49ers 49ers

Brooks Bits

Indecisive Pick

Atlanta Falcons (6-0) vs Philadelphia Eagles (3-3)

The Eagles are 13-0 off the bye week, and head coach Andy Reid job is on the line. Michael Vick may look to have a breakout game against his former team. On the other hand, the Falcons are destined to turn around their playoff woes by making a statement against every opposing team. Look for Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan to rebound after his 3 INT performance against Oakland.

Obvious Pick

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5) vs Green Bay Packers (4-3)

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers high-octane offense has averaged 34 points over the last 3 games. The Pack is back. Green Bay in a rout.

Upset Pick

Washington Redskins (3-4) vs Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3)

In defeat, the rookie phenom put on a show against the defending Super Bowl champions going 20-28 258 YDS 2 TDs and 1 INT; adding 9 car for 89 YDS on the ground. If he was able to put up those gaudy numbers against a more formidable Giants defense, Pittsburgh’s aging defense will have a fit containing RGIII. However, the Redskins’ last ranked pass defense could cause their own demise.

Words from Wooten

Carolina Panthers (1-5) at Chicago Bears (5-1)

Will this be a CHANGE that Newton wanted? I doubt. Will Bears corner back Charles ‘Peanut’ Tillman lock down Steve Smith like he did the Lions’ superstar wideout Calvin ‘Megatron’ Johnson? Now that I don’t doubt.  Bears defensive end Julius Peppers will pressure Cam Newton all game long. The Monsters of The Midway will continue to terrorize the opponents’ offense.

Oakland Raiders (2-4) at Kansas City Chiefs (1-5)

Yeah, this is another one of those sad match-ups. What’s worst is that Chiefs Matt Cassel lost his Job to journeyman quarterback Brady Quinn. Look forward to a dull one here.


Thanks for reading.

-Kelton Brooks

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