Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Jay Morrison offers his predictions for Week 8 of NFL games.
Minnesota Vikings (5-2) vs. Cleveland Browns (0-7) in London
The Browns are undefeated outside of the United States … for now
Pick: Vikings 31, Browns 14
Atlanta Falcons (3-3) at New York Jets (3-4)
Both teams have been in a funk lately, but the Jets are in their home surroundings.
Pick: Jets 21, Falcons 20
Carolina Panthers (4-3) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4)
Cam Newton’s immaturity off the field continues to affect his play on it.
Pick: Buccaneers 24, Panthers 20
San Francisco 49ers (0-7) at Philadelphia Eagles (6-1)
This one will be closer than people think but not a shocker.
Pick: Eagles 27, 49ers 23
Chicago Bears (3-4) at New Orleans Saints (4-2)
Hard to pick against the Saints at home, especially with how that defense is playing.
Pick: Saints 21, Bears 10
Los Angeles Chargers (3-4) at New England Patriots (5-2)
Could the Chargers really go from 0-4 to 4-4? Tom Brady says “no.”
Pick: Patriots 31, Chargers 21
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Oakland Raiders (3-4) at Buffalo Bills (4-2)
There might be more violent altercations in the tailgate lots with these two unstable fan bases.
Pick: Bills 24, Raiders 20
Houston Texans (3-3) at Seattle Seahawks (4-2)
DeShaun Watson has led the Texans to at least 33 points in four straight games. The Legion of Boom thinks that’s cute.
Pick: Seahawks 21, Texans 13
Dallas Cowboys (3-3) at Washington Redskins (3-3)
A de facto elimination game in the NFC East.
Pick: Redskins 28, Cowboys 27
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) at Detroit Lions (3-3)
After filming the sequel to Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, JuJu and the Steelers enjoy another laugher.
Pick: Steelers 34, Lions 17
Denver Broncos (3-3) at Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)
Denver hasn’t scored more than 16 points since Week 2. That won’t cut it in Arrowhead.
Pick: Chiefs 21, Broncos 6
Indianapolis Colts (2-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (2-4)
Everything comes together for the Bengals against a Colts team that has it all falling apart.
Pick: Bengals 27, Colts 13
This year: 63-37