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NFL Week 8 Picks – Spooky Slate: The Sequel

We’re sporting a +15 in the Win Column for the season.

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NFL Week 8 Picks – Spooky Slate: The Sequel

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The most loyal fans will remember last year’s Halloween-themed picks.

Now we’ve come a long way since then. So far in fact that we’re sporting a +15 on the season.

It’s time to celebrate that and have a little bit of fun. Let’s go for a second spooky slate!

Week 7 = 8-4

Season-to-Date = 56-41-2

Week 8 of the 2021 NFL Season

Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons (-3) = “Invisible Man”

Christian McCaffrey will be missing his fifth game this season and his 18th game in the past two years. Seems like he’s been pretty invisible for the Panthers since 2019.

The Pick = Atlanta

Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills (-13.5) = “The Purge”

Buffalo is going to come out SWINGING after sitting on that upset loss to Tennessee for two weeks. Miami is going to be helpless to stop them, like someone without a safe house during a Purge.

The Pick = Buffalo

San Francisco 49ers @ Chicago Bears (+4) = “Candyman”

Did you know “Candyman” was set in Chicago? Me neither!

The Pick = San Francisco

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns (-3.5) = “Midsommar”

It feels like this could be a ceremonial passing of the torch in the AFC North where the Big Ben Steelers are likely at the end of their extended run. And this “ceremony” will likely be pretty ugly for Pittsburgh.

The Pick = Cleveland

Philadelphia Eagles @ Detroit Lions (+3) = “The Birds”

Typically, I like going with the team mascot that would win in a fight, but sometimes you got to zag.

The Pick = Philadelphia

Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts (+1) = “The Descent”

Tennessee has to be riding extremely high right now after back-to-back wins vs. Buffalo and Kansas City. So high in fact that the only place for them to go right now is down.

The Pick = Indianapolis

Cincinnati Bengals @ New York Jets (+10.5) = “Misery”

I can’t imagine anything being a better description of a franchise needing to trade for Joe Flacco because their top pick quarterback is hurt.

The Pick = Cincinnati

Los Angeles Rams @ Houston Texans (+14.5) = “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”

Some of these are pretty self-explanatory.

The Pick = Los Angeles

New England Patriots @ Los Angeles Chargers (-6) = “The Conjuring”

The Patriots are likely going to need a little witchcraft in order to find a way to slow down Justin Herbert and the Chargers offense.

The Pick = New England

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Seattle Seahawks (-3) = “The Host”

This game is being played in Seattle. A city who is now celebrating the idea of a dangerous sea monster.

The Pick = Seattle

Washington Football Team @ Denver Broncos (-3) = “Drag Me to Hell”

Is what I would say if this was the late game on TV in my local market.

The Pick = Denver


Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints (+5.5) = “Doctor Sleep”

The “sequel” to the 2020 NFC Divisional Playoff matchup likely will not live up to the classic original.

The Pick = Tampa Bay

Dallas Cowboys @ Minnesota Vikings (+1.5) = “The Omen”

It would be great for Dallas if Dak Prescott suits up on Sunday night. But all of the reports about his potential ability to play feel quite ominous…get it?

The Pick = Minnesota

New York Giants @ Kansas City Chiefs (-9.5) = “Ready or Not”

A movie about a brother who is “embarrassed” by his family? Hmmm.

I’m also not picking the Chiefs again until they cover a spread.

The Pick = New York

Here’s to a great Sunday of games and a Happy Halloween!!

Terry is from Massachusetts and is a passionate fan of the Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox and Bruins. He also will admit he only pays attention to Syracuse basketball when they're good. If there's a Twitter trade rumor even remotely associated with one of his teams, he's likely fallen for it. Finally, he believes 100% that if the Celtics had beaten the Heat in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals they would have swept the Thunder in the Finals.

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