The NFL wraps up the October slate of games this weekend with Monday Night Football closing things out on Halloween night. Week 8 opens with Ravens vs. Bucs on Thursday Night Football and closes with Bengals vs. Browns on Monday. In between, notable matchups include 49ers-Rams, Giants-Seahawks, and even a notable Packers-Bills game that sees Aaron Rodgers getting double digit points on the road.
With all that in mind, I’m back with straight-up picks for Week 8 of the regular season. I pick each game’s winner, and then slot the picks based on confidence levels — high, medium, low, and no. A game with three asterisks (***) after it indicates a game where I’m picking the betting underdog to get the win.
Last week, I went 7-7 thanks to a poor showing from my medium picks. I was 1-0 on high confidence picks and 5-3 on medium confidence. I finished 1-3 on low and 0-1 on no confidence picks, but it’s the medium where I need to hit more consistently. On to this week’s picks!