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  • 10/29/2011, 04:39PM ET

NFL Week 8 Who Ya Got - Take 2

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Picks first, argue 2nd and 3rd.
Please pick at least two different
Week 8 Straight Pick Em
Home team in CAPS
Good luck!!

New Orleans over ST. LOUIS
NEW YORK GIANTS over Miami
BALTIMORE over Arizona
CAROLINA over Minnesota
TENNESSEE over Indy
HOUSTON over Jacksonville
DENVER over Detroit
BUFFALO* over Washington
SEATTLE over Cincy
SAN FRANCISCO over Cleveland
New England over PITTSBURGH
Dallas over PHILLY
San Diego over KC

*this game is being played in Toronto but Buffalo is considered the home team


Changes:

Minnesota over CAROLINA
Detroit over DENVER


As per TD instructions, I've listed my changes and will wait to argue my picks.


Detroit / Denver

Matt Stafford is not 100 percent - and with no running game to take the pressure off the young QB - he will be facing a lot of pressure. Young LB Von Miller already has six sacks on the season - and he'll be a thorn in the side of Stafford all day. I admit Megatron will get his catches - you can hope to contain him - but you won't stop him. But with no running game - and a decent (I'm not saying great) pass D - Denver will be able to limit the damage that the Lions are able to inflict. On the other side of the ball - Detroit can't stop the run. And with Moreno and Tebow - the Broncos have a couple of guys that can run the rock. I'm not foolish enough to think Tebow is going to beat the Lions through the air - but with another week of first team reps - he should be a little smoother than he was against the Dolphins.

While I don't believe all the Tebow hype - I think he's going to do just enough to keep this game close - and lead the Broncos to a 3 point victory. His teammates love him - and the Lions are the team with all the pressure after having lost two in a row. I'm taking Tebow to lead his team to a win as a slight underdog.


Pretty good argument for as to why Denver might have a chance in this game, but

Detroit's coming off back to back losses. No way Schwartz doesn't have his team focused on this game. It's imperative they win, because the Bears are creeping up in the NFC North and Detroit can't afford to lose ground in the division/WC race.

This is a very winnable game for Detroit, and Schwartz will make sure the Lions don't over look Denver. This is a game they should win, and they will.

Denver got lucky last week against a horrible Dolphins team. Tebow got it together just enough in the last 5 minutes or so to squeak out an OT win. Remember though, Denver recovered an onside kick late and converted a 2point conversion that helped them tie the game. The Broncos won't be so lucky this week against a much better Lions team.

True, Best is out, but honestly he hadn't done much in the running game anyway. Detroit is successful when their passing game is working, and Denver doesn't have the pass rush or the DBs to stop Stafford and Megatron and all the other weapons in the passing game.

This game should and will be a nice bounce back for the Lions.


Forfeited Turn


Wel... not much to say here because of that forfeited turn, but

I was right about the Vikings beating the Panthers, and I was right about the Lions beating the Broncos.

Me 2, you 0.


That is all.

October 29, 2011  04:40 PM ET

Good luck.

October 29, 2011  04:48 PM ET

My personal changes:

Washington over Buffalo (just a feeling, probably won't happen)
Detroit over Denver
Pittsburgh over NE
Philly over Dallas
KC over SD

October 29, 2011  05:04 PM ET

I almost picked KC over SD. You never know which SD team will show up, and Rivers has looked truly mediocre this year. But unless there is a rain storm, I THINK the Chargers will do enough to win.

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October 29, 2011  05:30 PM ET

Leaning left for picking Denver over Detroit.

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October 29, 2011  06:15 PM ET

The games are this week. I could point out how good the Seahawks looked against the Giants a few weeks ago. The fact is, they are playing at home - and Seattle isn't an easy place to play for any QB, let alone a rookie. I suppose it would be easier to just take all the favourites, but that's no fun...

October 29, 2011  06:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Really Seattle over the Bengals?Seattle looked quite impressive last week against Cleveland. That offense should look even better against the Bengals top 5 unit.

I'm not convinced about the Bengals, they've beaten 3 awful teams and the Bills (who I think will fall back to earth), and have lost to the Broncos.

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October 30, 2011  06:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

To all you Bengals haters. Hahaha.

Leading the Seahawks by 11 (with Seattle in the red zone) doesn't convince me that they are an elite team.

October 30, 2011  07:50 PM ET

bump

 
October 30, 2011  08:23 PM ET

how about them steelers

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