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2014 NFL Winning Stats Predictor Picks: Week 8

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Another week squeaking by above .500 for the Winning Stats Predictor. See who it likes in Week 8.

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Last week was one of those weeks that could have turned into a really good week, but fell flat right at the end. Sunday during the day the Winning Stats Predictor went a fantastic 8-4 Against the Spread, and it looked like it could be a big night. However, as I already learned this week, you really shouldn't go against Peyton Manning, and you shouldn't go with a team that wilts at the slightest bit of adversity. Losing all three primetime games last week means an 8-7 week, giving us a season total of 63-43 (59.4%). Picking winners was a better venture, going 10-5, and raising those season totals to 68-37-1, or 62.8%.

This week sees the return of three different home underdogs that are getting too many points, which include the Panthers, Jaguars, and Titans (you'll see all of them later too). These games have hit historically over 60% for the last five seasons combined, so I never pass up the opportunity. This year such games are 8-3 (last week the only game was the Rams, who won outright).

Predictor Picks for Week 8:

Home Score Away Score Probability
Broncos 31 Chargers 26 62.0%
Falcons 17 Lions 24 68.9%
Chiefs 31 Rams 24 68.5%
Patriots 29 Bears 26 57.8%
Jets 22 Bills 23 53.9%
Jaguars 16 Dolphins 20 60.9%
Panthers 26 Seahawks 29 57.5%
Buccaneers 20 Vikings 23 56.2%
Bengals 19 Ravens 24 62.4%
Titans 23 Texans 24 50.2%
Cardinals 22 Eagles 19 59.0%
Steelers 20 Colts 32 79.0%
Browns 27 Raiders 23 61.0%
Saints 29 Packers 33 59.7%
Cowboys 32 Redskins 21 75.5%

SuperContest got back on winning side going 3-2, bringing our season record to 22-13. This week I had to turn some away I really liked, so hopefully these five will work out for us.

  • Lions -3.5 vs. Falcons
  • Panthers +5 vs. Seahawks
  • Jaguars +6 vs. Dolphins
  • Titans +2 vs. Texans
  • Colts -3 at Steelers

Survivor Pick: Nothing like winning on the final play of the game, huh? The Bills did it last week, giving us three picks in a row. This week I'm going to take the Chiefs at home against the Rams. My other option would have been the Lions, but even though it isn't a "road" game, it isn't at home, so I'm shying away. Also could have taken the Cowboys, but I'm going to save them for later.

USED: Jets, 49ers, Colts, Steelers, Chargers, Titans, Bills