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Once again, JP Starkey is back and picks each and every NFL game -- including Dallas' Week 8 showdown against the New York Giants.
Week 8 of the NFL season is already upon us, and once again, the Dallas Cowboys are taking on a hated division rival.
Once again, I'm here to accurately select the winner of each and every game -- both straight up, and against the spread.
Carolina Panthers (+9) at Chicago Bears -- Sorry, Jay Cutler still just isn't good. The Bears are having a good year, but Cutler has been pretty lame. Yeah, I know, four of his picks came in Chicago's Week 2 loss to the Packers, but still.
I'll take the Panthers to cover, but the Bears to win.
Fortunately for Norv Turner, the Browns aren't good either. I do really, really like Trent Richardson (yay, fantasy!), but other than that, I'm pretty underwhelmed by Cleveland.
Chargers win, and cover.
Still, I'm not drinking the Russell Wilson Kool-Aid, and I probably never will.
There's pretty much no way the Jaguars win this game, but there's a good chance they cover -- 15 points is a lot. I'll take Green Bay to win, but Jacksonville to cover.
Unfortunately for Sparano, it won't happen. Dolphins win in the upset.
Philadelphia does have that fancy new defensive coordinator, and Atlanta has squeaked by in recent weeks. I'll take the Eagles at home to win. Mercury Morris smiles.
Washington Redskins (+4) at Pittsburgh Steelers -- Two teams I really can't figure out. This should probably be a good game. I really like Robert Griffin III, and I really don't think the Steelers are all that.
Still, I don't have it in me to pick Washington to win on the road. I'll take Pittsburgh to win, but Washington covers.
Anyway, no Aaron Hernandez and about 1/3 of the Patriots are listed on the injury report. Yeah, typical Belichick hijinks, but the Pats really are banged up.
Patriots win, Rams keep it close and cover.
No Jake Locker for the Titans, but they'll still win -- and cover.
New Orleans Saints (+6) at Denver Broncos -- This should be a fun game, and much better to watch than the World Series. Both teams need to start racking up wins, but the Saints certainly need it more than the Broncos do.
New Orleans' defense just isn't good enough to stop Denver, and I'm not sure the New Orleans offense will play well enough in Denver. I'll take the Broncos to win, but the Saints to keep it close and cover.
San Francisco wins, but they're not good enough to win by more than seven. Arizona covers.