Chiefs & Eagles should win rematches
Cowboys won 10 in a row at home
Week Eight already in the NFL and last week proved that you can't trust any team really, with the San Francisco 49ers losing again and the Detroit Lions being hammered by the Ravens.
This week, we've got a huge showdown between the Rams and Cowboys, and some big divisional battles between the Vikings and Packers and Dolphins against the Patriots.
There's also a New York derby between the Jets and Giants while the Chiefs look for a sevent win in a row as they visit Denver.
NFL Week 8 schedule
Jacksonville Jaguars (5-2) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2)
Match Odds: 3/4 | 11/102.11
Points Spread: Jags -2.5
Total Over/Under: 40.5
The Jags are favourites in Pittsburgh after four wins in a row but the Steelers have won four out of five and have mugged the Ravens and Rams with late comebacks in their last two.
Jacksonville look a better all-round team, but their pass defence being the worst in the league could be an issue if Kenny Pickett launches another late comeback bid.
Trevor Lawrence needs to stay away from TJ Watt and Travis Etienne could be the out ball - he's run in multiple scores in three straight and can have another big day here to help the visitors enhance their playoff claims.
LA Rams (3-4) @ Dallas Cowboys (4-2)
Match Odds: 21/10 | 2/51.40
Points Spread: Cowboys -6.5
Total Under/Over: 45.5
Dallas have won 10 straight at home, their longest run for 20 years, and are 7-3 coming off a bye so they've had time to plan for trying to contain electric rookie wideout Puka Nacua.
The Cowboys need more out of Dak Prescott, but will give Tony Pollard plenty of the ball and their rested defence was given a blueprint on the Rams but the Steelers last week.
New York Jets (3-3) @ New York Giants (2-5)
Match Odds: 8/131.61 | 11/82.38
Points Spread: Jets -3
Total Over/Under: 35.5
It's not looking like fireworks in the Big Apple with the Giants dead last in the scoring charts, mustering just over 12 points a game - and with the Jets not doing much better in 22nd with just under 19.
Defensively both are decent and both get after the quarterbacks, which will both be back-ups in this case with Zach Wilson still covering for Aaaron Rodgers and Tyrod Taylor coming in for Daniel Jones.
There could be more sacks than touchdowns in this one but with the Jets coming off a bye they'll outlast their New York neighbours.
Kansas City Chiefs (6-1) @ Denver Broncos (2-5)
Match Odds: 3/101.30 | 27/103.70
Points Spread: Chiefs -7.5
Total Over/Under: 47.5
These two met just a couple of weeks ago when the Chiefs won their 16th straight game against the Broncos in a scrappy 19-8 victory in KC.
Patrick Mahomes is getting better but the Chiefs defence, which has allowed just 15 points a game (second best in the league), that has been the real star of the show so far.
Denver could, and should, run on the Chiefs and that should be enough to keep this one closer than some are expecting. The Chiefs will win but it'll be another grind.
Philadelphia Eagles (6-1) @ Washington Commanders (3-4)
Match Odds: 1/31.33 | 12/53.40
Points Spread: Eagles -7
Total Over/Under: 43.5
The Eagles won an overtime thriller when these two met in Week 4, and now Jalen Hurts is dealing with a knee problem for thr re-match in Washington.
The Commanders have coughed up the most sacks in the league and Philly's defensive front is not the unit you want to face in that kind of form. This should be a report result but more comfortably than the first meeting.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-3) @ Buffalo Bills (4-3)
Match Odds: 29/10 | 2/71.29
Points Spread: Bills -8.5
Total Over/Under: 42.5
Two sides struggling for form meet on Thursday with the Bucs having lost the last two and the Bills losing two of three - but it really should've been three defeats in a row.
Buffalo are struggling to get going on offence, with just 10 points scored in their last three first halves, while they've got injuries stacking up on a defence that just let Mac Jones and a previously anaemic Pats attack beat them.
Both sides should be able to move the ball, but both defences are also top three in creating turnovers so we should see plenty of plays and a few turnovers.
The Bills are at home though, in primetime, and they badly need a get-right game, so I think they'll put on a bit of a show, clean things up and get back to winning ways.
And expect a few more fireworks from Josh Allen than we've seen recently, with his arms and his legs - so it's worth backing the Bills QB for 40+ rushing yards at 5/23.50.