NFL Week 8 Review

TJ Calkins NFL Weekly

We had at least a profitable NFL week 8, which was quite welcome after consecutive weeks with some beats that came as tough pills to swallow. The play of the week (and of the season) came in, along with four other winners on the nine plays.

The Good

All three of the Titans, Rams and especially the Seahawks won and covered, despite Pete Carroll purposely making the Seattle game get tighter than was comfortable in the fourth quarter, despite a 24-0 halftime lead. The overs on the Lions and Titans games hit quite comfortably as well.

The Bad

The Panthers got obliterated by the 49ers and this one was never in question. Kyle Allen threw a trio of picks and the Panther offense had absolutely nothing to keep it close despite another gem from Christian McCaffrey in a tough matchup. The other three losses were all favorites of seven points or fewer that won outright but failed to cover. We can lament a bit of misfortune in this but none were bad beats that saw a back door occurrence.

The Unfortunate

We did have the three favorites of a touchdown or less win but not cover, but it’s quite nice to have a week without a listing in this section.

See you later in the week for Week 9 plays.

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