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Week 8 Predictions

WAS @ MIN – MIN

Our JPI predicts MIN easily winning this one. WAS allows on average 25.1 points per game while MIN allows an average of only 17.6 points per game. WAS was able to hold back the undefeated 49ers last Sunday in the rain. But will it be enough to hold back MIN, which is a top 10 team in the offensive JPI?

SEA @ ATL – SEA

ATL allows even more points than WAS with averaging 31.9 points per game. The Seahawks have one of the best offensive teams this season, and against one of the worst defenses, SEA is sure to win.

LAC @ CHI – CHI

The Bears deserve a win. And against the Chargers who are 2-5, the Bears will most likely defend their home turf. The Bears rushing defense will definitely slow down the Chargers’ rushing game. But will it be enough to lead the Bears to victory?

NYG @ DET – DET

Both teams have allowed an average of 26.7 points per game, but DET is able to gain more yards and points than NYG. DET’s tie from their season opener shouldn’t be discarded. Most likely the Lions will pull ahead of the Giants.

NYJ @ JAX – JAX

Monday night was an embarrassing loss for NYJ. Going off of record alone, JAX has won three times as many games as NYJ. JAX has a better offense. They have a better defense. It shouldn’t be a surprise if JAX gets another W.

CIN @ LAR – LAR

The Bengals are 0 – 7. They have yet to win a game, and against the 6th ranked defense (according to our JPI), they won’t be able to win this week. The Rams may be struggling offensively this year compared to last season, but their defense is sure to hold the Bengals.

TB @ TEN – TB

On average, TB gets 28.8 points per game, but they allow an average of 30.8 points per game. They’ll need to work on their passing defense against TEN. Luckily for them, TB is coming off a bye week and should be ready to win.

PHI @ BUF – BUF

BUF is doing well this year. With a record of 5 – 1, they’ll be looking to stay close behind the Patriots in the AFC East. However, PHI will be playing to become first in the NFC East. Both teams gain similar yardage, so it’s expected to be a close game. But the game may come down to the teams’ rushing game.

DEN @ IND – IND

DEN showed that they aren’t quite ready to join the best players. Losing to KC by 24 points and to their backup QB, means that IND has a good chance of keeping DEN at two wins.

ARI @ NO – NO

Across the board, NO is number one in the JPI for offense, defense and win percent. ARI is at 18th, 19th, and 21st place. The Saints will most likely become 7-1 after this game.

CAR @ SF – SF

SF can play through almost any weather. The rain from week 7 didn’t stop them. However, CAR is coming off their bye week and will be looking to end SF’s streak. While Jimmy G and SF’s offense is able to score, it’s their defense what is impressive. They’ve allowed an average of 10.7 points per game. We expect this game to be high scoring.

OAK @ HOU – HOU

We’ve said this before, and we’ll say it again: OAK needs to work on their defense. They allow too many yards. Both teams have good passing games and about equally passing defenses. The differences in their rushing offensive and defensive stats may be what the game comes down to.

CLE @ NE – NE

Since they’re playing the Browns, we don’t expect the Patriots’s win streak to end. The Browns rank 21 on the offensive JPI and 20th on the defensive JPI. NE sits pretty in the top ten in both categories.

GB @ KC – GB

With Mahomes out, KC will have a harder time. Both teams are certainly some of the best teams right now, so we predict the game to be high scoring. They both allow about 20 points per game on average and gain more than 25 points per game on average. However, we should see GB’s defense be slightly more effective than KC’s.

MIA @ PIT – PIT

In all but one game they’ve played this season, the Dolphins were able to get on the score board. We can expect MIA to continue to play well enough to get on the board. But in the end, MIA has a terrible defense, so it’ll be no shock when PIT comes out on top.

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