2014 NFL Predictions: Week 8

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A look at my NFL weekly predictions for Week 8 of the 2014 season.

Early games of the week will be released on those days. Full predictions come out on Saturdays. Point spreads come from bovada.lv. Confidence points are for the straight-up predictions ONLY, not the picks against the spread. What are confidence points?

Last Week: 9-6
Last Week against the spread: 8-7
Last Week confidence points: 76 of 120

This Week: 10-5
This Week against the spread: 8-7
This Week confidence points: 79 of 120

Overall: 76-44-1
Overall against the spread: 54-66-1
Overall confidence points: 634 of 979

San Diego Chargers (5-2) at Denver Broncos (5-1)
Prediction: Denver 31, San Diego 24
Actual Score: Denver 35, San Diego 21
Spread Pick: San Diego +8.5
Actual Score: Denver 35, San Diego 21
Confidence Points: 15

Detroit Lions (5-2) at Atlanta Falcons (2-5)
Prediction: Detroit 24, Atlanta 21
Actual Score: Detroit 22, Atlanta 21
Spread Pick: Atlanta +3.5
Actual Score: Detroit 22, Atlanta 21
Confidence Points: 1

St. Louis Rams (2-4) at Kansas City Chiefs (3-3)
Prediction: Kansas City 27, St. Louis 20
Actual Score: Kansas City 34, St. Louis 7
Spread Pick: Kansas City -7
Actual Score: Kansas City 34, St. Louis 7
Confidence Points: 10

Houston Texans (3-4) at Tennessee Titans (2-5)
Prediction: Houston 27, Tennessee 17
Actual Score: Houston 30, Tennessee 16
Spread Pick: Houston -3.5
Actual Score: Houston 30, Tennessee 16
Confidence Points: 11

Minnesota Vikings (2-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-5)
Prediction: Minnesota 20, Tampa Bay 17
Actual Score: Minnesota 19, Tampa Bay 13
Spread Pick: Minnesota -3
Actual Score: Minnesota 19, Tampa Bay 13
Confidence Points: 4

Seattle Seahawks (3-3) at Carolina Panthers (3-3-1)
Prediction: Seattle 27, Carolina 20
Actual Score: Seattle 13, Carolina 9
Spread Pick: Seattle -6
Actual Score: Seattle 13, Carolina 9
Confidence Points: 9

Baltimore Ravens (5-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-2-1)
Prediction: Baltimore 24, Cincinnati 20
Actual Score: Cincinnati 27, Baltimore 24
Spread Pick: Baltimore -3
Actual Score: Cincinnati 27, Baltimore 24
Confidence Points: 6

Miami Dolphins (3-3) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6)
Prediction: Miami 24, Jacksonville 14
Actual Score: Miami 27, Jacksonville 13
Spread Pick: Miami -6
Actual Score: Miami 27, Jacksonville 13
Confidence Points: 2

Chicago Bears (3-4) at New England Patriots (5-2)
Prediction: New England 30, Chicago 20
Actual Score: New England 51, Chicago 23
Spread Pick: New England -7
Actual Score: New England 51, Chicago 23
Confidence Points: 14

Buffalo Bills (4-3) at New York Jets (1-6)
Prediction: Buffalo 23, NY Jets 20
Actual Score: Buffalo 43, NY Jets 23
Spread Pick: Buffalo +3
Actual Score: Buffalo 43, NY Jets 23
Confidence Points: 8

Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) at Arizona Cardinals (5-1)
Prediction: Philadelphia 24, Arizona 20
Actual Score: Arizona 24, Philadelphia 20
Spread Pick: Philadelphia +3
Actual Score: Arizona 24, Philadelphia 20
Confidence Points: 7

Oakland Raiders (0-6) at Cleveland Browns (3-3)
Prediction: Cleveland 24, Oakland 17
Actual Score: Cleveland 23, Oakland 13
Spread Pick: Cleveland -7
Actual Score: Cleveland 23, Oakland 13
Confidence Points: 5

Indianapolis Colts (5-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
Prediction: Indianapolis 27, Pittsburgh 20
Actual Score: Pittsburgh 51, Indianapolis 34
Spread Pick: Indianapolis -3.5
Actual Score: Pittsburgh 51, Indianapolis 34
Confidence Points: 12

Green Bay Packers (5-2) at New Orleans Saints (2-4)
Prediction: Green Bay 28, New Orleans 27
Actual Score: New Orleans 44, Green Bay 23
Spread Pick: Green Bay +1
Actual Score: New Orleans 44, Green Bay 23
Confidence Points: 3

Washington Redskins (2-5) at Dallas Cowboys (6-1)
Prediction: Dallas 30, Washington 20
Actual Score: Washington 20, Dallas 17
Spread Pick: Dallas -10
Actual Score: Washington 20, Dallas 17
Confidence Points: 13

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