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NFL Week 8 game-by-game predictions: Cowboys on a bye but the NFL goes on

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We’re predicting each game for Week 8, even without the Cowboys playing.

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Cowboys fans have to wait until Week 9 to see their shiny new toy, Amari Cooper, dazzle on the field. That’s a while away considering Dallas plays the final game of that week on a Monday night. So even without the Cowboys the NFL still runs out a schedule, and they have called it Week 8.

As we do each week, we predict the winners of each game. So far Dave Halprin (71-34) has a four-game lead over over OCC (67-38). But as we always say, there is plenty of football left to be played (well, we say that now, we won’t be saying that in December). That leaves plenty of time for others to catch up and take the lead.

This week’s games feature many unanimous favorites or close to unanimous. Unanimous picks include Kansas City over Denver, Los Angeles (Rams) over Green Bay, Chicago over New York (Jets), Cincinnati over Tampa Bay, Indianapolis over Oakland, and New England over Buffalo. That’s six games the panel is unanimous on, the most this season.

In the NFC East the panel sees the Philadelphia Eagles beating the Jacksonville Jaguars, eight picks to two. The panel also likes NFC East leader Washington to defeat New York, Giants that is, eight picks to two.

Here are all of the Week 8 picks.

BTB Dave Cole Danny M. Sisemore D. Howman Connor M. Strawn OCC RJ Tom BTB Consensus
Record 71-34 64-41 63-42 65-40 58-47 63-42 66-39 67-38 66-39 64-41 62-34
MIA @ HOU HOU MIA HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU
PHI @ JAC PHI PHI PHI PHI JAC JAC PHI PHI PHI PHI PHI
BAL @ CAR CAR CAR BAL CAR CAR BAL CAR CAR CAR BAL CAR
CLE @ PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT CLE PIT CLE PIT PIT PIT PIT
DEN @ KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC KC
NYJ @ CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI CHI
SEA @ DET DET DET DET SEA SEA DET DET SEA DET DET DET
TB @ CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN CIN
WAS @ NYG WAS WAS NYG WAS WAS WAS WAS NYG WAS WAS WAS
IND @ OAK IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND
GB @ LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR
SF @ ARI ARI SF SF SF ARI ARI SF ARI SF SF SF
NO @ MIN NO MIN NO NO MIN NO NO NO MIN NO NO
NE @ BUF NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE