Scout.com Week 8 NFL Picks

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Former pro scout Tom Marino takes a look at the lineup of NFL games for Week 8 and makes his picks. Check out his predictions and then talk about them on your favorite team's fan forum!

NFL Week 8 Picks
Last Week: 11-3   Season: 65-38
The Colts have too many offensive weapons for the improving Panthers. Could well be closer then most people expect, but a win is a win.
Pick:  Colts
The Bears should avenge their earlier loss to the Lions, but don't underestimate Lions QB Jon Kitna. Bears are vastly improved with Griese at the helm.
Pick: Bears
Banged-up Bengals are missing key players on both sides of the ball. Steelers should grind it out offensively and apply steady pressure on Palmer.
Pick: Steelers
The Giants have won five straight, but essentially thanks to a J.V. schedule other than the Skins. This week's opponent, the Miami Dolphins. Enough said.
Pick: Giants
Eagles may be without three starters, but if they can somehow contain RB Adrian Peterson, they have a chance to pull off a mild upset.
Pick: Vikings
A loss to the Browns at home leading into the bye week might mark the end of the Scott Linehan era in St Louis.
Pick: Browns
This Titans coaching staff is the best in the league. This week, no QB, RB, and possibly 2 WRs, out.  But not to worry … Titans go 5-2.
Pick: Titans
Playing at home vs. the wounded Bills (9 players on IR) gives the Jets their best chance to pick up another win. But like the way Bills are playing to this point.
Pick: Bills
Texans are fading fast. Chargers have made good adjustments over the last two weeks, scoring 69 points while giving up just 17.
Pick: Chargers
An excellent match, but I'm going with the Bucs in this cross-state rivalry based on the play of a truly remarkable performer, Jeff Garcia.
Pick: Bucs
This one might be closer than most expect, but in the end, I just don't see the Skins being able to match New England's offensive firepower.
Pick: Patriots
Maybe it's because we could never beat these guys when I worked for the Saints, but I'm not sold on the Black & Gold, Home field will be the difference.
Pick: 49ers
The Broncos have a difficult time stopping the rush, but  catch a break against a Green Bay team that has yet to establish a running game.
Pick: Broncos

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