By The Numbers: Week 8, 2016


Another week is in the books, and we’re approaching the mid way point of the 2016 season. I’m not incredibly thrilled by the performance of my team, the Green Bay Packers, but there are some positive points. Our defense has been pretty good, but not as lights out as it was at the beginning of the season, mainly due to the injuries in the secondary. We have 3rd string corners and safeties starting games, and though they show promise, they aren’t our starters for a reason. The defensively line and linebackers have been steady and performing well so that’s great. Offensively there aren’t the injuries in the passing game like there was a year ago, but our running back situation is grave, though gimmick plays with Cobb and Montgomery have been working for the time being. We just came off a pretty dominant victory but that was against the Bears, who are pretty much garbage this year. Moving forward we face off against the Falcons, who also have something to prove. Last year they went 5-0 before nosediving into a losing season. This year they started hot again, but have lost the past 3 games IIRC, so they want to win. I’m expecting this game to be a challenge, not only because it’s a road game, but because the Falcons are always a team  you can’t completely write off. We’ve also struggled against good teams this season, so it’s likely this will be a tough game. I suppose we shall see. Here are my picks for week 8:

Jags 21, Titans 17
Bengals 27, Redskins 20
Patriots 31, Bills 13
Cardinals 24, Panthers 10
Jets 23, Browns 16
Lions 30, Texans 20
Chiefs 21, Colts 20
Seahawks 19, Saints 13
Raiders 28, Buccs 20
Broncos 31, Chargers 24
Packers 27, Falcons 24
Cowboys 34, Eagles 20
Vikings 30, Bears 10