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Sep 24, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Week 8 2022: A case for each favorite

Looking at the NFL Week 8 odds and lines, we break down a case why each favorite should both win and cover their spreads.

Baltimore Ravens (-1.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Ravens have had a hard time holding onto leads, but against the Buccaneers, scoring seven points might be enough.

Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars (-3)

Have you seen Nathaniel Hackett coach a game? That should give you plenty of confidence in Jacksonville.

Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons (-4.5)

The Panthers showed up last week, but they don’t have the weaponry Atlanta does. Expect the Falcons to bounce back at home behind Drake London and Kyle Pitts.

 

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Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys (-10.5)

Dallas is simply a much better team with a pass rush that should make Justin Fields’ life miserable behind a leaky offensive line.

Miami Dolphins (-3) at Detroit Lions

Why aren’t the Dolphins laying more points? Look for Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle to have massive days.

Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings (-3.5)

Minnesota is coming off the bye, and it gets the Cardinals in their building. The Vikings should be able to throw all over Arizona’s middling secondary.

Las Vegas Raiders (-2) at New Orleans Saints

The Saints have no quarterback, while the Raiders are 2-1 in their last three games with the only loss being 30-29 against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead.

New England Patriots (-2.5) at New York Jets

If there’s ever a game where Bill Belichick will have his team angry and motivated, this is it. Also, can Zach Wilson do enough without Breece Hall?

Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles (-10.5)

The Eagles should handle the Steelers with ease, considering their pass rush and the inexperience of Kenny Pickett. Also, watch for Jalen Hurts to torment Pittsburgh’s defense.

 

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Tennessee Titans (-1.5) at Houston Texans

How are the Titans barely laying points? They’ve won four straight while the Texans have but one win all year.

Washington Commanders at Indianapolis Colts (-3)

The Colts are hoping to breathe new life into their offense with Sam Ehlinger under center. It could be the spark they need.

San Francisco 49ers (-1.5) at Los Angeles Rams

The Rams are coming off their bye, but the offensive line is still a mess. Against the Niners, that spells doom.

New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks (-3)

Seattle is an incredible story, and it starts with Geno Smith. Both teams are good, but Seattle gets New York coming across the country.

Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills (-10.5)

Aaron Rodgers vs. Josh Allen sounds great until you realize one is playing like an MVP, and the actual reigning MVP is playing like a borderline starter.

Cincinnati Bengals (-3) at Cleveland Browns

Simply, the Bengals are a much better team with a much better offense.

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