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NFL Week 8 schedule: 5 best games this weekend

Looking at the NFL Week 8 schedule, these five games are the ones you can’t miss this upcoming weekend.

5. Cincinnati Bengals (-3) at Cleveland Browns

The Bengals are going to be without Ja’Marr Chase, perhaps making this a more compelling game. For Cleveland, the Browns are 2-5 and need to win. A loss just about ends the season before we get into November. Meanwhile, the Bengals are trying to keep pace with the Baltimore Ravens after their rivals won on Thursday night. With a victory, Cincinnati would move to 5-3 and stay in a tie atop the AFC North with Lamar Jackson and Co.


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4. Las Vegas Raiders (-1.5) at New Orleans Saints

Fascinating game, despite the teams currently combining to sport a 4-9 record. New Orleans is 2-5 but is only a game out of first place in the horrific NFC South. The Raiders are 2-4 and won’t be winning the AFC West, but are in the midst of a soft part of their schedule and could get back into the AFC wild card chase. If Las Vegas finds a way to steal one in the Superdome, you start looking at the docket to see how it gets to 10 wins. If the Saints win, they’re right in the mix for a postseason berth.

3. Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills (-11)

The Bills are the best team in football by most estimations, and they get a home game on Sunday night after a bye against the 3-4 Packers. Green Bay has talent all over the field and a reigning two-time MVP in Aaron Rodgers under center, but nothing is going right. It feels as thought this is either where Green Bay finally turns it around with a great effort, or the Packers get humiliated and perhaps the season spirals from here.


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2. New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks (-3)

Who could have imagined this was going to be a terrific game, and yet here we are. The Seahawks lead the NFC West race with a 4-3 record, while the Giants’ mark of 6-1 is second-best in the NFL. New York has played nothing but one-score games in each of its seven contests, so this figures to be another tight game. If the Giants win, they continue putting pressure on the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles in a chase for the NFC East.

1. San Francisco 49ers (-1) at Los Angeles Rams

Best game of the week. The Niners are beat up and will be without receiver Deebo Samuel and defensive tackle Arik Armstead, but should have an increased workload for running back Christian McCaffrey after acquiring him last week. As for the Rams, they’re 3-3 and coming off their bye for dates with the 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We should find out a lot about the NFC hierarchy over the next two weeks.

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