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New York Giants News NFL Week 8 Predictions: Mikey's Crystal Ball

Mikey's on a roll. Like a good New York deli roast beef.

While the season has been difficult to predict thus far, for whatever reason Week 7 was a bit easier. Hopefully I can keep the mojo going this week, but just to be safe, you shouldn't use this for the basis for money exchanging hands. Well, unless you really want to.

Tampa Bay at Minnesota--Adrian Peterson is quite a story, isn't he? The Vikings are 4-0 at home, and the Bucs are 0-2 on the road. Let me say it again--watch it when you line up in victory formation, Mr. Ponder. Vikings 20, Bucs 16

Washington at Pittsburgh--The Redskins have given up more points than any team in the NFC (200), and only the Titans and Bills have given up more in the entire NFL. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that they have been giving too many plays (and points) to their opponents. Steelers 27, Redskins 20

Seattle at Detroit--Was last year a fluke, Detroit? Is this year a fluke, Seattle? I think we must toss a coin on this one. And I'm going to say what everyone else is thinking--the cat eats the bird. Lions 17, Seahawks 10

Carolina at Chicago--Wow, the Panthers are a mess. This was a team that took out full page ads proclaiming they were going to win the Super Bowl. Actions speak louder than words, Carolina. Sort of like the Bears' defense. Bears 24, Panthers 6

Atlanta at Philadelphia--For the life of me, I can't figure out how the Eagles are favored in this game. Regardless, it should be a beauty to watch. Falcons 27, Eagles 24

New England at St. Louis--Man, I almost pulled the trigger on an upset here, but I can't bring myself to do it. This is also the annual UK game that no one gives a crap about. Patriots 26, Rams 14

Indianapolis at Tennessee--This Colts team has not won a road game yet, and um, who is this Chris Johnson fellow the Titans have a running back? Titans 28, Colts 20

San Diego at Cleveland--Did you guys see the Browns' new owner throw up his hands when Josh Gordon dropped a sure touchdown pass late in the game last week? Welcome to Cleveland, Mr. New Owner. Chargers 31, Browns 17

Miami at NY Jets--Just a hunch, this is one of those bounce back games for the Jets. Jets 19, Dolphins 16

Jacksonville at Green Bay--What, Goodell, you couldn't throw the UK this bone? Oh, that's next year. You might want to cover your eyes for this one, Florida. Packers 45, Jags 10

NY Giants at Dallas--Why in the hell did the NFL only schedule two late games last week and this week? Anyway, Dallas is averaging less than 20 points a game, and Eli Manning is so comfortable in Jerry's house that he'll gladly take any gifts the Cowboys give him the way Washington did. Giants 23, Cowboys 20

Oakland at Kansas City--Like I said, why in the hell did the NFL only schedule one late game this week? Chiefs 16, Raiders 13

New Orleans at Denver--The interim to the interim Saints' coach hands off to the interim Saints' coach. And Peyton Manning dismantles the Saints to avenge that Super Bowl loss. Or something. Broncos 31, Saints 30

San Francisco at Arizona--The Niners are pissed, and the Cardinals are falling down like DeAngelo Hall trying to cover Victor Cruz on a go route. Niners 20, Cardinals 10

Last week: 10-3

Season record: 63-41