NFC West Week 8 Game Capsules
Only one team in the NFC west has a REAL shot at the playoffs as it stands after week 7. The NFC West leading San Francisco 49ers. We all know lots can change though. This is after all the NFC West we’re talking about. Here’s my capsule previews and NFC West predictions for Week 8. Good luck on your NFL bets, NFL picks, NFL Pools and whatever else your “NFL Gambling” on folks!
SEAHAWKS vs. BENGALS (Oct 30, 4:15 p.m. ET):
The Seahawks though about drafting QB Andy Dalton, but they went in a different direction and that may have cost them. Seattle is getting terrible play from the QB position while Dalton has played well for the surprising 4-2 Bengals.
The Bengals have only given up an average of 278.5 yards per game and they have not allowed more than 24 points in any game this season.
That is not good for a Seattle team that has really struggled on offense this season.
The Seahawks scored a grand total of 3 points last week against the Browns and even though they can’t do much worse they will not be much better, as the Bengals will win this home game. (Sorry folks, just call it like I see it, I sincerely hope I’m wrong! I really do!)
SAINTS vs. RAMS (Oct 30, 1 p.m. ET):
The Rams scored 7 points last week while the Saints scored 62? Yeah, this game may get ugly.
Rams’ QB Sam Bradford may miss his 2nd straight game, but just look at the facts:
The Rams have scored 6 fewer points (56) than the Saints scored in last weeks 62-7 drubbing of the Colts. The Saints are the highest scoring team in the league and the Rams rank 31st in scoring defense (28.5 per game).
The Rams are a league-worst -115 in scoring differential, while the Saints are outscoring their opponents by 81 points. The Rams’ rushing defense ranks dead last in the league and the Saints rushed for 236 yards last week.
Last season the Rams has shed their lambs label, but it is back and they will get crushed this Sunday.
CARDINALS vs. RAVENS (Oct 30, 1 p.m. ET):
The Cardinals have really struggled and they hope the Ravens repeat their performance of last week when they had their worst offensive game of the season.
A Ravens’ team with a chip on the shoulder facing a Cardinals’ team that is 0-3 on the road and has lost 5 straight?
Look for Joe Flacco to get back on track facing a Arizona pass defense that ranks 28th in the league.
The Ravens will get back in the W column this Sunday while the Cardinals will lose their 6th straight game.
BROWNS vs. 49ERS (Oct 30, 4:15 p.m. ET):
The Browns snapped their 2-game losing streak in the barnburner 6-3 win over the Seahawks last week, but how will they do facing a red-hot SF team that has won 4 straight? Not well.
While the Browns have been stellar stopping the run they only rank 20th defending the run and with Frank Gore and the 6th ranked San Fran rushing attack coming to town Cleveland is in trouble.
The 49ers will win this home game to move to 6-1 on the season.