NFL 2015 Week 8 Picks

This was the scene before I saw the Arizona Cardinals defeat the Baltimore Ravens. Photo Credit: Sebastian Maldonado
This was the scene before I saw the Arizona Cardinals defeat the Baltimore Ravens. Photo Credit: Sebastian Maldonado

Hello everyone! Welcome to Week 8 of the 2015 NFL season.

It’s hard to believe we’ve reached the halfway point of the NFL season. That means the landscape is slowing taking shape.

The New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers stayed undefeated. They defeated the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles, respectively. The Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals enjoyed their undefeated run on their bye week.

However, Week 7 ended with controversy.

During the New York Giants’ victory over the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas’ special teams unit met after giving up a 100-yard touchdown return by Giants WR Dwayne Harris.

Cowboys DE Greg Hardy, visibly upset, yelled at his teammates and got in a shoving match with special teams coach Rich Bisaccia. Dez Bryant also exchanged words with Hardy along the sideline.

Everyone had opinions on the incident, which left many split. In my opinion, this is a problem for the Dallas Cowboys.

Hardy is a great defensive end with passion for the game, but he’s clearly unhinged. Hardy shouldn’t be expected to change his behavior. But he needs to control his passion.

How else can the Cowboys turn around arguably the most controversial palyer in the NFL today?

I went 10-6 in the picks for Week 7, bringing my total to 80-42. See what I got wrong below.


Thursday, October 22

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFLN

Sunday, October 25

Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars (London), 9:30 a.m., CBS X

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., FOX X

New Orleans Saints at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m., FOX X

Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS X

Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., CBS

New York Jets at New England Patriots, 1 p.m., CBS (s.o.)

Cleveland Browns at St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m., CBS

Atlanta Falcons at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., FOX

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m., FOX X

Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m., CBS X

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants, 4:25 p.m., FOX

Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers, 8:30 p.m., NBC *

Monday, October 26

Baltimore Ravens at Arizona Cardinals, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Byes: Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Green Bay

Here are my picks for Week 8. The s.o. stands for the shutout pick.


Thursday, October 29

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFLN

Sunday, November 1

Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs (London), 9:30 a.m., FOX

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m., FOX (s.o.)

San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m., CBS

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., FOX

Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., FOX

Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans, 1 p.m., CBS

New York Giants at New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m., FOX

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m., CBS

San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams, 1 p.m., FOX

New York Jets at Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m., CBS

Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m., FOX

Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos, 8:30 p.m., NBC *

Monday, November 2

Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Byes: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington

Keep in mind all times and games are subject to change. Good luck to all teams and those who are also making picks as well.

Remember to check out the Facebook page for the Update. You can also check out my professional website for my other works and accomplishments. Don’t forget to like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and keep on reading. Until then, see you next time sports fans.

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

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