NFL: Week Eight, 2008

by Rick Rockwell

Midseason, now babeeeeeee, and still the non-column holds sway on Wednesday. Why mess with success? You know the drill: too many questions and few answers. First though, how crazy is it to switch coaches this far into the season? Are the folks in San Francisco that desperate or is Mike Nolan that bad? And what does it say about Mike Martz, a coach who took the Rams to a Super Bowl that he was not the first name on people's lips as a replacement? Speaking of Martz, doesn't that team he once coached, the Rams, look much better under Jim Haslett instead of Scott Linehan? Without the troubled Larry Johnson, do the Chiefs have any chance to win? Is this weeks' Colts-Titans game the possible changing of the guard in the very tough AFC South? Will the solid Bills defense have an answer for Miami's single wing? Speaking of the Dolphins, are the 2008 Lions really the 2007 Dolphins? Why is it the Buccaneers are atop the NFC South and reporters say they are "under the radar?" Will safety Troy Polamalu be recovered enough from a concussion this week to play against the Giants? Polamalu raises the level of the Steelers defense; if he plays, he's likely the difference between a Steel Town win and the World Champions smiling instead. And now, the picks are after the jump....

Week 8 Office Pool Predictions

Game of the Week: Giants at Steelers (Steelers)
Upset Special: Buccaneers at Cowboys (Buccaneers)

Raiders at Ravens (Ravens)
Chiefs at Jets (Jets)
Rams at Patriots (Patriots)
Cardinals at Panthers (Panthers)
Colts at Titans (Titans)
Browns at Jaguars (Jaguars)
Bills at Dolphins (Bills)
Falcons at Eagles (Eagles)
Seahawks at 49ers (Seahawks)
Washington at Lions (Washington)
Chargers vs. Saints (Chargers)
Bengals at Texans (Texans)

Last Week: .714
2008 Season: .647

For other blogs calling NFL games, please see:

  • The D.C. Universe,
  • Gun Toting Liberal, and
  • The Liberal Journal.

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