NFL Week 8 game thread

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TNF: Green Bay at Arizona 8:20 PM Fox/NFL Network/Amazon
National DH Game: Tampa Bay at New Orleans 4:25 FOX
SNF: Dallas at Minnesota 8:20 NBC
MNF: NY Giants at Kansas City 8:15 ESPN
Bye Weeks: Las Vegas, Baltimore

Games of Note
GB/AZ TNF
Tennessee at Indy 1:00 CBS
New England at LA Chargers 4:05 CBS
Tampa at New Orleans 4:25 FOX

The 506 map should come out this afternoon.

Overall, a less than stellar slate of games this week. Next week should be better. There is Rodgers vs. Mahomes in KC, Titans at Rams is the SNF game, and the Battle of Ohio in Cincinnati.
 

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TNF: Green Bay at Arizona 8:20 PM Fox/NFL Network/Amazon
National DH Game: Tampa Bay at New Orleans 4:25 FOX
SNF: Dallas at Minnesota 8:20 NBC
MNF: NY Giants at Kansas City 8:15 ESPN
Bye Weeks: Las Vegas, Baltimore

Games of Note
GB/AZ TNF
Tennessee at Indy 1:00 CBS
New England at LA Chargers 4:05 CBS
Tampa at New Orleans 4:25 FOX

The 506 map should come out this afternoon.

Overall, a less than stellar slate of games this week. Next week should be better. There is Rodgers vs. Mahomes in KC, Titans at Rams is the SNF game, and the Battle of Ohio in Cincinnati.
After the past few weeks.. how good is KC? Are they better than their record? (Re next week against GB)
 

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After the past few weeks.. how good is KC? Are they better than their record? (Re next week against GB)
3-4 is probably about right, given their play. The defense is legitimately bad which has put them in some holes. Then Mahomes tries to get it all back in 1 play and that doesn't work. He and the offense have been turnover machines.

The defense will likely continue to suck. I suspect Mahomes will stop turning it over and the offense will resemble what we're used to seeing from them. They have a difficult schedule going forward, however. Layup this week hosting the Giants. Then it's Green Bay, @ Vegas, Dallas, BYE, Denver, Vegas, @ LAC, Pittsburgh, @ Cincy, @ Denver. I feel like they can run the table if they play to their talent level, but they haven't shown that yet. 11-6 is probably the best case scenario, no? That'll probably leave them on the road in the WC game. Not a team I would care to play in a playoff game, but also far below their lofty expectations.
 

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After the past few weeks.. how good is KC? Are they better than their record? (Re next week against GB)
The offense is a lot better than their record, even with Mahomes not playing up to his standards. The defense is likely worse than their record. I still think they'll figure it out a little on defense to be at least a smidge above "historically awful" and that's enough for them to make the playoffs if the turnovers stop coming in bunches. I think there's a pretty good chance the Chiefs end the regular season as the 10-7 team no one wants to see in the playoffs, but that schedule is brutal so I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if they end up with a losing record.
 

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Agree on 10-7 as the most likely outcome. And while I agree with the “team nobody wants to play” line, they’ll probably win one playoff game at most.
 

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Agree on 10-7 as the most likely outcome. And while I agree with the “team nobody wants to play” line, they’ll probably win one playoff game at most.
I don't know, I think the AFC is deep but thin at the top, while the NFC is very top heavy. Buffalo aside, who do you trust in the AFC at this point? And even Buffalo has one good win this season, against a KC team that's all out of sorts. I think there are about 7 teams that I wouldn't be surprised to see win the AFC at this point and the Chiefs are in that mix.
 

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Wouldn't be surprised at all if KC makes it to the Super Bowl as the AFC 7 seed. Of course I had them at 15-2, but . . .
 

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Greg Olsen just confused Aaron Rodgers with Aaron Jones.
And he’s still better than Sanchize
Can Fox really not get anyone better?
 

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Thursday Night football can be a dud sometimes.

Tonight it's just punting and flags and crypto and sports booking commercials. So far.
 

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I was so not a believer in Murray. Even after being so entertained watching him in college. So happy to be proven wrong. Hope he can keep it up. Those runs and not slides needs to be curtailed.
Agreed, I thought he was a product of the mobile QB hype train especially given his height. He is very good though. The Cards are impressive.
 

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I'd probably go with a red helmet with these unis over an all-black look.
I had the same thought.

It also reinforces how out of place the Pats silver helmets are with their uniforms that only have the slightest bit of silver in their road jerseys and none in their home jerseys that I am aware of
 

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I had the same thought.

It also reinforces how out of place the Pats silver helmets are with their uniforms that only have the slightest bit of silver in their road jerseys and none in their home jerseys that I am aware of
There's silver trim on their numbers. I'd be all for rotating some silver pants in the uniform rotation.
 

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There's silver trim on their numbers. I'd be all for rotating some silver pants in the uniform rotation.
Silver trim on the road jersey numbers. But on the home? I don’t think so.

Edit I’m wrong it is inside the red. So yes it’s on both. But still the silver helmets don’t feel right with these unis
 

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DeAndre Hopkins hasn't been on the field since that big catch and the commentators didn't mention it once.
 

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Impressive half by the Packers given the Covid situation.
 

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Moore is aware there's instant replay right... gotta get after that ball. Or just catch it in the first place