NFL Week 8 Forecasts: Our Elections Against Spread

Indianapolis Colts on Detroit Lions, 1 p.m., CBS

Line: Colt-3 | Total: 50

During his first five games at Indianapolis, the knock on Philip Rivers was that he struggled a lot when the Colts fell behind (-2-2), which was a serious sign of his downfall. Then in Week 6, he trailed by 21 points before catching fire and throwing for three touchdowns, putting up 311 yards on 311 yards and striving for the biggest regular season comeback in franchise history – against Cincinnati’s really outrageous defense.

Lions (-3–3) present a very interesting challenge. Detroit has benefited most from the soft part of the schedule after winning three of its last four games, but, in a very short time, has been performing better than any other under Coach Matt Patricia. And the Lions’ win over Arizona in Week 3 is proof that their success cannot be completely ruled out.

The Colts are likely to get linebacker Darius Leonard back this week, which dramatically improves the team’s defense, but should be favored even if he needs another week. Pick: Colt-3

Jets at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS

Line: Chief-19.5 | Total: 48.5

In 1996, in the second instance of the Jets’ 0-7 start, quarterback Neil O’Dell lost his first six matches before injuring his shoulder and handing over his first two matches to Frank Reich. Rick and company eventually won against Arizona to end the losing streak. The Jets then lost their final seven games as well.

Playing on the road against the Chiefs (6-1) is probably a guarantee that these Jets will match 0-8 from the start. Does Kansas City take enough care of this game to win by 20 points? Can the Jets lose by 20, without any effort from the other team? Reasonable questions. But expect the Jets to lose, regardless. Pick: Jets +19.5

Las Vegas Riders on the Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m., fox

Line: brown -2.5 | Total: 53.5

If you should see quarterbacks release the ball from the bottom of the field, this game should be for you. The Raiders (-3–3) and the Browns (-2-6) have at least 10 efficient pass defenses in the NFL, a state that allows both teams to give opponents more than 30 points, according to Football Football outsiders. Game.