And then there was one. After seven weeks of NFL betting action, the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-0) are the only unbeaten team in the NFL.
On the other hand, only one team remains winless, too: the New York Jets (0-7).
Week 8’s sports betting action begins on Thursday Night with a divisional matchup and four teams will be on bye.
We already have the NFL Week 8 Odds fully loaded for all the betting enthusiasts out there. Be sure to check em and make your sportsbook prediction!
NFL Week 8 Matchups Overview
The Carolina Panthers (3-4) play host to the Atlanta Falcons (1-6) on Thursday Night. Both teams need a victory as they are at the bottom of the NFC South.
The unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers (6-0) will travel to Baltimore to face the well-rested Ravens (5-1).
Some other interesting Week 8 divisional matchups are Minnesota Vikings (1-5) vs Green Bay Packers (5-1), New England Patriots (2-4) vs Buffalo Bills (5-2), San Francisco 49ers (4-3) vs Seattle Seahawks (5-1) and Dallas Cowboys (2-5) vs Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1).
Teams on bye: Washington Football Team, Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans.
We have you covered with the latest news, stats, info and NFL Week 8 Odds for all matchups.
NFL Games of the Week
The Atlanta Falcons (1-6) and Carolina Panthers (3-4) collide on Thursday Night. Both teams come off a tough loss and want to bounce back.
Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-0) will face Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens (5-1) for the first time. Steelers and Ravens are leading the race to win the AFC North.
On Sunday Night, the banged-up Dallas Cowboys (2-5) travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles (2-4-1). Philly commands the NFC East, but every team still has a chance.
To wrap things up, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) will face the New York Giants (1-6) on Monday Night. Tom Brady and the Bucs’ should have a feast with the Giants.
Without further ado, here are our BetUS Games of the Week for Week 8 of the 2020 NFL Season. All game preview odds are as of writing.
Carolina PanthersOctober 29, 8:20pm ET
The Atlanta Falcons (1-6) did it again. They lost against the Detroit Lions in Week 7 despite having a six-point lead with one-minute left and no timeouts for the Lions. Yes, Todd Gurley shouldn’t have scored, but the defense has to play better down the stretch.
Matt Ryan threw for 300+ yards and no interceptions for the second straight week and Julio Jones finished with 8 receptions for 97 yards. Both are fighting against trade rumors.
The Carolina Panthers (3-4) went to New Orleans and Teddy Bridgewater looked very good against his former teammates. Bridgewater finished with 254 passing yards and 2 touchdowns, but the Panthers are really missing Christian McCaffrey, especially when they need to handle the clock and finish things off.
McCaffrey is practicing but considered a long shot to play in Week 8.
These two teams already played this season. In Week 5, the Panthers won 23-16, but the Falcons lead the all-time series 32-19-0.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
Baltimore RavensNovember 1, 1:00pm ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw a couple of touchdowns to Diontae Johnson, who returned in very good shape and now the Steelers have a scary receivers corp. with Johnson, Juju Smith-Schuster, Chase Claypool and Eric Ebron.
The defense kept Derrick Henry under 80 total yards, which means this defense is for real.
The Ravens come from their bye week. Their only loss was against another powerful offense, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Looking to be more prepared against powerful offensive units, the Ravens recently traded for DE Yannick Ngakoue (from Minnesota).
Last season, Baltimore won both games (26-23 in overtime and 28-10). The Steelers lead the all-time series 28-24-0.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Pittsburgh Steelers vs Baltimore Ravens matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
Philadelphia EaglesNovember 1, 1:00pm ET
More problems for the Dallas Cowboys (2-5). Andy Dalton suffered a severe contusion and is doubtful.
Now, the Cowboys will be Ben DiNucci’s team, unless they sign or trade for a veteran free agent in the next few days (Ryan Fitzpatrick?). Not even Ezekiel Elliot is playing well (less than 50 rushing yards in the last couple of games).
The Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1) beat the New York Giants despite not having RB Miles Sanders and TE Zach Ertz. They will remain sidelined for at least two more weeks.
DeSean Jackson returned but not for long, he’s out again. Now, Carson Wentz will be throwing to RB Boston Scott, WR Travis Fulgham, WR Greg Ward and TE Richard Rodgers.
Last season, the Cowboys beat the Eagles 37-10 at home, but Philly won at Lincoln Financial Field 17-9.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-11)
New York GiantsNovember 1, 4:25pm ET
For the first time in his career, Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns and scored one rushing touchdown in the same game. That was last week against the Las Vegas Raiders and now he’ll be facing one of the worst defensive units in the league.
Brady has been exactly what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) expected, a general field QB that commands the offense firmly.
Rob Gronkowski scored for the second straight week and now the Bucs’ also have a speedy WR to go even deeper: Antonio Brown.
The New York Giants (1-6) are a disaster on both sides of the field, but more on offense.
QB Daniel Jones is not ready to carry the team, and the backfield is not helping at all, not even veteran Devonta Freeman. At least they have WR’s Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard back.
We all know that Tom Brady feels extra motivated when facing the Giants and next Monday Night will be no different.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New York Giants matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
Los Angeles Rams (-4)
Miami DolphinsNovember 1, 1:00pm ET
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Los Angeles Rams vs Miami Dolphins matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
New York Jets
Kansas City ChiefsNovember 1, 1:00pm ET
Sam Darnold returned under center for the New York Jets (0-7) in Week 7, but they still lost against the Buffalo Bills.
The defense looked a lot better; they didn’t let the Bills score a touchdown, but that wasn’t enough.
The Kansas City Chiefs (6-1) crushed the Denver Broncos under the snow, and RB Le’Veon Bell played his first game with a Chiefs’ uniform.
In Week 7, Patrick Mahomes only threw for 200 yards and one touchdown, but the Chiefs still managed to score 43 points and that’s another sample of how good they are.
Kansas City is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games.
The last time these teams met the Jets won 38-31 (2017), but the Chiefs’ QB was Alex Smith. The all-time series is tied 19-19-1.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our New York Jets vs Kansas City Chiefs matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
Green Bay PackersNovember 1 4:05pm ET
The Minnesota Vikings (1-5) come from their bye week but Dalvin Cook remained questionable. Without him, the Vikings lost 40-23 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Kirk Cousins is the same inconsistent QB despite having a good receivers corp. with Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson leading the way.
The Green Bay Packers (5-1) scored 35 points against the Houston Texans despite losing RB Aaron Jones due to injury.
Aaron Rodgers threw for four touchdowns and Jamaal Williams ran for 77 yards and one touchdown.
Offensively speaking, the Packers are just too much, now more than ever with Davante Adams fully healthy (196 yards and 2 touchdowns in Week 7).
In Week 1, the Packers beat the Vikings 43-34. You can expect fireworks once again.
The Packers lead the all-time series 63-54-3.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
Indianapolis Colts (-3)
Detroit LionsNovember 1, 8:20pm ET
The Indianapolis Colts (4-2) come from their bye week. Right now, the Colts look like the only team that can fight for the AFC South top spot with the Tennessee Titans.
Every Colts fan hopes that Philip Rivers used that bye week to work on his chemistry with veteran receiver T.Y. Hilton (averages just 3.3 receptions per game).
TE Mo Alie-Cox and DE Justin Houston are questionable.
The Detroit Lions (3-3) have found some backfield stability with Adrian Peterson and DeAndre Swift (scored the last two weeks).
Matthew Stafford threw for 340 yards in Week 7 against the Falcons, but only one touchdown pass.
The Lions’ defense is vulnerable, but Stafford and the offense can keep the team alive in every single game.
Surprisingly enough, the Lions are 0-6 in their last six games at home.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Indianapolis Colts vs Detroit Lions matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
Las Vegas Raiders
Cleveland BrownsNovember 1, 8:15pm ET
The Las Vegas Raiders (3-3) were crushed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7, but Derek Carr and the offense have shown good things.
TE Darren Waller remains as one of the best in the league, and Carr has managed to make WR Nelson Agholor (107 yards, 1 TD in Week 7) look good. Rookie WR Henry Ruggs needs to be more involved.
The Cleveland Browns are 5-2 despite losing Nick Chubb due to injury since Week 4 (Chubb should be back in a couple of weeks), and now they have lost Odell Beckham Jr. for the rest of the season.
Despite all that, Baker Mayfield threw five touchdown passes in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals (personal record) and the Browns are in a very good position regarding the wild card hunt in the AFC.
The Browns are 7-1 SU in their last eight games at home.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Las Vegas Raiders vs Cleveland Browns matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
Cincinnati BengalsNovember 1, 1:00pm ET
The Tennessee Titans (5-1) lost against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7 thanks to a missed field goal by veteran Stephen Gostkowski.
Their offense produced three touchdowns against one of the best defenses in the league, and WR A.J. Brown exploded with 153 yards and one touchdown.
Derrick Henry ran for just 75 yards, but he managed to score for the fourth consecutive game.
Joe Burrow is for real. The rookie QB threw for 300+ yards for the fifth time this season and he has developed some chemistry with veteran A.J. Green.
The Cincinnati Bengals (1-5-1) lost RB Joe Mixon due to injury, but Giovani Bernard did well against the Browns. The Bengals have scored 30+ points in three games.
The Bengals are 5-1 ATS in their last six games.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Tennessee Titans vs Cincinnati Bengals matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
New England Patriots
Buffalo BillsNovember 1, 1:00pm ET
With Tom Brady as their starting quarterback, the New England Patriots never started a season with a 2-4 record. They already have in Cam Newton’s first year as their starter.
In fact, Newton was replaced by Jarrett Stidham in Week 7 after throwing for 98 yards and three interceptions against the San Francisco 49ers.
The Patriots backfield is not helping at all and the defense is not what it used to be.
The Buffalo Bills are leading the AFC East with a 5-2 record. They lost against two very good teams (Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs).
QB Josh Allen threw for 307 yards against the Jets, but no touchdown passes. No matter the circumstances, that can’t happen against Bill Belichick and the Patriots.
Last season, New England won both games (16-10 and 24-17). The Patriots lead the all-time series 76-43-1.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
Los Angeles Chargers (-3 )
Denver BroncosNovember 1, 1:00pm ET
Philip who? The Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) are happy with rookie QB Justin Herbert, who threw for 347 yards and scored four total touchdowns in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
That was Herbert’s first NFL victory and now he and the Chargers travel to Denver to face a very inconsistent Broncos (2-4) team.
Against Jacksonville, Herbert and Keenan Allen proved they have a very good connection (Allen finished with 10 receptions and 125 yards), but surprisingly enough none of the touchdowns were scored by Allen or Mike Williams (two touchdowns in Week 6). That means that the Chargers offense can become one of the best.
The Denver Broncos were crushed by the Kansas City Chiefs. Once again, they scored less than 20 points and QB Drew Lock threw two interceptions.
Tim Patrick has emerged as the Broncos No. 1 WR, but they need to get rookies Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler more involved.
The defense has been really good, but they spend a lot of time on the field.
Last season, the Broncos won both games (20-13 and 23-20) and they lead the all-time series 68-52-1.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our Los Angeles Chargers vs Denver Broncos matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle SeahawksNovember 1, 1:00pm ET
The San Francisco 49ers crushed the New England Patriots in Week 7 with a stellar performance from RB Jeff Wilson Jr (112 rushing yards and three touchdowns), but then he left the game with an ankle injury.
Wilson will remain questionable, but he could join Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman on the IR list.
After a disastrous performance against the Dolphins in Week 5, the 49ers defense has played really well the last couple of weeks allowing just 11 points per game.
The Seattle Seahawks got their first L of the season in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals despite a tremendous effort from Russell Wilson (472 total yards and three touchdown passes) and Tyler Lockett (200 yards and 3 touchdowns).
Seattle secondary needs to play a lot better if the Seahawks want to remain at the NFC’s West top spot.
Last season, Seattle won at San Francisco in overtime (27-24), but then the 49ers won at Seattle (26-21). The Seahawks lead the all-time series 26-17-0.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
New Orleans Saints
Chicago BearsNovember 1, 1:00pm ET
The New Orleans Saints (4-2) managed to beat the Carolina Panthers in Week 7 despite not having Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Drew Brees threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns (also ran for one touchdown) while Alvin Kamara finished with 148 total yards. That’s going to be the trend from now on.
Thomas could be back against the Chicago Bears, but rumor has it that the locker room is not pleased with him.
The Chicago Bears (5-2) lost against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7 and Nick Foles looked really bad once again (261 yards and two interceptions).
Chicago’s defense is still good but the offense is awful, including the backfield (just 49 rushing yards in total against the Rams).
The Bears are 1-4 ATS in their last five games played in November.
Get in-depth pre-game analysis at our New Orleans Saints vs Chicago Bears matchup page, as well as the latest team & player news, stats, injury & weather reports, and NFL Week 8 Odds.
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NFL Week 8 FAQ’s
Are there any teams on Bye?
Yes, 4 NFL teams are on bye in Week 8: Washington Football Team, Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans.
Which teams remain undefeated heading into NFL Week 8?
Just the Pittsburgh Steelers
Which teams haven’t won heading into NFL Week 8?
The New York Jets
Which players are being considered for MVP heading into Week 8?