’21 NFL Pick’em Week 8

7 Rings once had a three-game lead in the 2021 Pick’em standings; however, a very mediocre 8-7 week eight closed the gap to just one game. The team made a handful of off-the-board selections, which came back to haunt them as the weekend came to a close. Like my cousin Vinny once famously said, “win some, lose some.” 

The team doesn’t have the luxury of making bad picks as the calendar turns into November and the NFL begins to embark on the second half of the season. 

Thursday Night Football

  • Favorite: @Arizona 79%
  • Underdog: Green Bay 21%
  • Pick: Arizona ×
  • Commentary: Of course, the Green Bay Packers defeated the last undefeated team in the league. What an ego boost that will be.  

Sunday Morning

  • Favorite: @Atlanta 84%
  • Underdog: Carolina 16%
  • Pick: Atlanta ×
  • Commentary: The one time I pick against the Panthers, they show up. Thanks for nothing.
  • Favorite: @Bufflao 99%
  • Underdog: Miami 1%
  • Pick: Buffalo ✔
  • Commentary: The Bills needed to show everyone that their last loss was a fluke.
  • Favorite: San Francisco 75%
  • Underdog: @Chicago 42%
  • Pick: San Francisco ✔
  • Commentary: The 49ers may not know which way they are going; they just scramble for points and wins.
  • Favorite: @Cleveland 72%
  • Underdog: Pittsburgh 28%
  • Pick: Cleveland ×
  • Commentary: The media has stuck a fork in the Browns and begged us to stop talking about playoffs. 
  • Favorite: Philadelphia 53%
  • Underdog: @Detroit 47%
  • Pick: Philadelphia ✔
  • Commentary: A mediocre team beats the league’s worse team. The Eagles are not this good; the Lions are just that bad. 
  • Favorite: Tennessee 84%
  • Underdog: Indianapolis 16%
  • Pick: Tennesee ✔
  • Commentary: Save your ticket stubs from this game; this may be the last Titans win of 2021.
  • Favorite: Cincinnati 99%
  • Underdog: @New York Jets 1%
  • Pick: Cincinnati ×
  • Commentary: Shocking. 
  • Favorite: Los Angeles Rams 99%
  • Underdog: @Houston 1%
  • Pick: Los Angeles ✔
  • Commentary: So the Rams steamrolled the league’s second-worst team. Big deal, this game doesn’t make them Super Bowl champions.

Sunday Afternoon

  • Favorite: @Los Angeles Chargers 88%
  • Underdog: New England 12%
  • Pick: Los Angeles ×
  • Commentary: One day, the Patriots may sneak into the playoffs; the general population doesn’t think so. Remember this game. 
  • Favorite: @Seattle 87%
  • Underdog: Jacksonville 13%
  • Pick: Seattle ✔
  • Commentary: The Seahawks beat up on an awful Jaguars team. This win still won’t alter their current course. 
  • Favorite: @Denver 73%
  • Underdog: Washington 27%
  • Pick: Washington ×
  • Commentary: This game featured an off-the-charts pick, which didn’t go in our favor. Outside of the local markets, I bet no one cared about this particular game. 
  • Favorite: Tampa Bay 94%
  • Underdog: @New Orleans 6%
  • Pick: Tampa Bay ×
  • Commentary: Even the great ones lose once in a while. 

Sunday Night Football

  • Favorite: Dallas 71%
  • Underdog: @Minnesota 29%
  • Pick: Dallas ✔
  • Commentary: The scariest aspect of this game is the Cowboys won with a backup quarterback. 

Monday Night Football

  • Favorite: @Kansas City 96%
  • Underdog: New York Giants 4%
  • Pick: Kansas City ✔
  • Commentary: The Chiefs almost lost to the Giants. Where there is smoke, there is fire. 

Below you can see how 7 Rings picks stacked up against other teams in the league.

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