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We’ve talked about how this season in particular has been incredibly difficult to predict — and through seven weeks very little has occurred to curb that thesis.
Here is a short list of the Week 8 games we were way off about: We had the Packers crushing the Chargers in a game we’re not sure anyone predicted (26-11, LAC), though we did call the over; we had the Browns righting the ship over the Broncos and the under-39 and instead watched the Browns continue another collapse (24-19, Denver); we had the Vikings over the Chiefs; and finally, we had the Colts over the Steelers in a pick ’em game and the under-43 and instead we watched Jacoby Brissett go down early and the Colts chances go down with him. But the over still hit with a backup and a third-string quarterback (26-24, Steelers).
We did hit on a few key bets though: we correctly called Miami beating the NY Jets (26-18, Dolphins); we had Philly covering (-5) over the Bears, and the under-43 in a game that saw the Bears continue to collapse (22-14, Eagles); and we had the Patriots losing their undefeated season to the Ravens in a game which saw the New England defense get burned (37-20, Ravens).
All told, we finished 15-12 in our predictions last week (no o/u was available at publication time for the Chiefs/Vikings game). Not great, but making money. Despite our best efforts, we’ll try to do better in a week that seems a little more clear cut in most instances.