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NFL picks: week 8

By ROGER MILLS
Published October 31, 2004

Cardinals (2-4) at Bills (1-5)

Comment: The Cardinals are on a roll. The Bills are going nowhere.

MILLS' PICK: Cardinals 14, Bills 10

NICHOLAS' PICK: Cardinals 18, Bills 6

Lions (4-2) at Cowboys (2-4)

Comment: Parcells is getting angry. The Cowboys will have to respond.

MILLS' PICK: Cowboys 20, Lions 17

NICHOLAS' PICK: Lions 22, Cowboys 12

Jaguars (5-2) at Texans (3-3)

Comment: This time, the Jaguars won't need last second heroics.

MILLS' PICK: Jaguars 18, Texans 14

NICHOLAS' PICK: Jaguars 24, Texans 18

Colts (4-2) at Chiefs (2-4)

Comment: Finally, they are starting to look like the Chiefs of old.

MILLS' PICK: Chiefs 24, Colts 23

NICHOLAS' PICK: Colts 28, Chiefs 22

Giants (4-2) at Vikings (5-1)

Comment: With or without Randy Moss, Vikings still romp.

MILLS' PICK: Vikings 28, Giants 17

NICHOLAS' PICK: Vikings 26, Giants 16

Ravens (4-2) at Eagles (6-0)

Comment: Eagles get their second big test, and pass it.

MILLS' PICK: Eagles 17, Ravens 10

NICHOLAS' PICK: Eagles 20, Ravens 10

Bengals (2-4) at Titans (2-5)

Comment: When will the Titans wake up? Today!

MILLS' PICK: Titans 15, Bengals 14

NICHOLAS' PICK: Titans 12, Bengals 7

Packers (3-4) at Redskins (2-4)

Comment: Brett Favre is hell on wheels while dealing with distractions.

MILLS' PICK: Packers 24, Redskins 18

NICHOLAS' PICK: Packers 18, Redskins 10

Falcons (5-2) at Broncos (5-2)

Comment: Denver isn't going to embarrass itself in back-to-back games.

MILLS' PICK: Broncos 31, Falcons 28

NICHOLAS' PICK: Broncos 28, Falcons 22

Panthers (1-5) at Seahawks (3-3)

Comment: Seattle has lost three in a row but gets better against the Panthers.

MILLS' PICK: Seahawks 21, Panthers 9

NICHOLAS' PICK: Seahawks 18, Panthers 10

Patriots (6-0) at Steelers (5-1)

Comment: Big Ben strikes to end the New England streak at 21.

MILLS' PICK: Steelers 20, Patriots 19

NICHOLAS' PICK: Patriots 22, Steelers 18

Raiders (2-5) at Chargers (4-3)

Comment: Chargers continue to rise, Raiders continue to fall.

MILLS' PICK: Chargers 28, Raiders 21

NICHOLAS' PICK: Chargers 26, Raiders 18

49ers (1-5) at Bears (1-5)

Comment: Wake me up when someone cares.

MILLS' PICK: Bears 10, 49ers 0

NICHOLAS' PICK: 49ers 13, Bears 7

Mills record last week: 5-9, 7-7 vs. spread. Nicholas last week: 5-9, 4-10 vs. spread ... Mills for season, 58-44 overall, 48-51-3 vs. spread. Nicholas for season, 59-43, 52-47-3 vs. spread. [Last modified October 31, 2004, 00:57:29]


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