NN Week 8 prediction contest: Can the 49ers pull off a big win against the Rams?

Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers outscored Sean McVay’s Rams in the regular season, but McVay has the only head-to-head playoff win after last year’s NFC Championship Game. With the Rams at 3-3 and the 49ers at 3-4, neither team is where they wanted to be at this point in the season. Can the Niners sweep the regular season series for the fourth straight year?

Due to our sponsorship with Tallysight, we have to pick every game. But, as usual, we’ll narrow it down to six for you at the bottom. Odds for all matches are available on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Ravens vs. Bucs: Small week, rolling with QB and coaching. Despite Baltimore’s flaws, I give them the edge over Tampa in those categories.

Jaguars on Broncos: This will be Nathaniel Hackett’s last game as head coach of the Broncos.

eagles above Steelers: The Eagles will falter at some point, but I don’t think the Steelers will benefit.

Saints vs. Raiders: Two bad teams, so I’m going to take the Saints home advantage to +100.

Jets on Patriots: This is a defense first game without a good quarterback on either side. While Belichick is a legend, I ride with Saleh.

Falcons versus Panthers: The Panthers could beat the Falcons this week and make me rethink how I feel about them, but I consider their win over Tampa a fluke until they confirm it.

Completed Titans Texas: I was planning to always pick the underdog in this division, but at -130, the Titans’ talent advantage is enough for me to make that pick against the Texans.

sea ​​hawks on the Giants: GENO!

Collars on commanders: I’m not a fan of Sam Ehlinger’s choice, but we’ve done it before with Taylor Heinicke.

bengals on Browns: The Bengals are coming back in the right direction, and I don’t think the Browns will have the firepower to follow offensively.

More bills Packers: Seeing Aaron Rodgers at +300 or better is tempting, but he’s not the same caliber of player as last year and the Bills are a behemoth.

Cowboys vs Bears: I loved what I saw of the Bears Monday night against New England, but on a short week, against a big defense, it’s a tough one. Even with Dallas at -425, I ride with the favorites.

dolphins on the Lions: The Lions offense has fallen off a cliff over the past two weeks, and that tends to happen with Jared Goff. I think they bounce back a bit this week against the Dolphins, but Miami should still win easily.

Cardinals vs. Vikings: The gap between these two teams on paper is smaller than their records suggest. With DeAndre Hopkins back, I like the Cardinals’ chances of upsetting the road, especially at +155.

49ers on Rams: I don’t feel great about this pick, but the 49ers’ early-season struggles make them look like a talented mess. The Rams have been far more consistently mediocre. It could be a sign that the Niners are poorly coached and things will go downhill from here, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt this week.

BYE: ChargersKansas City

Marc’s prediction record:
Week 1: 7-8-1
Week 2: 9-7
Week 3: 7-9
Week 4: 9-7
Week 5: 8-8
Week 6: 8-6
Week 7: 9-5
Overall: 57-50-1

Here are the six games for this week’s competition:

Broncos @ Jaguars, 6:30 a.m. Pacific (in London, England)

Raiders @ Saints, 10:00 a.m. Pacific

Patriots @ Jets, 10 a.m. Pacific

Titans @ Texas, 1:05 p.m. Pacific

49ers @ Rams, 1:25 p.m. Pacific

Giants @ Seahawks, 1:25 p.m. Pacific

Dimensions/lines subject to change. The T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for more details.

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