- The opening lines have been posted for Week 8 of the NFL season
- The Seattle Seahawks are 1-point favorites at home against the San Francisco 49ers in a key NFC West game
- The opening over/under is 55.5 points for the Green Bay Packers’ game with the Minnesota Vikings
The Pittsburgh Steelers are two-fifths of a way to a perfect season, raising their record to 6-0 on Sunday by holding on for a 27-24 road victory over the previously unbeaten Tennessee Titans.
The Steelers get another big test next Sunday when they visit the Baltimore Ravens (5-1) in an AFC North showdown.
The opening lines for Steelers-Ravens – Baltimore is a 5.5-point favorite — and the rest of the NFL odds for Week 8 have been posted.
NFL Week 8 Opening Lines
|Atlanta Falcons||+132||+3 (-115)||Over 51.5 (-110)|
|Carolina Panthers||-156||-3 (-105)||Under 51.5 (-110)|
|Indianapolis Colts||-138||-2.5 (-110)||Over 50.5 (-110)|
|Detroit Lions||+118||+2.5 (-110)||Under 50.5 (-110)|
|Minnesota Vikings||+265||+7 (-110)||Over 55.5 (-110)|
|Green Bay Packers||-330||-7 (-110)||Under 55.5 (-110)|
|New England Patriots||+176||+4.5 (-110)||Over 46 (-110)|
|Buffalo Bills||-210||-4.5 (-110)||Under 46 (-110)|
|Tennessee Titans||-210||-4 (-112)||Over 52.5 (-110)|
|Cincinnati Bengals||+176||+4 (-108)||Under 52.5 (-110)|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+134||+3 (-110)||Over 54.5 (-110)|
|Cleveland Browns||-158||-3 (-110)||Under 54.5 (-110)|
|New York Jets||N/A||+20.5 (-110)||N/A|
|Kansas City Chiefs||N/A||-20.5 (-110)||N/A|
|Los Angeles Rams||-196||-3.5 (-114)||Over 44.5 (-110)|
|Miami Dolphins||+164||+3.5 (-106)||Under 44.5 (-110)|
|New Orleans Saints||-138||-2.5 (-114)||Over 45.5 (-110)|
|Chicago Bears||+118||+2.5 (-106)||Under 45.5 (-110)|
|San Francisco 49ers||N/A||+1 (-115)||N/A|
|Seattle Seahawks||N/A||-1 (-105)||N/A|
|Dallas Cowboys||N/A||+7.5 (-105)||Over 47.5 (-110)|
|Philadelphia Eagles||N/A||-7.5 (-115)||Under 47.5 (-110)|
|Los Angeles Chargers||-126||-1.5 (-110)||Over 44.5 (-110)|
|Denver Broncos||+108||+1.5 (-110)||Under 44.5 (-110)|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||+194||+5.5 (-110)||Over 46.5 (-115)|
|Baltimore Ravens||-235||-5.5 (-110)||Under 46.5 (-105)|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|New York Giants||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Odds taken Oct. 25 at FanDuel.
Seahawks Slight Favorites
The smallest line for Week 8 is the one point that the Seattle Seahawks are favored by over the visiting San Francisco 49ers in a meeting of NFC West teams.
The Seahawks took a 5-0 record into their Sunday night game against the Cardinals at Arizona.
The 49ers pulled a 33-6 road upset of the New England Patriots as a three-point underdog on Sunday to improve to 4-3. The Patriots have lost three straight.
FOUR! Count em, 4 picks for the #49ers defense today!
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 25, 2020
Against the Patriots, Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for a career-high three touchdowns and 112 yards before leaving with an ankle injury. He was subbing for the injured Raheem Mostert.
Jimmy Garappolo completed 20 of 25 passes for 277 yards with two interceptions in his first game against his former team.
Not surprisingly, Week 8’s biggest spread is the 20.5 that the Kansas City Chiefs are favored by over the New York Jets at home.
The Chiefs improved to 6-1 on Sunday as they rolled over the Broncos 43-16 in Denver as a 9.5-point favorite.
Kansas City showed it can win without a big performance from Patrick Mahomes, who threw for just 99 yards in the first half as the Chiefs built a 24-9 lead. Mahomes eventually extended his NFL-leading streak to 17 games with a touchdown pass with 11 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
One of the Chiefs’ scores came on a 102-yard kickoff return by Byron Pringle in the snow.
PRINGLE TO THE CRIB 🏡
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 25, 2020
The Jets fell to 0-7 and kept the dubious distinction of being the NFL’s only winless team by dropping an 18-10 decision at home to the Buffalo Bills as 9.5-point underdogs.
The Jets held the Bills without a touchdown as Buffalo needed six field goals from Tyler Bass, who tied a franchise record. However, New York generated just 10 points even with Sam Darnold returning to the lineup after missing two games with a shoulder injury.
The largest total is 55.5 points for the Minnesota Vikings-Green Bay Packers game.
The Packers bounced back Sunday from their first loss of the season by beating the Texans 35-20 in Houston as Aaron Rodgers passed for 283 yards and four touchdowns.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 25, 2020
The Vikings were on their bye week.
High-scoring games are the Packers’ specialty, averaging 32.8 points a game and allowing 26.5. The Vikings are scoring 25.8 points a game and giving up 32.0.
The over/unders of 44.5 for the Los Angeles Rams-Miami Dolphins and Los Angeles Chargers-Denver Broncos games are the lowest on the Week 8 schedule.
Rookie Tua Tagovailoa will make his first NFL start for the Dolphins.
The Dolphins are 3.5-point dogs against the Rams However, Tagovailoa was a wildly popular college player at Alabama, and Miami has won three of its last four.
Look for the public to back the Dolphins in his initial start and that line to drop.
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