Week 8 of the NFL regular season features several divisional rivals squaring off in games that could separate the contenders from the pretenders. Check out Bodog Sportsbook for all of the latest odds on these pivotal matchups.
Dallas Cowboys (-2) at Washington Redskins, Sunday at 4:25 PM ET
In one of the tightest spreads in Week 8, the Dallas Cowboys head to Washington to take on the Redskins in a critical NFC East divisional matchup. These historic rivals are both 3-3 on the season and are tied for second in the division behind the Philadelphia Eagles. Both teams are in the playoff picture, but a win in Week 8 will separate one team from the other in a big way.
Dallas is coming off of a dominant 40-10 victory over the lowly San Francisco 49ers. Running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns, while also adding 72 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown. He’ll look to build off of that performance in Week 9 against the league’s 12th-ranked defense.
The ‘Skins suffered a deflating 34-24 loss in Week 7 to the NFC East-leading Eagles. Washington will have opportunities to run against the Cowboys, who rank 21st in the league in run defense. However, the Redskins are a pass-first team, and their top rusher, Chris Thompson, has accumulated only 213 total rushing yards on 43 attempts. The difference in this game will likely come down to which team can establish the run game.
Pittsburgh Steelers (-3) at Detroit Lions, Sunday at 8:30 PM ET
The Sunday night matchup in Week 8 has the streaking Pittsburgh Steelers taking on the slumping Detroit Lions. The Steelers are coming off of two consecutive wins against the Bengals and the Chiefs. As a result, the Steelers are running away with the AFC North at 5-2.
The Lions, meanwhile, are struggling with injuries. They’re coming off of two straight losses to the Panthers and Saints. It’ll be up to quarterback Matthew Stafford to try to figure out the league’s top passing defense in the Steelers if the Lions hope to have a chance.
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (-7.5), Monday at 8:30 PM ET
Monday Night Football showcases the 5-2 Kansas City Chiefs against the 3-3 Denver Broncos. The Broncos are reeling after being shut out by the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 7. Despite a solid performance by the Broncos’ defense, which held Phillip Rivers and the fourth-best offense in the league to only 21 points, Denver will need quarterback Trevor Siemian to step up against a Chiefs’ defense that has struggled of late.
Kansas City has come back down to earth, having lost their last two games after starting the season 5-0. Week 7’s loss to the Oakland Raiders was a heartbreaker that ended on an extra point following a last-second touchdown pass by quarterback Derek Carr. The Chiefs will be looking to get back into the win column and extend their AFC West lead over Denver at home. See our complete NFL week 8 betting preview here.
*Odds as of October 26, 2017