If you had both the New York Giants and Jets pegged as teams that would be at the top of the league standings through seven weeks of the season, no you did not. No one saw this coming! But they are just two surprises in a season that’s been full of them.
MVP contender Geno Smith? Christian McCaffrey, running back for the…San Francisco 49ers? We aren’t at the halfway point of the 2022 season yet and the NFL just keeps delivering. So what can we expect from this weekend’s games? With Elias Insights as our guide, let’s have a look at some of the biggest Week 8 matchups.
The Packers have averaged 18.3 points per game, which ranks 23rd in the NFL coming into Week 8. Against one of the top defenses in the league in the Buffalo Bills, Green Bay is a double-digit underdog for the first time with Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback. But Matt LaFleur coached teams are 16-2 straight up and 14-4 against the spread in primetime games, and the Packers cannot be counted out in this Sunday night contest. A desperate Rodgers might just be a dangerous one, and one of only a few quarterbacks who can win a shootout against Josh Allen and Co. Green Bay will be feeling the heat to win or watch their season slip further away.
That’s all for Week 8, but make sure to come back next week for another round of detailed breakdowns and analysis of the best the NFL has to offer!