The NFL Week 8 schedule has several notable matchups. However, the buzz around the NFL Week 8 schedule is mainly around who will start for a 2-4 team. For now, it appears that Brett Favre will keep his famous streak alive, although it may not give the Vikings a better shot against the Patriots. But if the Vikings do pull off the upset, they would finally get in the upset spirit that has defined this season. What other surprises and Halloween scares could define the Week 8 schedule today?
Favre’s two former teams will be clashing today, as the Packers try to halt the Jets’ five-game winning streak. The uneven Packers are looking for consistency, while the Jets had a bye week to rest what may be the league’s hottest team.
On the opposite end, the NFL Week 8 schedule has two of the league’s biggest disappointments overseas. Yet again, a game in a foreign land has unappetizing teams, as the 1-6 49ers face the 2-5 Broncos – who will try to hold San Francisco under 60 points.
Meanwhile, the reeling Cowboys get to stay home, with Jon Kitna as their new starter. Yet since the 3-4 Jaguars are a mess themselves, facing them could finally give Dallas some relief. But at the least, they have won one game, while the Bills are the only winless team left. Their next chance to change that comes against the AFC West leading Chiefs in Kansas City.
To round out the NFL Week 8 schedule for 1 pm, the 4-3 Redskins try to build their record against the Lions, while the Rams host the Panthers. The Dolphins will attempt to put their loss to the Steelers behind them, as they go to Cincinnati.
At 4 pm, all eyes will be on New England, and on who takes the field for the Vikings. But even if Brett Favre gets to duel with Tom Brady, the Vikings need even more luck to derail the 5-1 Patriots. If Favre blows this game and leaves the Vikings at 2-5, Brad Childress will take the blame for giving in to Favre again.
The rest of the 4 pm games on the NFL Week 8 schedule are in the West Coast. The Chargers are also trying to breathe life into their season, although they have the 5-2 Titans coming to town. The Buccaneers will try to back up coach Raheem Morris’s confidence at Arizona, while the Raiders can actually get to .500 if they beat the Seahawks at home.
However, the Saints are trying to avoid a .500 record, in the primetime game of the night. The Steelers begin a difficult string of games at New Orleans tonight, although this matchup doesn’t look as intimidating right now.
With the Week 8 NFL schedule starting on Halloween, 24 teams will seek to avoid a horror show today – although almost everyone has had one already this year.
Yahoo Sports- “Week 8 Scoreboard”