NFL Predictions Week Eight: Jeff Reinebold takes on Darren Bent and Tamsin Greenway
Jeff Reinebold takes on a couple of England internationals in NFL Predictions, as he goes up against former footballer Darren Bent and netball star Tamsin Greenway in Week Eight.
Every week, Sky Sports’ NFL experts take on representatives from the wider Sky Sports family and a guest from NFL UK. Greenway is flying the flag for Sky Sports’ Netball coverage, while Bent is put forward by NFL UK, with the pair attempting to reduce Team NFL’s lead at the top of the table.
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Read on below to to see Reinebold’s, Greenway’s and Bent’s picks for Week Eight…
Week Eight Predictions
Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers
Thursday Night Football, live on Sky Sports NFL, Friday, 12.20am
REINEBOLD PICKS: Panthers
“Carolina are playing a lot better than anyone anticipated they would be – they’re still in the playoff picture – and there are a lot of reasons for optimism. Atlanta, meanwhile, have a really good team on paper but have been a huge disappointment, costing Dan Quinn his job.
“I think this is going to be a really good football game; Atlanta keep inventing new ways to loose – Todd Gurley last week not going down before the goal line, allowing Detroit the time to come back and beat them – and so I like Carolina to win the game.”
GREENWAY PICKS: Panthers
BENT PICKS: Panthers
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens
Sunday, live on Sky Sports NFL, 6pm
REINEBOLD PICKS: Steelers
“If you love physical football, then this is a great matchup!
“Baltimore are a run-first team behind Lamar Jackson, and the Steelers are maybe as good as anybody in the NFL in playing the run.
“Pittsburgh, on offence, have a lot of weapons outside, and Ben Roethlisberger’s ability to get the ball to them gives them the edge.”
GREENWAY PICKS: Ravens
BENT PICKS: Ravens
San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks
Sunday, live on Sky Sports NFL, 9.25pm
REINEBOLD PICKS: Seahawks
“Russell Wilson, for my money, is playing as well as anybody in the NFL right now. D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett give him two big-play threats on the outside.
“The question for the Seahawks is around their defence; can they play good enough defence? But my concern with San Francisco is, which Jimmy Garoppolo are you going to get?
“If Garoppolo can be efficient, protect the football, make a few key throws when he has to, then the 49ers have a chance, But if not, it will be Wilson’s day.”
GREENWAY PICKS: 49ers
BENT PICKS: Seahawks
Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday Night Football, live on Sky Sports NFL, Monday, 1.20am
REINEBOLD PICKS: Eagles
“This is another big rivalry game, and one that usually garners national attention – two storied NFL teams – but both of them have really struggled this year. Whoever wins this game will win the division.
“I just don’t know how the Cowboys are going to manufacture points with their rookie quarterback Ben DiNucci. The Eagles too have not exactly been prolific on offence this year, but their quarterback Carson Wentz certainly gives them the advantage here.”
GREENWAY PICKS: Cowboys
BENT PICKS: Eagles
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants
Monday Night Football, live on Sky Sports NFL, Tuesday, 1.15am
REINEBOLD PICKS: Buccaneers
“[Giants head coach] Joe Judge is doing about as much as he can do with the roster that he’s got, he’s got his team showing up, playing tough, sound football.
“But that is not enough against this Tampa Bay team that is starting to hit their stride. I really think that the Buccaneers will be the NFC representative in the Super Bowl if they can stay healthy.”
GREENWAY PICKS: Buccaneers
BENT PICKS: Buccaneers
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