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NFL Week 8 Survivor Pool Pick: Is Now Time To Take Chiefs?

Adam Thompson for Bookies.com

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NFL Week 8 Survivor Pool Pick: Is Now Time To Take Chiefs?

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NFL Survivor Pools have exploded in popularity, and at levels for all kinds of fans, from family pools to those with thousands of dollars in cash prizes on the line.

The simple nature of it is a major draw for to NFL betting fans: Survivor Pools entail picking one team to win each week, but never picking the same team twice. It's not how much your team wins by in a Survivor Pool. Simply, it's about picking a winner and moving on - and sometimes saving the biggest favorite for a future week.

Here is my most confident pick to get you through Week 8. We’re perfect so far this season (see below).

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NFL Week 8 Survivor Pick: Kansas City Chiefs

We’ve made it through seven weeks unscathed. Most people likely can’t say that. I think we’ve earned a bye week, and taking the Chiefs at home against the winless Jets is as close as it comes.

One can argue Patrick Mahomes & Co. are the best team in the NFL. It’s barely an argument that the Jets are the worst in the league. The spread hovered all week around 20 points in favor of KC.

One may look at last week’s 18-10 final score in the Jets’ loss to the Bills as a sign of improvement for the 0-7 New York team. But consider that the Jets took a 10-0 lead and did nothing after that. Also consider the Bills didn’t punt. It was held out of the end zone and settled for six field goals. Do you think the Chiefs will suffer a similar fate? If one trend is to repeat, it’s that Kansas City also might not punt.

Week 8 is the reason we held onto the Chiefs for so long. It’s time to cash the ticket and reduce a little stress for Halloween weekend.

Other NFL Week 8 Contenders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Buccaneers have looked the part of Super Bowl contender the last two weeks with dominating wins over the Packers and Chiefs. They should manhandle the Giants on Monday night.

Green Bay Packers: The Packers got back on track in Week 7 with a blowout win over the Texans. The Vikings bring a bottom-5 defensive unit into Lambeau – bad news against a red-hot Aaron Rodgers.

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Adam Thompson for Bookies.com
Adam Thompson
NFL writer and expert Adam Thompson joined Bookies.com in 2019 after a successful run as senior handicapper for SportsLine and CBSSports.com. He's long been established as one of the nation's premier handicappers, specializing in the NFL where he's hit on more than 60% over the past three years. Adam's NBA, PGA and horse racing picks have also produced major winners over the last 12 months. His customized NFL and NBA odds for players and teams have been picked up by hundreds of websites over the past year.