The NFL moves on to Week 8 of the season, and oddsmakers are busy setting lines and moving betting markets. Week 8 kicks off with a Tom Brady
vs. Lamar Jackson
showdown on Thursday Night Football and closes out with the Cincinnati Bengals
and Cleveland Browns
on Monday night.
In this article, we provide current NFL Week 8 spreads, moneylines, and totals, along with key storylines to keep in mind before placing bets at legal sports betting sites.
Analysis will be added as news develops.
NFL Week 8 opening odds
Week 8 best odds and betting breakdown
Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Spread: Ravens
- Moneyline: Ravens
The Buccaneers officially hit rock bottom. As 13-point favorites, the Bucs lost 21-3 to Carolina in Week 7, bringing their record to 3-4. Tampa Bay will now have a short week to prepare for Lamar Jackson
and the Baltimore Ravens.
Baltimore escaped with a 23-20 win over Cleveland to climb back above .500 for the season. Jackson threw only 16 passes in the game with both Mark Andrews
and Rashod Bateman
playing with injuries at less than 100 percent. Andrews went without a catch in the game; the Ravens will need more out of the passing game against a stout Bucs run defense.
Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars
- Spread: Broncos
- Moneyline: Broncos
The Broncos have a QB problem going into Week 8. Filling in for Russell Wilson
, Brett Rypien
completed only 24 of 45 passes and threw a pair of INTs against the Jets in Week 7. The defense, though, continues to dominate.
Jacksonville lost another close game in Week 7, dropping to 2-5 on the season. Despite outgaining most of their opponents this season, the Jaguars’ chances at a division title slip farther away each week.
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons
- Spread: Panthers
- Moneyline: Panthers
Carolina stunned the Bucs in Week 7 behind a pair of touchdown throws from third-string QB PJ Walker
. But Walker may find the bench again in Week 8. Baker Mayfield
and Sam Darnold
could both return from injuries. Oddsmakers will move this line if either gets the start.
The Falcons, meanwhile, remain satisfied running the football regardless of the game environment. Marcus Mariota
threw only 13 times in Week 7 despite trailing by more than two scores for most of the game. They have a much different script as home favorites in Week 8.
Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys
- Spread: Bears
- Moneyline: Bears
was mediocre in his return to the Cowboys lineup in Week 7, but the Cowboys defense provided more than enough to secure an easy win over Detroit. Dallas will be heavily favored again in Week 8, regardless of how the Bears perform against the Patriots on Monday Night Football.
Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions
- Spread: Dolphins
- Moneyline: Dolphins
The once-formidable Lions offense was silent for the second straight week in a 24-6 loss to Dallas. They hope to get D’Andre Swift
and Amon-Ra St. Brown
back in Week 8. St. Brown left the Week 7 game with a concussion.
Miami won an ugly game against Pittsburgh on Sunday Night Football in Week 7 and will have Tua Tagovailoa
under center again in Week 8.
Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings
- Spread: Cardinals
- Moneyline: Cardinals
Arizona enters this game with some extra rest following a wild 42-34 victory over New Orleans on Thursday Night Football. The Cardinals wasted no time getting DeAndre Hopkins
involved in his return from suspension, targeting the All-Pro receiver 14 times. The Cardinals passing attack gets a juicy matchup against a leaky Vikings secondary in Week 8.
The Vikings have had two weeks to prepare for this game and have an opportunity to extend their lead in the NFC North.
Las Vegas Raiders at New Orleans Saints
- Spread: Raiders
- Moneyline: Raiders
After a bumpy start to Week 7, the Raiders coasted to an easy win over the Texans. The offense is clicking, scoring 20-plus points in six straight games, and could get Darren Waller
back in the lineup in Week 8.
threw four touchdown passes in Week 7, but turnovers were the story. He threw three INTs, two of which were returned for touchdowns. Will Dalton get the nod again in Week 8, or will Jameis Winston return from a four-game absence? Regardless, the Saints need more out of their defense with Derek Carr
and Co. coming into town.
New England Patriots at New York Jets
- Spread: Patriots
- Moneyline: Patriots
The Jets got another incredible performance out of their defense in Week 7, leading the way to a 16-9 victory in Denver. The offense, however, could be without Breece Hall
for some time. The talented rookie left the Week 7 game with a knee injury. Michael Carter
might get a heavy workload against the Patriots, who have struggled to defend the ground game this season.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles
- Spread: Steelers
- Moneyline: Steelers
Coming off their bye week, the Eagles play host for this in-state rivalry against the Steelers. Oddsmakers installed Philadelphia as double-digit favorites after the Steelers scored only 10 points against Miami on Sunday night.
Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans
- Spread: Titans
- Moneyline: Titans
The Titans took control of the AFC South with a 19-10 win over the Colts in Week 7. It was Tennessee’s fourth win in a row and its fifth consecutive over the Colts. They get another divisional game in Week 8 against the Houston Texans, who fell to 1-4-1 in a Week 7 loss to the Raiders.
Washington Commanders at Indianapolis Colts
- Spread: Commanders
- Moneyline: Commanders
In his first start of the season, Taylor Heinicke
led the Commanders to a surprising win over Aaron Rodgers
and the Packers in Week 7. Heinicke shook off the early rust to throw for a pair of touchdowns to get Washington in the win column for the second straight week. Carson Wentz
will miss at least another three weeks, but the Commanders might actually be in better hands with Heinecke.
Indianapolis was plagued by turnovers again in a Week 7 loss. Even with Jonathan Taylor
and Nyheim Hines
back in the lineup, the team failed to generate anything consistent on the offensive side of the ball. Up next is a Commanders defense that is peaking.
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams
- Spread: 49ers
- Moneyline: 49ers
This might be the matchup of the week. The Rams come off the bye hoping to get back on the right track in a pivotal division showdown with the 49ers.
San Francisco eased newly acquired Christian McCaffrey
into the Week 7 loss to Kansas City. McCaffrey will earn more reps as he familiarizes himself with the playbook. The offense racked up more than 400 yards against the Chiefs, but the defense was shredded by Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs passing attack.
New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks
- Spread: Giants
- Moneyline: Giants
The Giants are 6-1 following another tight win at Jacksonville, but they’re still being treated as a middling team in betting markets. Unless this game flips in their favor, this will mark the fourth straight game the Giants close as underdogs. They’re 3-0 outright in their past three.
Seattle shocked the Chargers in Week 7 but could be without DK Metcalf
, who left the game with a knee injury. Still, Geno Smith
found other receivers to get involved in what has been the most surprising offense of the 2022 season thus far.
Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills
- Spread: Packers
- Moneyline: Packers
The Bills are sizable favorites against Aaron Rodgers
and the struggling Packers. Buffalo comes off the bye with a primetime home game. Meanwhile, Green Bay has lost three in a row. Rodgers, dealing with a thumb injury, hasn’t thrown for more than 255 yards in a game this season.
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns
- Spread: Bengals
- Moneyline: Bengals
The Bengals passing offense is finally in rhythm after Joe Burrow
threw for 481 yards and four TDs (plus another on the ground) in Week 7. As a result, Cincinnati is a road favorite in Cleveland for Monday Night Football. The Browns have dropped four in a row, including a Week 7 heartbreaker to Baltimore.