NFL周 8 预习: Several matchups have early playoff implications

NFL周 8 预习: Several matchups have early playoff implications

The NFL is nearing the halfway point of the season and the games from here on out are going to have a deeper impact in terms of playoff seeding than ever before.

The NFC West and the AFC North are among the best divisions in football and during Week 8 的 2020 season there are two matchups that will stick out. 的 匹兹堡钢人队 take on the 巴尔的摩乌鸦西雅图海鹰队 play the 旧金山49人队.

Both games will determine who wins the division and gets to host a playoff game. And while the NFC East is one of the worst divisions in football, 的 达拉斯牛仔队’与 费城老鹰队 will also have playoff implications.

亚利桑那红雀队, Houston Texans, 杰克逊维尔美洲虎华盛顿足球队 are all on bye weeks.

Here’s a brief look at the games around the NFL.

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PANTHERS (3-4) VS. 粉丝 (1-6)

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley (21) scores a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, 在亚特兰大. (美联社照片/ John Bazemore)

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley (21) scores a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, 在亚特兰大. (美联社照片/ John Bazemore)

猎鹰 lost last week on a fluky touchdown from Todd Gurley and now have a big NFC South matchup against the 黑豹. To stay in the division race, both teams need a win on this Thursday night matchup.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 32-19 猎鹰

DATE: 十月. 29

TIME (和): 8:20 下午.

WHERE: Bank of America Stadium

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乌鸦 (5-1) VS. STEELERS (6-0)

Baltimore Ravens defenders Pernell McPhee (90) Calais Campbell (93) prepare for the next play during an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, 星期日, 九月. 20, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson)

Baltimore Ravens defenders Pernell McPhee (90) Calais Campbell (93) prepare for the next play during an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, 星期日, 九月. 20, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson)

钢人乌鸦’ rivalry continues Sunday as the NFL season starts November. The undefeated Steelers team will be mostly healthy when it takes on the Ravens and Lamar Jackson. This will be one of the better matchups of the afternoon.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 25-23 钢人

DATE: 十一月. 1

TIME (和): 1 下午.

WHERE: 中号&T Bank Stadium

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BILLS (5-2) VS. PATRIOTS (2-4)

Buffalo Bills kicker Tyler Bass (2), center left, celebrates after his fourth field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, in East Rutherford, 新泽西. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Buffalo Bills kicker Tyler Bass (2), center left, celebrates after his fourth field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, in East Rutherford, 新泽西. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Bills have a real chance to bury the 爱国者 在星期天. A Buffalo win would put New England at 2-6 and really out of contention in the AFC East. New England desperately needs a win after a bad loss to San Francisco last week.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 75-43-1 爱国者

DATE: 十一月. 1

TIME (和): 1 下午.

WHERE: Bills Stadium

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BENGALS (1-5-1) VS. TITANS (5-1)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) follows the blocking of offensive guard Rodger Saffold (76) as Henry scores a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, 十月. 25, 2020, 在纳什维尔, 天恩. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) follows the blocking of offensive guard Rodger Saffold (76) as Henry scores a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, 十月. 25, 2020, 在纳什维尔, 天恩. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

泰坦 will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season. They hit the road to face the 孟加拉人. Joe Burrow has played well but the team has not been able to play a complete game and he will have a big test against Tennessee.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 40-33-1 泰坦

DATE: 十一月. 1

TIME (和): 1 下午.

WHERE: Paul Brown Stadium

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BROWNS (5-2) VS. RAIDERS (3-3)

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

布朗斯 lost Odell Beckham Jr. for the remainder of the season, but hope to get past that and pick up a win against the 攻略. Las Vegas was blown out against Tampa Bay last week. Cleveland won by three points on a last-second touchdown.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 13-10 攻略

DATE: 十一月. 1

TIME (和): 1 下午.

WHERE: FirstEnergy Stadium

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LIONS (3-3) VS. 鞋类 (4-2)

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson (88) celebrates his touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, 在亚特兰大. The Detroit Lions won 23-22. (美联社照片/布林·安德森)

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson (88) celebrates his touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, 在亚特兰大. The Detroit Lions won 23-22. (美联社照片/布林·安德森)

雄狮马驹 have a big matchup that could have wild card implications in both of the teams’ conferences. Detroit won last week against Atlanta and Indianapolis is coming off a bye week after a comeback victory over the Bengals in Week 6.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 21-19-2 马驹

DATE: 十一月. 1

TIME (和): 1 下午.

WHERE: Ford Field

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PACKERS (5-1) VS. VIKINGS (1-5)

Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams (30) warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams (30) warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

封隔器 have their second matchup of the season against the 维京人. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers hope to put the Vikings away for the rest of the season. Minnesota is in desperate need of a ‘W’ in this one.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 62-53-3 封隔器

DATE: 十一月. 1

TIME (和): 1 下午.

WHERE: Lambeau Field

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CHIEFS (6-1) VS. JETS (0-7)

This Sept. 22, 2020, file photo shows former New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell watching from the sideline near the end of the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in Foxborough, 弥撒. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, 文件)

This Sept. 22, 2020, file photo shows former New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell watching from the sideline near the end of the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in Foxborough, 弥撒. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, 文件)

It’s the Le’Veon Bell revenge game. 的 酋长 host the Jets in what could be the most lopsided game of the season. The Jets cut Bell earlier in the season and he was picked up by the Chiefs. He is expected to get significant playing time.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 18-18-1 绑

DATE: 十一月. 1

TIME (和): 1 下午.

WHERE: Arrowhead Stadium

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DOLPHINS (3-3) VS. RAMS (5-2)

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson, 对, tries to get around Chicago Bears defensive back Eddie Jackson (39) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, 十月. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, 牛犊. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson, 对, tries to get around Chicago Bears defensive back Eddie Jackson (39) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, 十月. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, 牛犊. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Los Angeles is turning into title town and the 公羊 know that. Their march back to the Super Bowl begins Sunday when they head to Miami to face the 海豚. Tua Tagovailoa will get his first start of his NFL career. He will be welcomed by Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey and Leonard Floyd.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 11-2 海豚

DATE: 十一月. 1

TIME (和): 1 p,m.

WHERE: Hard Rock Stadium

: 狐狸

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布朗科斯 (2-4) VS. CHARGERS (2-4)

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert pitches the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, 十月. 25, 2020, in Inglewood, 牛犊. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert pitches the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, 十月. 25, 2020, in Inglewood, 牛犊. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

The AFC West will have a big matchup featuring the 充电器野马. Justin Herbert will hope to get another win as Drew Lock and the team tries to bounce back. Both teams need a win to keep pace for the wild card.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 67-52-1 野马

DATE: 十一月. 1

TIME (和): 4:05 下午.

WHERE: Empower Field at Mile High

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BEARS (5-2) VS. SAINTS (4-2)

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., 星期日, 十月. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) passes against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., 星期日, 十月. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

did not look great against the Rams on Monday night in Week 7. 的 圣人 are hoping to be healthy for this matchup. A win would help either team’s playoff chances significantly.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 16-13 圣人

DATE: 十一月. 1

TIME (和): 4:25 下午.

WHERE: Soldier Field

: 狐狸

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SEAHAWKS (5-1) VS. 49ERS (4-3)

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) pulls in a touchdown pass as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (20) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, in Glendale, 阿里兹. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) pulls in a touchdown pass as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (20) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, in Glendale, 阿里兹. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

It’s matchups like these that will wean out the division winners from the wild card teams and the playoff pretenders. 的 Seahawks are coming off a tough loss to the Cardinals while the 49人 are hoping to continue their streak of good luck. It’s a pivotal division matchup on Sunday afternoon and a must-watch game.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 25-17 Seahawks

DATE: 十一月. 1

TIME (和): 4:25 下午.

WHERE: CenturyLink Field

: 狐狸

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EAGLES (2-4-1) VS. 牛仔 (2-5)

Philadelphia Eagles' Boston Scott, 剩下, catches a touchdown pass against New York Giants' Jabrill Peppers during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期四, 十月. 22, 2020, 在费城. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

费城老鹰队’ Boston Scott, 剩下, catches a touchdown pass against New York GiantsJabrill Peppers during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期四, 十月. 22, 2020, 在费城. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

The NFC East is bad but someone has to win the division. 的 牛仔Eagles are the two top teams right now and will battle it out Sunday night. Philly is coming off a close win against the Giants and the Cowboys are coming off a bad loss to Washington. Something has to give.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 66-52 牛仔

DATE: 十一月. 1

TIME (和): 8:20 下午.

WHERE: Lincoln Financial Field

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GIANTS (1-6) VS. BUCCANEERS (5-2)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十月. 25, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

海盗 shouldn’t have any issues against the 巨人 on Monday night. Tampa Bay looked to be in form against Las Vegas last week while the Giants can’t seem to close out games. Daniel Jones made his debut against Tampa Bay last year and won the game for New York. But both teams are a bit different a year later.

ALL-TIME SERIES: 15-7 巨人

DATE: 十一月. 2

TIME (和): 8:15 下午.

WHERE: MetLife Stadium

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