NFL Week 8 Preview

28 Oct 2020

After three appearances in the last four years in the World Series, the Dodgers are champions for the first time since Kirk Gibson pinch hit a homer and hobbled around the bases. That leaves nothing but football on the GridCard this week.

Covid-19 could affect Wisconsin @ Nebraska so that's a GridCard scratch. But there is plenty of other Big Ten action, including Indiana @ Rutgers, Northwestern @ Iowa, and intrastate rivalry MSU @ Michigan. The primetime matchup between Ohio State and Penn State lost a little luster when PSU was upset by the Hoosiers last week. The Nittany Lions are big underdogs at  home in Happy Valley.

Big 12 games--TCU @ Baylor, Texas @ Oklahoma State, and Kansas State @ West Virginia--are in the mix along with two interesting SEC clashes, Alabama @ Mississippi State and LSU @ Auburn.

The Second Game features a full slate of NFL games, including Vikings @ Packers, Saints @ Bears, and Cowboys @ Eagles. The MAC returns from Covid suspension with two midweek games: Ohio @ CMU and Buffalo @ Northern Illinois. Thursday Night Football closes the G-Card when the Packers travel west to face the 49ers.