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4 NFL Teams on Upset Alert in Week 8

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Week 8 features some of the most evenly-matched teams going up against one another this weekend. In fact, eight teams that have records within one win of each other go head-to-head. This is a great week to get behind some of these underdogs and make it a profitable Sunday for yourself.


Here are four teams that should be on upset alert in Week 8.

4. Cleveland Browns (+8) at Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, 1:00 p.m. EST

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Browns games have finished as a one-possession game in all but one game this season -- and one of those games being the Week 1 tie against the Steelers. It'll take a monumental effort to beat the Steelers at Heinz Field, but it is possible that this distracted team stumbles out of the gate coming off the bye week. I don't expect the Browns to win outright, but with the line moving up to +8, keeping the game within a touchdown is certainly within the realm of possibilities.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+4.5) at Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, 1:00 p.m. EST

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The Bengals are coming off an embarrassing performance on Sunday night in Kansas City, and they'll be taking on a very under-rated Tampa Bay offense that weathered the storm of three-straight losses before beating the Browns in Week 7. There should be points going up on the scoreboard all day in Cincy, and this one could very well come down to a game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter. If that's the case, Tampa covers, but they could ultimately wind up on the winning side of that kick since the Bengals have just as bad of a defense as they do. 

2. Seattle Seahawks (+3) at Detroit Lions, Sunday, 1:00 p.m. EST

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There's a stigma about West Coast teams coming east and having their biological clocks thrown off. However, the Seahawks had a bye in Week 7 and should be more than prepared for the two-hour time difference. Not to mention, the Seahawks have reinvented themselves as a run-first offense, which plays right into their hands since the Lions have allowed the second-most rushing yards (136.7) per game this season. The Seahawks could win this one outright.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars (+3) vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. EST

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Any mention of Blake Bortles is will send most people running for the hills, but the Jags do have boatloads of experience playing across the pond at their second home in London. In fact, the Jags have won their last three trips over to England and first-time travelers (like the Eagles are on Sunday) have not fared well at all. Reason being, preparation -- it's simply a much different scenario that teams have to prepare for, playing at Wembley Stadium. Most of the public is betting on the Eagles, which is actually another good reason to expect the Jags to win.

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