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Week 8 NFL Picks: Packers should be feeling good about their chances in KC

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Either with or without a gimpy Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs will have their hands full with the Packers on Sunday night.

Kansas City Chiefs v Green Bay Packers Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Will he play or won’t he?

While Green Bay Packers fans have had Davante Adams on the mind with that question in recent weeks, an opposing player’s availability is even more critical to the team’s upcoming game in week eight. That would be Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who has returned to practice this week after dislocating his kneecap just one week ago Thursday night.

The injury was initially expected to keep Mahomes out at least three weeks, sidelining him for this game and a few more. But with the Chiefs running Mahomes through some drills in practice early on this week, the possibility of him playing is something that the Packers must be prepared for.

But if Mahomes plays, is he enough for the Chiefs to beat a hot Packers squad? According to APC’s contributors this week, he won’t be. With his status still uncertain, ten of this week’s 12 Packers pickers are rolling with Green Bay to reach 7-1, getting rookie head coach Matt LaFleur to the halfway point of the season on a positive note. Vegas sees the Packers as the bet to win as well, making them 3.5-point favorites with Mahomes still expected to sit out on Sunday night.

Here are this week’s picks:

Week 8 Picks

Game Tex Jason Peter Jon M Jordan Kris Matub Paul Shawn Zach Mike Jon B Composite
Game Tex Jason Peter Jon M Jordan Kris Matub Paul Shawn Zach Mike Jon B Composite
WAS @ MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN MIN*
SEA @ ATL SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA SEA*
PHI @ BUF PHI BUF BUF PHI BUF PHI BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF BUF
LAC @ CHI CHI CHI CHI LAC CHI LAC CHI LAC LAC CHI LAC CHI CHI
NYG @ DET DET DET DET DET DET DET DET DET DET DET DET DET DET*
DEN @ IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND IND DEN IND IND
NYJ @ JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX JAX NYJ JAX JAX JAX JAX NYJ JAX JAX
CIN @ LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR LAR*
ARI @ NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO*
TB @ TEN TEN TEN TN TEN TB TB TEN TB TEN TEN TB TEN TEN
CAR @ SF CAR SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF SF*
OAK @ HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU HOU OAK HOU
CLE @ NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE*
GB @ KC GB GB GB GB GB GB GB KC KC GB GB GB GB
MIA @ PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT PIT*