Richard Sherman
© Cary Edmondson | 2019 Oct 7
Richard Sherman © Cary Edmondson | 2019 Oct 7

PFW's Week 8 Handicappers Corner, with odds provided by BetIndiananews:

GIANTS at LIONS (-7)

Hub Arkush: NYG*

Arthur Arkush: NYG*

BUCS at TITANS (-2.5)

HA: TEN

AA: TEN

CHARGERS at BEARS (-4)

HA: LAC*

AA: CHI

SEAHAWKS (-6.5) at FALCONS

HA: ATL*

AA: SEA

JETS at JAGUARS (-6)

HA: JAC

AA: JAC

EAGLES at BILLS (-1.5)

HA: PHI

AA: PHI

BENGALS at RAMS (-13) in LONDON

HA: LAR

AA: LAR

CARDINALS at SAINTS (-10.5)

HA: NO

AA: NO

RAIDERS at TEXANS (-6.5)

HA: HOU

AA: HOU

PANTHERS at 49ERS (-5.5)

HA: CAR*

AA: CAR*

BRONCOS at COLTS (-5.5)

HA: DEN*

AA: IND

BROWNS at PATRIOTS (-13)

HA: CLE*

AA: NE

PACKERS (-4) at CHIEFS

HA: KC*

AA: GB

DOLPHINS at STEELERS (-14)

HA: PIT

AA: MIA*

* — team will cover point spread but lose game

BEST BETS

HA: CAR*

My lock this week is the Panthers, folks. I don't know if they win the football game, but road 'dogs are killing it this season so far and that Panthers defense has played great football while the 49ers offense has left much to be desired. Even if the 49ers are for real, and it's certainly starting to look like they are, they definitely aren't perfect and 5 1/2 is just too many points.

AA: LAR

Thirteen is a big number, but the Bengals are the Bengals, except they continue to be without their best receiver, best blocker, best edge rusher and two of their top three corners, among other key injuries. And they're not on the Rams' level when 100 percent healthy. Throw in the trip across the pond and likelihood of Sean McVay's experienced staff being better equipped than his mentor Zac Taylor and Co. to get a shorthanded club ready to go, and this will be ugly.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS (SU / ATS / BEST BET)

HA: 8-5 / 7-6 / 0-1 

AA: 5-8 / 4-9 / 1-0

SEASON RESULTS

HA: 59-39-1 / 42-57 / 2-5

AA: 56-42-1 / 42-57 / 5-2