NFL Week 8: Best NFL Prop Bets for October 31, 2021

NFL Week 8: Best NFL Prop Bets for October 31, 2021

NFL Sunday in Week 8 has 13 games on the schedule, with only two teams having bye weeks. The Baltimore Ravens and Las Vegas Raiders are off in Week 8.

The card opened on Thursday night with the Green Bay Packers upsetting the Arizona Cardinals in the desert. It wasn’t much of an upset, but they were the underdogs and didn’t have the services of Davante Adams.

It was an interesting sequence to end the game, as A.J. Green failed to get his head around and looked for the ball. Nobody knows what Green was doing, but he must not have heard the play call correctly.

Green was able to get OVER his receiving prop, so that was the most important thing for us. Aaron Rodgers had a pedestrian game to stay UNDER his passing prop, which was nice as well.

We’ll go fishing for prop winners on the Sunday card. You can choose to play every prop or pick what you like the best. Head below for our free NFL Week 8 prop bets.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets Props

Joe Burrow Total Passing Yards

Joe Burrow and the Bengals are coming off a monster win against the Ravens with a 41-17 win. They needed a statement win and got it versus the Ravens.

Burrow passed for 416 yards with 3 touchdowns and an interception. He picked on a bad secondary and has another on the menu in Week 8.

If the Bengals are focused, Burrow should have another big day. The Jets are 27th in the NFL with 402.5 yards allowed per game.

Defending quarterbacks has been difficult, as they’ve allowed 275 passing yards per game. Burrow enters MetLife Stadium with 1,956 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions.

He has passed for more than 265 yards in four straight games. Against the Jets’ lousy secondary, expect Burrow to go for around 300 yards through the air.

Joe Burrow Passing Yards Prop
OVER 264.5

Ja’Marr Chase Total Receiving Yards

Ja’Marr Chase is only a rookie, but he’s playing like the best receiver in the NFL. It can often take a couple of years for new receivers to get comfortable.

Chase is doing it right out of the gate as a rookie. He’s going into Sunday with 35 receptions and 754 yards through seven games. Against the Ravens last week, Chase recorded a new career-high with 201 yards.

This was only after 159 yards against the Packers three games back. That was the third game with at least 100 yards as a rookie. He’s in a serious rhythm with his teammate at LSU.

Expect Chase to take advantage of a Jets’ defense that has holes in the secondary. More than 80 yards for Chase looks good.

Ja’Marr Chase Receiving Yards
OVER 79.5

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions Props

DeVonta Smith Total Receptions

The Eagles are at Ford Field for a Week 8 matchup against the pesky Detroit Lions. The Lions may not have a win, but they’ve pushed some teams to their limit.

The Ravens and Vikings both needed long distance field goals to win on the last play of the game. They’re coming off a competitive loss against the LA Rams in California.

The Lions lost 28-19, but I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the effort versus a superior Rams team. Their secondary has been a weak link, as they’ve allowed 263 passing yards per game.

DeVonta Smith hasn’t been up to Chase’s standards, but has been better than average. He has 32 receptions for 406 yards and a touchdown. In three of his last four games, Smith has at least 5 receptions.

Smith has been targeted 32 times during that stretch. Last week against the Raiders, Smith had 5 receptions on 9 targets. He likely has another 5 or 6 receptions in Detroit.

DeVonta Smith Receptions Prop
OVER 4.5

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Seattle Seahawks Props

Trevor Lawrence Total Passing Yards

Trevor Lawrence has looked much more comfortable in the NFL than he did across the first few weeks. It’s not like he’s putting up juggernaut numbers either, but just his poise and confidence looks better than we were witnessing early on.

Lawrence has posted 1,465 yards with 7 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 59.7% completions. He’s made some eye opening plays for a rookie at times, and other times Lawrence looks like a rookie quarterback.

He is coming off his first win in the NFL in London versus the Miami Dolphins two weeks back. Lawrence passed for 319 yards with a touchdown and interception. It’s a week after Lawrence looked good with 273 yards against the Titans.

The Seahawks have allowed 414.7 yards per game for 31st in the league. They’ve been one of the worst. Their ability to stop the pass hasn’t been all that. They’ve conceded 280.6 yards per game through the air.

Lawrence will have to let it fly in Seattle if the Jaguars are going to have another go at a win. He should pass for at least 250 yards against the Seahawks in this one.

Trevor Lawrence Passing Yards Prop
OVER 242.5

Washington Football Team vs. Denver Broncos Props

Teddy Bridgewater Total Passing Yards

The Washington Football Team defense has been one of the most disappointing units in the NFL this season. They ranked as one of the best a season ago and now they’re one of the worst.

Washington has allowed 406 yards per game for 29th in the NFL. They’ve been holding up well against the run, with 105.4 yards allowed per game for tenth, but their secondary has been missing in action.

They’ve been gashed through the air with opposing quarterbacks passing for an average of 300.6 yards per game on their secondary. Teddy Bridgewater should have a productive afternoon at home.

Bridgewater has been hit and miss this season, but has typically taken advantage of beatable defenses. He had 288 yards against the Steelers, and then followed up with 334 yards versus the Raiders.

The Browns were able to stop him for 187 passing yards last week on Thursday Night Football. With a little extra time to prepare this week, Bridgewater likely has a good game versus a bad Washington defense.

For Bridgewater to top this prop, he doesn’t have to be amazing at this number. 270 yards through the air looks reachable for Bridgewater.

Teddy Bridgewater Passing Yards Prop
OVER 250.5

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints Props

Jameis Winston Total Passing Yards

The New Orleans Saints are back home after a rainy game out west against the Seattle Seahawks. That was a mess in the rain and wind, with neither Jameis Winston or Geno Smith getting on track.

In perfect conditions inside, Winston should feel more comfortable in this one. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers are on the other side, so he better feel a lot more comfortable. The Saints need Winston to read this game well to get the win on Sunday.

The Buccaneers are still dealing with injuries to their secondary, with Carlton Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting still sidelined. Richard Sherman is listed as questionable on the injury report. The only weakness on the Bucs is their secondary.

They are 23rd in the NFL with 264.7 passing yards allowed per game, though the run defense has been putting up a wall. The Bucs lead the NFL with 67.4 rushing yards allowed per game. Winston will have to win this game for the Saints.

He’s passed for 1,114 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions on 58.9% completions. In the horrid weather, Winston was fine with 222 yards and a touchdown. He was coming off a 279-yard performance versus Washington the week before.

The opportunity is going to be there for Winston to pass for at least 260 yards. The Saints will have to keep the ball in the air to keep up with the Bucs. I like Winston for around 275 yards at home in this one.

Jameis Winston Passing Yards Prop
OVER 252.5

Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings Props

Longest Field Goal Scored In The Game

Dak Prescott is going to be a game-time decision for Sunday Night Football, so there will be some props off the board until close to kickoff in this one. There are field goal props up at BetUS, though. Notably the Over Under on the longest field goal in the game.

In perfect conditions indoors and a kicker like Greg Zuerlien in the game, there’s a good chance that a long field goal is going to be converted in this one. Zuerlein is 12 for 15 this season with a success rate of 80%. He’s been excellent over the last two weeks, with 7 field goals on 8 attempts.

Zuerlien completed a long of 49 yards against the Patriots at Foxborough. His season long is 56 yards on September 19 versus the Chargers. His counterpart for the Vikings, Greg Joseph, has a season-high of 55 yards against the Detroit Lions two weeks back.

Joseph has also connected on a couple of more long distance field goals. He had a 53-yarder against the Bengals in the season opener, and then 52 yards against the Cardinals a week later. Both kickers have the leg to complete a long field goal inside on Sunday night.

Longest Field Goal Prop
OVER 45.5
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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