Week 8 picks: Who experts and pundits are taking in Bucs at Bills

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were held in high regard after a dominant performance against the New Orleans Saints had them 3-1, but things have certainly changed since then.

The Bucs have lost two games in a row and are looking to avoid a third loss to the Buffalo Bills on Thursday Night Football. And while the Bucs were universally picked to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7, the tune of experts and pundits has changed after Tampa Bay lost that game 16-13 at home.

Here is how they all picked Thursday night’s matchup against the Bills to go — and to the dismay of Bucs fans, they all seem to be in agreement:


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(AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

USA TODAY Week 8 picks

Jarrett Bell: Bills

Chris Bumbaca: Bills

Lorenzo Reyes: Bills

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz: Bills

Nate Davis: Bills

Safid Deen: Bills

Tyler Dragon: Bills

Victoria Hernandez: Bills

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(Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) Week 8 picks

Ali Bhanpuri: Bills

Brooke Cersosimo: Bills

Dan Parr: Bills

Gennaro Filice: Bills

Tom Blair: Bills


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Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN Week 8 picks

Matt Bowen: Bills

Mike Clay: Bills

Dan Graziano: Bills

Eric Moody: Bills

Jason Reid: Bills

Sam Wickersham: Bills

CBS Sports


CBS Sports Week 8 picks

Pete Prisco: Bills

Will Brinson: Bills

Jared Dubin: Bills

Ryan Wilson: Bills

John Breech: Bills

Tyler Sullivan: Bills

Dave Richard: Bills

Jamey Eisenberg: Bills


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Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

MMQB Week 8 picks

Albert Breer: Bills

Mitch Goldich: Bills

Claire Kuwana: Bills

Gilberto Manzano: Bills

Conor Orr: Bills

John Pluym: Bills

Matt Verderame: Bills

Sporting News

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Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Bender: Bills 27, Bucs 17

The Bills are huge home favorites, and there is a pretty easy stat to monitor. Buffalo is 0-3 S/U when it cannot hit 100 rushing yards for the game. The Buccaneers averaged 59.5 rushing yards in losses to Detroit and Atlanta. Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield need more run support, and the Bills give it to Allen at home.

Bucs Wire

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(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

Bucs Wire Week 8 picks

River Wells: Bills

Jason Kanno: Bills

Luke Adragna: Bills


Bottom Line

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Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Not only are the Bills overwhelmingly favored in this matchup, but Tampa Bay didn’t get a single vote of confidence for this week’s picks. Here’s the final tally:

Bills: 38

Bucs: 0

Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire