Random thoughts about Week 8

Originally Published: October 15, 2010
By Bill Simmons | ESPN.com

A series of unrelated, one-paragraph thoughts about the Week 8 games, disguised as picks (home teams in caps) ...

Broncos (+2) over Niners The reason: Any time an AFC team gives up 59 points and then plays in London against a 1-6 NFC team starting Troy Smith, you have to pick them. It's just the rule. Especially when the AFC is 17-12 against the NFC this season (and has eight of the 10 best teams).

Afterthought: You could call this game the "What Coulda Been Wouldn't ...

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