Week 8 in the NFL is setting up to be another highly competitive week.
While there are more games projected to be blowouts than usual, there are still a few competitive division battles.
The teams most likely to lose are from the games that are expected to be close.
As we enter the second half of the NFL season, here are three teams most likely to lose on Sunday.
The Colts will be starting second-year QB, Sam Ehlinger, again this week.
Ehlinger made his first NFL start last week and it resulted in a 17-16 loss.
In that game, the former sixth-round pick threw for 201 yards and rushed for 15.
Sam Ehlinger went 17-for-23 for 201 yds, no TD and no INT in his NFL debut. Some really nice throws in there, too.
— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) October 30, 2022
Now the Colts have to take on the New England Patriots.
Head coach Bill Belichick has a history of dominating rookie QBs.
While Ehlinger is not a rookie, he is making his second career start.
This is a terrible matchup for the young QB.
Also, the Colts will be without Jonathan Taylor, only hurting the Colts’ chances of winning.
Playing in New England, this game should be dominated by the Patriots.
Washington welcomes their old quarterback, Kirk Cousins, back to town on Sunday.
The 6-1 Minnesota Vikings will be taking on the 4-4 Commanders.
Taylor Heinicke will once again be under center for Washington.
He has led the team to back-to-back wins, but this week will be much more difficult.
Minnesota has played very well this season, and their explosive offense is a big reason for that.
Keep an eye on Justin Jefferson and Dalvin Cook, as they have a chance to take over this game.
Los Angeles Rams
You will not find many teams in bigger need of a win than the Los Angeles Rams.
Sitting at 3-4 the defending Super Bowl champs, have struggled all season long.
Unfortunately for them, LA happens to be facing the one team that needs a win more.
Sunday’s Bucs-Rams game in Tampa will feature the two worst rushing offenses in the NFL. Bucs average 62 rushing yards per game, and Rams average 68. No other NFL teams average less than 87.
Same in yards per carry — Bucs 3.04, Rams 3.26, everyone else at least 3.54.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) October 31, 2022
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sitting at 3-5 and have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL this year.
This is a huge week for Tom Brady and the Bucs offense to get back on track.
Either way, this playoff rematch from last year should be another very exciting game.