Green Bay Packers vs. Arizona Cardinals picks, predictions: Who wins NFL Week 8 game?

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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The Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals play on Thursday in a Week 8 NFL game.

Which team will get the victory?

Check out these NFL Week 8 picks and predictions for the game, which can be seen at 5:20 p.m. MST time on Fox, NFL Network and Amazon.

The Cardinals are a 5.5-point favorite in the game.

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Pro Football Network: Cardinals 27, Packers 24

Ben Rolfe writes: "This has the makings of an incredible edition of Thursday Night Football. The Cardinals rank fourth in the league in points per game, while the Packers sit closer to the league average at 14th. Arizona’s stats on both offense and defense are superior, but writing off Aaron Rodgers and the Packers is a dangerous thing to do. This could come right down to the wire in Glendale."

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Sportsnaut: Cardinals 34, Packers 31

Matt Johnson writes: "Entertaining Thursday Night Football games are double rainbows, you must appreciate them when they appear. NFL fans are getting a treat on Oct. 28, with a TNF clash that could be one of the best NFL games in 2021. Expect Rodgers and Kyler Murray to make jaw-dropping throws with regularity, but Arizona’s home-field advantage is the difference and Murray wins this late."

Draft Kings: Packers will cover vs. Cardinals in Week 8

Teddy Ricketson writes: "The early struggles of the Cardinals against the Texans were worrisome. Quarterback Kyler Murray went down with a nasty injury but finished the game. His injury status will need to be monitored this week since they play on Thursday. The Packers looked solid at home against the Washington Football Team so they are going to ride that momentum to this game."

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The Game Haus: Cardinals 31, Packers 23

Ben Hendricks writes: "Mobile quarterbacks have been a thorn in the sides of Packers defenses for almost a decade now. Kyler Murray has the legs and the arm to beat them any way he pleases. Plus, the Cardinals’ pass rush could be all-time great this season as Chandler Jones and J.J. Watt hunt down quarterbacks. This will be the third game in a row against a great pass rush and the offensive line might end up looking a little tired in this Thursday night game. Rodgers may be forced into some rushed decisions here, which will limit the points in a way that the Cardinals will not be limited. Arizona wins this one, but the offensive line at least gets a Thursday-to-Sunday rest."

CBS Sports: Cardinals 40, Packers 24

Patrik Walker writes: "This is where things get exceedingly tough for Green Bay, and that's saying the least. Kyler Murray is a dual-threat quarterback whose arm is as lethal as his legs, and he has an embarrassment of riches at wide receiver -- led by DeAndre Hopkins. The Packers, at least on paper, don't have the horses in the secondary to cover everything the Cardinals will throw at them, and the addition of James Conner to complement Chase Edmonds only increases the level of difficulty. Oh, and by the way, even if Rodgers is still present and in prime form, J.J. Watt and Chandler Jones are coming off the edges with reckless abandon while Budda Baker and Isaiah Simmons help patrol the defensive backfield. Odds are the Packers aren't leaving the desert with a win in their carry-on."

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Sportsnaut: Packers 27, Cardinals 24

Vincent Frank writes: "It’s going to be all about the quarterbacks in this one. Aaron Rodgers has his Packers in the midst of a six-game winning streak. Kyler Murray is a top NFL MVP candidate with Arizona as the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL. In what should be a close game, we’re going with the Packers in a minor road upset." Cardinals have a 62% win probability

The site gives the Packers a 38% win probability in the NFL Week 8 game.

ESPN: Cardinals have a 67.2% chance to win

The site's Football Power Index gives the Packers a 32.5% chance to pick up the victory in the Week 8 NFL game.

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